Best safety masks & respirators according to redditors

We found 842 Reddit comments discussing the best safety masks & respirators. We ranked the 196 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Safety Masks & Respirators:

u/Treereme · 134 pointsr/DIY

Wearing protective gear IS really important. However, please be aware that the mask you are using is only rated for nuisance dust, not any sort of chemical, or any of the really small dust particles, which are the most dangerous. A real respirator rated for organic vapors is not expensive and much more effective. If you can smell the chemical, you're still inhaling it.

For soldering and painting a mask like you have in the picture gives a false sense of security.

Edit: On my PC so adding - you can get a 3m half-mask respirator for $15 on amazon with pink P100 dust filters. Disposable masks are typically only P95, meaning they only capture 95% of dust, and it's the small dangerous bits that get through.

Multi vapor filters are $8.75
. Store them in a plastic bag and they'll last a long time. You can't smell anything when using these, if you do the filter is worn out.

If you are making toxic dust and fumes (sanding paint, welding galvanized metal etc) or don't want to swap them out, use multi-vapor cartridges with P100 dust caps.

u/gravyrobot · 104 pointsr/pics

Anyone have a link for that sweet helmet / face shield / filter?

Think I found the filter mask - 3M 7162 Full-Facepiece Spray Paint Respirator - Organic Vapor

The replaceable filter is maybe this 3M product:

u/MyOther_UN_is_Clever · 81 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I had a piss problem. If the subflooring isnt saturated, then you can use shellac or killz ultimate. If it is, take it down to the rafters, and paint the rafters instead. Shellac requires all windows open.

Only killz ultimate works, the others aren't rated for urine. If there is piss on the floors, it's likely in the floor molding and the bottom section of the drywall. Again, killz it or tear it out.

Do yourself a favor and buy a full face paint mask with organic type respirators before you begin. The urine smell gets 1000x worse in demolition.

u/EarlyForest · 26 pointsr/CatastrophicFailure

I was using one of these:

3M Paint Project Respirator, Medium

u/Zlateh_The_Goat · 20 pointsr/pics

Here's a costume if anybody actually wants to dress up:





All links are to

edit: Took out the referrals to sellers in the links.

u/mennonite · 16 pointsr/beards

Yeah, their masks can't seal at all. The only shitty thing about beards is not being able to use normal PPE and needing forced air systems like PAPR's at 10x the cost + added bulk / inconvenience. I wonder if the Army makes kit accommodations for this?


EDIT: N/M, looks like you can get forced air modules for normal respirators/gas masks, seems like it shouldn't be an issue then?

u/kivalo · 16 pointsr/DIY

I'm a believer that if the dust mask doesn't fit tightly around your mouth and create a seal, it's not going actually filter anything out. The air you breathe in will take the path of least resistance and go through any gaps instead of actually being filtered.

I would go with a half mask respirator and a p100 filter or similar.

u/Lurch785 · 14 pointsr/woodworking

Something in this range is perfect. Paired with P100 mask filters.

3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL/49492, Large

u/coletain · 12 pointsr/woodworking

3M Rugged Comfort Respirator 12$ at amazon. This is my go-to respirator, I have about 5-6 of them, and I believe the lowest ever price on this item.

u/iancole85 · 12 pointsr/woodworking

$15 well invested friend, you only have one set of lungs.

u/joelav · 11 pointsr/woodworking

It's not the goggles it's the dust mask. Those mask are not really that effective. They don't seal well, which is why your goggles fog up. All that air getting out and fogging up your goggles is equal to the amount of dust your are sucking in.

I wear glasses and goggles, but I wear one of these. It's actually a lot more comfortable to wear for long periods of time than a paper mask. I also have the organic vapor cartridges for when I spray finishes.

u/Willravel · 11 pointsr/politics

In the past, I've found that this mask works well in protecting one from spray and gas used by police during more, shall we say, extreme protesting situations. As for pepper spray in your eyes, nothing works as well as anti-fog scuba goggles. Are you going to look strange? Yes. Will you be able to see and breathe? Also, yes.

I'm still working on taser resistance. For the time being, thick clothing is your best defense. Jeans often won't do the trick, but I've seen thicker cargo pants do the trick and a thicker jacket, one that can prevent the barbs from coming into contact with your skin, work well enough. Layers help too, and considering how cold it is in many of the protest areas, it just makes sense.

u/Magic_Bullets · 9 pointsr/SleepApnea

The filters on all CPAP machines are a joke. Most are barely N95 and everything but particulate matter pass through. You'll still breath in smoke, smell, chemicals, formaldahyde, toxins etc with stock apnea filters. It's a pain in the ass wearing a respirator when awake but there's ZERO downsides using a respirator filter connected to you cpap machine when you sleep. Anyone with allergies and asthma could greatly benefit from what I'm posting below.

I printed out a 3D filter cover that's reshaped to attach 3M P100 2297 respirator filters.

Looks like this and just twists on and off.

Here they are on amazon: $5 each. You could use almost and Respirator any filter you want if you can get it to attach to your machine but the 2297 and 2291 have a much higher flow rate with much less air restriction so that there's no added load on the machine .

The advantages of a 3M 2297 are about +10 times the filtering surface area so there's no added restriction to your machine and they don't let anything into your machine. They are P100 +++ and block 99.97% of air board particulates and also use Carbon in the filter so they block inorganic Vapors, smoke (like all the fires in CA), formaldehyde fumes and chemicals. Even ozone. Before I made my custom 3D printed filter cover. I just cut the plastic mount off the 2297 filter and double side taped it to my machines filter cover.

If I get some interest I could make a bunch of 3d printed filter covers so that you can attach 3M respirators to your apnea machines. Let me know if anyone's interested. A a quick test if you want to try. You could also stick your apnea machine in a sealed cardboard box with a one or more respirator filters as the vent ports allowing only filtered air into your apnea machine.

u/Americonfusion · 8 pointsr/dogecoin

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Get yourself one of these it makes changing diapers much more fun.

u/Escabrera · 8 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Let me just get the safety information since that's super important and a discord server has is on command
>Clear coat
The most commonly used & recommended clear coat here is the USC Spray Max 2K High Gloss Clearcoat found here:
It is also available in Matte and Semi-Gloss and all three types are highly recommended. In general, 2K clear coats will hold up much better than 1K, and will protect your work for years. Use of a standard 1K clearcoat will result in a finish that will wear off extremely quickly from use and leave you with a ruined paintjob.
Note: A couple things you need to know about USC 2K and all other 2K clearcoats.

>1. USC Spray Max 2K has a roughly 48 hour pot life. After this window has passed the clear coat will be unusable, so it's recommended you clear coat in batches.

>2. A can can typically cover 3 controllers, 3.5/4 if you're good about spraying efficiently.

>3. You must use safety equipment when using any 2k clearcoat. 2K clearcoats are HIGHLY TOXIC!*
3a. Wear a respirator, goggles, gloves, and a full body paint suit (preferably with a hood).
3b. Use light layers and work outdoors or in a professionally ventilated workshop (i.e. dedicated garage).
3c. Do not spray or leave to cure in an area where people or pets can breathe the fumes. This includes the full cure time as 2k gives off dangerous fumes until fully cured. Even very light exposure can make you sick.

>Please use the command !ccsafety to see more information
CustomGCC staff and members are NOT RESPONSIBLE if anything goes wrong.

!ccsafety info
Most painters in CustomGCC use the 3M Disposable Organic Vapor Respirator or similar, found here:
The cartridges on this mask are nonreplaceable and have a max use time of 8 hours before they're inneffective in protecting you, this means you must replace this mask every 8 hours of active use.
The filters also get used up just sitting around in the open air, so make sure you store it in an airtight bag between uses if you want to get the full 8 hours out of it.

>For a re-usable mask and replacement filters these are good options:


>Other Necessary Protection
Make sure to wear safety goggles, nitrile or similar gloves, and wear long sleeves/pants to prevent the 2k getting on your skin. Any clothes worn while spraying should be immediately changed out of and washed to prevent any chemical being absorbed by your skin.
A Tyvek paint suit is highly recommended:

>For a full writeup on respirators and safety gear please check this link:

u/MyLittlePronAccount · 8 pointsr/bayarea

Amazon order 3m ff401 I think. Then get a few of the combo cartridge filters organic/particulate. Should run you around 200 but your lungs can’t be replaced. If you don’t want to go full face, the the pale blue half face respirator that 3m makes. Both of these are serious business and work very well. Don’t buy small it’s like made for a child. Most people wear medium so start there unless you know you’re face is largehuge.

