OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier OptiVISOR


Item # 1685
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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier Quasar LS lights only

Quasar LS lights only

Item # 1686
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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier 1.5X magnification lens only

1.5X magnification lens only

Item # 1688
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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier, OptiVISOR Headband with Quasar LS Lights

OptiVISOR Headband with Quasar LS Lights

Item # 1687
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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

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See better to do better work! The OptiVISOR flip-up magnifier frees both hands for inlaying, wiring, fret dressing and other close work.

The OptiVISOR comes with 2X magnification lens with a 10" (25.4cm) focal length — good for medium-close work like pearl cutting, inlaying, engraving and fret-dressing. The lenses are removable so you can switch to the 1.5X lens (#1688, sold separately), which gives you the option of a broader view.

Snap the Quasar LS™ high-intensity lights on the front of your OptiVISOR and really light up your work! High efficiency LEDs (light emitting diodes) surround the lenses to virtually eliminate shadows in hard-to-light areas. The lightweight battery box (with on/off switch) attaches easily to the OptiVISOR frame. Two AA batteries are included.

"However did I manage without it?"
—Stefan Sobell, renowned luthier Northumberland, England

If you've watched our videos, you know ace repairman Dan Erlewine is seldom without his OptiVISOR!

Lenses are optically-ground polished glass. Headband is adjustable and comfortably padded.


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does the job

(Customer's Reviews)

yes it does the job but I personally think it's over priced and not up to the usual SM quality. It's better than the one I bought online for $9.95 but I don't think its any better than ones I've seen for around 30


Should Have Bought This Item Years Ago

(Customer's Reviews)

I ordered this item for the finishing process of a guitar kit I am building. None of my local stores sell this product so I was pleased to find it at Stewart-MacDonald. My only regret is that I didn't by this magnifier years ago. I've struggled through countless projects in the past without these magnifiers and can't begin to describe my frustrations. The magnifier I bought from Stewart-MacDonald is everything it was described to be. The video stated that the head band is so comfortable, you'll forget you have them on. I thought that claim might be an exaggeration but it wasn't. When I'm done using them, I swing them up out of my way and keep them on my head. I almost always forget I'm wearing them and find myself walking around the house until I pass a mirror and realize they're still on. Boy... I wish I had bought them long ago... great product.


Bright lights!

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The bright lights are a great addition when you buy those also. The optivisor is adjustable to your head size and helps me to see my work closer. Very nice for a person who is getting older.

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