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OgrePSU

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06-12-2020 03:52 AM

So I have a MIDI lathe coming in next week. I am new to turning and am looking to get a face shield. Yea everything on amazon is a cheap plastic or reserved for front line medical folks. Any suggestions?


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TDSpade

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#1 posted 06-12-2020 05:37 AM

Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510)

https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Bionic-Shields-Hardcoat-Antifog/dp/B00CHV65DG/ref=pd_lpo_469_img_2/143-2798956-9281408?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00CHV65DG&pd_rd_r=94c2d90a-5361-4dcf-a991-8b3927977143&pd_rd_w=W4tqS&pd_rd_wg=aMlaX&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM&psc=1&refRID=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM

It’s almost double what I paid for mine 5 years ago, but I really like it.

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r33tc0w

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#2 posted 06-12-2020 06:20 AM

It was 30 last week but I couldn’t order one due to covid restrictions. Find someone you know in the medical field to order it or wait a little longer til it settles

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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#3 posted 06-12-2020 08:58 AM

Medical face mask of no use in woodturning!

I would check local big box home centers or other suppliers in your town. I bought mind from Lowes but cannot find it listed on line. Wouldn’t hurt to go checkout local stores in your area.

This face shield normally sell for $21.95 + shipping but cannot see a price:
https://www.packardwoodworks.com/hlth-sfty-fs-ct.html

These places say out of stock and Wood Craft tells you to check local stores.
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/89/5531/apprentice-Face-Shield

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/ridgeline-face-shield-pyramex

-- Bill

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#4 posted 06-12-2020 05:18 PM

I find safety glasses is all I need, plus a dust mask, and a dust collector to pull the fine dust away; especially when I’m sanding.
I have a face shield but it seems to fog up a lot.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 06-12-2020 05:30 PM

I find safety glasses is all I need, plus a dust mask, and a dust collector to pull the fine dust away; especially when I’m sanding.
- LesB

+1^^ Just need something to keep the flying chips out of my eyeballs. I also have one of those cheap face shields from HF that I think I paid something like $3 for with a coupon.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#6 posted 06-12-2020 06:13 PM



Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510)

https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Bionic-Shields-Hardcoat-Antifog/dp/B00CHV65DG/ref=pd_lpo_469_img_2/143-2798956-9281408?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00CHV65DG&pd_rd_r=94c2d90a-5361-4dcf-a991-8b3927977143&pd_rd_w=W4tqS&pd_rd_wg=aMlaX&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM&psc=1&refRID=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM

It s almost double what I paid for mine 5 years ago, but I really like it.

- TDSpade

I’ve had one for quite a while, and I don’t own a lathe. Great face protection for all the little stuff that can go flying. Comfy as all get out, so Yes it’s easy to wear, and mine was a lot cheaper new as well.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 06-12-2020 07:01 PM

Uvex bionic shield in my shop also. I don’t find it cumbersome and easily can wear my Elipse P100 mask with it.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 06-12-2020 08:58 PM

Uvex in my shop. Good investment.

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OgrePSU

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#9 posted 06-12-2020 10:07 PM



Uvex in my shop. Good investment.

- Bill White

My real question, is it $60 normally and 1/2 off for medical or really $30 and they are doubling the price for the rest of us.

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#10 posted 06-13-2020 01:45 AM



Medical face mask of no use in woodturning!

- Wildwood

The Uvex Bionic is ANSI Z87 rated, same as the one you linked. Feels a whole bunch more solid than the big box frameless i started with—and really doesn’t fog…even at 90 deg and high humidity.

I bought two Uvex when Amazon had them at around $25 a year or two ago. Don’t know that i’d pay $60 today but that may come down a bit when the supply/demand needle moves back. Zoro lists it a like $33, but i don’t recall the shipping rules/price breaks. Also didn’t check to see if they had supply. McMaster-Carr may be a source too—but anywhere you go today supplies are not like normal.
earl

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#11 posted 06-13-2020 06:14 PM

Also check welding supply stores near you.

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#12 posted 06-13-2020 07:45 PM



Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510)

https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Bionic-Shields-Hardcoat-Antifog/dp/B00CHV65DG/ref=pd_lpo_469_img_2/143-2798956-9281408?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00CHV65DG&pd_rd_r=94c2d90a-5361-4dcf-a991-8b3927977143&pd_rd_w=W4tqS&pd_rd_wg=aMlaX&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM&psc=1&refRID=958M0K4BDA6VFBPX0BEM

It s almost double what I paid for mine 5 years ago, but I really like it.

- TDSpade

+1 a very good shield

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 06-13-2020 08:16 PM

My real question, is it $60 normally and 1/2 off for medical or really $30 and they are doubling the price for the rest of us.

One accident where you get slammed in the face by a flying chuck of wood and that $60 would look like pretty cheap compared to doctor, dentist and hospital bills, plus the pain, and suffering.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Lazyman

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#14 posted 06-13-2020 08:50 PM

Uvex here too. I am sure that the COVID thing is jacking up the price. You can set a price alert on Camelcamelcamel.com to send you an email when the price is back to normal.

I’ve had pieces fly off or the whole piece just fly apart and hit me in the face shield at high speed, especially when I was just starting to learn. Some hit me pretty hard so I wouldn’t turn without one. I am so used to it that I sometimes have to touch it to check if its there.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Jsok

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#15 posted 06-13-2020 09:09 PM

I bought the Uvex for $16.70 last year. As

I agree with others that it’s comfortable and I highly recommend. I’m shocked at the current price though!

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