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Calv

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Can anyone recommend the best option for me to use when doing a lot of cutting and sanding? After many bouts of chest infection due to sawdust and eye soreness due to the same, i want to get something better than the paper type masks. Last night i got a basic pair of protective goggles which seems fine, i also got a slightly better mask with a fliter on. Yet when i use them both together, the air i'm breathing out escapes and i get all steamed up, not handy when using a jigsaw!

Any suggestions please?

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Hi Kelv,

You could try one of the full face masks with forced filtered air. I think Trend do them. One of the turners may push you to other suppliers.
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I use the Trend Airshield mask and I reccomend it. It is easy to wear and the battery lasts well.
 

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Better try and avoid muddling ourselves here: The AirAce is the non-powered one. The AirShield is the powered respirator. And yes, I did have to look that up to check... :oops: :lol:

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Another recommendation for the Trend Air Ace from me. It keeps all the dust out and doesn't mist up my spectacles.

It comes with a visor which can be pushed into the top of the mask to provide some eye protection, but I've never used mine. I'd rather trust to proper safety goggles if I was doing that sort of work.

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Any goggle recommendations to add to this? I have a cheapie plastic pair that seem designed to attract dust. 5 mins use and I can't see out of them!

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I've had a Turbovisor for many years and wouldn't be without it. Effective, quiet, no trailing wires.
I'm on my second. I wear contacts (at least I do when I haven't scratched my eye, like yesterday - 5th time in as many months :( ), and I find it invaluable. Actually on my second one now.
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:cry: My wife keeps suggesting I use a plastic bag over my head!
 

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Mcluma":3ag5vj38 said:
I have the combined earmuflers with visor
I've always liked that combination too. Don't use it so much now I have my prescription <tap tap> safety specs, but it does solve the misting goggles problem very nicely.

Jack, tsk, tsk. What was it on the SWMBO list you haven't done yet? :lol:

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I add support to the AirAce - it also actually makes you talk like Darth Vader. Don't know if thats a good or a bad thing.

I prefer glasses to goggles because of the steaming up.

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Tim, if you've got the Air Ace set up properly, you shouldn't get any steaming up. It might be worth adjusting the seal again.

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Gill":3c3peajc said:
Tim, if you've got the Air Ace set up properly, you shouldn't get any steaming up. It might be worth adjusting the seal again
No you are quite right - it doesn't steam up goggles, but I do find that goggles do in general with me. I prefer to wear glasses simply because I can leave them on all the time in the workshop whereas with goggles I always want to take them off as soon as I've finished 'using' them.

I scratched a lens on my Oakley sunglasses some years ago and found that Oakley does clear replacement lenses for a tenner. SInce they are bulletproof (according to their pr) I think that should be okay.

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tim":32kd1pxz said:
I scratched a lens on my Oakley sunglasses some years ago and found that Oakley does clear replacement lenses for a tenner. SInce they are bulletproof (according to their pr) I think that should be okay.
The the chap who ran the Surf Shop at Southend on Sea used to have a pair of Oakleys that hat stopped half a dozen lead shots, quite impressive.

They where not on his face at the time, before someone asks.
 

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The Trend Airshield gets my vote. You can wear specs with it. It does not have any trailing wires, and on a hot summers day the blast of cool air across your is magic.

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So am I correct in saying that the Trend Airshield stops you getting dust in your eyes (in addition to good clean air etc) but that there is a little debate as to whether the Airshield is as strong as safety goggles?

Has anyone tried the JSP PowerCap IP Respirator ?
 
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