Neewer filter wrench

Recently I was presented with a problem. I had mounted my Baader T2 (32mm) prism diagonal onto my Daystar Quark with its FLO T2 adapter. Unfortunately I had tightened the diagonal on rather tightly, so much so that I was unable to unthread the adapter no matter how hard I tried. Hence while looking for a solution, I came across the Neewer filter wrench on Amazon.co.uk. Hence I bought this, and it arrived on the weekend.

It comes as a pair of filter wrenches. I bought the ones which fit 37-46mm filters, as that would fit nicely around the FLO Daystar Quark adapter. The reason these come in pairs is to allow for two filters stacked together to be uncoupled from each other – should work very well for stepping rings which become stuck together as well.

Neewer 37-46mm filter wrench
Neewer 37-46mm filter wrench

These filter wrenches are quite sturdy although very light. There are ridges on the inside to aid the gripping of filter rings or other adapters.

Internal ridges on the filter wrench
Internal ridges on the filter wrench

Below is the adapter ‘stuck’ onto my Baader prism diagonal. The good news is – it worked. I can easily unscrew the adapter from the prism. Just goes to show that with the right tools, some tasks can become so easy to accomplish.

Daystar Quark adapter from FLO stuck on the Baader T2 prism diagonal
Daystar Quark adapter from FLO stuck on the Baader T2 prism diagonal

At the cost of under £6 for the pair, they are definitely worth it for what they can do. Great! I’m well pleased, as it means I can now use the diagonal for planetary visual observation as well.

Boon