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tech69
04-14-2010, 11:59 AM
Last night I went to the er cause a cutt off wheel shot metal into my eye. They had to scrape it off and he couldn't get the rust ring so today I got another appointment. I'll never not wear protection again. I just hated having them steaming up or bothering my work. I think I'll go with swim goggles. Laugh it up. I think they'll be great. The eye lens is small so they won't be as dirty, easier to clean, and they won't steam up. I guess it's not the safest but as long as those eye balls are protected I don't mind.

Anyhow, just wear protection cause accidents do happen and it's not worth the worry when we're talking your vision.

88GT
04-14-2010, 12:09 PM
years ago that happened to me. Now I wear glasses, so that usually works well enough. Of course they arent good enough for sand blasting and stuff.

tech69
04-14-2010, 03:03 PM
I realized I put "where" eye protection. hahaha

The eye doctor got the rest out and said the rust was so small it's nothing to worry about.

All better now. Instead of swim goggles I went to harbor freight cause it was on the way and got their most expensive goggles at a whopping $6. Walked around with them on first and they don't fog up. They're awesome!



What are you supposed to wear when blasting? Gogs and a face shield?

88GT
04-14-2010, 03:44 PM
I wear full goggles, dust mask to stop the facial pelting, hearing protection to keep sand out of my ears and gloves. you should have bought a few pair at $6 a pair. never can have too many

Len
04-14-2010, 05:30 PM
I wear full goggles, dust mask to stop the facial pelting, hearing protection to keep sand out of my ears and gloves. you should have bought a few pair at $6 a pair. never can have too many

I wear my breathing system and my old and dirty "direct feed hood" when blasting. I save my clean hood for painting top coats and my dirty hoods for spraying primer, blasting and other dirty work. Inhaling blasting dust is even worse than inhaling paint overspray. The direct feed hood is comfortable and safe.

If you want eye protection use a simple pair of protective glasses.


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tech69
04-14-2010, 07:14 PM
I wear full goggles, dust mask to stop the facial pelting, hearing protection to keep sand out of my ears and gloves. you should have bought a few pair at $6 a pair. never can have too many


Yeah I know. They're so easy to reach for when they're new and you can actually see out of them so I went to the goodwill and got a little cushioned pouch for them. Now I can continually dog em up and toss em around and they'll stay clean or that's the thought. Seems like all the glasses/gogs I've had got unbearable and scratched up laying around and wearing them actually means to clean them to see.

Len, after that experience I'll stick with a good pair of googles, especially with chemicals. I'm thinking I was dissuaded from getting them due to my exp in school with them. They had really lame ones that fogged up instantly so I always hung onto glasses but now I want full on protection.

Roger J.
04-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Been there, done that... Had to have 2 little pieces of rust picked out of my eye a couple years ago.. Cost me $70. It was just one of those times when I just had to clean this one little spot, and didn't see my glasses nearby.. Won't happen again.

Mooch
04-17-2010, 09:35 AM
I wear an old divers helmet .It is a little heavy but bullet proof .


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tech69
04-17-2010, 11:21 AM
do you use a snorkle as a filter too? A diving mask sounds cumbersome.

Len
04-17-2010, 11:44 AM
do you use a snorkle as a filter too? A diving mask sounds cumbersome.

We use one of these for face and eye protection when grinding, it's inexpensive yet comfortable protection.


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Mooch
05-01-2010, 09:35 PM
do you use a snorkle as a filter too? A diving mask sounds cumbersome.

Helmet not a mask .It's bullet proof and once you get use to the weight no problem .


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tech69
05-01-2010, 11:23 PM
is that your old tee ball helmet? Man, your parents were really overprotective.:)

rons
05-19-2011, 09:54 PM
We use one of these for face and eye protection when grinding, it's inexpensive yet comfortable protection.


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In woodturning operations you use safety glasses and a flip up face shield.
A chunk of wood can fly off the lathe and will be deflected by the shield but
is not really a substitute for eye protection.

autobodytech43
01-28-2012, 01:11 PM
We use one of these for face and eye protection when grinding, it's inexpensive yet comfortable protection.


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when I'm under a car doing an inner rocker I wear sealed goggles AND a face shield. Feel much safer but mostly I just use goggles where I can. Just yesterday the shop guru who only wears his prescription glasses and who thinks he can beat the odds was working on the right rocker inner/outer while I was doing the driver side. I had my goggles and face shield and he at times was under the car with just his eye glasses. We were kind of racing away til he left early with an eye injury going to the doctor with no insurance. I on the other hand made sure the inner and outer were fully prepped and mocked up before I left.