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UVEX bionic face shield replacement visors........

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by odie, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. odie

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    That's a really great price. I purchased the anti-fog/anti-scratch version about two years ago for about $20. (It's showing $27 now). Do you find any problems with the uncoated version?
     
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    Hey Dan.......:D

    I didn't see much difference between the standard lens, and the anti-fog lens. I only had one of the anti-fog lenses when I first bought the Bionic face shield about 10 years ago, and have only used the standard lenses since then. Best I can say, is to do your own experimentation on the value of the anti-fog lens.......but, that has been my experience. :)

    Years ago, I did have some trouble with fogging in a previously owned regular style face shield.......but, that was at a time when my shop was only heated enough to keep things above freezing during the winter. These days, my shop heater is set for about 55 degrees when I'm not there, and I don't believe I've ever had a problem with fogging up since then. (When I'm in the shop, I turn up the heat to around 70 degrees, or so.)

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    That was me Odie. After having that conversation, I went and looked again and was able to purchase a couple myself. Hoping they will be here today! Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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    @ Dan:
    I bought the Uvex/Bionics with a non-coated visor plus a coated extra visor.
    Wearing shield plus dust mask plus glasses, I have fog problems with the non-coated version, none with the coated one.
     
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    There may be supply problems as I mentioned in another post that my dentist is even using one in her office as a shield with masks and glasses under. They may be needed by the medical profession and this can cause some supply problems.

    Stu
     
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    Thanks! Good data point.
     
  10. odie

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    While we're on the subject of the UVEX bionic face shield, I thought I'd show you a modification I recently made on mine. I've been having trouble getting scratches in the middle, right in front of my eyes......destroying the clear lens early. After destroying a new lens with only a week's use recently, I decided to do something about this problem. I found the cause to be my coming in contact with various lamps at the lathe, grinder, debur wheel, etc. What I've done is add a 1/8" stainless steel rod in front of the shield to prevent contact with the lamps......works like a charm! :D

    Since either eye crosses sight path at a further distance, you easily forget it's there during shop time. You can see it's there, but it doesn't interfere with normal sight.

    (Yeah, that's me, "Capt. Do It Now!"......just my screwball sense of humor! :rolleyes:)

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    I see "Capt." is written on tape and in a different pen. Wondering if you promoted or demoted yourself.
     
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    The best part of this site is seeing the problems and the innovative solutions. Odie - yours are the best!!
     
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    Definitely a promotion, Dave......the "Capt." part was an afterthought, for sure! :D
    TY, Rob......if you look closely, you can see a section of an old lathe tool handle in that solution! :eek::D
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    As long as we're joking around a little......a friend sent me this in an email this morning:

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    Now that's funny!
     
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    And cheaper than Amazon antifog by about $9
     
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    Hey Odie, that 1/8 rod brings to mind Steve Martin’s glasses fix in “The Jerk”. Hope they don’t make you cross eyed.
     
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    If you add a few more of those rods, Odie, you'll be back in your catcher's mask! Batter up.
     
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    Odie, thanks for the heads up I just picked up the 7 pack. It’s amazing how much those masks have gone up. It looks like I paid ~$25 each back in 2012 vs $60+ now. Crazy.
     
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    Yo Tim.......I remember that movie......yep,,,,,,I can see the reference......guess I'm now "the Jerk"!!!!! :D

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