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post #41 of 42 Old 12-29-2019, 08:49 AM
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I can't count the number of times I've ignored that little voice in the back of my head trying to tell me something and paid for it. Not by way of injuries, so far, but in terms of lost time and materials.

Had a friend once nearly lose an eye nailing. Yes: Nailing. And not with a nailer, either. Nail and hammer. You know how, sometimes, you go to drive a nail and somehow, apparently defying all logic, when you don't quite miss the nail it goes flying back toward you? It's happened to me. It happened to my friend, and ended up stuck in his right eye.

I've worn safety glasses when hand-nailing ever since.
What about when your using a nail gun and the nail decides to go in and make a U-turn. Granted it was only a brad nail but its never fun when your finger it stuck to your work piece.

Safety glasses are too inexpensive not to have them within 5 feet of you anywhere in the shop.

The one thing i do hate and idk if it happens to anyone else but when you are wearing safety glasses and a dust mask / respirator and the glasses fog up like crazy.
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What about when your using a nail gun and the nail decides to go in and make a U-turn. Granted it was only a brad nail but its never fun when your finger it stuck to your work piece.
I've heard of that happening. I haven't used any of my nailers enough to have yet had it happen to me, though.

I understand it's particularly common with pin nailers.

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Safety glasses are too inexpensive not to have them within 5 feet of you anywhere in the shop.
I've got 'em in the shop, always have a pair I leave wherever I'm working on something, and many of my power and air tool cases have a pair in them.

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The one thing i do hate and idk if it happens to anyone else but when you are wearing safety glasses and a dust mask / respirator and the glasses fog up like crazy.
BTDT. It's worst with a respirator or dust mask.

Somewhat related story. I always wear eye protection at the range. For more years than I can count I've worn Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban Ambermatic shooting glasses. I've stuck with them because they're impact-resistant glass, rather than plastic, lenses. Then one day at an indoor range an ejected shell casing took a weird bounce off the dividing wall to my right and the just-spent, very hot casing sneaked up under the right side of the glasses and came to a stop just under my right eye! *ouch* *ouch* *ouch* *ouch* *ouch*

I immediately retired the Ambermatics and I now wear wrap-around shooting glasses.

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