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  • I'm looking for headband magnifier recommendations

    I will probably soon be getting some sort of head mounted magnifcation. I've done some searching on the web and find a very wide array of features and prices.

    I will use it for scroll sawing, turning tool sharpening and general fix-it work.

    I wear glasses.

    Can you recommend a model and a source?

    Thanks,

    Clem

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    Hello Clem,
    I've dealt with this company several times, all with good results.
    http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...partment&ID=32
    Grizzly is another good source, http://www.grizzly.com/products/h1131
    Hope these help.
    I've used head band magnifiers before and also wear glass's, but I have ended up purchasing an adjustable lamp/magnifier which serves my purposes best, something like this one. http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares...oduct&ID=24101
    Bill

    DeWalt 788



    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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    • #3
      you can also check with any of your local jewlers and watch repair shops thats where I got mine
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        Clem,
        I bought a pair of MAG EYES from Hobby Lobby. I tried a magnifying light but I could not get use to it made it look distorted to me. The mag eyes on the other hand brought the pattern lines in focus without any distortion,they come attached to a band and work well and are very comfortable.
        http.//www.mageyes.com/
        Bill
        Last edited by bronco; 12-29-2006, 11:05 AM.
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        • #5
          I have a lighted magnifier and yesterday I picked up a pair of MagEyes at Hobby Lobby and they will work very well for general shop use. Thanks, Bill.

          I'm going to check with my dentist friend and see what he usues.

          Clem

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          • #6
            Do any of those headbands work with a dust mask?

            Safety first.
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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            • #7
              Mike,
              I use my mageyes with a dust mask with no problem.
              Bill
              Delta P-20

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