For picking out flaws in finishes, locating a splinter, checking for chipped teeth on saw blades or any number of other close-up tasks in the shop, a magnifying glass is an essential helper. And, for low-light situations, this new Lighted Magnifying Glass gives you the benefit of LED illumination, too. The non-distorting, optical-grade glass measures 2-7/8-in. in diameter, and it offers a 2.2x magnification. The handle is rubber coated for comfort, and the overall length of the tool’s housing is 7-in., making it compact enough for a toolbox or shop apron. Or hang it from the hole in its handle. Three LR44 batteries are included for powering the single LED light. The new Lighted Magnifying Glass (item 55890) is available from Rockler stores or online. It sells for $9.99.