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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier OptiVISOR

OptiVISOR

Item # 1685
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$67.63

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier Quasar LS lights only

Quasar LS lights only

Item # 1686
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$26.20

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier 1.5X magnification lens only

1.5X magnification lens only

Item # 1688
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$43.97

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier, OptiVISOR Headband with Quasar LS Lights

OptiVISOR Headband with Quasar LS Lights

Item # 1687
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$93.83

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

About This Item

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.


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

The most used tool i own!

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Years ago i jokingly referred to this as "Dan's Face Shield" I'm an engineer who's been trained in intricate circuit repair for military systems over the past 40 years and never felt i needed one of these. Over recent years I've been struggling with my vision and lost the joy of doing my own guitar work. I'm now 60 years old with two cataract surgeries behind me,. However, I still have a difficult time in low-light situations. This product gave me a new lease on performing intricate detailed work on my guitars. Once again I enjoy working on my guitar as a hobby - thank you StewMac & Dan!

5.0

I'm not that bad after all...

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I've recently started trying to repair and/or modify my own guitars requiring soldering. I thought I was just horrible at soldering...until I got these glasses. My gosh, before I just didn't realize the degree at which I couldn't see. These glasses put everything so clear that it made it so much easier to solder and boosted my confidence for future projects. If you think you can't solder well, try seeing really well first. These will do the trick.

5.0

I should have bought these years ago

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After messing around with cheater readers, this allows me to see my work like I'm 20 years old again when I had 20/20.

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OptiVISOR Headband Magnifier

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I am very happy with my purchase. I do oil paintings and for fine detail this works perfectly. I ordered it with the light but haven’t put it on yet. I was amazed at how lightweight and adjustable it is.

Yolanda A

5.0

Great during lockdown, too

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All works great, I get a few odd looks while I'm driving though.

5.0

The things I can see :)

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You can’t beat the quality at this price for a decent headset magnifier. The glass lens is clear and robust. Don’t cheap out on visors online with the cheap plastic lens. I thought the headband was going to be uncomfortable but I was pleasantly surprised that I was wrong about that. Very comfortable feel and fit. Wish I got these years ago. Thanks once again Stewmac :)

5.0

Optivisor Headbandb Magnifier

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Outstanding! I am coming up on 78 years. Needed this tool years ago. I can see millimeters now! :-)

5.0

Wife says I have to stop watching Dan Erlewines videos

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I guess Dan is too good at what he does; selling - I saw the video on the OptiVISOR and bought one. When it got here, I pulled out the old one I bought from Sears 25 years ago that has a flip down 2X lens that turns the other 2X lens into a 4X lens. It also has the monocle lens that adds another 2X and it has lights. As I looked at the two, my wife said "You have to stop watching those videos!" "Yep, he keeps selling me things I already own! haha" True story (see the attached pictures of the two), but the OptiVISOR has much better lights, a 4X lens and is much more comfortable. While in design, the old one is better than the new one as it has more lens space without excess frame, a flip down lens that hides under the visor, and the extra monocle lens. But it is not comfortable and the light and not very good at all. So, the old one still works and it will be in the garage for when I need one out there. This one will be on my guitar bench and my wise cracking wife can buy her own OptiVISOR and fix her bass when it breaks! :) Seriously, it is a fantastic tool. And don't tell my wife, but I am getting the extra lens and will add it the way Dan did. It's a great idea and you really do need it because the 4X is too strong unless you are really trying to see something up close. If you have an old Sears model, heck, just buy the lights for it if the headband doesn't bother you too much. I know I am keeping both in case my wife barrows one...

5.0

Why didn’t I buy this sooner!

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Awesome. Get the entire rig with the lights. Well worth the money!

5.0

Whow!

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I bought this for my Optivisor, haven’t taken it out of the box yet but I have total confidence in the product.

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