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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 02-08-2015 01:20 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkingdrew

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02-08-2015 01:20 AM

I was sitting around this Saturday afternoon and watched various home improvement shows. Blows my mind how many of these professional contractors are operating nail guns, hammering nails, and doing other tasks without wearing safety glasses. I remember when I was in HS wood shop class you would be dismissed from the shop if you didnt wear glasses. These are not good lessons for the younger generation to learn.

-- Andrew, California


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Ghidrah

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 04:59 AM

I framed for 32 yrs, no one ever wore goggles, 20 mins into a work day and your throwing so much heat they’d fog up and you probably shoot your or somebody else’s foot to the deck.

-- I meant to do that!

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 05:26 AM

Today, I had a random thought too.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 08:26 AM

I guess everybody can’t be Norm.

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 01:44 PM

Googles are probably not a good choice but safety glasses would not fog up and today are light weight and some are reasonably good looking.

Wearing safety glasses makes good sense when working with power tools.

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 03:09 PM

I did construction in college, and now work in manufacturing, and the goal is to work safe, and safety glasses are the easiest of all to help protect you from injury to the eyes.

They are cheap, light and provide great protection and I have pairs laying everywhere. They are light and not wearing is just crazy, especially if you livelihood depends on them. Yea, I wear steel toe shoes as well, just call me a worry wart.

And yes, at work, if I spot someone not wearing their glasses, I point it out.

Wear your PPE!

I’m through preaching now.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 03:23 PM

Since I now wear glasses, it is much easier to wear safety glasses, prescription ones which are almost like regular glasses.
Before I wore glasses, I hated safety glasses at work, and blamed them for prematurely wearing out my eyes, forcing me to start wearing prescription safety glasses. Lame excuse, I know.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 04:34 PM

I would just like to add something here pertaining to eye wear. If you are under 40, appreciated your prefect eye sight because after say 40 it goes downhill. No more snipper career after 40 or so.

Also, when you have to wear eyeglasses, if you get an eyelash or something in your eye. YOU HAVE to wear your glasses to see it, but when your wear your glasses to see it YOU CAN’T GET TO the offending object with your glasses on.

So enjoy your young eyes while you have them and protect them.

In retrospect, I find it interesting that right about the time your eyes start going south, say after 40, that’s right about the time we all get uglier. Consciences? I don’t think so. I guess the big mad upstairs sort of blessed us in that regard that since we are all getting uglier, we can’t see ourselves and THANK GOD neither can the Spouse. My my my How things work out

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#8 posted 02-08-2015 05:25 PM

Modern well made goggles do not mist up, but can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods. What about a drop down face mask? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 02-08-2015 05:37 PM

Glasses aren’t needed for everything in the shop. Or life.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 05:39 PM

To be honest this sort of stuff is what I put into do as you want category. I just accept things have an inherent risk associated with doing it. This is where I feel we have issues with most individuals. They have no concept of what could go wrong or the risk associated with what they are about to do. I have safety glasses in my shop and wear them when doing things I see them as needed.

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Ghidrah

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#11 posted 02-08-2015 06:30 PM

In an air conditioned shop setting, goggles and or glasses are fine, unless your in an unheated shop and wearing a simple paper mask and the temp is down in the mid 40s. Then as you bend over your project the heat and moisture rises up from the top of the mask and fogs your colder glass lenses, it happens to me all the time.

I guess many of you never framed outside during the winter, that fuzzy misty stuff that comes out of your mouth breathing exercises is condensate. Breezy days carries it away still air days it rises till it gets too cold then drops. This is why all the guys that wore prescription glasses at work were always standing up and clearing their lenses.

Just sayin.

-- I meant to do that!

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#12 posted 02-10-2015 03:55 PM

I wear prescription glasses, and it is difficult to find safety eye wear, but, I work in a machine shop, so made it a priority, and found some!

I think it is one of the most important items of safety wear in a shop. Most of the body can be repaired, but the eyes are a bit more difficult

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#13 posted 02-10-2015 05:03 PM



I wear prescription glasses, and it is difficult to find safety eye wear, but, I work in a machine shop, so made it a priority, and found some!

I think it is one of the most important items of safety wear in a shop. Most of the body can be repaired, but the eyes are a bit more difficult

- albachippie

You can get perscription safety glasses and wear the side panels that attach to your frames. That works (depending on exposure your protecting against)

We have numerous folks at our plant that use those and they are fine to protect against most things (not gasious of course)

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 02-10-2015 06:06 PM

Those shows are all staged. i would be surprised if there were even nails in the gun. Ever notice how clean the contractors are? Love it or List it came to my neighborhood looking for someone to do a rehab on their historic house. The agents are not licensed in every state so there are local real estate agents that have to schedule the showings for the couple while their house is under rehab, the contractor they use is not licensed in the state so local guys have to do all of the construction. Basically the house is turned in to a studio where work is acted out then while the cameras are off the real contractors come in and do the work.

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Ghidrah

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#15 posted 02-10-2015 06:30 PM

Back in the early 80s I was cutting some PT, (deck banding) already attached to the house. I got a chunk of PT in my eye, drove me mental, not sure how big the piece was when it went in. I thought I got it out with some frantic lid retraction and eye rolling because the irritation subsided. Dust is always flying into your eyes when framing whether you wear glasses or not, anyway a couple months later I’m over my BIL’s and setting the jets on my putts carbs when this thing appears to shoot past my eye, I flinch and feel this creepy wettish thing land on my hand. It was the PT chunk. It must have swollen to twice its size with all the lachrymal moisture. It reminded me of a spitball.

-- I meant to do that!

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