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I developed a bad habit, oftentimes when I'd complete an operation, I'd take off the safety glasses and ear muffs and just leave 'em lying somewhere around the shop. Most times I'd remember and put them back on, but there were a significant number of times I forgot them when I started the next operation, which I'd then complete without wearing ear muffs or safety glasses. Change was needed if I was going to continue my woodworking hobby, as I need both my eyes and ears to perform my day job.

So, I've now trained mself to hang them on the machine I'm going to use next, in a position that prevents me from using the machine without moving them. I find it improves my use of those important items of safety equipment markedly. if you are not using them on every machine for every operation, maybe my idea will work for you.

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Hi rstermer

"safety glasses and ear muffs"

Tape the glasses to the ear muffs with some elec.tape then you always have both at the same time..

Marc Sommerfeld has a pair that the glasses just snap on the ear muffs..
I wear glasses all the time so I don't have that error

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I developed a bad habit, oftentimes when I'd complete an operation, I'd take off the safety glasses and ear muffs and just leave 'em lying somewhere around the shop. Most times I'd remember and put them back on, but there were a significant number of times I forgot them when I started the next operation, which I'd then complete without wearing ear muffs or safety glasses. Change was needed if I was going to continue my woodworking hobby, as I need both my eyes and ears to perform my day job.

So, I've now trained mself to hang them on the machine I'm going to use next, in a position that prevents me from using the machine without moving them. I find it improves my use of those important items of safety equipment markedly. if you are not using them on every machine for every operation, maybe my idea will work for you.

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even with safety glasses, cutting things like acrylics can sling pieces into the eyes. i bought a 3 dollar face shield from hf and wear it over my glasses. for a few bucks more i could have and should have bought one with the ear muffs and face shield together.

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I use ear buds and vented goggles, the only time I have issues is whe I'm also using a dust mask, I seem to fog up much faster than with safety glasses

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Do whatever it takes to to remind you to wear your safety equipment. Some people need to lose an eye before they remember to to wear safety glasses and others need to lose a thumb to remember to use a push stick on the table saw.

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It seems to me that the minimal safety set includes a full face mask, ear protection, a dust mask, a set of push sticks, possibly horizontal and vertical featherboards, and above all a clear and focused mind.

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To reduce fogging and sawdust sticking on eyeglasses, face shields, etc. I've found that wiping them with used (not new) dryer fabric softener tissues before use helps significantly. Get your wife to save some of them for you.

They also work to keep dust from sticking to the TV screen.

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Good tip Charley, thanks! Not all machines require hearing protection, but the ones that don't are few and far between. There are no machines that do not require eye protection. I hope everyone keeps extras of at least safety glasses, ear plugs and dust masks for when friends drop in.

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I use ear buds and vented goggles, the only time I have issues is whe I'm also using a dust mask, I seem to fog up much faster than with safety glasses
If you have issues with fogging, try a dustmaks with the exhaust vent in the center. I've been using these for a while now, and eye glass fogging is almost non existent.

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It may be gross, but a little saliva will stop glasses from fogging as well. I learned this when I was diving many years ago. Divers use it to prevent their goggles from fogging.
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