Edit: seriously don’t downvote me this is actually helpful :-(

Less than $100 if you get next day. Comfortable enough to wear all day.

u/Noobtastic14 · 8 pointsr/PublicFreakout

This mask combined with these cartridges will let you walk through tear gas like you're invincible.

u/mrmackster · 8 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Here are tips:

  1. Buy a good mask, not the disposable ones. Something like this 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6502QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Medium with p100 filters.

  2. For entering and exiting, considering making a air gap room out of plastic and make sure it’s sealed with a zip wall or something on both ends. Plaster dust is very fine and it will get everywhere. They make knock off zip wall zippers on amazon.

  3. What are you doing for the floors? If you need to protect them I would use at least one layer of ram board or better.

  4. I assume you are getting a dumpster. Plaster is super heavy and depending on how strict your dumpster company is, they may charge you more if you attempt to fill the dumpster up more than half way with with plaster. If you can swing it, consider getting a bigger size than you think you need. Usually there isn’t a huge price difference between the sizes.

  5. For actually taking down the plaster, here is my method. I use two black plastic cement mixing tubs next to each other pressed up against the bottom of the wall. I use a crow bar to make an entry point in the plaster and then I use the crow bar to put behind the plaster down the wall, riding the lathe. When one of the bins is full, I empty it directly into a contractor trash bag. They fit perfectly in the bags. Plaster is heavy and messy, and putting in these bags makes it easy to move and/or go through a house with them or throw them out a window.

  6. I usually use a fan in the window blowing out. Make sure it sealed around so it’s actually creating suction and not pulling in any outside air.

  7. For cleanup, broom, more bags, and a shovel. When removing the plaster a lot of pieces will fall into the wall behind the lathe. I usually pick that all out with my hands and clean it up with the shovel. Then I use my shop vac with the filter bags in it for secondary cleaning.

  8. Make sure you cut power to the room first, maybe even rooms around and above or below if you can swing it.
u/drivenlegend · 7 pointsr/woodworking

I use the 3M quick latch with the P100 particulate filters. I've been very pleased. My brother swears by the RZ Masks. I bought a couple and don't find them all that comfortable unfortunately.

u/TrimT · 7 pointsr/HomeImprovement

A good drill is key. It's silly to stick to one brand (many people have the bs brand loyalty fetish and I'm not sure why). You'll also want to get a variety of drill bits to go with drill. Go to garage sales and start hoarding nails, screws, etc at cheap prices.

My recommendations below are based on at least 5 hours of research and shopping around. There are some things I'd probably add to the list (like a hand saw and dremel) but this takes care of a lot of your big needs. I own everything on the list and am pleased with it all, especially in terms of a performance for value ratio.

The key is know what you want then shop around / wait for the best prices (track prices in spreadsheet). Use google shopping to compare prices and see who price matches plus has best ebates or Ibotta cash back % + consider buying gift cards at a discount on Raise or elsewhere to further maximize savings (or just go with whatever credit card gets best points on particular site). Add Google Chrome app "Honey" to have coupon codes auto applied (eliminates time searching for them).

Also, I'd strongly consider getting a credit card with a decent bonus that will essentially help you get these items for free (assuming you can achieve the bonus spend with money you're already paying on existing bills / monthly purchases - it's a no-brainer in this case) - Chase's Sapphire Preferred is a good place to start ($500 bonus for 4K spend in 3 months)

Consider waiting until Black Friday (and from Jan to end of feb) for the good deals.

Drill (get a decent to really good one - you'll use it often)

u/ksemel · 7 pointsr/Rabbits

Buy an air filter! I have terrible asthma and my buns' hay sets me off so badly I use a filtered respirator to clean their cage.

I have two air filters and it makes a HUGE difference. I have this one by the buns: Honeywell HFD-130 Germicidal Tower Air Purifier with Permanent IFD Filter, and this one by my bed Sanyo Air Washer Air Purifier.

The bun-filter is a monster. It's nearly 2 feet tall and can be a bit loud on the higher settings, but it's got a washable filter inside. You would not believe the GUNK that comes out of this thing when I clean it. It keeps the dust from the hay down pretty well and provides white noise to keep the buns from flipping out over every passing car too.

The other filter I haven't had long enough to say if it's good or not, but it's fancy and quiet. It shoots out water from the top and has "odor detection". I say get the monster. :)

u/antiproton · 6 pointsr/woodworking

Don't underestimate the dust. MDF creates a cloud of very fine particles. If there's no wind, it could be hanging there in your face even when your done cutting.

I'm prone to sinus infections. I wear a respirator the whole time I'm working with MDF, from the first cut until I finish sweeping the floor at the end of the day.

u/98Mystique2 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Get a full face mask. I do I painted my roommates car and got a 3m full face mask. It pulls fresh air through the eye area then out the front so it never fogs up, it's also got tear offs and provides eye protection, I wear it all the time now when sanding or painting (in paint the stuff get's absorbed through your skin)
it's a small price to pay to live longer
what I got

u/Fyrel · 6 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I personally use the 3M 6502QL paired with their organic vapor cartridge. I've worn it for almost 8 hours at a time on some jobs and it's been very comfy. Definitely a good idea to wear one of these around the harsher cleaners and to avoid compound dust; some of it can be fairly carcinogenic. Good to see someone thinking about PPE!

u/BananaLlamaNuts · 6 pointsr/OSHA

Local exhaust - vacuum system, fans more likely. Wearing a tight fitting ANSI-approved respirator with p-100 particulate filters. Receiving appropriate training with the respirator is key - knowing how to achieve a good seal is everything, being clean shaven is a must.

If the exposure is frequent enough, you may ask your employer to sample for total dust and respirable silica for an 8 hour time weighted average of your exposure. However, if this is only happening once a day for a short period of time I can almost guarantee your exposure will be under the OSHA limit for silica which is .05 mg/meter cubed.

Even in my work(mining, drying, screening strictly silica in fine cuts) over-exposures are rare.

Either way - protecting yourself while doing the dusty tasks is just smart. The links below are for the respirators I wear/provide my people. The half mask is rated to protect over 10x the exposure limit, while the full mask is rated over 25x the exposure limit. Also linked are appropriate p100 filters

1/2 Face Respirator

Full face respirator

p100 filters

u/jhereg10 · 6 pointsr/electricians

Not an electrician.

For general attic puttering, if you are moderately dust sensitive, a simple dust mask should do like this one.

3M 8511 Respirator, N95, Cool Flow Valve (10-Pack)

If you have serious respiratory issues maybe something like this which I use for problematic dust generating hobby stuff or (with the appropriate filters) high fume stuff.

3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6300/07026(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Large (Pack of 1)

Frankly if the simple dust mask isn’t enough, you might consider letting someone else do the attic stuff.

u/DimesInTheJar · 6 pointsr/Welding

Noted. Thanks I ordered these for starters. If these aren't what you're talking about could you share a link?

u/spokale · 6 pointsr/Spokane

Just for myself and my gf, I bought a box of N95 paper respirators back in the 2015 wildfire season, and just invested in some more heavy-duty hardware since this is coming a thing:

$25 - 3M Half facepiece reusable respirator

$15 - 2-pack 3M NIOSH-approved P100 particulate and organic gas filter

If your employer doesn't care about your health, you should!

u/OnlyRacistOnReddit · 6 pointsr/Drama

I suggest you wear one of these when you have you bussy in the air.

u/GristForWilliamBligh · 6 pointsr/BurningMan

A P100 dust mask. I went from months of lung recovery time to zero time needed for recovery. Playa is so small that our lungs can't easily clear the particles, suggesting that health problems similar to those cause by asbestos and silica may be in some of our futures. N95 and N99 masks are insufficient.

u/crazy4cheese · 5 pointsr/woodworking

I use this respirator that vents down. Never causes my glasses to fog. I'm sure any respirator that vents down will avoid the issue.

u/socialisthippie · 5 pointsr/urbanexploration

That respirator is this model exactly: (3M 6000 series half-facepiece respirator)

It comes in 3 sizes (model numbers in parenthesis). Small (6100) /Medium (6200) /Large (6300). Small fits my tiny girlfriend very well. I wear a medium and have an average to largeish head. Small is a pale grey, medum is medium gray, and large is almost black.

