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Power Mask Powered Respirator

Item #147633
$74.99
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4.0

(20 reviews)

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Affordable powered nuisance dusk mask.

Protect yourself from nuisance dust with this effective positive pressure cartridge mask that is not only comfortable, but quite affordable. The Power Mask is lightweight and because it is positive pressure it doesn't have to be pulled tight on your face. You'll appreciate the comfortable, secure fit. The small 2-speed fan that is built into the front of the mask pulls air through the filter, continually providing clean and cool air. The quiet motor runs on 4AA batteries (not included) and has a handy belt clip.Three dust cartridges and 10 pre-filters included.


  • Power Mask is lightweight; positive pressure doesn't have to be pulled tight to face.

  • The small 2-speed fan that is built into the front of the mask pulls air through the filter

  • The quiet motor runs on 4AA batteries (not included).

  • Three dust cartridges and 10 pre-filters included.


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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
     
    4.0

    (based on 20 reviews)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable fit (13)
    • Good protection (6)
    • Complete coverage (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (2)

    Best Uses

    • Working with power tools (13)
    • Wood shop (10)
    • Carpentry (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Professional (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (14), Business (5)

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    5.0

    Just what I needed for controlling dust

    By  Paul

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Good Protection

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop
    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    A quick bit of background: I'm a woodturner, and I'm often at my lathe for 7-8 hours. I went from paper dust masks to washable cloth ones, then finally decided my health deserved an investment in the high-end Trend Airshield Pro. Unfortunately, that was like wearing a fishbowl with a noisy exhaust fan on my head, so that didn't work either. Then I found the Powered Respirator, and it proved to be exactly what I was looking for! Here's my experience with it: Pros: -Rubberized mask fits snugly over your nose and mouth. I've found it very comfortable to wear for long periods. -Double straps fit behind the back of your head, and a single strap with a clasp fits behind your neck. -Straps are comfortable and easy to adjust. -Airflow is very good through the mask. (There are two speeds, although to be honest I'm not sure why. I use high all the time, but some of you might like the lower airflow speed). -The battery pack is worn on your belt or in a pocket, so it's out of the way. -It's very quiet. You hardly know it's on. -Filter and pre-filter changing is very easy. -Yes, you can definitely wear it with glasses. I turn a lot of small items, so I use magnifying safety glasses and the two work perfectly together. -Yes, you can wear it with a full face shield. However, the respirator does push the shield out from my face a little bit. However, I feel that I'm still getting full protection from the shield and it's still comfortable, so I haven't found it to be a problem. Cons: -It's battery-powered (4-AA). It would be better if it was rechargeable. -While it's been comfortable to wear, after an extended time I do feel a bit of pressure across the bridge of my nose. I might try adding a pad there. Not a huge deal. -There's a cord connecting the respirator to the battery pack, and you have to be careful that it doesn't get caught on things. (I run mine down the inside of my turning smock). -It doesn't tip up and down like a face shield, so grabbing a quick sip of water or coffee is a bit of a pain. -It's an ugly powder blue color. Bottom line: Sorry for the long review, but I searched far and wide for the right respirator. So far, this thing really works well, and it bridges the gap between cheap paper and high-end powered respirators at a reasonable price. And your lungs are worth it!

