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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 11-13-2013
One of my best purchases ever!

I wish I had bought the OptiVISOR years ago! I can now set up my guitar much more accurately without any eye fatigue. You have to be pretty close to get things in focus with a 2x magnification but that's not a problem for me. OptiVISOR is extremely well made and feels very robust. It's comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and has an ingenious adjusting mechanism. Some of the reviewers mentioned that plastic pins can barely hold the lens and suggested replacing them with machine screws. However, the one I bought had quality machine screws already in place. I guess they took the reviews into account and improved the design. I think the OptiVISOR is one of my best purchases ever, if not THE best.

Simonas  Lithuania
5 11-06-2013
Very professional

recommended for all precision work!

Francesco  Italy Read my reviews (6)
5 10-06-2013
cant work without it

Out of all the things I have ordered from StewMac this is the one I was most excited about. I literally cannot work without it now, no idea how I did before.

Kelly T  dededo,guam Read my reviews (13)
5 10-05-2013
optivisor with lights

Wish I had bought one of these a long time ago. especially good for doing inlay work

Norrie  england Read my reviews (2)
5 7-25-2013
It good to see!

Excellent product, especially with the lighting system. I use them primarily for fretting and inlay work.

George H.  Mesick, Michigan USA Read my reviews (8)
5 6-24-2013

make me easy many job

niponz  Thailand Read my reviews (31)
5 6-20-2013
the vizanator

used in so many ways

the finisher  eudora kansas dg.
5 6-01-2013

Love Tess lights. In the past I've found that the on/off switch is a problem. I've purchased replacements because I like this tool. When I mentioned it to StewMac, they replaced my current unit although I didn't ask. StewMac is a great supplier.

MED  Delray, FL Read my reviews (37)
5 5-31-2013
Another Fantastic Tool

Great Aid for those of us with less than perfect eyesight, well actually, for anyone who doesn't have microscopes in their eyes :) Seriously, this aid/tool is great. Anyone who wants to get the bevels and angles and truly customized adjustments correct knows; Hard to make it perfect if you can't see it. This is like the Electron Microscope of Luthier Tools. Thanks Dan (I think this was another one of your inventions right?)

Joe from Northern VA  USA Read my reviews (2)
5 5-21-2013
Overall excellent product

I have found so many uses for these, not just in setting up a guitar, however that's why I purchased them. The make seeing the graduations on a 6" ruler very easy in setting both string height and pickup height. I am also a woodworker so I use them in my wood shop. Great product.

Jim G.  New Hope, MN Read my reviews (2)
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