Ear buds for hearing protection, definitely...but, IMO, working with wirly things (routers,saws) is a bit dangerous if music was playing right into my ears.
I would suggest a good pair of ear protection buds but not with music...just my take, Jon...
Yep, I do not want any music distracting me while working with machinery. I have a radio, not turned up fantastically loud, but can easily hear my classical music when the machines are off. Use muffs when operating machines, and cannot hear the music at all then. Which is exactly the way I want it.
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.