The Magnifier SnakeClamp is a magnifying glass with a flexible gooseneck tube arm. It is available with your choice of 2.5x, 3x, 8x, 10x or 15x magnifications and many different flexible gooseneck tube arm and mounting base options. No other magnifying glass offers so much flexibility!
Our Magnifier SnakeClamp is available with your choice of economy (light green tint) or colorless glass lenses. See product page for picture. The economy lenses are available in 2.5x, 3x, 8x and 10x magnification. The colorless lenses are available in 3x, 8x, 10x and 15x magnification. With all of our flexible gooseneck hose arms and mounting base options you can position it just about anywhere! Click here for detailed information on our flexible gooseneck tubes.Attachments and Mounting Bases include all hardware for connecting to flexible gooseneck or rigid arms.
We also offer Handheld Magnifying Glasses. These are the same as the products below but include a removable handle. You can also purchase a handle separately and use your magnifying glass either with the handle or a flexible gooseneck arm.
Keep in mind the following as you choose a magnifying glass:
Lens size is the optical area of the lens. All of our magnifying glasses are 5" (130 mm) diameter although this is reduced to 4.6" (118 mm) due to the width of the magnifier frame.
As the magnification increases the field of view decreases. In other words, a more powerful magnifier is suitable for viewing or inspecting small objects, but would not be good for reading, because it does not magnify a wide area.
The depth of field also decreases with increasing power; which means that as you hold an object behind the magnifier there is a smaller distance range in which it will be in focus.
A more powerful lens has a shorter focal length, which is the distance between the center of the lens and where the object will be in focus. This means that for a shorter focal length you will hold the object closer to the magnifying glass.