I cannot recommend Munday Microscope enough for any instrument repair you may need. Our Olympus SZX12 stereomicroscope zoom belt broke, and we were dismayed to discover that this part has been long discontinued and unavailable in the Pacific Northwest. We reached out to other repair services across the country and were essentially told that we were out of luck and should consider buying a newer model microscope.
We found a facebook video posted by Munday documenting the exact repair we needed, and after reaching out to them we got a response from Chad Potts the same day to let us know that he could do our repair. He walked us through the disassembly of the instrument and gave excellent guidance on how to protect it during shipping. The entire repair process of our SZX12 zoom belt--including shipping from Seattle to North Carolina and back--took a week, and was extremely well-priced (especially considering that we were recommended to purchase a new scope instead of repairing our awesome SZX12!). Chad is a wonderful point person, and is super knowledgeable and friendly. Please check out Munday Scientific for any products or services you need. I think you will be as pleased with them as we are in our lab at University of Washington!
The scope is great! Got it set up quickly and easily with no problems. The video you provided was very helpful. I’ve read a bunch of slides on it already and tested out the camera. Everything is excellent! Couldn’t be happier with the purchase! I’ve even already recommended you to a colleague for if/when she decides to get a scope for home. And another colleague was already very aware of you from her time in RTP.
I think I’ll be checking out your website soon too as I’d like to add a polarizer to this scope, so I’ll see if you have anything available.
Thanks again for everything. I am still a bit in awe of how quickly you got the scope to me! You’re definitely now at the top of my list for any future microscope needs!
Well, it's been exactly 4 weeks since I received the BX41. It was easy to assemble and adjust. I now have a camera adapter on the top for my Canon and the results are terrific.
I had a chance to do a lot of testing and comparing results between my Amscope and the BX 41. I must say that the optics on the Olympus are far superior to the Amscope optics. The microscope construction is more solid. I am glad I made the investment. I was about to try upgrading the optics on the Amscope, but the cost of better optics was so high, I decided to just get an overall better scope. The Dark field condenser works great. I couldn't get the Amscope dark field to work very well.
"Chad did a great job of getting me a scope with the features I wanted, and produced a quote promptly, found ways to save me money, and had the scope to me three days later. I had a few questions in getting familiar with my new scope, and he was more than willing to help me even over the intervening weekend. It was concerning initially to buy a large ticket item online and sight unseen, but the quality of the product, the customer service and follow through has reassured me that I made a great choice and will continue to do business with Munday Microscopes."
"For many years I have used Munday Microscope for equipment and services related to microscopes and digital photography. Their staff members are very familiar with equipment in these areas, and they have been very responsive to my needs. Service has been prompt and efficient, and their prices seem fair. Munday Microscope is an excellent choice for equipment and services related to microscopy."
"We have used Munday Scientific for over 20 years for our annual PM microscope cleaning in the Metallurgical Lab.
It has been a pleasure to work with Scott and Chad over the years and even though we are a relatively small lab, we get professional service and assistance with any parts or equipment repairs he and his team can help us with.
Our Olympus equipment is older but they have been able to get pretty much every replacement part we’ve ever needed and at a reasonable price.
We would happily recommend them to anyone."
"After many years of dealing with microscope vendors that are more interested in a sale than the ongoing service afterwards, it's nice to deal with Scott Munday and his professional staff who have not only directed me to the best deals in microscopes but have given us the best service after the purchase. If anything went wrong they were there to immediately replace and get you going ASAP. We will stay with this company."
"I have used Munday Scientific for microscope service and repair for over 10 years. When I went looking for a service provider, I asked others who they were using and why. Everyone responded that Munday Scientific was the best and that was who they used. I found the cost for PM service and repair to be reasonably priced. Their responsiveness to service calls was excellent and they always gave suggestions. When I changed employers I was pleased to learn they were already using Munday Scientific. Needless to say, we are still using them for all our PM service and repair."
"I appreciate the quality service and high level of integrity that Munday Scientific Instruments (MSI) provides.
I have just purchased my second used microscope from them. The first was an Olympus BX-51 bright field, phase contrast microscope. This second one is the same but with fluorescence capability. Both microscopes are immaculate and the optics are perfect. Speaking with Scott and Chad, I have come to understand the care they take in testing each component.
I spent over a year shopping for the first microscope on the used market and I must add that MSI prices are very fair, especially when compared to other vendors I have researched.
When something is not correct, MSI fixes it immediately, for example I thought they had forgotten to send the power source for the fluorescence illumination and without questioning this, they immediately sent me another one. I have since found the original one and will be sending it back soon!
It is a pleasure working with them and having MSI as my microscope and accessories supplier."
“We have been a customer of Munday Scientific Services for over 20 years. Overall Scott and his team is very professional, friendly and reliable and one I would recommend to any organization or individual requiring quality servicing and or repair of their microscopes. They have very high standards and prove that with their work. They have not only been a pleasure to work with, but have provided excellent service and helped us maintain equipment that is crucial for our success.”
"I have used the services and expertise of Munday Scientific since 1985 first at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, later at Experimental Pathology Laboratories and more recently for Maronpot Consulting LLC. Throughout this long history of working with Scott Munday and his staff, I have found them to be consistently responsive in providing professional and timely repair and preventive maintenance of delicate laboratory equipment and microscopes. I have also had the opportunity to purchase used and new laboratory equipment from Munday Scientific and have been totally satisfied with those purchases. I highly recommend Munday Scientific without reservation."
"Great service from a local company. They do our yearly PM, and are quick to respond whenever we need anything else. Fast, with good work, and affordable. You just can't beat that combination."
"I have contracted Munday Scientific to perform our annual microscope cleaning and preventive maintenance for over 20 years. I have never been disappointed. I can’t imagine there is anyone anywhere that knows more about light microscopes than Scott and Chad. We have also purchased microscopes and parts from them. They are reliable, cheerful, and provide quality work. I recommend Munday Scientific to colleagues in the industry regularly."