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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.

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1687 OptiVISOR with Quasar LS lights Yes

1685 OptiVISOR Yes

1686 Quasar LS lights only Yes

1688 1.5X magnification lens only Yes

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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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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier
OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier
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5 4-06-2011
Like a new set of eyes

put off buying these for a long time. Wish i hadn't. Now i don't work with out them. invest in the light even in my well light shop it adds extra light right where you need it.

larry tatum  malvern ar. 72104 Read my reviews (3)
5 3-26-2011
I can see clearly now !

There comes a time when you may need some help seeing to cut those miter joints on purflings or putting a perfect bevel on the fret ends. Join the club and get an optivisor you'll be amazed.

Peter Barton Guitars  UK Read my reviews (7)
4 3-10-2011

These are top grade, with exception of the afore mentioned plastic pins to attach the lens. No big deal just replace them with some machine screws. They are expensive but once you use them you'll be glad you have them.

Mike T.  North Carolina, USA Read my reviews (24)
5 2-25-2011

Holy Cow!!!!! I can see!! Makes the intricate stuff sooo much easier.

Jeff Anderson  Bristol, CT Read my reviews (2)
5 2-25-2011
Critical for detail work

If you are not using this while doing detail work like fretting and small repairs your work will be sub-standard. I found jobs that I thought were acceptable and with the visor I could can now do much better work.

PES  Islip NY Read my reviews (5)
5 2-24-2011

This wonderful unit is the best thing since a zippered fly.
There are cheaper imitations out there but this is the best because of the LED lights.
Thank you StewMac

Murray Green  Saskatchewan Canada
3 2-20-2011

It took at least 2 minutes before I was cussing the little plastic "Hope they'll stick" pins that hold it together. After replacing them with screws and nuts, I wouldn't want to be without it.

Mitch  Nerw Berlin Read my reviews (9)
5 1-29-2011
I can see it all, so clearly now!

Less fatigue, faster and precise work. Gotta love it!

Bob Brault  Buckhorn, Ontario Read my reviews (2)
5 1-15-2011

I have not taken it off since I got it. I dont know how I did fret dressing before the optivisor. I highly recommend this product. I wouldnt use it without the light

jakemit1  Cibolo,Tx Read my reviews (15)
5 1-06-2011
Optivisor Headlamp

I have found this product to be excellent. I used to use a magnifying lamp - ok while you want to stand still, but the optivisor allows me to work in any position. I would like to see a full range of lenses with the product as they are difficult to source in Australia.

Frank Lowes  Ipswich,Australia
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