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Old 1st November 2007, 11:16 AM   #1
gychang is offline gychang  United States
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Default headband magnifier for SMD work

I plan to build a amp32 kit which has some tiny parts.

what is a good headband type of magnifier with perhaps built in light?


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Old 1st November 2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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Donegan Optical OptiVISOR

Donegan Optical VisorLIGHT

Instead of the VisorLIGHT, you might want to check with your local Home Depot. In the lighting department here they have a nice little desktop lamp that works very well for me.

It has a small, black weighted base and a "wireframe" arm with three pivot points and a small black head with a halogen bulb in it. It looks good and gives plenty of light. Think it's only something like $30.

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Old 1st November 2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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I've been using the OptiVisor for several years... just can't do without!
Takes a while to get used to though.....
I also sometimes use a x3 magnifier lamp....
( I also have a lab microscope at work, but have to share it with a couple of other guys ...)
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Old 1st November 2007, 03:28 PM   #5
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I use this:
2.5X with 18" working distance!

Probably out of range for most peoples' budgets! They'd be out of my range, but school included them in tuition.
One of the "perks" of being a dental student...

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