Eyes, Ears, Lungs Protection - all at the same time?
I need advice on how to best protect my eyes, ears, and lungs — all at the same time — when routing with a hand-held router.
My Porter-Cable 8902 makes a great amount of noise, as readers know. I have the relatively new Oneida universal router base, dust collector attachment connected to the 4” Oneida Mini-Gorilla dust collection hose. Lots of dust and wood particles still shoot everywhere.
I can’t use my current full-face plastic shield that is supported over the head, my 3M™ Reusable 6500 Series Quick Latch Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Respirator, and my Elvex over-the-ear hearing protector — all at the same time.
My question is: Is there a safety gadget that protects one’s eyes, ears, and lungs at the same time?
I wind up using not very good in-the-ear plugs, my face shield, and a paper air filter if I want to protect myself as best I can. Not the best situation as the ear plugs are not as good as the Elvex over-the-ear hearing protector, and the paper air filter is far inferior to my 3M air filter, which, by the way, I can flip off the nose with a flip of the finger, yet it stays over the head.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.