This model in particular is made of a TPU plastic which is... not that comfortable, to be honest. Wearing it for a couple hours will leave you with marks on your face (ridge of nose primarily) that take a day or two to go away.

For a few dollars more you can get the 7500 series, which is miles more comfortable because of the silicone face seal:

Then all you need is a pair of replaceable filters, which you should purchase based upon your work or the potential hazards wherever you are exploring.

For most UrbEx type situations i'd imagine a P100 filter will suffice (P means oil and non oil particulate and 100 is the percent it filters out - realistically its 99.97%, but close enough... don't risk your health with anything lower than 100).

These are my favorite particulate filters (high flow and nuisance organic vapor releif):

For really sketchy stuff you'll want a combo unit which has multi-gas and particulate filters (which you shouldn't do anyway):

To summarize: So yeah, get yourself a mask that fits well and filters for the specific job/location you're doing/visiting.

u/deluseru · 5 pointsr/Tools

I totally understand, in that case here are some things.

If you don't already have a set of 1/4" impact bits I highly recommend the Makita impact gold series, three options from $15-$30. Good strong bits good for everything not just impact drivers.

Their 1/2" and 3/8" wobble adapters are nice, you can get them by themselves, or in a pack with standard or metric impact sockets. $4-$5 by themselves or $15 with the sockets.

This Makita Impact GOLD Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder is also excellent. $5

How are you set for razor knives? The Milwaukee FASTBACK Compact is my daily and I love it. It does have one flaw, if you hold the blade section in a certain way for detail cutting you can depress the blade release. But once you get used to it it has not been a problem for me. $9

They have a special buy going in my area for the Fastback Flip, Fastback Compact Flip, and 50 blades for $15.

How about pliers. I love these tiny Cobras, they were part of my EDC at my last job. $26

6" models only $1 more. $27

7" only another $1. $28

Very very tough diagonal cutters. $35

For when you need a bit more oomph than your standard cutters, Mini bolt cutters. $44

The classic Swedish style pipe wrench, always make for an interesting conversation piece. $46

How are you set for PPE? I wear this respirator for 8 hours a day 5 days a week and I love it, after a few minutes you forget your even wearing it. And its super easy to just un-latch to speak to people then pop it back on.

Without filters at amazon. $19

Home depot does not sell the filters I use, but amazon does. $11

These are only particulate filters so if you do a lot of painting the set from home depot with the VOC filters would be better.

For hearing protection I had been using a set of 3M Peltor Optime 105's until I upgraded recently to a combo of 3M Peltor WS Alert XP's and 3M Peltor CH-5 High Attenuation Headset. The 105's offer extremely good protection for the money.

3M Peltor Optime 105 $20

If there are any specific categories of tools you would like a recommendation on let me know.

u/mwagner36143 · 5 pointsr/woodworking

I work in the hazmat industry and agree with the previous posts. Grab a 3M half-face respirator. I’d shoot for either p100 “pancake” filters (dust protection and very light vapor protection on a budget) or organic vapor for the same dust protection and extreme vapor/fume protection

u/FickleHobbyist · 5 pointsr/woodworking

This mask was a godsend for me. I was using the crappy paper masks which fogged up my safety glasses and put weird pressure points on my cheeks which gave me raw spots inside my mouth. Pretty uncomfortable.

The 3M mask with P100 filters is much better and more comfortable, but your beard will be a problem. You need to be able to pass a seal test on the respirator to be sure that it is actually working. The seal test involves covering the intake ports with your hands and breathing in. You should feel the mask suction to your face and you won't get any air (this is a very uncomfortable feeling). You also need to cover the exhaust port at the bottom and breath out. The mask should push off of your face and break the seal.

As far as difficulty breathing through the filters... any respirator or other proper filtration mask is going to restrict airflow to some extent.

The quick release on the 6503QL is great and can quickly provide relief if your asthma is acting up.

u/ZegoggleZeydonothing · 5 pointsr/cosplay

Thats the wrong type of mask. It does nothing for bondo fumes. That mask is just for harmless dust particles. What you need is a respirator with some sort of organics filter that will keep from breathing in the volatile solvents.

Something like this.

u/FLOCKA · 5 pointsr/modelmakers

This is the respirator I use

the cartridges last a long time and refills are cheap.

As for your general question, I occasionally spray lacquers (Mr. Color) in my basement workshop with no booth. Doing that without a respirator and gloves would be a recipe for trouble, because that stuff is highly toxic

u/PlentyOfMoxie · 5 pointsr/preppers

From SurvivalistBoards, to address the notion that amazon took them down under pressure from US Govt so people couldn't loiter in a tear-gassed location:

"For use specifically against CS/tear gas type exposure almost any filtering respirator will do. CS is not truly a gas but is a micro pulverized particulate which can float in the air like dust. So any good particulate filtering mask will satisfactorily defend against CS. Just be sure it fits well and seals against the face without gaps, then you will need to protect the eyes with snug goggles or use a full face mask. Filters for ordinary paint respirators would work and could be replaced cheaply and as often as you felt necessary to provide good flow, but should last quite long and still work."

Amazon does still have civilian models like this full face mask that would do the trick against tear gas.

u/DrRocuronium · 5 pointsr/AskDocs

I would recommend picking up a dust mask to prevent you from inhaling the clay. They are super cheap and can be found at every hardware store.

u/LeifCarrotson · 5 pointsr/woodworking

If by "dust mask" you mean one of those white paper things, then yeah - get a nice P100 respirator:

Less than $17. Maybe $25 in-store? A pack of disposables probably costs at least half that, and the difference between the two is night and day. You won't smell a fart in the $17 respirator. A disposable mask should be disposed of, rather than used for some imagined protection. (OK, it does block 95% of non-oil-base airborne particles - better than nothing, and better than a rag. But that means it lets 5% through, and is only guaranteed if you have a good deal, which you won't. The respirator will block 99.97% and has a comfortable silicone seal.)

Note that I am saying this purely as a general advice when working with dusty stuff: I have no idea if there's something especially dangerous​ about the finish. The clear coat is probably a urethane, no special danger. The paint might be lead if it's old.

Also, if you have a lot of it, run it through a thickness planer instead of sanding. You may have to sharpen (or clean gummed up) knives afterwards, but the shavings are large, lower dust, and relatively easy to clean up, you won't go through acres of sandpaper, and it's so much faster and easier. And in theory, there are no nails.

u/leroy_sunset · 5 pointsr/DIY

You've got a couple of nay-sayers in here, but I think you'd be fine with a P100 mask, contractor's goggles, Tyvek suit, and a rigged up negative air system using a box fan, some plastic sheeting, and a few furnace air filters. Wet down anything that looks suspicious with a pump sprayer (floor tiles, pipe insulation, popcorn ceiling, etc.) and double-bag using contractor grade bags. Dump the waste in a facility that will take asbestos etc.

The thing is, if you don't know it's asbestos, you're in the clear. If you get it tested then you might be legally obligated to have it abated by a licensed crew and disclose that when you go to sell.

The price difference is like $50 for the safety gear (plus your time) or literally thousands for abatement.

u/dizzle229 · 5 pointsr/urbanexploration

Often it is. Just grab a cheap P100 respirator. Make sure to wash your clothes and shower as soon as you get home, and thoroughly wash your hair.

u/skattr · 5 pointsr/woodworking

Dust Collector - $239

Air Filtration - $139.99

As far as jointers - I'd stay away from the bench top ones. You'll find them useful for a short period of time, but then you'll realize you should have sprung for a bigger model. Along with a planer, I would look on CL for a decently priced used model. Obviously this doesn't work with your Amazon Gift card plan, but I wouldn't waste them. And buying a good jointer new off amazon is going to be out of your budget.

Jigsaw - $65.99

3M Respirator Mask - $15.97

As far as clamps, I would stick with Bessey clamps. I would price check Amazon vs Home Depot and see what's cheaper. If HD is cheaper, don't waste your Amazon GCs on them. HD tends to run Special Buys on them from time to time too.

