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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?

Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings

Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything

You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

New Technology for Your Older Mantis

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Magnifiers and Microscopes Leave a comment

Great news for owners of older Mantis Elite microscopes – select systems can now be retrofitted to accommodate the enhanced LED illumination featured on newer models. Much brighter and longer-lasting than the originals, replacement LEDs from Mantis provide up to 10,000 hours of shadow-free viewing.

If you have a Mantis Elite Microscope system with a serial number prior to #10757 and need to replace your current LED array, we invite you to take advantage of this special offer. Simply contact our Customer Service department at (800) 537-0351 and we’ll help you begin the process. You’ll only be charged for replacement LEDs and shipping costs.

Please note that going forward, new Mantis LED part numbers MELED001V2 and MELED002V2 will replace part numbers MELED001 and MELED002, which have been discontinued.

We’re Wrapping Up Savings!

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, Industry News, Magnifiers and Microscopes, Sales at All-Spec, Soldering Tips and Tricks Leave a comment

Our specials are ending soon! There are just a few days left to take advantage of our exclusive offers on microscopes, soldering equipment and more. Don’t miss out on the incredible specials listed below!


Hakko – Bundle up with Hakko’s amazing buy one, get one offer on soldering equipment.

Ending 12/27!

Luxo – Zoom in on savings! Purchase a qualifying 273 Series Microscope and receive a free lens.

Ending 12/31!

ASG – Power up – purchase a qualifying torque driver and receive a PS-55 power supply.

Metcal – Maximize your savings with a MX-5210 and receive THREE free STTC-136 cartridges.

Steinel – Two incredible options, one amazing value – shop now and save up to 55%.

Techspray – Buy an even dozen and receive two free items with your qualifying purchase.

Vision Engineering – Brighten up! Purchase any SX45 microscope and receive a free LED ring light.

Vision Mantis – Get the total package, and save up to 32% on Compact equipment and accessories.

Weller – Breathe easy! Receive a free HEPA filter with select Weller WFE fume extractors. PLUS! Receive a free soldering accessory with your purchase of a WX or WD soldering system.


Small but Mighty: Aven Mighty Scope Connect

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Magnifiers and Microscopes, New Products Leave a comment

Get connected with this unique wireless microscope, and conveniently view images on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices. With the Aven Mighty Scope Connect, it’s quick and easy – simply download the free app to access images and videos through any WI-FI connection. Featuring a compact design, adjustable LED lighting and a large focus control knob, the Mighty Scope Connect can be used as a mounted or handheld device to deliver bright, crisp imaging. It’s a mighty new essential for medical, educational, or quality control applications and more!

Spot the Difference! Hastings Triplet vs. Coddington Magnifiers

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Magnifiers and Microscopes, Product Spotlight Leave a comment

With an extensive selection from Bausch + Lomb Optical, our Coddington and Hastings Triplet magnifiers both deliver the superior quality you’d expect from this industry-leading giant. But what’s the difference between these two handheld magnifier styles, and which is right for your application?

Hastings Triplet Magnifiers incorporate three separate lenses, which are fused together to create a compound lens for sharp, very distinct imaging without distortion. Available in magnifications of 7x-20x, the Hastings Triplet is an essential for precision manufacturing applications.

Coddington Magnifiers are available in 10x-20x and deliver a value option for more casual applications. Available in both standard and illuminated styles, the Coddington offers crisp images through a single thick lens with a central groove diaphragm.

Now that you know the difference, discover the handheld magnifier that works for your workspace at All-Spec. Both Hastings Triplet and Coddington styles are available now, in-stock and ready to ship!

A Closer Look: Discover Hands-Free Viewing with the Magna-Visor

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Got your hands full at work? Free things up with the Magna-Visor from Bausch+Lomb. Designed by a global leader in the quality optics industry, this hands-free magnifying visor features precision-engineered, interchangeable 12”, 8” and 6” lenses for performing essential detail work. It’s the perfect accessory for a range of manufacturing and industrial applications.

The Magna-Visor adjusts comfortably to any head size, and can even be worn over prescription or safety glasses. Precision, design, quality optics and convenience all come together with this innovative visor, in stock now at All-Spec. The Magna-Visor is selling fast, so get your hands on one today!