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Posted by Bill Oreto on September 23, 2021, 16:37:46
I do not know about others but my eyes are going bad and I can not see items up close anymore without help. My work table is covered in those swing arm LED magnifying lights. I have 3 and they kind of look like cranes. I position them for best light and then have to reposition them if I wish to use the magnifying lens. I usually canít get the perfect angle I want from the swing arm so I have to reposition myself. The lens is usually never big so when not using the swing arms I use a magni-visor over my eyeglasses. All a big pain in the butt and I feel I tire out quicker.
I ordered a full page magnifier from Hammacher Schlemmer. Similar in many ways to a swing arm LED lit magnifier with the exception this has a nice big rectangular lens which can be angled . Has dimming LED lights and sits far closer to the work surface. So I can sit back place my hands and model parts beneath the lens and go to work. Itís only 3X but it far better than wearing a visor for an hour and pulling on the swing arms. I think it only draw backs was you have to be careful not mar the lens with paint or glue and the LED lights have a slight blue hue.
$100. and not a bad investment. Good bye visor and those swing arms can now stay in place for best light.
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