Right now, you're just under $500. Do you plan on doing any hand tool work (i.e. chisels, handsaws)? If so, you can spend some on those tools as well.

u/lightmimg · 5 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

a post I made last year:

I have tried

  • Respro Sportsta
  • 3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator
  • 3M 8233 Particulate N100 Respirator
  • 3M 6391 P100 Reusable Respirator Gas Mask

    The Respro is okay. Certainly the only stylish one i tried. One common feature of the masks is a moldable metal nose piece, that allows you to shape the mask to your face. The one on the respro is both the most durable, and the worst. Its stiffness makes it tough to form and reform. That said, the seal it forms seems to be fine, but getting a really good fit is hard, because it lacks a strap that goes over the ear. I'm sure you can get this style of mask in n99 or whatever.

    The 3M n95 is the cheapest (by far), and the lightest. The fit is good, and the seal is adequate, although the seal is the worst of the four. The filter is more stiff like paper.

    The 3M n100 is probably my favorite so far. The filter is more flexible like cotton. I generally don't worry about crushing it in my bag, except for the metal nose piece. The fit and seal are both excellent.

    The 3M p100 is certainly the most hardcore. It's cost is the highest, but the replacement filters are cheap enough. I haven't used it much, but it's the one that the bicycle collective sells, which I consider to be a good marker.

    Also I recently reached out to the American Lung Association about masks. Here is the last, most detailed response.

    > USEPA sets a PM 2.5 annual air quality standard at 15ug/m3
    This is a rolling 12 month average. There is also a 24 hour limit of 35ug/m3
    These numbers are established for air quality in the air shed and not necessarily in the breathing zone – which is the most item relevant to your question.
    These numbers are not extractable to breathing zone concentrations.
    A healthy person should not have a need for any respirators, the respirator is recommended for those with impaired systems.
    In addition, lung cancer is complex and there are other factors, which include air quality (type of pollutant), genetic disposition, and duration of exposure.

    > Saying all this, it’s hard to make a recommendation on when to use the N95 disposable respirator to prevent lung cancer (knowing that the three factors above play a large role in the equation and outcome). If in doubt, or if you feel there is a need, wear the respirator (with proper fit) when there are air quality concern days).
u/leapardsy · 5 pointsr/woodworking

And not just any dust mask! Get a half-mask respirator with P100 filters. So much more particulate can get through that old paper dust mask than you'd ever think. P100's are the highest level of filtration out there, and still super cheap.

u/domesticpig · 5 pointsr/boston

get yourself a half face respirator with pm/voc cartridges. protect your health and raise awareness!

u/ContagionKits · 5 pointsr/preppers

Hey there, I'm not the HAZMAT expert but I do Contagion Kits' product sourcing. I'll let Z get answer the technical side of your question, but I can tell you that if you're interested in that specific half-mask (the 3M 7500 series), you're better off separately buying the mask and a set of P100 filters (these cartridges or these filters) which will provide a higher level of protection (P100 vs N95) for an equal or lesser price. The 3M 2097 filters are what we use ourselves and offer with our kits on the site.


u/phoenix20011 · 5 pointsr/TheeHive

The residue in left in the filter on the paper right? Also how bad do I need to avoid breathing acetone or how volatile is it? I have lots of windows and fans, I got this respirator from 3M, will it do the job for acetone vapors?

u/windupmonkeys · 4 pointsr/modelmakers

As in, while acrylics are not generally as toxic in chemical composition as enamels and lacquers (though this is open to debate, see below), breathing aerosolized particles of paint is still not ideal. Ever stand in a room when someone used too much hairspray and there are clouds of it floating around? Or women's perfume counter? You get the idea. Or clouds of sanding dust in a construction site?

The recommedations I've gotten for good respirators are P95 type respirators, which are not cheap but come with replaceable cart filters.

Or, at minimum, an N95 dust/facemask. It's not nearly as effective, but it's better than nothing.

It's also open to debate how much safer acrylics really are. The truly water based/low VOC/low toxicity stuff is fine, but see e.g. a tamiya acrylic bottle, it will warn that you are spraying gylcol ethers.

See also MSDS materials safety disclosure sheets for particular brands of paint, if you're really concerned about it. Thinners, lacquers, and cleaners tend to be some seriously nasty stuff, as is cement, which in many liquid iterations contains Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or MEK.

MSDS sheets for multiple brands:

u/jmblur · 4 pointsr/pics

Do yourself a favor - buy a respirator. They're like $15. Your future self thanks you.

u/superpopcone · 4 pointsr/berkeley

My bad, I didn't notice the delivery options. Crazy that Amazon could have stocking issues from how big the wildfire problems are.


You can also try mixing up search terms for disposable/nondisposable masks and higher NIOSH ratings - there's one $20ish for an older 3M half mask model + 3M P100 cartridges, one and two day shipping available if I read it right.

u/DerBrizon · 4 pointsr/Welding

Yeah... Zinc-Oxide is shitty.

Where I work they give us 3M reusable respirators with "cookie" filters:



Notice the cost: 40-50 bucks to get started... I change my filters twice a day for the pink cookies (4 hours per set), and use a pair per day if I'm using higher quality organic filters. P100 filters clog up pretty quickly and they aren't meant for much more than minor exposure.

Make sure you shave before using your filter - that's pretty important. In my opinion, you should be wearing a respirator for any welding your doing. Iron oxide and other welding particulates are not good for you. For some fumes, the health effects are up for debate on hazard levels, but I'm not gonna breath the stuff to find out when I'm 60.

If your shop is having you work with galvanized materials, buff the galvanizing off of the weld area (and the backside, too!) to minimize exposure - don't worry about removing the zinc, because the welding arc does that anyway. You'll also get cleaner welds and less likelihood of wormholes caused by zinc oxide gassing out through your puddle. Ask your employer to provide adequate protection. No vent system in the world will allow you to weld that stuff without inhaling even a little of it. Here is some info about welding galvanized materials.

I'm not sure if you can force your employer to provide respirators - you might want to look into OSHA regulations (if in the US, obviously) about it... You might also ask /r/legaladvice or something - maybe there's an attorney there who specializes in industrial health who can help you.

u/makattak88 · 4 pointsr/Welding

Do you know what kind of respirator to look for? Something like this is common. I have one like this and it does the job. As you can see you don't need much money. Hell, I'll buy it for you if you seriously can't afford one. Seriously.
Once you get into welding and making coin, then start looking into spending the money on a nicer respirator. Personally, I still use the ol' 3M because I work in the field.

Go to a local safety supply shop and they can give you a couple tips to make sure you're buying the right size.

For now at least wear a dust mask. Especially when you have grinding to do.

u/BillDaCatt · 4 pointsr/Blacksmith

As long as you are forging outside and keep your face out of the smoke, your exposure to hexavalent chromium will be minimal. Otherwise you should use some kind of exhaust hood over your forge or wear a cartridge respirator like this one: 3M P100 Respirator

The danger here is much like asbestos, your risk of getting sick (lung cancer) increases depending on the level and frequency of exposure. But unless you are eating it, you are unlikely to get sick at all on the same day or even the same week you are exposed. Most likely it will be years later.

As a forging material, I'm guessing it will work similar to 4140 if that isn't exactly what it is. It will probably get really hard to work as it cools, so hit when it's hot!

u/thejunioristadmin · 4 pointsr/woodworking

This is the one I bought. I use the P100 filters that twist on as well.

Unrelated to woodworking but I have a great dane. In February or March he had surgery and was on some medicine that left him with upset bowels. He didn't make it outside and left a huge mess on my main floor tile...twice. The only way I was able to clean it all up was by wearing this amazing thing. I didn't smell any of it.

u/tom7688 · 4 pointsr/woodworking

Years ago I bought this mask
About a year ago I upgraded to this one though.
it is worth the extra money and then some. (I think they are available at the local box stores too.) The advantage is a quick release latch. Whenever my wife would come down to ask me a question or my phone would ring I’d have to take my headphones, glasses and mask off to answer. The latch lets you drop it down so you’re able to talk or breathe without the mask without fully taking it off. It’s also really helpful on longer sessions when you end up getting hot and sweaty and just want a quick breather.
Added bonus, all the filters I bought for the first mask still work and I just use it as a spare for when family or friends come to my shop they get a nice one now too.
I should also mention I do not have a beard either so I can’t speak to the performance for those fortunate enough to grow a less than pitiful beard

u/jayAreEee · 4 pointsr/PublicFreakout

3M makes all kinds of good masks, but in general they come with 'attachments'. So you buy the filters and screw them on both sides.

