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    Default What magnifyer do you use over your glasses for soldering, etc?

    I'm doing some soldering on 22AWg wire and LEDs right now, and I wear progressive lens glasses. However, the objects are just too small. I can see the connections and get it done, but I'm constantly picking up my magnifying glass to check the connections.

    Any suggestions on what to purchase for small objecting work over my prescription glasses?

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    Thanks for the link.

    I don't like the magnifier top down systems. They tend to get in the way of me moving my iron and object around. I wanted over the glasses head mount type magnifier.

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    Why over the glasses? that is the part I am not getting; head mounted I can understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Why over the glasses? that is the part I am not getting; head mounted I can understand.
    Just so I can wear my glasses WITH the magnifier. I need my prescription glasses too.

    You know, cause I'm getting old. hahaha

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    In theory you may not need your glasses; I assume you use the magnifying glass without glasses?

    If you really want to keep your glasses on, the following sort of thing should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    In theory you may not need your glasses; I assume you use the magnifying glass without glasses?

    If you really want to keep your glasses on, the following sort of thing should work.
    Naw, I use the mag with my glasses on. I need my depth perception to do soldering. So I need both eyes and my glasses, since one eye is out more than the other, and the glasses correct that.

    Yeah they are all over Amazon, but I'm afraid to buy them due to reviews and the quality. I was wondering if you or others used a specific brand for your work.

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    I may be older than you, but I still just check my work with a magnifying glass.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 06-26-2020 at 11:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    I may be older than you, but I still just check my work with a magnifying glass.
    I'd do the same with the glass, but I'm having a hard time seeing my soldering object. For instance, I can see the pad and do the connection, but I'm not seeing how the solder is flowing. I can see it melt but my joints aren't as nice as they could be if I could actually see how the solder was flowing.

    I'm thinking about getting some of those clip on magnifiers to see how they work. I also don't want my focus length to be 3" either. lol.

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    Tell us how it works out.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 06-28-2020 at 09:07 AM.

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