Desktop magnifier

shufigo

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Time to buy the magnifier to help out these old eyes. Endicott lighting has got a basic rig for about $18, 3 diopter for 1 3/4 X magnification. Anyone else using a magnifier, and, if so, is this powerful enough to help with the soldering, etc?? Any other source that's significantly better than 18 bucks??
 



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I've been a proponent of magnifiers for some time. I have a desktop unit with the on it, but lately I have found that using one of the headbands magnifiers is much easier to use.
 

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I bought mine at Harbor Freight for $9.99. Works great but it's not fancy or anything. It just has alight and magnfying lens on a swing arm fastened to my table. I'll look for a link today. MC.


(Edited by MCinIL at 8:22 am on June 13, 2002)
 

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I use the Headband type too,  along with a desk lamp.  

The desk lamp has that flexable tube that the actual  light fastens too but the base has some pockets I can store some tools in, like drill bits, screwdrivers, magic markers, etc.  Purchased at Lowe's I think but may have been Wally World

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OK, let's modify this then.  What are your sources and preferences on the headband magnifiers?? No sense cluttering up the workstation with another piece of gear when I can just clamp it onto my head. Lord knows I've been told there's loads of empty space up there!!
 

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Here is a link to a light but not quite what I have. It looks like it would work but they do have the headlamp ones also. MC.

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headlighr/magnifier

(Edited by MCinIL at 9:36 am on June 13, 2002)
 

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