I have both particulate filters (non gas) and gas filters (that also do particulates) but there's a huge range of different ones for different purposes.

This is a very common model and works well.

Here's an example of filter 60926 which does gas & vapor, organic, acid gas, ammonia, methylamine, and formaldehyde. Would most likely cover pepper spray too.

u/theholylancer · 4 pointsr/SanJose

the problem is, most people uses that kind of facial mask, which is as you said not enough protection but better than nothing.

which is best replaced daily or just after each use.

and yes, the ones I linked originally, the stuff should last a lot longer and be reuseable, and is meant for way more adverse environment than the air outside.

and as mentioned P100 would help better, since this is not just common dust but also burned particulates which 99.9 filtering is better.

but, like my coworkers said, they do look ridiculous in an office setting

u/GuestCartographer · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

>Whether it's actually lead or not, you should wear a good mask with an actual filter (not just one of those cheapos).

For those of us in the cheap seats, just watching this conversation and trying to learn what they can, when you say "good mask", are you talking about something like this.

Or a something that covers the entire face, like this.

u/THIS-WILL-WORK · 4 pointsr/Woodcarving

Yes! You don't only need one if you "can feel it" -- even if you feel nothing you can be doing long term damage.

I like this one, much more comfortable and makes a real seal against your face compared to the cloth or paper ones:

make sure to get p100 or n95 particle filters for it

u/dave9199 · 3 pointsr/preppers

For 30 bucks... A 3m chemical respirator is a lot more bang for the buck than shitty expired military gas masks...
And some filter packs.
If you want to step it up. These run about 100 bucks. This is what people exposed to toxic fumes use.

u/sharkamino · 3 pointsr/vinyl

All in ones with speakers built in are terrible.

Lowest budget decent to start with entry level turntable is Audio Technica LP60XUSB £119. Or look for a better used vintage turntable for possibly less.

Low budget speakers: Mordaunt Short M10 £59 with low budget amp IMG Stageline SA-50 £59 or SMSL SA-50 £63 mini amp. Add speaker wire: AmazonBasics 14-Gauge or similar, then 4 Ways to Strip Wire - wikiHow.

Or powered speakers: Tibo PLUS 2.1 £149.

Or look for a used integrated amp, stereo or AV receiver and a pair of used bookshelf speakers for less.

u/sitdownrando-r · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I made a thread about this in another subreddit and got some good responses from u/yogabagabbedlygook who lives in the West - where we typically have our forest fires:

>I use 3M 7000 series Half-face Respirator, it's the top of the line model and is only about ~$30 US with filters if you get a good package deal.
>I've used a few different filters and there are notable differences and exactly what you would expect. The big bulky OV/P95 Cartridges impact breathing the most, the 3M 2297 P100 filters are a significant improvement in ease of breathing, and lastly the 3M Advanced 2291 P100 filters are the least impactful as their are purposely designed for ease of breathing. I started with them in that order and have transitioned to the 2291 filters, a vast improvement and likely more than adequate for pollution considerations. The OV/P95 Cartridges are overkill and are what professional painters and chemists use, plus they're more expensive.
>Yes, you will get lots of condensation buildup, but I don't find that to be too problematic.

u/climbandmaintain · 3 pointsr/GamerGhazi

Well FWIW this mask and this mask both exceed military standards for CBN protection. So that could, if you weren't in a direct blast area, help you get somewhere to safety within 40-80 hours. Just don't expect to be eating or drinking in those things. Or having facial hair if you need to use them. I might have to spring for the goatee look. *Sigh* And also get my eyes lasered.

Edit: For clarification, if you're concerned about CBN stuff and you go with the 3M mask these are the filters to get. You want P100 Acid/Gas filters.

u/yourpoopsolution · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Hey there,
I use a half face respirator and P100 filter cartridges like This and These to make diaper changes for my child a reality. When properly fitted, there is no smell at all. The smallest size possible should fit a child. I suppose you can make some sort of game of it with your son.

u/ljthompson87 · 3 pointsr/Urbex

Not sure if you wanted to stick with the military look (which is cool) but here is some of what I use. Very effective, interchangeable masks depending on conditions, reasonable price. this 3M respirator with some of these or a few of these

u/Kurisu_MakiseSG · 3 pointsr/Welding

The little paper ones? They're better than nothing but I wouldn't say enough.

I use [this one]
with the [pink pancake filters.]

What hood do you have that your respirator doesn't fit? I have an ESAB Sentinel which is quite close fitting to the face and it fits just fine.

u/yankshrug · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I use this one. It does a great job, but in my experience it helps if you are clean shaven. Throw some of these on it and you'll be hot to trot. I don't get any extra goggle fog than I do just wearing my goggles on their own.

u/Wookie_rage · 3 pointsr/Welding

I like the 3m half mask with the quick latch. I use it with literally every kind of welding AND grinding. Lots of dust and smoke while metal working.

u/lol_admins_are_dumb · 3 pointsr/woodworking

A respirator.

Filters are $4

The straps are adjustable to fit your head, the size only matters to determine how much face the mask part covers. I have a big head and this fits me nicely. If you have a small face you might want a medium. It's nice because you can flip a quick latch to drop it away from your face easily

u/SoftwareMaven · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I use a 3M quick latch respirator with the pink cartridges (you need to buy the filters separately with the mask I linked). It is reasonably comfortable and does a great job filtering.

The quick latch is critical for me because, thanks to allergies, my nose seems to be always running to a greater or lesser degree. Needing to unstrap to blow my nose or to sneeze would be horrible.

The pink filters are perfect for what I do. They are P100 (meaning they filter 100% of particulates; that's the level you want) and will do enough chemical filtering to be useful in the environment I work in (my shop). For more noxious chemicals or stronger exposure, you can get different filters.

You may want to get two, one permanently for the shop and one for his work vehicle. I know mine would always be in the other place, and I'd probably be too lazy or forgetful to move it.

u/Orcinus24x5 · 3 pointsr/metalworking

The first (and last) time I used an angle grinder without a respirator, I wound up with a sore upper respiratory tract for a solid month. Respirators are cheap. If your instructor won't provide one, buy your own. Hell, buy your own anyways. They can be useful around the house if you ever decide to paint or do renovations, or even if you have a particularly stinky S.O. in the bathroom.

This respirator with these filters are what I use. P100, which means oil-proof and blocks 99.97% of particles, plus nuisance-level organic vapor filtering.

u/johnqdriveway · 3 pointsr/DIY

I use this one because it's small, comfortable, and works well:

I know if I had a big bulky one, I'd be less inclined to actually wear it.

I also really like these disposable respirators because they're comfortable to wear for a long time, and I can toss them if I'm doing something really messy (and this is a good price, too):

Get some good safety glasses while you're at it:

u/graynet280 · 3 pointsr/Carpentry

Elipse P100, hands down.

I've tried many different dust masks and this is the most comfortable and best value mask I've found. I've tired 2 different versions of the RZ and hate they way they fit. the 3M respirators are ok, and I have one of those with organic filters for painting, but the Elipse is the best for me, especially when wearing other safety gear, like glasses, and over the ear hearing protection.

u/Itsacon · 3 pointsr/Warhammer

Since he's airbrushing, using protection is a good idea. When I'm spraypainting primer (even with normal cans), I'll wear a decent mask too.

And gloves are not just protection, they also prevent your hands from looking gross when you go to work the next day.

u/mmpre · 3 pointsr/woodworking

While I don't wear seeing glasses, I do use safetly glasses and have experienced the fogging on those. I use this mask and love it. Not only does it filter out the dust, but it also filters out any fumes from the finishing products I'm using.

u/goodguydan · 3 pointsr/Gunpla

This is the mask I use.

I also wear glasses, so I can't comfortably wear a full mask. Half masks work just as well, and this one is fairly comfortable and cheap to maintain.

u/Ksrugi · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I grew up in Louisiana and always had these at the ready in case another Katrina came by. Barebones and lightweight in case you need to get up and move.

