Adjustable Faceshield is both comfortable and lightweight with ratcheted headpiece for quick adjustment, can flip-up and lock in place and has built in padded sweatband that absorbs perspiration....
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Comfortable But Has Poor Longevity
The plastic thumb nuts and plastic threaded posts which provide the pivoting action for the face shield failed with light use over a 1 year period. Now it constantly flops down, which is annoying when I do use it. It was GREAT until the pivots failed to keep tension. Why couldn't the manufacturer provide steel threads and matching steel nuts at this important wear point? It seems to me both could be injection molded into the plastic much like the knobs used by woodworkers for jig making. This is a comfortable face shield (comfortable eye protection gets worn) and it bugs me that it seems whoever designed it did not care enough to put an effort into making it a great product with longevity. Why can't eye protection be made with premium materials?? Everyones eyeballs deserve top consideration. BTW: my original purchase decision of a face shield was swayed toward buying this product because a replacement lense is readily available from Woodcraft. I am questioning why it is even offered if the product has longevity issues which would tend preclude the need for a new lens. On a bright note, I did get 1 year of eye protection for $23.99. Kind of like paying for insurance...
racheting only worked for a short time
still works OK if you don't want to tip it up. I used it only a few times before the ratching mechanism was broken.
face and eye protection
I use the shield when workiing with my lathes. It provides good eye and face protection and it is quite comfortable.
This shield isn't trying to pull itself off of your head like many of the others I've used over the years--great balance!
REMEMBER - IT''S A FACE SHIELD
You have to remember this is a face shield. It is to be used in conjunction with safety glasses. It is not designed to protect your eyes it's designed to protect from facial impact. I have been a safety officer for the military for many years and I see people all the time using this with out glasses. This faceshield and the glasses should meet ANSI Standards Z78.1. I couldn't find the ANSI certification in the product information tab but i will be looking for it when it shows up. If it ain't there it's going back. When you by safety equipment the cheep stuff is usually not ANSI inspected that's why the more expensive stuff cost more. I don't beleive it's any kinda law that you need ANSI equipment in your home but if it's good enough for the professional world it's good enough for home use. Look at it this way... You can spend $150.00 on a bowl gogue without any hesitation but freak out when we have to spend [$] on safety equipment to protect our eyes and face. It Dosent have to be stylish.
It made life easy when cutting out a plywood panel in closed quarters.
Working with Lathes and saws
With Lathes and saws
WORKED OK BUT DID NOT LAST
THE HEAD BAND CRACKED AT THE PIVOT POINT. DID NOT LAST THAT LONG. PROBABLY USED LESS THAN 10 TIMES. WOULD LOOK FOR SOMETHING BETTER.
A great face shield for the money
I wish i would have had this on 2 years ago when a piece of maple kicked back off my tablesaw hit me in the face,since then I have slowed down and try to wear safety gear around all equipment.
Try it you won't lose much
This face shield is inexpensive and yet has all the great features you would need adjustability,replaceable shield,lightweight and best of all well worth the price.
Good safety device
Good job keeping saw dust from the table saw off your face and out of your eyes especially when you can't use a guard. However, it is no substitute for safe practices and is not meant to be.
Saved my face but not my front tooth
The lathe threw a log at my face because I was trying to turn a large piece too fast. My face was protected well but the lower part did not do a good job protecting my teeth and mouth. I needed a few stitches and will have to get a crown on a front tooth that was broken in half.
I wear glasses
wood working Great if you where glasses