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fuzzycadis



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: lamp/lighting Reply with quote
I've been reading up on different lamps for tying but can't decide which will be best.
Any sugestions wuld be appreciated. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:15 am    Post subject: McKenzie vise light Reply with quote
Fuzzycaddis,

I have a McKenzie vise light, which attaches rto the stem of the vise and has a flexible arm. It uses a standard 12V halogen lamp so you can choose what strength you want.

I love it!

I can't find a MacKenzie site, but there are lots of dealers who sell it.

Martin



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I appreciate your reply !!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I bought one of these with a "Natural" light tube in it. I took a few flies around with me and tried them out under several lamps. I know you weren't asking about magnifying lenses, but I soon wished I had bought this 20 years ago....Kerry
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have a Mackenzie, and it is a convenient light to have attached to your vise. My only complaints would be that it can get a bit hot, and that the light source is a fine point, which can create some sharp glare when tying tinsel bodied streamers & the like.

I also have an Ott light, but not the regular folding model you see most use. While convenient to travel with, it doesn't have a good height IMO for illuminating over top of the fly. Some kind of platform to raise it might help. I ended up getting the model called a DeskPro at Staples, which is is about 6" taller. I like it.

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
streamertyer wrote:
My only complaints would be that it can get a bit hot


Chris,

I actually have a very good friend who for a while had a burn mark on his forehead... yep, created by a MacKenzie lamp ;-)

The do get VERY hot!

Martin

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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shocked Yikes! Have seen a few hairs on my head curl and shrivel, but no skin damage....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: My latest and last tying lamp... Reply with quote
I too have come close to being a recipient of the dreaded McKenzie forehead branding...HOT! Embarassed

About a year ago I started using the DayLightCompany.com table to lamp and there's NO going back...
I am very pleased with the quality, colour rendition, cool temp, and swing away magnifying glass option.
The base is robust (as is the price)...I wish I had gone there straight away...NO REGRETS! Very Happy

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