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Forum topic by Mrphiltx posted 02-09-2021 11:48 PM 523 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mrphiltx

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02-09-2021 11:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: respirator face mask safety air quality

Saw this on Adam Savage’s YouTube today:
https://microclimate.com/

Basically a $300 over the face mask (a hood really) with a fan and “HEPA” filters around it. Looks like a simplification of the full face air filters that are $1800+, eg the 3M Versaflow.

I’m wondering how this would work for a dusty workshop. Seems like it might work with beards and glasses better than the half face covering I use now.

I suspect the face shield might not be as impact resistant as others.


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#1 posted 02-09-2021 11:56 PM

Already done. The Trend Airshield has been on the market for years. More expensive, but provides impact resistance, too.

-- Ray

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#2 posted 02-10-2021 05:10 AM

It looks like this is just a mask for those who are wearing something for Covid protection. Not seeing anything at all in their info about shop, or industrial wear. I would think wood dust would be a problem.

The ambiguity of their policy on warranty, and NOPE on any return would give me pause.

Return Policy?

There is no return policy. AIR is considered a wearable and returns cannot be used for other customers.

Does this come with a warranty?

As a new product and company, a policy has not been developed yet. We want you to be fully satisfied with the product, so please contact customer care with any product problems.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Mrphiltx

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#3 posted 02-25-2021 03:50 AM

And now I watched this the other day:
https://youtu.be/n1dEqq2hepw?t=215
And I won’t be buying one for woodworking.

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#4 posted 02-25-2021 09:43 AM

has to be one of the dumbest inventions ive seen.
dont sneeze in it.
glare will suck.
$300 can buy me a nice respirator with money left over

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#5 posted 02-25-2021 08:06 PM

yeah it looked interesting until i looked a little more in depth,i dont think it would be very good in a dusty shop situation so ill pass.

-- 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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Mike_D_S

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#6 posted 02-26-2021 07:47 PM

Not sure about woodworking, but I know that I’m going to be an astronaut for Halloween.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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