|Review by bowtie||posted 03-10-2012 11:57 AM||4057 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Like many ljs I have a dust collector and ambient air cleaners in my shop. Although they do a good job keeping my shop clean, while working with cedar I still found myself coughing at night.
I smoked for years and still work as an auto dealer tech so I think my lungs are holding a grudge!
I bought this mask 11-2011 and have used it many hours. It’s comfortable to wear, has a strap that goes over my head to support it’s weight and the same strap slides thru the mask and buckles behind my head to hold it against my face. Because it creates a positive air flow breathing is easy, my reading glasses don’t fog as much and it doesn’t need to be worn uncomfortably tight. I can’t even smell the cedar when wearing this mask!
It uses replacable filters, a cartridge and a woven prefilter. I haven’t had to replace the cartridge yet and being cheap I wash out the prefilters. Battery life is good ( uses 4 AA ), which I have been buying at harbor freight when on sale.
Durability? I view this as a consummable like a cordless tool. If it last 6 months as much as I use it I will order another one.
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....