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Forum topic by Roger posted 05-04-2014 12:29 PM 1870 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Roger

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05-04-2014 12:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust protection

I just received this little box in the mail earlier last week. I wanted to try them out in the shop as a dust mask. They work gr8 while mowing the lawn. In the shop, they seem to be super nice, so far. Seems like Pine, Oak, plywood, and OSB seem to bother me a bit, so I thought I’d try these little nostril filters. I’m gonna give em a 5 out of 5 stars. For the price, I think they’re a fantastic addition to dust protection of the lungs. Give em a try. If you don’t like em in the shop, you’ll like em in the spring and fall when all allergies are going nutz. Thnx for the reads. Any and all, good/bad/ugly comments, always appreciated.

Now my beard won’t get messed up while wearing a dust mask… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 12:36 PM

Those look pretty cool, Roger! Are they soft enough to be comfortable? I know I should wear a mask more often, but they tend to steam up my glasses and be so hot and uncomfortable on my lower face. These are pretty awesome looking! Where did you get them from?

Sheila

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slotman

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 12:44 PM

Gonna hafta try them. Just trying to figure if I got a round nose or slotted!

-- Roger

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 12:45 PM

Do they come in different shapes?

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 12:48 PM

That selfie made it all worth it. 5 stars!

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 12:55 PM

Sheila,

if you are having issues with dust masks , I strongly suggest getting a half-face respirator by 3M. They cost about 30 or 40 bucks and work SO much better than dust masks. They are a little difficult to wear safety glasses with, but I just go with the full face shield and it works great.

Roger,

I love it! I might have to show these to my wife. Her allergies are real bad this time of year.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 01:00 PM

Thanks, Roger! :)

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 01:00 PM

Very interesting. Yes, please let us know WHERE you got them.
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Oh, I just did some googling and found this:

http://stores.ebay.ca/WoodyKnows-Nasal-Filters

http://www.woodyknows.com

http://www.amazon.ca/WoodyKnows-Breathable-Allergies-Sinusitis-Alternitives/dp/B007VXW156

There are more sites as well.

-- jroot

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#8 posted 05-04-2014 01:02 PM

Now THAT is a beard!

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PASs

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 01:06 PM

Roger, just wrap the whiskers up over your face….instant dust mask.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 01:19 PM

Very interesting. I can see why they are better for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-04-2014 01:26 PM

Thnx folks. Sheila: they have different sizes, and they show you how to measure your nostrils. Also, it only took a minute to get the feel of them in there. Except after wearing them for over an hour, I started to blow my nose, and WHOAAA, lol, I forgot they were in there for a split second. Pete: LOL jroot: yes, thnx for the links. I forgot to add them. I got em at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/WoodyKnows-Allergens-Particles-Alternitives-Replacement/dp/B00DKX0Z2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399206106&sr=8-1&keywords=woody+knows.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 05-04-2014 01:55 PM

Very Nice Roger, I might give those a try with my Dust Bee Gone Mask.

Shelia, even though what TheWoodenOyster pointed out is great but I don’t think you really need to go to that extreme just use your best judgment on this, what I use is the Dust Bee Gone mask, it doesn’t fog up glasses and it’s washable. Amazon and Woodcraft sell it for $39.00

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lew

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#13 posted 05-04-2014 02:26 PM

Thanks for the tip, Roger!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 05-04-2014 03:18 PM

Thanks for the information. I love my Dust Bee Gone mask, but question how much it let’s through, so these might be a nice addition or alternative. Please keep us updated with your experience.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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woodchuckerNJ

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#15 posted 05-04-2014 03:33 PM

That’s really cool.
Let me ask you Roger, doesn’t it feel like you have something in your nose and you need to blow it out?

Certainly would be nice for dust work, rather than fogging the glasses.
Especially outdoors when the dandelions start flying.

-- Jeff NJ

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