|Review by Andrew||posted 11-07-2009 at 11:42 AM||2761 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I have been on the fence about buying one of these for a year now. Christmas is on its way, and Andy has some work ahead of him to provide family and freinds with the gifts they deserve. There is a lot of wood dust that is going to be produced, and I don’t need to store it in my lungs this year.
Anyway, this is a positive air preasure filtrating system. Means it constantly blows filtered air over your face so dirty wood dusty air does not enter. It works well. The battery will last about 4 hours, I get sick of sanding in 2 hours.
It is comfotrable and fairly light about 2 1/2 pounds. It also cost $320 at woodcraft. It comes with 1 battery and 1 visor overlay. I plan on buying more visor overlays, $30 for 10 and another battery about $40. There is a small hole down by the chin to let air escape as the fan is constantly blowing in fresh air. I like this a lot, and recomend this to everyone,
We are always concerned about our fingers, but how about our lungs, we never know we have done a bad thing until it is too late.
It employs a slow charger, takes 13 hours ( 24 for the first charge) to fully charge, and only 4 to fully discharge.
I use this primarily for finish turning and sanding of bowls and other lathe projects. Seems the lathe does the best job at broadcasting wood dust. I use a regular mask for green or rough turning.
It is expensive but I beleive it to be well worth it.
-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns