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    I see a lot of You Tube videos where the narrator pulls his safety glasses out of his pocket and puts them on just before operating a machine. Really stupid. Put them on when you enter the shop. Keep them on until you leave.
    End of rant.

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    In a multi person shop that's an obvious and very sensible rule. For a one guy hobby shop not really such a big deal. If they bother the user why not take them off when not needed? As long as they put them on before the swarf and chips fly.

    Another possibility is that they are doing this deliberately to make a point of showing that the viewers should be using PSE in their own work.

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    • #3
      Mine are prescription, so they are on all the time if I want to see anything. I knew a IA instructor that kept a glass eye in his pocket. If a student took off his safety glasses in class, the student had to hold the glass eye in his hand for the rest of the class. There weren't many that tried for a second go-round.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Illinoyance View Post
        I see a lot of You Tube videos where the narrator pulls his safety glasses out of his pocket and puts them on just before operating a machine. Really stupid. Put them on when you enter the shop. Keep them on until you leave.
        End of rant.
        Or maybe you should never take your safety glasses off.
        OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

        THINK HARDER

        BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

        MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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        • #5
          ^^^ and Norm!

          I'm also rather short sighted (short tempered and short arsed as well amongst other shortages). I've compromised on the safety thing by only owning safety glasses. That way I don't have to worry about putting them on in the shop. They're always there on my face.
          Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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          • #6
            Well, that may work in a northern workshop with no heater in the dead of winter. But I use the safety goggles and here in south Texas, it is going to get foggy in there. Besides, I am far sighted and need to use different glasses for different things; sometimes I use a magnifying visor. I would be constantly be removing the safety goggles to change glasses and there is no way to wear them with the visor.

            It would cost me a fortune to get actual safety glasses for each task and that is what I would need. Besides, I would just be changing them all the time anyway. And I prefer the goggles, over my glasses when needed, because they close up the gaps around the edges where all safety "glasses" that I have seen have openings where a fast chip or a spark from the grinder can easily enter. I do have one pair of safety glasses but I do not use them often.

            I fear this thread is "Much Ado About Nothing".



            Originally posted by Illinoyance View Post
            I see a lot of You Tube videos where the narrator pulls his safety glasses out of his pocket and puts them on just before operating a machine. Really stupid. Put them on when you enter the shop. Keep them on until you leave.
            End of rant.
            Paul A.

            Make it fit.
            You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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            • #7
              Maybe "MAAN", but for your specific case, getting bifocal safety glasses would work just as well for farsighted as it does for near-sighted. You can get the variable focus bifocals, and PICK what you call "close", so you can work at any distance with them. The glasses would not be that expensive, and one pair would serve for all purposes.

              MUCH LESS steaming up than with "goggles". It gets really humid here as well, and SG are just fine, no worse than the regular glasses I wear.

              I'm nearsighted, but I convinced the eye doc to prescribe glasses that would let me read the 4 numbers on a 1% tolerance 805 size SMT resistor. They ain't very big.... I brought a PWB along, and the optometry tech could not even see the 805s on there, and was thinking I wanted to read the SOIC ID text....!

              Yes, in my case, the near vision was REMOVING the correction, not adding to it, but it still worked.

              I did get a set of SG with a close focus part at the top, as well as bottom, they were "lined" type, with specific focus distances in each portion. I could not use them well, so that was not a good investment, the focus distances seemed to always be just the wrong one. The variable focus type are the thing to get.
              Last edited by J Tiers; 03-23-2019, 05:22 PM.
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              • #8
                I should have added:- I've got one pair of varifocal glasses that are used for nearly everything and another pair of short/very short distance bifocal glasses that I use when sat at the computer like now. Because they're both safety glasses, There's no problem when I wander out to the shed with the wrong ones on.

                I normally use a cheater lens in the welding hood when TIG welding, so I can get my face close to the puddle.
                Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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                • #9
                  I wear progressives, and I got a set of safety glasses made where distant and middle was arms length, with the bottom patch being close up for reading dials. Well worth the money!

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                  • #10
                    I always wear safety glasses when the machine, any machine is running. One man shop so if its running I am the one running it.

                    When no power tools are running I dont wear them. JR
                    My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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