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Eyeballs: poll

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 76zimmer, Feb 28, 2007.

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Do you wear eye protection while working on your junk, or with grinding tools etc.

  1. Always

    30 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Never

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. only if sparks are flying

    26 vote(s)
    43.3%
  4. only if I'm nekkid

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Protect them:

    Over the last year, a couple indiviudals at work have gotten chemicals, or material in their eyes, mostly minor, but it makes you think a little.

    So do you ever wear eye protection while working on your junk?
     
  2. CDA 455

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    Full face shield.
     
  3. jekbrown

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    I wear contacts, so I have too. A few years back when I really started using grinders / chop saws almost daily I just wore safety glasses. Bad move.. a piece of steel hit me in the eye and actually stuck in the contact lense and wouldn't come out. lol!!! Better than in my eye I guess! At any rate, I always wear full goggles now and haven't had a problem ever since... even though I've done tons of grinding at 10k+ rpm. A company called Arc One makes some good ones.

    j
     
  4. mxfireman

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    Sunglasses count right? No I wear the appropriate eye protection for the situation.
     
  5. thezentree

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    Full face sheild if I'm grinding, and safety glasses most other times.
     
  6. SkulzNBonz

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    Always, and always the appropriate protection for the situation.

    John
     
  7. burban89'sgirl

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    i always use protection :D well i do now after useing a cutting torch and finding out just how hot it gets :haha:
     
  8. Thunder

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    I am pretty much forced to wear Safety Galasses. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be for up close work. So I have to wear those neet Bifocal magnifing safety galsses to see anything smaller than a sparkplug.:D I even need a magnifing lenz in my welding helmet. Getting old sucks. But at least I still have both my eyes. Wearing safety glasses or face sheild has definatly saved me from eye or face injury a time or 2.
     
  9. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ditto. But at least saftey glasses.
     
  10. mikey_d05

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    Just an FYI for you guys, grass clippings and pretty much anything that was once alive can be harmful as well. If it stays in the eye it can potentially start and spread an infection.

    Even if it seems trivial...a grass clipping from the lawn, it's better safe than sorry. My dad had a patient lose most of his vision in one eye last fall because of an infection started by potting soil. :eek1:
     
  11. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Gotta link to these goggles???
     
  12. chalet2506

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    If these count, then yes. If not, then I guess I'll have to go with nekkid.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Thunder

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    For safety's sake.
    I never surf the net, or go into a bar without my
    Beer Goggles!
    beer goggles.jpg

    beer goggles.jpg
     
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    Does squinting with my head slightly cocked to the side count?
     
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    potting soil has bad stuff in it, little different then grass clippings
     
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    It can still happen with more mundane stuff, just takes longer.
     
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    i do, but today for some reason i did not.nothing happened but i was grinding with my friend Tims new toy.he was the one with me at the rib joint.it didn't work very well.:haha: :haha: but his grinder was a nice heater.
     
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    I wear them at work , in the garage & when working on my rigs . I have lot's of extra pairs of good safty glasses ( smith&wesson brand ) laying around in the garage + 2 face shields . Anyone that comes over to my house to work on their rigs HAS to wear safty glasses or they don't get to do any work or use my tools . Just ask Colby :D . I'm that way at work with our apprentices too . Imake them stop what their doing and get their glasses . I tell them that an accident could easily blind them and they don't want any part of that . Imagine never being able to see hot looking women in bikinis or even nekid :eek1: or all the other good things in life .
     
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    Always goggles, shield if anything involving grinding, and sometimes cutting.
     
  20. blazinzuk

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    anyone got a good link to ones that fit over glasses, I usaully don't because I can't seem to keep them on my face.
     

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