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Review by Mark Smith posted 01-13-2014 07:29 PM 3126 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m giving this five stars for now with the disclaimer that I’ve only used it for a short while on one day so far. I will update this if any problems arise. I see some of the issues with the older models, but the Airshield Pro seems to have corrected some of those. For example it is very light. I saw some complaints on the older one being heavy. They also say the current battery will run all day but I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know.

Here’s why I bought this: I hate masks and face shields. I’ve tried the various types of dust masks from the paper cheapies to the more expensive ones and I just hate breathing in the things. It just gets stuffy in them. And with face masks it always clouds up when you breath in them. So my solution has been to just go without and breath the saw dust. I wear safety glasses, but that doesn’t keep stuff from hitting you in the face.

I was hoping I could find one of these to try out before I spent the money, but nobody kept them in stock so I went ahead and ordered one. Rockler had the best price because it came with free shipping and a free ten pack of replacement visor overlays. The price was $396.

In the little time I have warn this so far I find it to be very comfortable. When I breath the face shield fogs for a split second then the air flow clears it right up. It’s probably about 50 degrees out in the shop so the air blowing on the face is a little cold, but it feels nice when you get to working. Vision is excellent out of it and I don’t get that stuffy feeling at all. I’m sure my lunges will be very happy that I bought this.

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 01:19 AM

I have had one for years and it works flawlessly. Many times I have used it 10-12 hours in a day. Bought a second battery and the charger… At first it got my neck a bit stiff but wearing it seemed to strengthen the neck muscles. You will be very pleased with it.

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 08:28 PM

I have been looking at these shield for quite a while ,may I should buy one but they are quite expensive.
I cannot find anything telling me how good the filter is, it just say that it meets the new European standards.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 11:39 PM

You’re right Bert, it isn’t cheap. But since nothing else was comfortable to me I was going without anything. So in my opinion, it’s a good investment.

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 03:23 PM

I bought one of these late last year and I really like it. I too bought an extra battery and the charger. After you use it for a while and open up the top when swoping out batteries, you can get a real sense for how this helps you when seeing all of the dust that builds up on and around the filters…that stuff could otherwise be in your lungs.

A great investment for your health and safety in my opinion.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 11:23 PM

I have Asthma and have been seriously considering one of these. Been using a rubber mask and have both a dust collector hanging from the ceiling and one that I can hook to most of my power tools, but I’m not sure that they do enough so I just might have to pull the trigger and get one this month…

-- Just an old banjo player tryin my hand at woodworking.

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 04:46 AM

I have dust collectors too Jack and no, that don’t get it all. I don’t think it’s possible to get all the saw dust in a wood shop so you still need something like this mask.

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 04:30 PM

I love the protection it provides both for flying objects and dust however there are two issues that need attention. (1) The grade of the plastic is lacking in the area of static control and scratch resistance. The additional stick-on shield does help protect from scratches but does nothing for the static control. Also after you replace the plastic stick-on it is near impossible to get a complete seal and this results in a visible distortion. (2) The low battery signal cannot be cut off and comes on after a short usage but the battery will still provide power for at least another 6 hours.

-- JohnT

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 03:33 AM

I’ve been saving for one for a long time. Only need to sell about 15 more pints of blood.

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#9 posted 04-16-2017 08:50 PM

On Amazon I found some anti-fog spray and they claim that it also reduces the static. I have yet to try it.

-- JohnT

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