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Forum topic by Meanderawl posted 02-05-2021 09:07 PM 479 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2021 09:07 PM

May be time to bite the bullet and get the Trend air circulating shield. I don’t do a whole lot of turning, but with my current health condition it may be worth it. Just seems like a lot of bucks for a plastic shield. Before I sign up, thought I’d get some feedback from actual users and those in the know. Any experience, thoughts and opinions would be appreciated. Also any info on similar protection maybe a little less pricier welcome. A few of the complaints I’m coming across are that the shield is heavy, noisy and the battery life is low.

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#1 posted 02-05-2021 09:20 PM

ive had the newest model and the original,i liked the original more,the newer model,well it’s about 8 years old now had a major problem with the head band breaking,had to replace twice,the last one seems too be fine now so maybe they have a better quality band.yes they are very heavy and noisy.and yes the single battery does not last very long so for turning id recommend the extra battery which are does work well though keeping out the dust and with the fan keeps you cool.personally id never buy one again.but im sure some will say the opposite.ymmv!

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#2 posted 02-05-2021 09:35 PM

I love mine.

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#3 posted 02-06-2021 12:29 AM

I have the Trend Airshield Pro … it is a bit heavy, but I have gotten used to it. I like the filtered air, and the fact that it doesn’t fog my glasses. There are others that are better, but significantly more $$$.

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#4 posted 02-06-2021 12:46 AM

I have the Trend Airshield Pro … it is a bit heavy, but I have gotten used to it. I like the filtered air, and the fact that it doesn t fog my glasses. There are others that are better, but significantly more $$$.

- TheDane

Ya and by saying significantly more $$$. Try More than double. A friend has one of these linked below. Loves woodworking, but is so allergic that without it she cannot ever be in the shop.

-- John

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#5 posted 02-07-2021 01:14 PM

...but im sure some will say the opposite.ymmv!
- pottz

I will say the etisoppo only to be au cotraire... I do agree with pottzy that the headband is pissy… or maybe my head is too big. I did manage to mend it while waiting for the replacement… Got the replacement about 6 months ago but the fixed band is still keeping my head on my shoulders.
They are a tad heavy when first used, however, it just takes a bit getting used to… once you use it a few times it becomes second nature. Surprised pottzy knocked the battery “life” as I get well and truly enough use for more than 1 session and I feel that if the battery runs out (in the 1 session) you’ve been at it too bloody long and need a good break. If you toggle the batteries (a second battery is a must) you should never run out of juice.

I do a lot of MDF work and would not operate without it. It keeps my head surprisingly cool and keeps the fog off my glasses. If you don’t wear glasses you don’t have to worry about the fog in mine.

Finally it’s great on my ride on mower… it doesn’t protect the head, but hides the face from the cops when I hoon about on my nature strip.

I had a Triton respirator many years ago (old but fair technology, big battery), much like the 3M bigbadJohn linked to… however, I wore it about twice and after catching the hose a few times, I started wearing those C19 type masks. Eventually bit the bullet, bought a Trend and am happy as a pigin ….. Could have saved a few shekels if I bought it at the start and not waited so bloody long.

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