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Re: Dust mask
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2017, 09:40:01 pm »
Yep, didn't think much about it when I started a few years ago, but after coming home after day of sawing and coughing up a storm finally started wearing a mask.  Hemlock, black locust, black walnut, oak, (and others) like Ianab said durable wood comes from strong natural chemicals, all stuff I've been sawing over the past few years.  I've tried the 3M masks and don't work for me.  My dad got me a "dust bee gone" washable reusable mask (http://dustbeegone.com/dustmask.html) and I can wear it no problems so far.  Take it home and wash it in the sink and it's like new.  No more agitation in the lungs when I get home either.  Gotta take care of yourself.


Thanks for the lead on this.  Me and the saleslady are playing phone tag but I'll be getting a couple of them.  One for me and one for my worker, with a side of fries.
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Re: Dust mask
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2017, 10:05:02 pm »
Thanks for the lead on this.  Me and the saleslady are playing phone tag but I'll be getting a couple of them.  One for me and one for my worker, with a side of fries.

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Re: Dust mask
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 06:55:52 pm »
When it comes to protecting your health, price should be a consideration but not the only criteria. After 40 years in the Fire Service it is just now coming to light that Fire Fighters have a 68% chance of getting some sort of cancer! A lot of that is due to inhalation hazards. That being said, I prefer the half face respirators over the N95 dust masks. Mostly because they are available in a variety of sizes to better fit the face. I also echo the comments on eye, feet, hand and hearing protection.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2017, 08:03:50 pm »
I got the Dust Bee Gone one. In XL.  It fits!  And it don't fog up your glasses if you breath the right way.  I can't see myself wearing it when it's hot out, unless absolutely necessary.  But I like it and told them where I heard aboot it eh
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Re: Dust mask
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 08:32:00 pm »
X2 on the dust be gone masks. I bought them for everyone in the shop- a good investment.  Rob
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