Magnifying Lens for saw sharpening

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  • #59781
    Bill Wonneberger
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    At 57 I’m happy to say I can still read a newspaper unaided, but when I tried to sharpen my Diston 10 point cross cut saw this morning, the blurr of teeth was a problem. Anyone have any suggestions on a good product along the jeweler’s head visor line that might resolve this issue?

    #59785
    cpetersen1970
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    Haven’t used one myself, Bill but this site carries a very large selection of visors, lamps and other magnifying tools; prices seem reasonable too.

    http://telesightmagnifiers.com/index.html

    Maybe someone else has direct experience with something that has worked well for them?

    #59786
    ken1776
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    #59790
    Bill Wonneberger
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    I was looking at this one
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007CDJKM2/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p328_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0DN1C22VYA5EEBV2ADYK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846
    I like the idea of a light, and the reviews can be helpful. I think I’ll still wait a little longer to see if anyone has additional input.
    Thanks for your responses!

    BW

    #59799
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    hi bill i bought this one and i’m not happy with it unless you have your nose resting on the saw vice its not much use imho

    head Magnifhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Head-Magnifying-Glass-with-LED-Light-Magnifier-Hands-Free-Latest-Model-UK-New-/350546693546?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item519e360daaying Glass with LED Light Magnifier Hands Free… (350546693546)

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #59802
    Greg Merritt
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    I use cheap drug store reading glasses. They give me just enough magnification so that I can see what I’m doing but are inexpensive to replace if something happens to them.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #60065
    SharpPencil
    Participant

    I use a clip on light to a broom handle. One end drilled through 6mm use a bolt plus spacing washer and mount horizontally UNDER a shelf above worktop. This onsomblay can be swivelled out of way or over work.

    Then I use strongest £6.00 chemist classes, I have a pair of 3 times magnification, sit on my pine stool (claimed from the dump) and work on my Disston saws with ease.

    Best John

    #60067
    Bill Wonneberger
    Participant

    I ended up buying the Carson. It works well for me and I’m pleased with the purchase. Thank you one and all for your assistance!

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