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Home 1000X Microscope

Item# MI-4100DXL

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$419.95
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For a limited time, get a free gift ($52 value) with purchase! This is a great high-power microscope for students or families.
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Home 1000X Microscope

Item# MI-4100DXL

This is a great high-power microscope for students or families! It's a deluxe microscope with a 100x oil immersion objective for 1000x magnification, allowing you to see even more cell details than with the standard Home model. You'll be able to see bacteria, the internal structures of microorganisms like algae, and more. This microscope also includes a mechanical stage for precise slide movement, and 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm for better image contrast and resolution. It has the same features and good quality as most biology lab microscopes, but at an unbeatable price! This model includes fluorescent lighting, ideal for viewing live specimens like protozoa. Includes a blue filter and immersion oil. Home Science Tools model, lifetime warranty.


Now for a limited time: Get a FREE Microscopic Life Kit ($52 value) when you order this great microscope! You'll get everything you need to start exploring right away—5 professionally prepared slides to view immediately, an illustrated study guide, plus materials, instructions,and tools to make your own slides, and more! Just add this microscope and the Microscopic Life Kit to your cart, then use code LIFEKIT14 at checkout.

When comparison shopping for a microscope, you'll often find nearly identical specifications across different brands. But what you can't tell from the specifications is the microscope's overall quality and reliability. The market is flooded with poorly manufactured, low-cost microscopes that seem like a bargain-until you use them.

The Home Microscope is different. First, it's built to our exacting standards. Next, our skillful quality control specialists inspect and adjust every Home Microscope right here in our U.S. facility, ensuring it works perfectly before we ship it to you. Finally, we back our commitment with a lifetime warranty on this Home Science Tools microscope. While there are added costs to selling microscopes this way, we think it's worth it to offer you an enjoyable-to-use, trouble-free microscope that will last a lifetime. Don't just take our word for it-see what our customers have to say in the product reviews.

About the Home 1000x Microscope

Quality. The quality of the Home Microscope is exceptional. These microscopes are built to our own unique specifications for safety, mechanical reliability, optical quality, and overall usability. Then each microscope is inspected and tuned by our experienced microscope technician at our US facility before the microscope is shipped to you. This process ensures you'll receive a high-quality, reliable instrument that is working perfectly.

Lighting. The Home Microscope has fluorescent lighting, which is a cooler, brighter illumination than the standard tungsten that most scopes at similar prices have. With fluorescent illumination you'll have more flexibility for viewing greater specimen variety.

Lifetime Warranty. Unlike some of the other educational microscopes you might see online, Home Science Tools guarantees that your Home Microscope will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for the life of the instrument – so if you have any problems, we are happy to repair or replace your microscope immediately.

Value. The Home Microscope was developed with students and homeschool families in mind. You get an easy and enjoyable to use, trouble-free microscope that will last a lifetime. It is possible to find cheaper microscopes, but we are confident that you won't find better value for your money.

(Or, see a printable guide to the Home Microscope's features.)

