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Old 06-26-2013, 01:45 AM
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I use the 3M push-in ear plugs - they have a stiff blue plastic part in the middle so you can take them in and out quickly and easily. With regular foam ear plugs you have the squeeze or roll them, then stick them in, them hold them with your finger for a while to get them to stay. The push-in style are much quicker!
I like to use these as well. I really like wearing muffs, but they don't work well with a big floppy hat
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:01 AM
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Does anyone find you get dirt in your ears from using ear plugs? Unless maybe you put a new set on each time you start a job. Unless your hands are perfectly clean all day, then each time you roll them in your fingers they get dirt on them, which then transfers into your ears.

So I felt dirty & switched to ear muffs.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:11 AM
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Check the earpros I linked to above your post greenology. I haven't bought any foam earplugs since getting those. I find ear muffs too hot for me in the summer. The Earpros wash easily.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:37 AM
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:24 AM
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Does anyone find you get dirt in your ears from using ear plugs? Unless maybe you put a new set on each time you start a job. Unless your hands are perfectly clean all day, then each time you roll them in your fingers they get dirt on them, which then transfers into your ears.

So I felt dirty & switched to ear muffs.
Oh, man. If I had to use foam plugs, I'd just do without and go deaf.
What a pain. I take mine out too many time in a day to screw around with foam.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:20 PM
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By far the best plugs I've ever used.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/peltor-n...130630021936:s
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:03 AM
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I like muffs because they keep my ears from getting baked by the sun in big open lawns.
Same here, I've burnt the tops of my ears way to many times over the years. 98db >
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I've had a pair of plugs for about the last 7 years that were easy to insert/remove, were comfy, and did a good job of blocking the noise. Then one day I lost them. They don't make them any more.
Yep. Company makes a good product inexpensively and with high quality..the problem is they don't have repeat sales and die off. That's why I support only companies that make low-quality products.

I'm still old-school and just push in a set of foam plugs and don't take them out until I'm done for the day. They get sweaty and dirty quick so I go through a pair a week. But I keep a hundred or so in the glove box. They also come in handy if I'm somewhere and want to fire off a few rounds and don't have my range bag with my hearing protection with me.

On a side note, when it's really hot and sunny out I wear a Gilligan hat and have noticed that it reflects the mower/trimmer noise right back at me.

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:26 PM
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lots of head bands with plugs on them work great and never get tangled--sit around your neck and you put them in place when working and easily slip them off if you need to hear

go here--lots of options--and look at eye protection too-

http://www.conney.com/Subcategory_He...77_11275_11275
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