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Old 08-18-2011, 08:03 PM
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Breathing while Cutting/Blowing, Do you Wear anything?

After a long day of cutting I blow out black snots and my breathing feels a little strained am coughing. I am cutting and definately blowing i the worst

I have tried wearing a dust mask this helps a little but sucks in the summer because of the heat.

Anybody concerned about their health and if so what do you do/what works best?

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:09 PM
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I don't really notice my respiratory system because my allergies are so bad to begin with, however I need to find something to protect my eyes when mowing dry grass in the wind.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:26 PM
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I don't really notice my respiratory system because my allergies are so bad to begin with, however I need to find something to protect my eyes when mowing dry grass in the wind.
Safety goggles for use over glasses.http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...w=1366&bih=643 The uvex stealth is probably the best.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:10 PM
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I don't think you'll find anything better then a plain old dust mask. It does suck to wear one in the heat but anything else will be just as bad to deal with.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:12 PM
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Tim, Puggs makes a pair of goggles that have foam around the lens and use a strap to hold them on. I bought a pair and they seem to work good at keeping the dust out. They feel funny to wear but they're not too bad once you get use to them.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:15 PM
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Tim, Puggs makes a pair of goggles that have foam around the lens and use a strap to hold them on. I bought a pair and they seem to work good at keeping the dust out. They feel funny to wear but they're not too bad once you get use to them.
I'll check them out, but I can't wear small goggles because I wear eyeglasses. Even my prescription sunglasses don't protect my eyes like I would like.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:25 PM
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I'll check them out, but I can't wear small goggles because I wear eyeglasses. Even my prescription sunglasses don't protect my eyes like I would like.
Don't waste your time then. They are small and would not fit over another lens. You're going to have a hard time finding anything if you wear glasses.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:31 PM
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Don't waste your time then. They are small and would not fit over another lens. You're going to have a hard time finding anything if you wear glasses.
I could wear the big old lab goggles I wore in high school. I use a set when I run the grinder. I might have to resort them if my eyes keep getting as irritated.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:34 PM
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I could wear the big old lab goggles I wore in high school. I use a set when I run the grinder. I might have to resort them if my eyes keep getting as irritated.
LOL, I didn't want to recommend those to anyone.

but if they work....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:51 PM
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I could wear the big old lab goggles I wore in high school. I use a set when I run the grinder. I might have to resort them if my eyes keep getting as irritated.
Look into ski googles. They have the foam and are impact resistant and don't look toooooo god awful.
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