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trend-airshield replacement faceshield

Discussion in 'Woodturning Health & Safety' started by stu senator, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. stu senator

    stu senator

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    I have an old Trend Airshield and the front shield plastic is starting to crack from old age. I looked at the following site for parts < http://airwareamerica.com/trend-airshield-replacement-parts/> but they do not seem to have any. Has anyone a spare (not the pro version)?

    I could fabricate one but would have to buy a sheet 24" x 48" for over &100.00. I need 12.5" x 8.5" or so.

    Is there another brand I could purchase and cut to fit? Has anyone else had this problem?

    I mainly use this mask when turning very dry dusty woods and sanding, for other turning I use a standard type shield for woodturners and a standard N95 mask if required.

    I have already modified this unit to use D batteries in a separate housing in my pocket for fan power.

    I do not want to pull equipment or material from health care workers at this time so I am in no rush.

    Stay Healthy,
    Stu
     
  2. Dwight R Rutherford

    Dwight R Rutherford

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    Suggest you contact Trend Routing Technology USA.
    Phone 877-918-7363
     
  3. Roger Wiegand

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    Try AirWare America They have someone hand sewing the tyvek chin guards that keep my ancient PAPR useable. Incredibly helpful folks
     
  4. Bill Boehme

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    I searched all the usual places including Trend and the conclusion is that the original AirShield is obsolete. You could do what I did once for my Airstream ... make your own visor. Get a small sheet of polycarbonate the same thickness as the current visor. Use the old visor as a pattern for making a new one. If you have a scrollsaw that is the easiest way to cut out the new visor. Use a file or sandpaper to clean up the edge. Hopefully this will put you back in business.
     
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  5. stu senator

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    I also looked in all the usual places and could not find a replacement. (including the suggestions above, thanks.)

    I sort of hoped someone had one that they had no use for before I made one.

    I guess I'll need a source for the material, the one I found was over $100.00 for a sheet that was way too large for what I need. I"ll look around but there is no rush at this time.

    Thanks,
    Stu
     
  6. Peter White

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    If you know someone with a 3D printer they could print one by far the cheapest option.
     
  7. Bill Boehme

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    @stu senator a potential source for material would be a basic faceshield. If you can find one with a larger visor than the one on your Trend Airshield then you can cut it to the size that you need. To prevent scratching the material while cutting it to size you can use 3M Painters Tape.
     
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  8. stu senator

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    I looked at the shield I use, a Uvax, it fit the overall dimensions but the corner cuts make it too small.

    I was going to buy a sheet of .032 or .040 lexan and make a new shield. As I only use this mask for sanding and very light cuts on dusty wood the lack of certification should be OK.

    However a sheet 2' x 4' is in the $20-30 range but with the shipping and tax it is over $63.00

    I will do as I have done since the Trend shield broke and continue to wear a N 95 mask under my Uvax.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions but the Trend will be retired.

    Stu
     
  9. Paul M. Kaplowitz

    Paul M. Kaplowitz

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    Look at the Grainger catolog. I found one I could adapt to my Airmate3.
     

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