My former employer picked up the tab for a pair of OSHA Z28 (or whatever)
glasses from Walmart for about $90 in December. I wear them everywhere,
including the shop. It's
nice to know that things like birds, ants and grass are not extinct. Made a
note to self to not
wait 10 years between eye exams next time.
This getting older really sucks, but it sure beats the alternative.
Thu, Apr 19, 2007, 2:51pm (EDT-1) email@example.com (SWDeveloper) doth
I'm looking for 2.25 safety glasses for woodworking. Are the cheap 2.25
bifocal glasses ($5 or 10 each) adequate or are the polycarbonate
I use a full face shield, because I don't like sawdust and debris
being thrown in my face.
I have anal glaucoma. I can't see my ass going to work today.
Duluth Trading has several styles of safety bifocals from $20-30.
(or go to duluthtrading.com and search for cheaters)
I didn't see any 2.25, but they have 2.0 and 2.5. Have you googled
Yeah, it's called a full face shield. Anybody that thinks safety glasses
(whatever the make) are adequate protection against impact injury is
deluding themselves. There's many other parts of the face to consider.
Just bought a pair for DW (for her sewing, she keeps snaping needles)
from CraftSupplies USA for about $15, when I saw an ad for them at under
$10, just can't recall where... Woodcraft or Woodworkers supply, I just
Personal e-mail is the n7bsn but at amsat.org
In order to be safety glasses, they MUST be stamped "Z87.1". That
designation means: 1) they have polycarbonate lenses, 2) the frames fully
surround the lens, and 3) the frames can be fitted with side eye shields.
Chevrolet can probably order you one of those stamps, Seem like that is the
emblem on one of the Camaro's or Corvett's. You can get Z28, Z81 and Z06
too. The other Z prefixed labels makes the car fast. If you want it to
be indestructible for insurance reasons you order the Z87.1 option. ;~)
Besides being a woodworker, I am also an avid kayaker. Several years
ago, I picked up a pair of stick-on bi-focal lenses from my local big
box drug store and mounted them on some cheap sunglasses. I can see
far OK but not close. These lenses are great. I can now read a chart
on my lap. In the car, I can read the odometer.
I recall the lenses cost about $20. I have dunked myself a few times
and the lenses never came off. They are plastic and you attach them
to the sunglasses by wetting them and pressing them on the inside
surface. If you don't like the position, just peel them off and
I don't see why you couldn't attach the lenses to ordinary safety
glasses. When the safety glasses get scratched up, replace them and
transfer the lenses.
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