|Forum topic by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler||posted 360 days ago||598 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
360 days ago
I’ve been having issues with safety products specifically for the face, ears, eyes and breathing. Haven’t you? Well, maybe not.
The upshot is this:
The dust mask, even the good ones with a seal around the bridge of the nose and one-way valves to vent the breath, still have straps around the head, goggles have a strap or ear pieces and ear muffs interfere with the other things. The combination of things are very hard to deal with.
Most goggles or eyewear that can be worn over my glasses are too easily scratched, even by just cleaning so that they are quickly useless and expensive because of replacement cost.
Now, I do have a Triton powered respirator, you know, the helmet with its own fan and filter for fresh air, a sealed face mask and ear muffs built in, but it seems like such overkill when I just want to make a cut on the tablesaw or run the ROS. Besides, I’ve been told I look like a mad scientist-beekeeper when wearing it!
All I’m saying is, what else is there to consider when addressing these problems. Even though I spent quite a lot of time browsing the Internet for solutions, somebody must know much more than I do! Huh?
OK, I’m done whining.
-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.