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Headband Magnifier

Highly recommended headband-mounted magnifier
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19R05.01 Headband Magnifier
In Stock $47.50 $36.80  
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For close work as an artist, modeler or craftsman, magnified inspection of a surface or small area is frequently critical. Hand-held glasses are awkward because they leave you with only one free hand. A hands-free, headband-mounted magnifier is usually the preferred solution, but there are a intimidating number to choose from. Out of the dozens of designs available, we recommend this as one of the very best.

First, the headband is comfortable to wear for extended periods (most are too stiff to fit well). Second, there are focused lights on both sides of the headband (4 AAA batteries - not included). Third, there are three sets of fitted lenses: two are double lenses - one is fixed, and the other folds up and down before your eyes on an interior hinge - and the third lens is an outside rotating single eye loupe. The combinations of magnification (using the three) ranges from 1.8X to 4.8X, depending on which lenses you select. Taiwan.



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Headband Magnifier
Reviewed By:   (Pocatello, ID) 
This is written in the spirit of constructive criticism. I have shopped with you for several years and am impressed with the high quality of your offerings. I have just bought over a thousand dollars worth of stuff for this Christmas season. However, there is one glaring exception to the high quality of your merchandise and that is what I am writing about: 19R05.01 Headband Magnifier. I have purchased three of these over the years, each time forgetting how poorly made they are. Except for the plastic headband, which becomes sweat-covered quickly, the design is a good one. However, they are so poorly constructed that they are not usable. The lens hinges break easily, the lenses fall apart, and the lights don't work for the few hours before they also fall apart. If I had paid ten dollars for them I would regret the purchase. Having now paid nearly $150 for three units, I find myself almost ready to stop shopping with you. Find others with a similar design, but with LED lights and reasonably solid construction, and I will buy several. I urge you to stop offering these for sale. If you do, I will continue to shop with you. If you decide to continue to offer them, I will cancel my catalogues, or, worse, let you send them (your cost), and just throw them away. Donald B. Roberts, M.D.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Headband Magnifier. We’re sorry you weren’t satisfied with its quality. For the most part, we have sold these with much success, however there were a few that had some problems. We have been corresponding with the manufacturer regarding working on improvements for this item. Thank you for your comments.

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Lousy Product
Reviewed By:   (Oro Valley, AZ) 
Picture looked like just what I was after, the side lights were a real plus. I would say the workmanship was just okay, but not what I expected from Garret Wade. The right headlight would not operate, the bulb/battery assembly was cheesy. Sent it back. Too bad.

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Headband Magnifier
Reviewed By:   (Duluth, MN) 
I bought this gift for my son. He is thrilled with this item. He will be using it to tie flies for fishing! I would recommend this as a gift for the fisherman in your life!

4  - 
Great Magnifier!
Reviewed By:   (Avon, CT) 
I've been looking for a headband magnifier for a while. This one caught my eye, and I have not been disappointed. The image is clear; the fit is very comfortable; and I like being able to select just the right amount of magnification for the job. I don't use the battery-powered lights since my workshop has plenty of good light. The quality of the magnifier is excellent, and the cost is very reasonable making it an excellent value!

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Great idea, could be made better
Reviewed By:   (Santa Clara, CA) 
I use the hand-band magnifier very frequently and I find it to be one of the most useful tools that I have. I found that lights on the side were not always staying on. The batteries were loose. I used a small screwdriver to spread the battery retention spring out a bit and now that the batteries are snug, it works like a charm.


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