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Protect Your Ears

Protect Your Ears

10-31-2008 02:26 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 10 comments »

Recently one my posts came up where I talked about ZEM hearing protection. At the time I was amazing at how well they worked. It’s been over a year now of using them, and I won’t use anything else now. They are very comfortable to wear, for long periods if needed. They are lightweight and don’t have to go “deep” into the ear canal. The foam earpieces just enter the outside of the ear canal. They really don’t feel like they are in your ear, like other earplugs. I’m not sure if I can r...

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Eye Wash Cup

Eye Wash Cup

09-09-2013 11:33 PM by Stephenw | 5 comments »

You should always wear safety glasses. If sawdust or dirt gets in an eye, I’ll reach for a Flents glass eye wash cup. 1. Put some water or eye wash solution in the cup. 2. Hold the cup over the affected eye. 3. While holding the eye open, tilt the head back and wait a couple of seconds for the debris to float loose. 4. Tip the head forward. The water and debris will hopefully drain into the cup. 5. Repeat as needed with clean water or eye wash solution.

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Good personal filter, but disappointing

Good personal filter, but disappointing

01-09-2010 07:06 PM by Chris Wright | 14 comments »

This system was purchased when we started up our turning program with the patients from Walter Reed with the intent that if someone needed better filtration then just a dust mask. During operation it provides excellent filtration and fresh air along with the obvious face protection one likes when turning. The motor is quiet so you’re not deafened by the constant hum of a fan near your ear. However, it does fail in a few respects. The battery takes a while to charge and the last time...

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Intra Ocular Lens Implants Can Make a World of Difference!

Intra Ocular Lens Implants Can Make a World of Difference!

09-10-2013 03:50 AM by JohnnyB | 16 comments »

So what do lens implants have to do with woodworking? That’s easy to answer with another question. What does good vision have to do with woodworking? At age 69, I have had cataract surgery and lens implants for both eyes, and the improvement in my vision has been amazing. Dang cataracts sneak up on you. I was having trouble reading the graduations on my rules. Things looked hazy, and cleaning my glasses did not help. Driving was becoming problematic. In the shop, sometimes I wasn’...

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protects hearing and morale

protects hearing and morale

11-06-2011 11:15 AM by Greedo | 13 comments »

A hearing protector with built in radio is something i had always wanted, but it was hard for my pragmatic brain to get over the price tag for something that i thought was an unnecessary luxury.The first thing i do when i enter the shop is to turn on the radio with my favorite station, i like to listen to music, comedy programs, debates etc… It occupies my mind and makes work less monotone.One problem is that in woodworking you are using noisy machines half the time and wearing a hearin...

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Good Featherboards, not so good runner hardware.

Good Featherboards, not so good runner hardware.

02-09-2011 06:25 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

I recieved one of these featherboard sets for Christmas last year, and had noticed the other review on them, so I wanted to chime in on my own experience. My router table / extension wing uses Rockler 3/4” x 3/8” aluminum miter track, which works flawlessly with all my other miter bars. However with the Milescraft, the miter bars were extremely cheaply made with lots of casting excess, which means the miter bar wouldn’t even think of fitting the slot until I sanded the ex...

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Looks good so far

Looks good so far

01-13-2014 07:29 PM by Mark Smith | 6 comments »

I’m giving this five stars for now with the disclaimer that I’ve only used it for a short while on one day so far. I will update this if any problems arise. I see some of the issues with the older models, but the Airshield Pro seems to have corrected some of those. For example it is very light. I saw some complaints on the older one being heavy. They also say the current battery will run all day but I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know. Here’s why I b...

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No More Sucking Through a Straw

No More Sucking Through a Straw

08-27-2013 10:08 PM by HillbillyShooter | 16 comments »

This is a product I’ve been meaning to share for some time. I discovered it back in 2011 after I quit smoking and promptly developed some breathing problems. I tried various paper masks but always felt like I was trying to “suck air through a straw.” I looked at other, bulky masks but passed as being overly restrictive. Finally, I found the “Dust Bee Gone” mask and ordered one. My experience has been great with the breath ability through the material of the mask and the filtering quality...

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An Honest Review of the MicroJig GB-1 Push Block

An Honest Review of the MicroJig GB-1 Push Block

12-30-2014 05:52 AM by ontheworkbench | 5 comments »

I received this as a gift this holiday season, and not from MicroJig. I got a chance to test it out and much to my surprise, it really does live up to the hype that I see on-line. Compared to my old smaller push blocks, this one is larger, has extra push feet, and an accessory mount to provide extra shielding from a saw blade or a router bit. Pros:-Griping surface really grabs the wood-Push feet drop with gravity-Ergonomic handle Cons:-Could be too large from some applications-If not ca...

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Once You Try Them - You Can't Live Without Them

Once You Try Them - You Can't Live Without Them

06-17-2008 04:53 AM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

i just got my new worktunes headphones and i have got to say that i love them. they are wonderful to use. the ones that i got have just an am/fm radio but you can also get ones to hook up to your ipod. the radio ones cost 50 and i think the ipod ones are around 80 or 90. they are very heavy duty and seem like they will last a lot longer than the other pairs that i have got before. they are nice to have when using the table saw and the miter saw but where they really shines is while ripping a ...

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