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12-31-2013 12:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust eyeglasses

When I’m working in my shop it seems I have to stop every few minutes and wipe the dust off my eyeglasses. Of course it’s worse when I’m working with dust-generating equipment like a sander. I do need a dust collection system, and just today I installed an air filter. I’m not sure that’s the total answer though. I’m just wondering if anyone has found a solution for this problem. Is there something you can apply to your glasses to reduce static electricity, or is there some other option I’m overlooking?

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 12:54 AM

I use Parker’s Perfect ( ) ... it is actually a defogger, but I find it also cuts down on the amount of dust that collects on my glasses and faceshield.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 12:55 AM

wipe your glasses down with a dryer sheet, (Not the lenses), then carry the sheet in your pocket.
It won’t completely cure the problem but it might help a bit.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 01:01 AM

What? You mean that you actually want to see what you are doing in the shop? Next thing, you will probably be measuring twice. LOL

My optometrist gave me Purity Lens Cleaner to reduce the static and I think it helps some, but I would make a dust collection system a MUCH higher priority. Your glasses can be cleaned quickly and easily, not so with your lungs and nasal passages.

-- Art

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 01:06 AM

Bob, listen to Art! If you don’t I can send you some of my medications! The dust on your glasses is a minor issue compared with the dust in your lungs and the damage does not show up right away. And besides I never look at what i’m doing. :0)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 01:11 AM

I wear “goggles over my glasses when I am in my sanding room. Dust collection and a dust mask is also a priority.

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 01:38 AM

They make a special kind of eyeglasses for use in such situations. They’re not that expensive for a regular pair, I don’t know how much extra the prescription would be.

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 03:05 AM

I have some Glass, not plastic, bi focals and the dust does not stick as badly as it does to the plastic lenses.

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 03:13 AM

Goggles and dust mask is a must.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 05:20 PM

I know you Joe….you’re the kid in school who pulled the girls’ pigtails and put snakes in the teacher’s desk drawer. I’m waiting for you to write up a review on those glasses!

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 06:26 PM

As a toolmaker that deals with graphite dust every day – I can attest that plastic lens attract dust at a much higher rate that glass lens – Id say that I get twice the use out of glass lens than plastic (due to scratches) My eye doctor hates glass lens as he gets a MUCH higher profit from the plastic lens – I told him if he didn’t want to sell me glass lens Id be happy to take my business else where- One word of caution – no matter what type of lens you have be shure to rinse the dust off with tap water BEFORE trying to clean the lens with cleaners and “Lens friendly” cleaning cloths – this will make the lens last longer before scratching

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 07:11 PM

I use the dryer sheet trick Dallas mentioned. One caution: make it a used one, most of the new ones can make a mess on your glasses. One that’s been through the dryer once is very good at reducing the dust.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#12 posted 01-01-2014 01:40 PM

In addition to my Jet air filter I use a cheap 20” box fan (Walmart $12.00 or so) and tape a 20” X 20” furnace filter to the back side of it when sanding. Seems to keep the airborne dust at a minimum. Like others I use an anti-fog cleaner on my glasses (free from my optometrist) and a dust mask when sanding or using the table saw.

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