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Offline rickapsu

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What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:43:00 pm »
Good evening fellow modelers,

I'm looking for a magnifier to use for painting very small figures, etc.  There are so many choices, but would like to know what type is used here.  Thanks for your time and I look forward to you recommendations.

Rick

Offline Gadgetron_3000

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Re: What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 10:17:20 am »
I'm looking for a magnifier to use for painting very small figures, etc.  There are so many choices, but would like to know what type is used here.  Thanks for your time and I look forward to you recommendations.

I use this no-frills magnifier from Harbor Freight:


It comes with lights on both sides of the bill, but the bulbs are incandescent so I just removed the units which are easy enough to do.  Also, it works for people like me who wear glasses.

For me, there was no reason to spend more.

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Offline Merrittk54

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Re: What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 06:53:19 pm »
I got this one from Joanne's this past weekend on sale.  The light is very bright and magnifies perfectly for me.

https://www.joann.com/ottlite-space-saving-led-magnifier-desk-lamp-white/15437775.html#q=lamps&start=1

-Merrittk54

Offline rickapsu

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Re: What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 08:22:37 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys!  I was looking for a desk version, so I think I will give the one Merrittk54 suggested.  I have a headband version, but I really need something a little more powerful.

I've really enjoyed getting back into building models...very relaxing!  Have a great evening; thanks again!

Rick

Offline Tshark

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Re: What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 07:56:26 am »
This is the desk magnifier that I use.  I like the reach of it.  I only occasionally use the magnifier, but having an adjustable light source is great.  The cover on the magnifier lens keeps it clean.

https://www.harborfreight.com/Fluorescent-Magnifying-Lamp-60643.html

Hope this helps.

Offline RADIATION_STORM

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Re: What type magnifier do you use? Recommendations...
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 05:54:27 pm »
here is what i have

 




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