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Featured Tool of the Week: Optivisor ELP-505.00
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Tool of the Week for
February 6, 2012
This week’s tool: Optivisors 2.5x Magnification
Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com
Optivisor is the gold standard when discussing headband magnifiers with jewelry makers! Optivisors allow you to work on your jewelry without squinting, playing "trombone" with your work, or stopping your creative flow. Not only do the Optivisors allow you to see your work close-up while working with both hands, but the visor also helps you control your lighting, which reduces glare off those shiny wires and helps you see each wrap clearly! This is the brand of headband magnifiers you’ll see Dale "Cougar" Armstrong use in all her wire jewelry DVDs.
Interested in Optivisors, but want more information? Check out our archived posts all about Optivisors!
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February 6, 2012 at 7:20 am
I have 3 of the Optivisor they are the best .one is 10 year’s old and still going strong.
February 6, 2012 at 11:06 am
I see the Optivisor information says a 1.75 lend. How does that compare to the magnification designations on reading glasses? I buy mine at the dollar store, and use them for my work. They are a 3.0 – good magnification, but they don’t have the light feature. I’m getting cataracts, so need good light to see detail and color distinctions. The Optivisor would be ideal if the magnification is similar.
February 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Rose, please explain the differnce in Wire Sculpture and Jewel;ry tools. Is it only the lens strenth? or what? I see about $10.00 difference, but for new business startups, this would related to products to sell. Thanks for all that you do for us.
February 12, 2012 at 10:46 am
Hi Betty, yes both companies carry the same optivisor brand/style but with different lens strengths. You will also notice that the WS Gold Club price is about the same as the JewelryTools price.