Bill asked me to do a blog on how I like my Triton respirator.
Not sure I have a lot to say, but here goes.
Why did I get it?
- because the LumberJocks told me how dangerous woodworking can be, due to breathing in the dust.
- because when we got some rough-hewn pine I found that my eyes and lungs were irritated soon after some cutting of it had taken place
How it works
The hardhat is adjustable to fit.
There is a flipdown face shield, and ear protection that can also be flipped up/down.
A… something or other, fits around your neck to keep dust out and clean air in.
Clean air comes in at the forehead.
A hose is attached to the headpiece and to the battery pack/filter which is on a belt so that you can wear it on your waist, making it easy to carry.
- The mask doesn’t fog up – until the battery gets low (great cue).
- battery lasts quite a long time. I wore it through a couple projects before recharging.
- Dust does collect on the outside (obviously) and is easily wiped off with a soft rag.
- Ear protection is wonderful and because it is attached you don’t forget to use it
- Motor is pretty quiet and I don’t find it annoying in any way.
- The helmet isn’t heavy and I haven’t yet felt any strain from wearing it (most times are about an hour in length so far).
- The helmet doesn’t slip back and forth on my head unless I do something (such as scratch my head) and loosen the tightening mechanism. And then, tightening it at this point I usually get some hair caught in it.. (drawback).
- I don’t have irritated eyes/lungs now when working with the pine that we have. Yippee!!!
- it does get a little warm (with the neck piece, hardhat, earmuff) but the fresh air coming in on the forehead keeps it nice for the most part. If I get uncomfortable, I just take a break and do some laundry or something and come back down and continue. It hasn’t bothered me yet, but we haven’t hit summer, either!
Yes. I’m really happy with the purchase and if I choose/forget not to use it, a few coughs later remind me to put it on!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)