Multitool - Something that's sturdy, offers plenty of options, but also is lightweight. If I got washed out, this would be one of the top things I'd want coming with me.

First Aid Kit - You just never know. Water can hide a lot of nasty stuff like sharp metal edges, broken glass, etc. The kit I've linked to also comes with a multitool.
Water Filtration System - Dehydration will get you before anything else. Southern heat combined with physical exertion takes a lot out of anyone and tiny filtration systems like this will take care of you without adding bulk.

Meal Replacement Bars - You'll ideally want a few days emergency food. I recommend meal replacement bars that are high in protein and fiber and no less than 500 calories. They'll provide decent nutrition and should make you feel satiated for at least 2-4 hours. I don't have a recommendation on this one because there are so many brands and flavors.
Hand Crank Lantern - A reliable source of light that you can crank on your own. Generally, I avoid using generators and the like. I'm paranoid about electricity after flooding occurs.

Whistle - Great for alerting people without tearing up your vocal chords. It's also very, very, very good to have in case animals that shouldn't come by are nearby.
Dust Mask - If your city floods, there's going to be a lot of crud that comes up from the sewers and a lot of things accumulating inside buildings. Save your lungs and your noses.
Portable Battery - I love this age of technology we're in. Charge this a few days before the storm hits and you'll be able to keep your phone charged for days if the power goes out.
Insect Repellant - The ample amount of still water after a hurricane is prime bug nesting. A little repellant goes a long way.
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman - Or any book really to help pass the time. This is a fantastic read though. :)

u/neuromonkey · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I can get this for $18.00. You'd probably also want a set of these ($9) to keep out the volatile organic compounds present in most spray paints. If I bought both of those, it'd be over $25 and would qualify for free shipping. (To me in the US.)

Postal shipping from the US to Oz would probably run $28-35 though. Let me know if you want to do it, and I'll PM you my PayPal details.

u/hiruburu · 3 pointsr/Welding
  • If you're going to weld a lot, use a respirator, at the very least a disposable one but I'm using this one from 3m and it's worthwhile, although the filters can get expensive.
    I had fume extraction at my welding school and it still didn't do the job, although stick is even worse than MIG. Nowadays I'd never weld without a respirator.

  • If you're doing stringers in T joints, rest the nozzle on the bottom plate and they will come out perfect

  • If they have synergic and non synergic machines, use the non synergic ones or you won't learn to set up the wire feed and voltage separately, I find I've learned more with older machines that you have to fine tune to perfection than with newer machines that will run smooth almost no matter what you dial

  • Don't hold any questions for yourself, be annoying if you have to, but get the most out of your teachers now in school and later when you work try to stick around the good welders and ask a lot of questions
u/caverunner17 · 3 pointsr/RealEstate

The general advice I've seen on /r/HomeImprovement is that if it is a pre 1977 house, assume it has asbestos.

As far as mitigating, I've seen wetting it down before removal, using a HEPA face mask, sealing off areas you aren't working in and changing furnace filters afterwords can remove a significant amount of the risk if you're DIYing it. And encapsulating it (putting another type of flooring over it) should remove any threat too.

I guess as an average homeowner, asbestos wouldn't be something I'd actively worry about. Radon on the other hand.....

u/TeamBenny14 · 3 pointsr/turning

I don't if I'm rough turning green wood, but usually do wear one if I'm turning dry wood, and always when sanding. I use this one from 3M, which fits under the face shield pretty nicely and isn't too uncomfortable.

u/BBorNot · 3 pointsr/metalworking

Safety glasses and a big face shield are critical. If I'm grinding a lot or grinding ANY thoriated TIG electrode I'll add a respirator with the pink P100 filter cartridges. Don't forget hearing protection! If you wear earmuffs then behind the neck ones like these will fit with all the other gear.

u/satans_dad · 3 pointsr/DIY

I honestly am not too educated on respirators. At work (a painting company) we had HEPA filters for when we were scraping and sanding, and then NIOSH filters for when we sprayed paint, but I bought a mask at lowes for personal use that had organic filters and .1 micron filtering, which for me meant I used the same filters for everything. If I'm painting I can't smell it, and when I sand wood I get no noticeable dust in the mask. Other than that I really don't know too much about respirators.

As far as I'm aware though, HEPA is particle filtering, and NIOSH is organic (activated carbon) filtering, so I'm thinking you would want either a NIOSH filter, or the combination thing lowes sells (the combo filters are more expensive, but worth it)

As a side note, they say you should replace the filters after 8 hours of use, but I've got probably 200 hours on the filters on my personal mask and its just starting to not fully filter the organic stuff.

u/rlankenau · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I have a beard and glasses, and I use the 3M 6391, and it works pretty darn well. The critical part for me is that it doesn't fog up my glasses, which just about every other dust mask I've used does.

u/Algae198 · 3 pointsr/Welding

My welding school has an awful ventilation system. I started wearing this and it made a world of difference.

u/_ataraxia · 3 pointsr/chinchilla

>Construction grade dust mask

what exactly do you mean by this? because this respirator with p100 filters has made it possible to clean the cage or sit near the cage for playtime without the never ending asthma attacks.

my allergen comes from the chinchillas themselves, not the hay/dust/bedding. it's the same saliva protein that makes me allergic to other rodents and cats.

you may also consider seeing an allergy specialist and ask about possible treatments.

u/Silound · 3 pointsr/turning

> The Lathe:

Sounds like you've got this well under control.

> The Tools:

There are very split camps on tools: replaceable carbide tips vs traditional tools. Personally I think both have a place, but I do feel it's best to start with traditional tools to learn the how and why tools work the way they do. My personal opinion is always to spend the real money on good tools. They don't have to be expensive, but the right tool of the right quality (sharp, of course) will make all the difference in the world. Every try to dig a post hole with a hand trowel? :)

Also don't feel bound by just one brand or type of tool...most of us have lots of tools!

You can go with carbide-tipped tools such as Easy Wood Tools, Simple Woodturning Tools, or other brands. You can make your own for a fraction of the cost to buy.

There are a few of good entry-level HSS sets out there for about $80, such as this frequently recommended set of Benjamin's Best. I also like Hurricane brand tools which I feel are excellent entry-level HSS tools for the money. Either of those would serve you well through the learning curve and a good ways into your turning career.

If you wanted to pick just two higher-end tools, I feel Crown's Pro PM are good for the price. I own several, they're nice, but the handles are a bit short for my knuckle-dragging frame! All you really need for the projects you listed is a skew chisel and a spindle gouge.

Lastly, you could buy some of the popular "buy it for life" tools like Thompson Lathe Tools or D-Way Tools. These are widely considered the upper end of turning tools with each tool running between $55-200 (handles sold separately). Many people who get serious about their hobby end up with these tools because the harder tool steels are more durable.

> The Bench Grinder:

The Rikon 80-805 is the most common good deal for a grinder. Occasionally some other Asia-import will pop up on the scene for a little while, but the Rikon is pretty predictable about going on sale. Also, it comes with two decent wheels to get you started; not all import grinders come with decent wheels.

Eventually you might want to invest in CBN wheels to replace the frangible wheels that come on the grinder, but that's probably down the road for you.

Lots of people use that grinder, I've not heard anything outright bad about it (although some people prefer one with more HP).

> Drill Press?

A cheap drill press will get you there just fine.

The most common alternative is to purchase a 4-jaw chuck, such as the Nova G3 (which requires the appropriate insert), and also a set of pen drilling jaws and a drill chuck for the tailstock. That lets you drill blanks entirely on the lathe (and with better accuracy than a drill press IMO).

The downside is that the 4-jaw chuck, insert, jaws, and drill chuck collectively will cost damn near $200, which is a lot more than a cheap drill press. The upside is that the chuck is exactly what you will need if you decide to get deeper into turning and want to try bowls, boxes, and other things. Many of us already owned or planned to own a chuck, so the only real cost addition was the pen drilling jaws and the drill chuck.

> Pen turning attachments

  • Mandrel savers are a separate purchase.

  • Be warned that barrel trimmers are not universal, they come in different sizes and some pen kits use a sleeve to up-size the trimmer to fit the larger tube.

