Not all magnifiers have to be held. Sometimes it is easier for the user to have both hands free. Our selection offers magnifying stands for various hands-free applications, including model-making, sewing, reading and crafts.
Over-the-neck Hands-free Magnifier
A crystal clear acrylic magnifier with adjustable neck cord for hands-free use. The magnifier sits against the chest and is ideal for hands-free tasks such as reading, sewing and knitting. Features a 4"/100mm lens offering 1.5x magnification plus a much smaller 3x bifocal insert, which is just right for threading needles or checking particularly fine print.
OUR PRICE £15.95
NEW Eschenbach Visolux Stand Magnifier
This state-of-the-art desk top stand magnifier has an incredibly large 100 x 75mm / 4 x 3 meniscus/aspheric lens providing 3x magnification and edge-to-edge sharpness. As such it is the perfect hands-free stand magnifier for discerning professionals and serious hobbyists. It is extremely comfortable to use thanks to its clever tilted lens and compact,ergonomic design. It offers even and glare-free illumination from two high-contrast LEDs, with a choice of cool blue or warm orange integrated, pre-selectable light filters for different temperature lighting to assist reading comfort. As well as being easy on the eye it is kind to the environment too: the light automatically switches off after 30 minutes to prevent unnecessary power consumption. The top quality PXM lens is lightweight and shatter-proof and hard-coated to give it a level of scratch-resistance similar to glass. A hard foam case protects the Visolux when not in use. Takes 3 x AA batteries (not supplied).
OUR PRICE £149.95
Unique hands-free magnifying stand with fresnel-type swivel lens, which revolves 360 degrees to suit subject matter. Generous 6¼ x 4¼"/160 x 110mm lens (2x) makes light work of occasional magnification tasks in the office and home. Both lens and stand are made from lightweight plastic, which means it can be moved easily across work surfaces. In this respect it is a helpful office tool for copy typists who may need to glance down at paragraphs of small text on A4 papers. It can also be used by travellers, students and sales teams for poring over destinations and plotting routes on larger-scale maps. There is plenty of space under the lens for writing on or marking documents. Flat-packed, easy assembly. attractive gift box.
OUR PRICE £18.95
NEW Illuminated Headband Magnifier UK ONLY
High quality lightweight head loupe with battery-operated, adjustable headlight for hands-free use. Includes four surface-hardened lenses (1.2x/1.8x/2.5x/3.5x) to cover most professional and leisure requirements plus mini-storage box to keep lenses dust-free when not in use. Easy-fit clip-in lenses provide a working focal range from around 100 to 600mm and have a wide variety of possible applications in science labs, test & repair centres, artist studios, beauty salons, engineering works and libraries. Light requires two AAA 1.5 batteries (supplied). SAVE £4 ON NORMAL RRP OF £29.95.
OUR PRICE £25.95
COIL Clearview Stand Magnifier
Fixed stand magnifier for tabletops and workbenches. Clearview 5½ x 4"/140 x 100mm lens with rimless frame and virtual all-round hand access. Perfect for model-makers, precision work, reading, writing and music. Also useful for those with weak or shaky hands. Magnification: 1.7x
OUR PRICE £33.95
NEW COIL Hi-power Mini Stand Magnifier
Premium quality series of miniature stand magnifiers with sharp, distortion-free aspheric lenses, offering ultra-powerful magnification from 6 times (6x) to 20 times (20x). Higher-strength versions have adjustable focus lenses, thereby enabling pinpoint control when viewing. All others have a fixed lens at just the right height to provide a steady clear image at all times. Open 'C-shape' base allows wider access below lens. Use the table below to determine how much space is available under the lens and the effective field of view each lens provides for working. Widely used for magnifying inspection tasks in science laboratories, industrial workshops, planning departments and fine art houses - indeed anywhere where visual precision is of paramount importance.
||Effective field of view
||50mm/2" fixed lens
||40mm/1½" fixed lens
||36mm/1¼" fixed lens
||34mm/1¼" fixed lens
||29mm/1" adjustable focus
||26mm/1" adjustable focus
|NOTE: d = dioptre; Imperial measurements above are approximate
Clip-on LED Magnifier
Portable 'clip-on' magnifier lens with low-energy. low-heat LED light for extra illumination at the craft table or workbench. Rimless 85mm lens for unimpeded view. 2,25X magnification. Flexible metal arm for easy positioning. Clip-on clamp enables lens to be attached to practically any work surface and also to embroidery frames. Batteries supplied.
COIL Easiview Chest Magnifier
A solid, well-made 'round-the-neck' magnifier with a large, high quality lens (100 x 45mm) made from optical grade acrylic offering 1.7x magnification. Adjustable neck cord. Ideal for various hands-free hobbies, including needlework, model-making, reading and craft.
OUR PRICE £19.95
Scribolux LED Hands-free Magnifier Stand
Quite simply this is one of the best stand magnifiers we have ever seen. Made by Eschenbach, the renowned German optical company, it was originally designed for, and aimed at crossword lovers but is equally useful for anyone who requires a top quality lens for hands-free tasks and general inspection work. At its heart is a truly superb 4 x 3/100 x 75mm distortion-free wide-view lens offering 2.8x magnification and incredibly bright and even LED illumination. The modern styling, with matt black and satin silver finish, exudes quality and will certainly enhance any desktop or working environment. Includes micro-fibre pouch, which can also be used to polish the lens. Powered by 3 x AA batteries (supplied). AVAILABLE AGAIN: LATE NOVEMBER
OUR PRICE £119.95
COIL Tilting Stand Magnifier
Compact desktop stand magnifier with easy-to-use cantilever tiltable lens head. Ideal for hands-free inspection, repair and craft tasks where a lens is required. Note how lens 'tilts' - to left and right - to allow extra under-the-lens access. Features COIL's renowned Hi Power lenses which are made from polymethyl methacrylate with a hard abrasion-resistant coating for optimum light transmission.
Eschenbach Pendant Magnifier
These elegant Pendant Magnifiers are ideal for anyone who needs a magnifier readily available for occasional use. Available in gold-plated or chrome-plated metal finishes, with 1½"/40mm lenses (3.5x magnification) made from fine quality mineral glass. Like all Eschenbach products, made with great attention to detail - note the thin metal stem from the chain, which also acts as a handy finger control grip for the lens.