View Full Version : Face mask or goggles ?
04-28-2002, 03:26 PM
I have both smile.gif and cannot decide which is better. :confused: I can keep them both clean in a seperate bag to keep off dust. The mask does fog up a bit with breath condensation but gives max protection especially when grinding. It also gives better visability. smile.gif But if you need to be in a tight place the goggles are much better. I guess it all depends on the situation. ;)
Any other opinions ?
04-28-2002, 03:59 PM
Mask if there's pieces flying around. Treat the inside with anti-fog stuff.
04-28-2002, 04:03 PM
The ultimate is an air supply to the mask as used by shot blasters and the like. I rigged up a temp supply from a small air spray compressor [ nice dry air ] and it helped a lot - especially on a hot day.
04-28-2002, 11:29 PM
Dive shops sell an anti-fog stick for face masks that to work OK under water, but I dont know about on land.
04-29-2002, 12:05 AM
There's always someone out there trying to sell a new anti-fog product. The best anti-fog stuff for divers has always been spit. Wipe it on then rinse it off..... it's also a good reason to have your favorite drink on hand. ;)
[ 04-29-2002, 01:06 AM: Message edited by: PugetSound ]
04-29-2002, 09:13 AM
Loggers use a construction helmet that has a strong but fine-mesh screen, instead of a plastic visor. This of course, can't fog up. The barrier to vision is minor. Nothing seems to get through.
It's what I use.
04-29-2002, 09:19 AM
I use soap as an anti-fog agent.
I agree with Dave. In the past used a loggers helmet with a wire mesh screen and integral hearing protectors. Your vision is not much impared by the screen. The problem is that you don't have any protection against dust or vapors.
You could try an old "Jack Brown" or pool cleaners diving mask hooked up to a (clean) compressor or a SCUBA tank. That should work pretty good and you can grind away on whatever you want to.
04-29-2002, 12:24 PM
If you're talking about what I think of a standard face shield
then, at least according to the instructions that come with my face shield, the face shield should NOT be considered a substitute for goggles but a supplement to them. In other words you should wear both. This, of course, will only work if your goggles are fairly low profile. That is one of many reasons why I prefer the goggles that are more along the lines of glasses with side shields, like these from Jamestown:
These, of course, are no good for spash protection but if you are doing something where checmical splashes might be a problem then you are hopefully not, at the same time, having to worry about large chuncks of solid material flying around, and so you can leave the face shield off.
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