On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 02:40:22 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote:
I wear a baseball cap in the shop and when I'm using the shield, I have to wear
the hat with the bill in the back.. the kids think it's "way cool" but I feel
like a dork.. *g*
Please remove splinters before emailing
Since I am a safety freak, I went down to the industrial safety center
located in the industrial district of my town. I got some hard hats with
the safety sheild mounted on them. They had tough polycarbonate repalcement
shields as well. I got a bunch of them and replace the himet mounted one
when they become scratched or clouded.
The ear protectors fit easily around the back. Although you can buy ear
protectors to fit a hard hat as well. I chose not to.
I can tell you that the investment in these items paid off big time. I was
doing some grinding on a welding project. And any time I do this, the hard
hat with face shield goes on automatically. Through some freak event that I
could never figure out, the angle grinder essentially self destructed.
All kinds of debris flew out all over the place. Some of it hit the leather
apron I was wearing. But two big chunks suddenly appeared in my face and
almost knocked me over. I was stunned. The grinder fell to the floor. I
think the peice that I was cutting off must of got tangled in the grinder
I am a big believer in face shields. I was before this incident. I am now a
religious zealot when it comes to face shields.
Yes. Repeatedly. At the lathe. At the table saw. At the band saw. When using
chisels. And on and on.
The best part of wearing a face shield, as opposed to goggles, is that it's so
quick and easy to put on that there really is no excuse for not wearing it,
and thus I wear it for all kinds of tasks. Not that long ago, on a remodeling
project, I was using a prybar to pull a nail; it came out suddenly, and in an
unexpected direction -- whap! off the face shield, directly in front of my
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On 26 Jan 2006 08:36:17 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm,
email@example.com quickly quoth:
The polycarbonate (lexan) glasses have at least twice the distortion
of regular glass, plastic, or high-index plastic lenses. They're as
bad as the damnable progressive lenses. Forget 'em, they're useless.
Are you looking for prescription safety glasses? I'm very sensitive
to distortion (I move my head a lot and distortion drives me nuts.) so
I much prefer to use a full face shield or goggles over my
prescription eyeglasses. At a distance, any distortion is much
Prescription safety glasses are available for around $300 vs. the $12
I paid for a good face mask or the $2-5 you'll pay for goggles.
It's your choice. ;)
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Try wiley-x glasses. They can be found on the internet and locally at
sporting goods stores too. I've been using them for about 8 years. I got my
first taste of them while in Naval Special Warfare. We use them for
shooting, boats, and in the bush to keep our eyes from being scratched by
the brush. I use mine for woodworking too. the pair I have are optically
clear and if they do get scratched the lenses can be replaced. The pair I
have comes with clear, amber and grey lenses. Recommended by SEALs and SWCCs
the world over.
Rich Harris :. < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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