  • You can use epoxy or CA glue, whichever you prefer to glue tubes. If using CA glue, make sure you buy a spray bottle of accelerator so that you can zap the ends to prevent a dripping mess!

  • Any general sandpaper from a home improvement store will work fine, don't need anything fancy or expensive. Quite a few of us purchased the $40 box from Klingspor's which is enough sandpaper to last me several years.

  • A P100 filter dust mask is a good investment as well for safety gear.

  • FINISH: If you plan to use CA glue as your finish, you need a different viscosity (thin) than what you use to glue the tubes (thick). This means you need to buy two different bottles of CA and look into a pack of MicroMesh sanding pads for polishing the CA finish.

    If you plan on using something else for the finish, make sure you buy what you need.

  • SAW: You need a way to cut pen blanks and trim off excess waste. If you don't own any cutting tools that are sufficient for the job, a cheap miter box will do the job just fine. Make sure you clamp the box and the blank down well before sawing!
u/feistypenguin · 3 pointsr/preppers

Setting aside the question of "Is NBC protective gear worth the expense"... I think the best way to test, would be to wear and tighten the mask to fit, and then use something like banana oil or smelling salts to check for any leaks (assuming you are using P100 or better filters). As this blast-from-the-past website demonstrates:

My understanding is that it takes a lot of time and regular training, to properly don NBC gear on short notice. A N95 or P100 dust mask or respirator, would definitely be helpful in the more common disasters (unrest, storms, flooding, etc). NBC protection requires a full suit, gloves, boots, etc. Would you have time to deploy all of that out of your car, before you are affected by a strike?

I don't know if I would trust old military gas masks, because you don't know how old they are, or what the storage conditions were. The savings would likely be eaten up by the uncertainty of getting old, expired, or ill-fitting gear. The stuff is surplus for a reason...

u/nahreddit · 3 pointsr/Welding

(exhaust air is directed down so it doesn't fog up hood)


Not gonna provide the best vapor protection but it would help and it fits easily under a hood.

u/p2p_editor · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I love this kind with these filters.

3M makes a whole line of these respirators. I'm pretty sure the one linked here is the kind I got. It has a very soft, flexible silicone grommet that seals very effectively against my face and is incredibly comfortable. It vents your breath downward, so you don't fog up your glasses (a big concern with me). And the P100 filters with "nuisance level" organic protection reduce fumes from varnishes, solvents, etc., to the point where I literally cannot smell them.

Oh, and the whole get-up is really affordable, too.

u/AggressiveStation · 3 pointsr/metro

Question: If you want to hypothetically avoid nuclear fallout, can you just grab a 3M mask and some cheap filters and be right as rain? They would filter all the particulate. The rest of you would be toast without more PPE, of course.

u/mnfthyr · 3 pointsr/politics

As someone who's been living in Beijing for the past 3 years, yes, it's bad, but a lot of things that get posted about are embellished. That said, winter is worse because of municipal heating.

The spring days aren't nearly so bad. It's Los Angeles levels of air most of the time.

If you're worried go grab yourself one of these and a pair of these to keep your lungs clean. I personally use these. It might be rude to keep them on indoors, but unless you're at a high end office or shopping center the air is the same as outdoors. Hopefully your gf's relatives got IQAir, otherwise you're still SOL for like 75% of the time since I'm assuming you'll be indoors for the most part. You also can't have it on when eating, when the second hand smoke will get ya.

u/dalziel86 · 3 pointsr/modelmakers

Absolutely not. DO NOT PAINT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE GEAR. Lacquers are especially dangerous. Acrylics are safer but still not safe. Painting without proper protection will result in you inhaling vapors and particles that will mess up your lungs terribly and cause you a lot of problems later in life, sooner and more severe if you keep doing it. More immediately, you'll get headaches and such that will make your life unpleasant.

You need a proper respirator that's rated for organic vapor. This is pretty close to what I have. You attach cartridges to those sockets on either side and filters over the top.

You'll also need to make sure wherever you're painting is adequately ventilated, which generally means getting a paint booth with a good fan.

And no, thinners aren't universal. Different chemicals are used to thin acrylics, lacquers, enamels and oils. Sometimes you can use one for another, like using enamel thinner with oil, but in other cases you'll mess up the whole thing if you try.

Get proper protective gear. Get a proper ventilation system. Get the proper thinners for your paint. Then have fun with your new airbrush!

u/Callsignraven · 3 pointsr/preppers

Here is the one I bought.

You still need filters, but those shouldn't be more than 15$ a pair or so. The mask is super comfortable to me. The only real upgrade I can think of is the eye protection.

u/zxj4k3xz · 3 pointsr/airsoft

We’re talking about these, right? I’ve seen them get hit and pieces fly off. Not the vent, but the plastic shell bit. I don’t know if those are the exact model I’ve seen or if there are stronger versions available, but I wouldn’t trust them as face protection.

u/tigermaple · 3 pointsr/turning

The face shield u/givemehellll linked is a great one, and as it sits further out in front of your face than most, it stands the greatest chance of accommodating a respirator. (I think u/vikingcode1 took a picture one time showing that it did work, sort of).

However, most turners (me included) don't really wear both at once. Use the face shield during cutting and shaping operations (you should be producing mostly chips at this point, not hazardous dust), then swap it out for the respirator when it comes time to sand. Better yet (or in addition to)- get a dust collector or one of those cyclone garbage can attachments for your shop vac and collect the dust at the source while sanding.

They do make powered respirators (PAPR) that combine a face shield with a filter that maintains positive pressure by blowing filtered air over your face, but those are pretty expensive, the cheapest being something like this, going on up to much nicer ones. (I have the Trend and honestly, I think it sucks. It's way too top heavy, and has a fussy charger that has to be monitored carefully to avoid ruining the battery, and it's not NIOSH approved or meeting any other safety standard or spec that tells what it is doing for sure. I can't recommend it honestly).

u/SVT_Termin8tor · 3 pointsr/AutoPaint

I'd recommend a fresh air respirator hood if you have a large beard. If it's just some scruff their full face respirators work just fine when adjusted and fit tested.

Fresh Air Respirator Hood System:

3M Versaflo Heavy Industry PAPR Kit TR-300-HIK"

3M Full Face Respirator:

3M Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator FF-402/89421, Respiratory Protection, Medium

u/arnorath · 3 pointsr/Blacksmith

Personally I've been looking at this baby for some time, but haven't taken the plunge yet. Anyone here have any experience with them? I know Alec Steele swears by them.

u/bazilbt · 3 pointsr/electricians

I like the 3m half face masks. They are more comfortable than disposable masks and you can get all kinds of cartridges for them. I used them for years along with full face masks. They are quite comfortable for a 12 hour shift.
They also come apart quite easily so you can wash them in the sink.

Edit: then these filters for particulate, mold, fiberglass, they also cut down on welding gas odor

u/kmc_v3 · 3 pointsr/sanfrancisco

If you can, buy a reusable respirator and some P100 filters. It's much more effective than N95 masks. (Note that the 3M respirators come in 3 sizes, medium is supposed to fit 85% of users.)

u/Hatsuwr · 3 pointsr/preppers

Oh nothing wrong with N95 - definitely has its uses. It's good, basic filtration, but the same job can be accomplished by a $0.75 dust mask.

Here's some info on the N## and P## filtration ratings:

What mask or respirator you use will depend upon your uses. What did you have in mind?


Personally, I keep some of these around for most random uses that come up:


And I have this respirator:

with these filters:

for more serious contaminants, extended use, or to block oils and vapors.

u/funktopus · 3 pointsr/woodworking

3m 7500 get the pink discs they are p100 filters. It's a great mask that is comfortable to wear, even for longer periods.

Dust collection is important but even with that a mask will be your best friend.

The 6000 series is what the engineering team uses and they all said it's comfy as well. Uses the same filters as the 7500. They have the 6000 at home depot in the paint section. The best part is you can buy different filters for finishing.

u/Plamobot · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I second this. I bought a 3M respirator from Amazon (this one I think), and it's worked great. Looks like I need to change my filters, though; didn't know about the 30-day limit. (I've only used it about eight times, for a few minutes each, so I'm way under the forty hours of use limit...but if it's whichever comes's been well past a month.)

u/Pippers · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

Also of these:

Even if you are just using acrylics, you will need one. You will also be sealing your models, too, which are usually lacquer based.

u/cursious · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Here's what I would do...

