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Safety Goggles!

Discussion in 'Shop Safety' started by HeavyIron, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Aug 16, 2018
    TIm E

    TIm E Aggressively average 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    NW Arkansas
    Mar 2, 2017
    Added eye drills/Dremels and sizzling bacon ears to the list of things I'd like to avoid.
  2. Aug 16, 2018

    Alan28 Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Ch√Ętillon en...
    Oct 21, 2012
    This kind of accident is always possible, better to make banking, counting notes. (y)
    I always wonder what is the best to wear when working.
    Sometimes I take a welding mask with the transparent window on it, this is to work with grinding machine.
    It protects better than all.
    For gardening with heavy machines like chainsaw or cutting disk, I have a helmet with a grill but particles can come from behind ! so I add a transparent googles well hermetic like ski mask, the go over my glasses. It can produce some mist unfortunately.
    I use also these large safety goggles for other activities but a projection of metal particle can break a glass!
    I have a small landmower which I use for narrow passages where the big one cannot go.
    One day the blade broke on a hidden stone and the broken part entered a tree.
    So now I wear my army boots with upper leather protection! Recently the blade hurt a rest of a tree but did not break, just folded! It was soft steel probably which is better than steel which breaks, Honda brand. Bought a new one.
    Maybe better to be a banker and pay workers.... In fact no, but take care and use good quality adapted to work.
  3. Aug 16, 2018

    Keys5a Sponsor

    Florida Keys
    Jan 23, 2014
    Back in the early 2000's I was porting a big block Chevy head using a die grinder. I had cheap clear lab-type saftey googles on, but a shaving hit my eye anyway. I went in and flushed it for a while and thought all was good. That was a Friday, and when I went to bed, I knew it wasn't OK. I had a miserable weekend, and by Monday when I had an appointment with the doctor, 3/4 of my eye was orangish brown. The Doc got the sliver out, and commented about all the staining as he had never seen it so severe. I told him it was iron, not steel. It had really rusted due to the salinity of the tears. The staining took almost a month to fade.
  4. Aug 24, 2018

    timgr We stand on the shoulders of giants. 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Medford Mass USA
    Aug 10, 2003
    I like these - Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF) - Uvex Safety Glasses - Amazon.com - they work well for those of us that can't see without prescription glasses.

    For hazardous operations, I also have a face shield 3M Face Shield - Face Shield - Amazon.com It is scratched and the band held togetehr with duct tape, so I'll probably replace it with this Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510) - Eye Protection Equipment - Amazon.com
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