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Need Magnifying "Desk" Lamp

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Getting old sucks. Do any of you have one of these and/or can recommend a good one...or have tips on what I should be looking for? Looking for one I can clamp on to my workbench for working on a variety of things. Thanks!
 
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My mother suffers from Macular Degeneration and needs extra light as well as magnification. She uses these in several different configurations depending upon what she's doing. They work well - there are a range of magnifications available, the handles are interchangeable, and if you use rechargeable batteries they are pretty economical. I got her the desk magnifier for the kitchen but she prefers a hand held glass.

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Had one on my gun bench for decades. Long before I got this old, and need it more. Harbor Freight has about as cheap a price as any at $40. It's a good light that swivels, and has plenty of extra light.
But I find myself using my magnifier head lamp much more just because it can be worn like a cap, and simply pulled down when I need magnification. It also has a jeweler's loop for even more magnification, and two lights that give added light if needed. At $5 it's one of my best tools on my gunsmithing bench. I use it far more than the articulated desk light.


 
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I got one and love it. Use it on a semi regular basis to look at headstamps and such. Works great.

I am more of a visual guy. So i took and hour and looked at what Office Depot and Freddies had then chose the one I like the most. Could have then tried to find it cheaper online, but just went with what was in stock in the stores.
 

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