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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 12-02-2012
Love the view

I really like the OptiVISOR. I can see the lines when routing inlay so much better, I got the lighht set with it and an so glad I did, It takes most of the shadowing out. My cuts are so much better now I am so glad I bought this product

Mike Edenholm  Marysville, WA 98270
4 11-26-2012
extra eyes

The opti-visor is a welcome addition to my shop! The light attachment should be a standard feature...really illuminates well, without shadows. As with virtually ALL of my previous orders from Stewmac, this one came very quickly and in good condition. Evan O'Connor, Luthier

Evan O'Connor  Cleveland, GA
5 10-23-2012
Eyes like a hawk

If you just use reading glasses or cheaters to do your up close work, then you haven't seen anything until you strap on an Optivisor with the extra lights. You'll be grabbing for them every time quality workmanship is required.

Mike Pritchard  Golden, CO Read my reviews (2)
4 9-14-2012
Love it

It rarely leaves my head when doing intricate work. I did have a problem where the lead into the battery compartment came loose but I re-soldered it back on ok.

Savini Guitars  Australia Read my reviews (8)
5 9-13-2012

i been needing this for awhile, now i can see what i am doing.

bluesplayerx  ca Read my reviews (9)
5 9-08-2012
a new pair of eyes

i cant imagine how i lived without this for so long. it makes any job so much easier, especially wiring guitar circuits. it's a must for any shop .

larry riedell  grafton, wisconsin Read my reviews (10)
5 8-30-2012
I can see!

Should have got one of these ages ago. Now I can see what I am doing and the quality of my work has improved dramatically! Especially handy for doing inlay work!

Dingobass  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (76)
5 8-27-2012
Nice pair of eyes

I don't know how I fixed stuff without them. It makes everything so much better.

chava  Del Rio, TEXAS Read my reviews (9)
5 8-04-2012
A Visionary Product

My arms barely long enough to hold printed material far enough away to read, my Optivisor gets me close enough to my work to do drop fills with pinpoint accuracy (also thanks to Stew Mac Whip Tips on my super glue bottles). In a word, INDISPENSIBLE!

Rich S  Sussex County, New Jersey Read my reviews (14)
5 7-19-2012
A Must-Have For Repair Work

The OptiVISOR is a life-changing tool! I repair and build guitars, amps, vintage radios, etc, and I can't imagine working without it. The optional lights are highly recommended as well.

Crawfish  Maryland, USA Read my reviews (6)
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