When to wear a respirator

Certain elastic face masks, and also some of the dual cartridge half face masks, can at times get uncomfortable and also interfere with your eye protection. With some due diligence you can always find a combination of both, one with comfort and effectiveness is also of create importance when choosing when to wear a respirator.

When choosing disposable masks, test whether the fit around the earlobes are firm or not, and that they will not easily pull apart. Disposable masks must also be packed independently to ensure the effectiveness of disposal. Check whether there’s a pungent smell before use(new smell), and make sure they are certified by an authoritative body. 

When choosing washable dust masks, make sure that the loops that go around the ears are adjustable and of course certified by an authoritative body, can be used with an n99 filter, come with nose clips and also reasonably priced.

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When to wear a respirator 

It’s always best to wear a mask during woodworking, metalworking, painting in enclosed areas, spray painting or when any sort of chemical applications are involved. How much you spend doing a project or work-piece, can also determine when to wear a respirator. 

There is not really any best mask for woodworking. Disposable P2 masks are sufficient enough for most woodworking and protection against dust particles. They are a little bit better than the cheaper disposable masks, and don’t cost too much. 

Pick a style or brand that you can wear for long periods at the time. a Lot can depend on personal preferences, although it is almost always impossible to get a good fit with cheaper dustproof masks and ones formed from simple paper fibres, and held onto the face with elastic straps.

Top Sellers:

Pros

  • The Nylon which offers excellent permeability. Comfortable, breathable and good to wear in hot weather.
  • Removable hook & loop strap helps effective seal and prevents fogging, keeps the mask from slipping. 
  • Dual one-way discharge valves  makes air resistance smaller without sacrificing filtration.
  • Filters out 99-percent of exhaust, dust, particles, pollen, smoke and fumes. Suitable for people during woodworking, painting.

Cons

  • Individuals with larger faces might need some additional adjustments.

Pros

  • Light and comfortable.
  • Ergonomic shape and low-profile filter design provides wide field of vision.
  • Compact size offers several unique solutions and can be worn comfortably with eye-wear, helmets and headphones and makes decision easier when to wear a respirator.

Cons

  • Difficult to wear with glasses
  • Slightly restrictive for bigger faced individuals

Pros

  • Nosh approved solvent and Particulate respirator
  • Good for 40 hours of light solvent filtering work and 8 hours of concentrated solvent filtering
  • Resalable Package
  • Respirator assembly organic vapor P95
  • The 07193 is 3M recommended for spray paint applications in the automotive industry

Cons

  • Limited Use /Not Eco-Friendly

Pros

  • Lightweight, well balanced, full face respirator design and silicone face seal for enhanced comfort and durability
  • Cool Flow Valve helps provide cool, dry comfort.
  • Unique center adapter directs exhaled breath and moisture downward
  • Provides a wide field of view for excellent visibility. Integrated optical correction limits distortion as you look from left to right.
  • Smooth surface allows for quick and easy cleaning.

Cons

  • Difficult to wear with glasses
  • Filters not included

Pros

  • Dual filtration system effectively isolates 96% of airborne organic vapors and particles. Filter cartridges good for up to 200 hours. 
  • Complimentary anti-fog/windproof goggles provide real protection for your eyes. 
  • Provides comfort, durability and a soft yet stable and firm seal.
  • Light weight and uniform weight distribution, it can be easily and pleasantly worn for a long period of time.
  • Easy-to-adjust headbands to achieve a optimal seal.

Cons

  • Some adjustments needed in order to get proper seal at times.
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