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What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass? 1512

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What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« on: July 08, 2013, 04:01:14 AM »
I think magnifying glasses are really cool on saks. The problem though is I don't want to have to buy an entire tool chest plus to get the mag glass on a Wenger. So are there any reasonably available  smaller Wenger knives with them? I know I have seen some very old thinner Wengers that had it but are there any more recent ones. All I have found so far is the j574 but that has the "my first sak blade"
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 04:49:37 AM »
I believe the smallest current production Wenger with a magnifying glass is the Micro Tool Chest, but it is fairly specialized and even more expensive than a Tool Chest Plus.

Now, if you're willing to consider a Vic, the answer is an Explorer...
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 05:48:15 AM »
I believe the smallest current production Wenger with a magnifying glass is the Micro Tool Chest, but it is fairly specialized and even more expensive than a Tool Chest Plus.

Now, if you're willing to consider a Vic, the answer is an Explorer...

Oh yes I have many vics with mag glasses but the Wenger ones elude me!
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 09:13:17 AM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens? I have a nice, nearly unused Wenger with a Mag layer that is good for nothing except making tiny soap bubbles or tying a big rope lanyard to the knife...

BTW: It´s an 1.23.13 and the smallest i could find with a MAG doing a quick search.

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+1.23.13

« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 09:28:28 AM by lowtech »
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 09:40:08 AM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens?

i have an old motorist in bad shape lying around (lens looks ok, though). it's yours if you pay for shipping.
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 09:57:05 AM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens? I have a nice, nearly unused Wenger with a Mag layer that is good for nothing except making tiny soap bubbles or tying a big rope lanyard to the knife...

BTW: It´s an 1.23.13 and the smallest i could find with a MAG doing a quick search.

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+1.23.13

There's also the Wenger Major, same as above but with a nail file rather than the small clip blade.
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 10:12:26 AM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens?

i have an old motorist in bad shape lying around (lens looks ok, though). it's yours if you pay for shipping.

Thanks! I PMed you. I´ll gladly use the lens and donate whatever useful tols are left here if anyone needs them.

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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 10:55:48 AM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens? I have a nice, nearly unused Wenger with a Mag layer that is good for nothing except making tiny soap bubbles or tying a big rope lanyard to the knife...

BTW: It´s an 1.23.13 and the smallest i could find with a MAG doing a quick search.

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+1.23.13

This one is even smaller
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,32456.825.html
look under reply #829
But I don't have a name or catalog number for it.
Wenger did sell (long ago) replacement lenses, but they were made by plastic and not glass.
I did find one in a shop and was able to put it back in a knife without problems (only some little sanding on the border).
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 11:25:32 AM by basilio »
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »
If all else fails, what about getting a credit card sized fresnel lens (thin plastic lens people keep in wallets as an eyesight aid), cut it to shape, and cement it in.
Cheap, and effective, if non-original.

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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 12:27:09 PM »
I have indeed bought a few cheap Childs toys with lenses in them for this purpose and i was going to go to an optician this afternoon to have him quote me a price for making a fitting lens when this thread hit my eyes. Shows that you only need to ask around on MTO.  :tu:
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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013, 12:48:31 PM »
As we are on the topic of Wenger Mag glasses already, does anybody know how one would be able to get a replacement lens? I have a nice, nearly unused Wenger with a Mag layer that is good for nothing except making tiny soap bubbles or tying a big rope lanyard to the knife...

BTW: It´s an 1.23.13 and the smallest i could find with a MAG doing a quick search.

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Wenger+1.23.13

This one is even smaller
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,32456.825.html
look under reply #829
But I don't have a name or catalog number for it.
Wenger did sell (long ago) replacement lenses, but they were made by plastic and not glass.
I did find one in a shop and was able to put it back in a knife without problems (only some little sanding on the border).


Here's a direct link to the post and the picture of it posted there. :tu:



http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,32456.msg713781.html#msg713781

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Re: What is the smallest Wenger with a mag glass?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 05:15:02 PM »
I just ordered a 574, I hope they have it in stock.  It seems pretty nifty:

http://www.wenger.ch/junior-evogrip-574-1-574-009-821

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