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 with Quasar LS Lights

OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier 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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Seemed like a good idea, but I should have known better. If your goal is to illuminate your work for cutting or carving, for me this product is useless. First, the fatal flaw is that you need the light to come from the side, or at be directed in the precise place you need, and that's not possible in this setup. The second problem is that the light is a ghastly color and too bright. I know this is done to get more lumens, but still. Then lastly the weight of it keeps dragging the visor down. Will struggle to find any use for this product.


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This headband is by far my favorite tool purchase of recent memory. I opted to go with the light set, and I'm very glad I did. My close up vision when wearing contacts is terrible, and I was hoping that this headband visor would help. Help is not the word for it. I cannot imagine doing close work without it. I may get the lesser-power lens, but for now, I'm very glad I paid for such a high-quality tool. The lights are so bright that you'll only look "into" them ONCE, and you'll work to be considerate of others so not to shine them in their eyes... they are that bright. Some guys pay more for a round of golf or beers in a night than these cost...invest in yourself...I'm very glad I did.



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Tried some other approaches but this thing works good, but be sure and get the lights. Still have to be right up on the item to see clear, but the vision is clear and a must for guitar work

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