Carl Sahlberg, Miniatures Lighting & Electronics Specialist

One thing I really like about my CraftOptics is that you get the combination of regular vision and magnification. When I’m in the middle of soldering something, I can look up and use my normal vision to reach out and pick tiny components out of a jar. And then I can look down and use the magnification to solder them on a circuit board. It’s the perfect arrangement. I’m not sure I’d be able to do the surface mount soldering that’s such a big part of my work without them.

I need to solder 30 pieces of circuitry onto a board that’s 1” x ½” big and then I put 12 of those boards on a larger board. I have to get all the boards in place, just so with a vice, and solder them into place. Before I had my CraftOptics it was such a struggle to get everything in the right place—I had to do a lot of adjusting. But now I just put on my glasses and things are perfectly aligned, right off the bat.

It’s amazing what you can do with these glasses.

And, of course, I have the DreamBeam light. I understand the importance of good light!