     
    2.0

    Not compatible with eye/face protection

    By  ColoradoHermit

    from Canon City, Colorado

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit

    Cons

    • Cant Use Faceshield
    • Cant Use Safety Glass~'~~s
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    I'm a retiered machinist & getting into woodturning. Needed something for protection from wood dust from exotic woods. The Trend is way out of my price range so thought I'd try this. Others said it isn't easy to wear glasses with it. I have ultra light glasses with a different nose piece that almost clears the mask. I can use it, but it isn't comfortable. Also, you cant use a face shield with this mask on, it sticks out too far, and you cant use regular safety glasses with it either. The wire to the battery case is too short to reach my belt and gets in the way if I put it in my shirt pocket. The head straps are uncomfortable too. One has a bunch of plastic nubs sticking out of it that are very uncomfortable on the top of my head. And I still have a good head of hair. Those that are bald or almost bald will find it very uncomfortable. The little buckle on the lower strap around the back of my neck gets tangled in my hair and hard to un-hook it to remove the mask. The mask is also on the small side and hard to get it to fit around my nose, mouth, and chin. Might be able to adapt it to a face shield that has the built in dust filters and use it that way. So, to use it you have to go without eye protection. So the choice is between dust protection with out eye protection, or eye protection and get something else for the dust. Overall I'm very dissapointed in it. Specially for what I paid for it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    clean air at last!

    By  taffy

    from ann arbor, michigan

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Co0mfortable Mask And Sa
    • Complete Coverage
    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

    • If You Drop The Battery B

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop
    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    Used on the wood lathe and on the bandsaw for the fine dust. Also used working on my expeimental plane, sanding the glass cowling.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Not for me

    By  Bill

    from Louisville, CO

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit

    Cons

    • Clumsy
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    The face piece is stiff and only touches at a couple points on my face. The fan is noisy but not necessarily loud. The facepiece is so poor fitting that the fan causes a continous escape of air right up into my eyes. I was hoping that it could be used either with or without the fan, but due to the poor face piece it couldn't possibly function for me without the fan blowing air out of the gaps. Unfortunately I have to continue my search.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Good Product

    By  Ned

    from Indian Harbour Beach, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Good Protection
    • Long battery life

    Cons

    • Cord too short
    • Over head band bumps hurt

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop
    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    An inexpensive solution to fine sawdust generated from woodturning and sanding.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works well so far

    By  the Clock Guy

    from Kenai, Alaska

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Complete Coverage

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpentry
    • Wood Shop
    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    Glasses do not fit well over the respirator.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    buy the Trend if you are a pro

    By  cookwithwood

    from Los Angeles, ca

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Did not make a good seal
    • Eyes are not protected
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Carpentry
    • Construction

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    Did not last very long, the motor went of in about two years. Still got a lot of dust in my eyes, rubber did not seal well around my nose. My cousin got the Trend and loves it, it is a lot more money, but if you are anything more the a casual hobbyist spend the extra money and get something that will do the job properly and last.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    get you 1

    By  Cedarworker

    from Woodville, Al

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    I'VE BEEN WORKING IN A CLOSED,HEATED SHOP PRIMARILY WITH AROMATIC CEDAR. NO ODOR, ONLY FRESH AIR WHILE WEARING THIS MASK. BEST SAFETY INVESTMENT I'VE MADE.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Makes breathing easy

    By  Wood Artist

    from Hebron, KY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Simple to Use

    Cons

    • Interferes with glasses

    Best Uses

    • Stops fine sawdust

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    I am an asthmatic. Most other air filtering products I used made it difficult to breathe. So I typically used a simple nuisance mask while sanding. Unfortunately I did not know that the dust from spalted maple contains mold spores making it toxic! I was hospitalized 10 days as a result! This respirator not only filters but also introduces a constant supply of clean air making breathing easy. I wore this respirator after hospitalization while vacuuming my shop from top to bottom. I experienced no ill effects getting rid of the remaining toxic dust thanks to this respirator. The only problem I encountered was some interference with my glasses. Adjusting the respirator downward helped some. The batteries were still functioning after 4 hours of use. A respirator is obviously far less costly than a hospital stay!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A swedes comment

    By  Knife Mats

    from Kumla Sweden

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Fit
    • Complete Coverage
    • Durable
    • Unobtrusive

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood Shop
    • Working with Power Tools

    Comments about Power Mask Powered Respirator :

    Perfect protection from dust when working with power tools. It´s realtivetly cheap, even to import it to Sweden. I haven´t seen anything like it i Sweden. I have seen some kind of helmets with air thats make a similar effect, but those cost 100 dollar or more and is made for proffesional use, not for do-it-youselfer.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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