Detailed Specifications
  • 10x wide-field inclined eyepiece with 18 mm exit pupil distance
  • Monocular 45° inclined head with 360° rotation for convenient viewing
  • 4x (0.10 NA), 10x (0.25 NA), 40xR (0.65 NA), and 100xR (1.25 NA) objectives meet DIN standards and are achromatic, parcentered, and parfocaled to prevent color distortion and stay in focus when you switch magnification
  • 40x objective is retractable, 100x objective is oil retractable (order extra immersion oil separately)
  • Separate fine and coarse focusing with a slip clutch to prevent damage to slides or optics
  • Sturdy all-metal rack-and-pinion focusing
  • Large 115 x 125 mm stage with an integrated 20 x 60 mm mechanical stage with coaxial x-y controls
  • 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser with spiral focusing
  • Adjustable iris diaphragm and swingout filter holder with blue filter
  • 5-watt cool, bright fluorescent illumination
  • Field of view is 4.5 mm at 40x
  • Rugged aluminum frame, stands 15" tall
  • Includes operating instructions, a dust cover, blue filter, immersion oil, and a spare light bulb
  • A replacement light bulb is available
  • Also available with binocular head or as a 5.0 megapixel digital camera
Customer Reviews
Wonderful microscope! Review by
This is a wonderful microscope for the money - super powerful and sharp, clear viewing! Easy to use/set up right out of the box. When we purchased it, we got the 3.0 Megapixel Digital Camera to use with it so the whole family can see the specimens, not just one at a time. Wonderful addition!!! I highly recommend this to anyone that's looking for a microscope!!!
amazing Review by
This was a super great microscope for us. We looked at everything! The kids always went outside to see what they could find to put under the microscope. It would make a really good Christmas or birthday present.
:) Review by
Love it!!!!
Marcella Review by
Home Microscope 1000X is a quality piece of scientific equipment, which is easy enough to use for High School Biology. The resolution of the four levels of magnification provide aspiring scientists with crystal clear views of specimens. The sale price is exceptional!
Best affordable high school microscope Review by
I buy supplies for a high school co-op biology class and have ordered two of these microscopes plus a more basic microscope over the last few years. (I also have two donated microscopes, one that is comparable to the 1000x and one basic. All of these microscopes are designed for high school.) The two Home 1000x microscopes are the best for seeing microscopic organisms in pond water or cells. When I ordered this last microscope, the co-op teacher told me to be sure and get the Home 1000x because the less expensive microscopes are too frustrating to use (though they work fine for prepared slides). Although Home Training Tools is my favorite science supplier, I did shop around online, but Home Training Tools had the best prices, plus the shipping is so fast. (I live in the same state and usually receive my orders within a day or two.)
Great addition to home lab! Review by
This product is fantastic and has held up to the demands of my granddaughter so far through two county science fair wins and countless home experimenting.
One Nice Scope. Review by
I purchased thos microscope for my granddaugher. I had checked out 'scopes from several sources whosw Prices were less expensive but the quality was not there and many were toys. This is no toy! You could easily find this microscope in any professional business environment. This instrument is of the highest quality. I would recomend this 'scope to amyone who would like to give their child a head start on sscience
Right choice Review by
Awesome product!
Amazing!!!!! Review by
Amazingly awesome microscope! The images are so crystal clear! The moment it arrived, the kids and I pulled out the slides to view (it even came with some slides!). This microscope is a great buy. Our home school will get a lot of use out of it. Thanks HST!
Great microscope Review by
I couldn't believe how crystal-clear the images of the slides were when we first used this microscope. I teach homeschoolers science and use it every school year. I was recently given a "commercial" microschope from a clinic that was closing and the 1000X showed images as good and in some cases better.
Excellent scope Review by
Excellent microscope! I am pleased to provide one for my kids that is better than the one I used in high school. It comes with a dust cover and some prepared slides. This makes it even more exciting to use as soon as you open the box. My kids would not stop using it once it arrived.
Couldn't Be Happier... Review by
Every product we buy here on our farm is thoroughly researched and can easily take a few weeks before the final decision is made. When I first started to look for a quality home microscope I just googled the words and up came this website. How easy it would have been if I had simply made the purchase within that first 15 minutes! But alas, being the skeptic and thorough researcher that I was raised to be...it would take me another week and a half, many more websites, yellow pages and referrals to come full circle. Hearing their name from more than one (unrelated) source was key for me to trust in their products as were the EXCELLENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS. After all my research the final question for me became WHICH microscope should I buy through this website? (The comparison chart they provided listing each model and its features was a great shopping tool.) As for this specific model...This truly is a substantial, quality microscope for a decent price. Having already tested it I can state that the clarity is wonderful and the mechanical stage is smooth (effortlessly zooms in to the focal point of choice).I look forward to using the 1000x oil immersion feature. Also, I feel compelled to mention that the customer service here is top notch and I really appreciated the care and patience exhibited through my phone calls and questions.
Great Microscope Review by
