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.
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.
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.