The 10 Best Magnifying Tools
This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Is your eyesight not what it once was? Or do you need to see something in great detail? Then check out our selection of helpful magnifying tools. Whether you are inspecting stamps or jewelry, analyzing maps and documents, soldering a circuit board, or simply need a handy reading aid, we've got you covered. We've included models that stand on desks, clamp onto tables, mount on your head, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
March 25, 2019:
Magnifying tools can be used for a variety of tasks. If you are a hobbyists who regularly solders electronic components, builds models, or performs any other intricate task and needs your hands free, we have included a variety of options for you. Those who prefer their magnification tool clamp firmly to a table, so they never have to worry about it falling over, should take a look at the Brightech LightView Pro and Ivation IVA-LM2XSTND, both of which have integrated lights. The Amazlab DL4W sits on any flat surface, so you can easily pick it up and move it. The Fancii FC-MGHH35U and Flexzion 3rd Hand essentially provide you with an extra hand, since they have clips to hold an item while you work on it. The Glam Hobby Head Mount and SE MH1047L are great for people who feel like a surface-mounted option is too much of a hassle. While many of the options on our list could act as reading aids for anyone with a visual impairment, the Eyoyo 5.0 and RockDaMic Handheld are best suited to this kind of task. The conveniently-portable Yosoo Mini is ideal for inspecting any kind of flat item, from fabric to stamps.