I really wanted to purchase a new microscope for our homeschool coop last year but we just didn't have the funds. When I saw the sale this past month I had to go on and splurge and wow I am so glad I did! We have one good microscope a local vet had donated but this one is even better. I had class yesterday (Biology and Human Body) and the "Wows" made the purchase worth while. I know the kids will be wanting to look at whatever we are studying that week "under the microscope" (if we can!) each and every week. (And I suspect I'll be sharing with the younger co-op classes but only after I instruct on care of the microscope.)
Absolutely Amazing Review by
This microscope is awesome. I used it immediately. I looked at pond water, blood smears, and the prepared slides that came with it! [In a special offer] Easy to use and very helpful and fun!!!!
Excellent Choice - Well worth the price Review by
Its hard to decide which product to get when you want the best but are on limited budget. This one is it. The mechanical stage is wonderful, and allows you to precisely focus in on a targeted portion of the slide. The 1000x magnification puts it above and beyond the lesser microscopes. Its hard to dole out hundreds of dollars for a product of which you are unsure. I have absolutely no regrets and am very happy with this choice.
Great microscope Review by
I was unsure of what type of microscope we needed. The site was very helpful in choosing one. After receiving this one all of us had an interest in using it! It is great and easy to use. It is also very well made and comparable to the scopes I used in college. I definitely recommend it.
Excellent quality Review by
The quality of this microscope is comparable to that of the microscopes I used as an undergraduate microbiology major at a well-known American university. I was very pleasantly surprised to buy this at such an affordable price. Unlike most "play" microscopes, this scope allows kids to work with ordinary prepared slides from any biological supply house or make their own slides, so the range of slides available is very broad. I knew we wanted the mechanical stage (makes navigating on a slide MUCH easier), so the slightly higher cost compared to the next lower model was well worth it, for the addition of both 1000x and the mechanical stage. The cool light is also essential for viewing live specimens such as those taken from a pond (the university scopes I used in the past didn't have a cool light, and I remember having to work fast or risk cooking live specimens). We added the 1.3 megapixel camera, which allows multiple users to see things at once on a computer and also lets us project what we're seeing onto a classroom data projector. The kids are absolutely amazed. Very happy.
Wonderful product! Review by
I was unfamiliar with microscopes and unsure about what we needed. Your website is very helpful in making the buying process easier. After looking at your videos and information that you make available I was very confident in my purchase. The microscope came very quickly and the quality was great. We received the free starter kit [a special offer] and started viewing right away. We are very pleased with this microscope, it will get a lot of use.
Home 1000X Microscope Review by
The microscope came on time and was packed very well. We set it up in about 10 minutes and began to look at the slides that came with the start-up kit. I must say I am pleased with the quality of the instrument, the ease of use and the free kit that came along with it. [A special offer from Home Science Tools.] A very good instrument for the price.
WOW! Great Microscope! Review by
We love this microscope. It is made well and is easy to use. It has deepened our study of science. It is a quality product at a reasonable price.
Perfect Review by
I wanted a microscope for Christmas and I am so lucky that I found this website and this microscope. It is perfect. The price is great and the quality is amazing. I will spend hours with this microscope. It will become my new best friend.
Wow! Every homeschooler needs this microscope Review by
I just recently got this microscope and all I can say is WOW! All my children ages 5 to 12 have enjoyed using this microscope. We are constantly searching around the house to find things that we can look at under the microscope. It is great for any science experiments. The clarity for each specimen that comes with the microscope is amazing for a "home" microscope. This is well worth the money if you plan on doing any science in the home -- to do any better you would need a science lab.
Fun in learning Review by
This microscope has added a lot of depth to our study in biology. My children love making slides and seeing the great detail under the microscope. It is sturdy and very well made. We look forward to many years of using it.
Excellent Microscope! Review by
We are more than pleased with our new microscope. We absolutely love the mechanical stage and the multiple ways to "focus" on our slides. This microscope is very sturdy and easy to use. We spent the day with it when we opened it up!
High Quality @ Very Competitive Price! Review by
After much research, we purchased this 1000X Microscope and are very pleased! It truly is great for grades K-12. With the 1000X magnification, the detail is incredible. The mechanical stage enables us to pin point exact areas of interest and study them in depth. This is the only microscope you'll ever need!
FANTASTIC WE LOVE IT Review by
This is the ultimate microsocpe! we love the detail and the clarity. This is definately the best one around. I researched carfully and purchased this one and so happy I did!
Home 1000X microscope Review by
I was really impressed with this microscope. The magnification levels are great, and the optical lenses are pure quality. We put something large on the slide and accidentally broke the slide. I thought the lense would have been scratched, but that is when I noticed the lense was well-protected by the casing it is in. Great quality microscope.
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