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  • MikeL46
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    I have a piece of plexiglass bolted to the back jaw holes on the vise. Real simple 10"x18" with 2 holes to bolt into the back of the vise when not using the jaws back there. For smaller jobs I have a round plexi piece that fits on the quill. Hate hot chips! especially when I'm wearing shorts and sandals.

    Mike

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  • tom_d
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    I've had good luck using a piece of plexiglass as a see through shield. There always seems to be some part of the setup that interferes with the curved, quill mounted ones, so I just use a flat piece of whatever size is appropriate and mount it to a magnetic base. It's nothing fancy, just something to stand between me and the hot chips. The magnetic base is very convenient and portable, so positions with ease. Of course this is in addition to the use of glasses.

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  • Puckdropper
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    Forget the safety glasses--they're over-touted and under-effective. Go for a full face shield. It will help you save face, literally!

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  • ENTERPRISE LATHE
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    Our company requires clear grinding face shields when turning and milling.

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  • danlb
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    My safety equipment is safety glasses, sturdy shoes, natural fiber clothing.

    Occasionally I'll catch a stream of hot chips on the arm or face, but I count it as part of the machining experience.

    Dan

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  • Mr Fixit
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    Safety equipment (PPE) while milling

    Hi Group,

    I was using my BP clone mill fly cutting a chunk of 1018 steel to day, and while I was operating the machine I got a HOT chip ( they were blue colored ) in the lip and I was not a happy camper. I was wearing my safety glasses, a short sleeve shirt, ball cap, regular jeans and of course all the under-linings to be comfortable as I can be with a 100* day today, probably 85* in the shop.
    So my question is, what do any of you do for protection if any, or am I just being a wimp to keep this from occurring again if I can help it. I have seen the shower curtain idea and have thought about this, but still you have to operate the machine especially if your a HSM and don't have auto feeds. Even then you need to be part of the machine to operate.
    OK I'm done whining!! NOT!!
    Go ahead give me crap or what ever you think I deserve, but it did hurt for a bit even gave a blister it was a HOT chip!!

    TX
    Mr fixit for the family
    Chris
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