New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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 Post subject: please suggest a good headband magnifier
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:42 am 
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hi
i am thinking about getting a headband magnifier.
please suggest one.
i will be using it while faceting small stones. also can be used to study rough.


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 Post subject: Re: please suggest a good headband magnifier
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:11 am 
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Personally, I have always preferred the Optivisor for this use.


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 Post subject: Re: please suggest a good headband magnifier
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:05 pm 
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I'll second the optivisor. I've used a #5 with the swing down magnifier for 45+ years.
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That happens to be our tool of the month, on the left.


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Agree that OptiVisor is good, I used them for years. The MegaView should be considered, too. It is very comfortable to wear all day, and it doesn't have the annoying peripheral blindness which happens with the Opti. https://tinyurl.com/y65d5qdd


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I have a pair of the surgeons kellner telescopes. Excellent resolution, good working distance and fine 3D effect. Downside, heavy(ish) and expensive, but for fine work, the best.


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 Post subject: Re: please suggest a good headband magnifier
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:39 am 
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Another vote for the OptiVisor. Buy the version with the glass lens.


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