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    Face Shield

    Thinking of upgrading to a higher quality faceshield. Going to get a clear and a shade 5 .

    Wondering what you guys are using. Miller, Lincoln, and Jackson all have them now.

    I'm still using the cheap Jackson from 15 years ago.

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    Re: Face Shield

    If you got 15 yrs out of the cheap one maybe a Jackson upgrade. Of course after 15 yrs maybe the best Jackson isn't as good as your old one.
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    Re: Face Shield

    Mine is the basic old style one. The new ones have improved as far as safety goes. Plus, they have a anti fogging and a better face covering design.

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    Re: Face Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Mine is the basic old style one. The new ones have improved as far as safety goes. Plus, they have a anti fogging and a better face covering design.
    Can you replace your old shield with a new anti fog unit or are they shaped differently so that you need the new headgear also?


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    Re: Face Shield

    I have a Sellstrom that must be at least ten years old.






    Pretty certain it isn't fog proof. I treat protective eyewear with anti fog spray occasionally but have mixed results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Can you replace your old shield with a new anti fog unit or are they shaped differently so that you need the new headgear also?


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    My headgear has been shot for years ??

    I use 1/4x20 bolts and nuts to secure faceshield to headgear and duct tape on headbands. I still have a few new clear shields left. I bought a box of them 20 years ago at least.
    I have 4 of them too !!
    They take a beating with the kids I teach.

    I'm gonna order the Miller ones. A shade 5 and a clear. These I'll use only until the oldies get really bad.

    Yours looks like a current model.
    That style seems nicer.


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    Uhh, Bob the 1/4-20's and duct tape prob weigh more than the rest of the shield.


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    Re: Face Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Uhh, Bob the 1/4-20's and duct tape prob weigh more than the rest of the shield.


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    When I do repairs for the farmers, I leave the faceshields out so they see them. I get better tips that way. The same for my torn to shreds caps .


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    Re: Face Shield

    Am I super careless or does anyone go through clear lenses every month or so? Even though I hang it up and away when not using it, scratches, spots, and other occlusions still crap it up. The replacements are only a few bucks so no big deal - just curious.
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    Re: Face Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Shootr View Post
    Am I super careless or does anyone go through clear lenses every month or so? Even though I hang it up and away when not using it, scratches, spots, and other occlusions still crap it up. The replacements are only a few bucks so no big deal - just curious.
    My Jackson is old, and yes, I go through those cheap faceshields too.
    That's why I'm going to try the Miller because they're supposed to last longer.
    All the newer models are supposed to be better.
    They better be an improvement , since the newer manufacturered ones are $7.00 and up each.
    I ordered the Miller so I'll see in a couple weeks.


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    Re: Face Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    I ordered the Miller so I'll SEE in a couple weeks.


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    Re: Face Shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Shootr View Post
    Am I super careless or does anyone go through clear lenses every month or so? Even though I hang it up and away when not using it, scratches, spots, and other occlusions still crap it up. The replacements are only a few bucks so no big deal - just curious.
    Oh you are not alone... I've broke so many I've all but given up on them unless it's really required. Mostly I just use the tight fitting glasses and scratch them up quickly as well.
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    Re: Face Shield

    A lot of face shields are just plain plastic. Polycarbonate is notorious for scratching if you look at it wrong, but it has astounding impact strength, so very good from a safety standpoint for a face shield. You CAN find face shields that are "hardcoated" that have a special ceramic type coating on them that greatly improves the durability but they will cost more. It doesn't turn plastic into diamond, but they will hold up a lot better and last longer. So look for a face shield that has a hardcoat applied to it if you really want them to last longer, or just be OK with replacing them frequently.
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    Re: Face Shield

    I bought a UVEX brand which was a little pricey, and I bought a SAS Safety Corp from Harbor Freight which I really like with the exception of replacing the shield can't be done through HF

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    Re: Face Shield

    Jackson is not cheap I had one for 30 years.
    Today I have a Home Depot lower cost .
    I also use safety glass for most work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Thinking of upgrading to a higher quality faceshield. Going to get a clear and a shade 5 .

    Wondering what you guys are using. Miller, Lincoln, and Jackson all have them now.

    I'm still using the cheap Jackson from 15 years ago.

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