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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 11-06-2010
OptiVISOR Rocks!

A little dorky looking, but I wouldn't give them up for anything. Man, they make detail work much easier to see. Highly recommend them to everyone.

WikkedEggGuitars  Sterling, CO Read my reviews (10)
5 10-27-2010
Optivisor with light

I just turn 48 today and have been working on guitars my whole life. I love Stew-Mac’s online site, very easy to use. I’m older and my eyes are going. I got this Optivisor with light. and OMG I can see everything. Just don’t drive with them. Soldering, looking for cracks, I walk around the whole basement with them. They’re that good. I should of got these a long time ago. Get them you will not regret it. Worth every penny

jackguitars  Sicklerville,NJ Read my reviews (8)
3 10-09-2010

The optiVISOR works great. Next time I wouldn't spend the money on the light. It doesn't add much to an already well lit workplace.

Geohen  USA
5 10-08-2010
Great Product With Minor Quirks.

As in all the other reviews, I can't stress enough how helpful the OptiVisor has become to me. BUT! Pay attention to the focal length of the lenses. I purchased the 2X and it is very annoying to have to keep a 10 inch distance from your work in order to focus. The best choice for me is the 1.5X so you can hold your head a more normal distance away and still have great magnification. Lenses are crystal clear and mainly free of distortion so eye strain isn't too great after long periods of use. I have another issue in regards to lens removal. Once they are pinned on (especially with the LED lights)forget about removing the plastic pins. I had to snip the ends off and then use 6-32 machine screws to reassemble everything. This works quite well and would make changes simpler in the future if needed. Hope this info helps. Best Regards.

Jerry Stachowiak  Buffalo, NY
5 9-03-2010
If you need reading glasses, you certainly need this

This item just arrived a week or so ago and I haven't used it yet on a project, but I'm really looking forward to it after trying it out around the house. Usually I end up taking my glasses off if I can't get clear enough detail on a wiring or similar project. With this headband (and the lighting attachment), I can see fine details better than ever.

Steve T  Boston, MA Read my reviews (4)
5 9-03-2010
I'm not laughing now!

I always thought these made the wearer look a little goofy, but after using these one time, I am hooked. And the light is nice and bright, glad I got it too. My eyes just aren't what they used to be, or maybe they never were to begin with!

Mudbug765  Hartford City, IN Read my reviews (13)
5 9-03-2010
A MUST Have!!! :)

If you do any work on guitars you MUST have these! They are Incredible!!! WOW! I would advise though to make sure to get the 2X lens w/lights, believe me they are worth it. Now I can actually see the solder connections etc. LOL! Thanks Stew-Mac!
Here's my latest creation...A custom All Hand-built King-V Double neck with a Floyd 6 on Top & a String-Through Body-6-string on the bottom, this thing plays AwEsOmE! :)
P.S. We guitar nuts HAVE TO stick together and help each-other!:)
Thanks :)
GOD Bless!

Balck Diamond Custom Guitars  Emmaus, PA USA Read my reviews (3)
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5 8-04-2010
The Greatest

Essential - can't do without it.

Bill Burgess  California
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