I've been thinking about a Triton Respirator for a couple years now. I love
playing with my lathe, and the amount of dust it kicks up is sometimes a
problem. I have a beard, so normal masks don't fit very well, and because I
wear glasses, the masks tend to make my glasses steam up.
I've read a couple of reviews (about a year ago) on the Triton system, and
it sounds pretty good. The one complaint I have read however is that the
air hose is a little inflexible. Triton's comment was that they were fixing
Has anyone actually seen / used this newer unit yet? Any comments?
Yes, seen it/worn it at a demo. The hose comment is correct, but it's
not too much of a big deal. They are quite pricey though.
If you want to save some $$$ I have an article (somewhere) about
making your own. Basically, it's an industrial safety (hard) hat with
clear visor, then with a piece of cloth and elastic border
sewed/attached with Velcro around the whole thing. Air is fed in from
an old hair dryer (heater removed !!) and perhaps 3-4 feet of soft
flexi hose. The author reckoned it beat all the commercial units,
including the Racal airstream. It's on my list of things to make when
I get a Round Tuit.
Which is probably a lot better approach for woodworkers than shelling out
$300 for a respirator system. In the woodworking world everything is pretty
much big stuff - easy to filter. Simple to accomplish in the above manner.
In the painting world it's a different story. But then again in the
painting world you can't get out of a good respirator for a measly $300
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