Buy a respirator

Turn off the water to the house. Drain the pipes as best you can.

Rip out the tub and the tub walls, including the faucet and handles on the tub. Throw them away.

Clean up any mold you find now that the tun and walls are out. Soap & water and a brush will do.

If there is any wood work that's falling apart from water damage/mold, you may need to get help... It'll unfortunately cost more than you have, but the alternative is for the house to fall down. Hopefully it's not too bad.

Buy one of these and one of these and a few tubes of silicone bathtub sealant.

Now, you'll need some help putting the tub in if you've never done it before. Possible someone here is local and can lend a hand.

It'll end up costing about $800-$1000 - I tried to get you as close to $600 as I can...

u/Sporkwonder · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I could not agree with you more. I bought this [respirator mask] ( and it works really well even with my full bushy beard and is super comfortable.

Remember it may state that it is non-toxic but that is when you are using a paint brush.

u/notapantsday · 2 pointsr/hoarding

Honestly, this is a shitty thing to have to do. You should make it as easy for yourself as possible. Get something like this:

The active charcoal filters actually take away a lot of the smell while the particle filters make sure there's no danger from aerosol particles (can be an issue if noro or rota are involved and also if you're dealing with rodent droppings). I have one like that (different brand) and it's well worth the money. Much more effective and more comfortable than the standard dust masks. Plus, it looks badass.

u/curberus · 2 pointsr/Luthier

Haha, fair enough. Worst case scenario you get it down to bare wood hate it and you can paint it something else. Hopefully you like it. You never know what to expect on those.

with the heatgun, dont do it till the paint comes off on its own as that will for sure burn the wood. Just pick an area maybe 1/4 to 1/8 of the face of the guitar, and heat it, keeping the heat gun in motion. As the paint gets soft, scrape it off with a putty knife. Once its mostly off, it will be easier to sand the oddball remnants off, probably with 180 grit or so using a hand sanding block. Then hit it with 220, 300, and maybe up to 600 if youre just going to oil it.

Also, for the love of all that is toany, get a respirator. You can get a decent one for $25 on amazon, I use this and it works quite well. Also do this outside.

All in all, If the paint isnt scraping off easily it needs more heat, but always err on the side of farther/more motion than less, and dial in the distance slowly so you dont burn the wood.

Good luck man!

u/crackrox69 · 2 pointsr/IAmA

They can actually be pretty cheap and not too cumbersome.

I've used respirators for a lot of projects involving volatile organic solvents which emit vapors with molecules as small or smaller than the fumes coming from dead bodies and I can't smell a thing. And they get a decent amount of life out of em.

u/NWVoS · 2 pointsr/DIY

From the pictures it looks like you are wearing a simple mask like this Home Dust Mask. If you have another project involving tile or dust like it, or a friend has such a project you should wear a better mask. One like this one would work, and this one would work even better and be more versatile.

On a side note, I bet the dust got to the refrigerator's compressor.

u/papyjohns · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

how often do you guys change the filters of your breathing mask? I use

and was wondering how often you guys change the organic filter? I seem to get some irritation everytime I use it and was wondering if its the filter expiring or what.

I painting with tamiya spray cans

u/Hvstle · 2 pointsr/Airbrushing

I think it's cool you want to pick up a hobby your father had. It will be a nice reminder every time you pick up the gun.

I use this 100% for miniatures, and it works great!!


Alright, here is the list I bought. It's a bit more than you want to spend, but this will ensure you can get going right away, and not be frustrated. I did a fair amount of research on different forums, sites, and youtube videos. If you want to know why I chose something, feel free to ask. I was going to bold the ones that you absolutely need, but I would say everything in the first set are a must.


u/i_is_surf · 2 pointsr/DIY

>I would like to know if a normal dust mask would be fine during the sanding, what respirator to get (any brand, but would prefer 3M), and if any filters would be suitable for use during the whole process.

  1. Yes.

  2. Based on other's suggestions I purchased this one: 3M R6211.

  3. Yes, the one I linked above is approved for: Particulate matter (dust from sanding, sawing, grinding, sweeping etc.); Odors from chemical strippers, stains, varnishes, paints, pesticides, etc.
u/things_falling_apart · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I'm currently using this one

It's pretty good, it blocks pretty much all the fumes. I believe when it comes to your health you shouldn't be cheap about it.

u/Myworstnitemare · 2 pointsr/woodworking

One of these would also work, I believe. Filters are swappable, so think you can get ones for material other than paint. Much cheaper too.

u/etjones · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

My favorite is a Shemagh, just learn how to wrap it before you get out there.

Also a regular surgical mask like this works really well, just not as stylish.

u/dustinpdx · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This is a dust mask, they do not filter asbestos at all - ever - the particles flow right through it whether it is sealed or not. What you need to get is a respirator like this that either has a purple cartridge or is rated N-100, P-100, or R-100. You are disseminating false information that could cause harm to others, that is very irresponsible.

u/dannywhatt · 2 pointsr/Bladesmith

I don't know a whole lot yet about knife making, but I do know that if you are grinding metal you need to be wearing respiratory protection. Metal dust is no bueno for your lungs. In the limited reading that I've done, a standard 3M respirator mask with the P100 filters should be sufficient. [The price is right too]

I know OSHA regulations don't allow for a beard when using an N95 mask and only allows for limited facial hair, IE goatee or mustache, so take that for what its worth, YMMV.

u/GL_HaveFun · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

I have what they call an "E" container that is about 4 quarts. Puts out 2L/min for 2 hours. Portable concentrators are HEAVY. Work in well ventilated areas as the co2 it emits in my house gives me a headache (not enough airflow in lungs to get rid of excess co2 concentration).

Respirators like this would work if I could get a NIOSH95 rating filter. Seems like it would work and then have to find a way to get air to feed into it behind the filter.

I'll look into non toxic silica too. Maybe I could put some of those inbetween the filters?

Problem is that I have to wear these because I don't make tears anymore and need to protect from wind/keep moisture in. It's very difficult to wear TB n95's, circle n95's or even viral surgical masks without having fogging/comfort issues.

u/Eisenstein · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

For scope: get a used tek on craigslist

For function generator: this kit

For iron: Hakko 888

You probably want a bench PSU as well: Korad 3005D

You need safety gear too!

u/ltralightbeam · 2 pointsr/urbanexploration

it's this one - the one you linked doesn't filter out asbestos. I bought the same one for my first trip myself, but this one I've linked definitely works

u/Whodat1004 · 2 pointsr/Allergies

For yard work and mowing the lawn, I wear one of these: 3M(TM) Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly 6291/07002(AAD), Medium, with 3M(TM) Particulate Filters 2091/07000(AAD), P100

Breaths pretty easily, gets uncomfortable after an hour or so. I'm still looking for something more appropriate for outdoor exercise.

u/BeholdGlory · 2 pointsr/metalworking

Well if you don't mind puking your brains out for a day or two, by all means weld away bud! BREATHE DEEP! lol Trust me man, don't do will regret it, death is probably favorable over the sickness you will experience.

Just grind off the galvanizing in the area and make sure you are in a well ventilated area and out of the smoke plume. I would probably wear one of these too.

u/boomliftcertified · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/PhantomMadman · 2 pointsr/DIY

After pulling up some carpet and enduring sneezing and a swollen face for 2 days (I'm highly allergic to dust mites), I picked up this respirator:

Cheap, comfortable, replaceable filters, and works well. Not a single sneeze after pulling up more carpet for 4 hours.

u/eyeoutthere · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Less than $1 each:

This is the bad boy you want though:

Fits better on your face and filters out 99.97% of particulates, with replaceable pancake filters.

u/MyNameIsRay · 2 pointsr/CarAV

What I consider essential on the fabrication side:

Huge air tank and hoses. Lots of air tools (glue sprayer, paint sprayer, saws, cutoff wheels, air chuck, nail gun, etc). Seriously, this gets a ton of use and is absolutely necessary IMO.

Table saw. Must have a sturdy fence and be able to rip at least 2 feet wide. Rockewell is basically the cheapest one I know of that's decent. Take a look online, lots of people selling higher end ones, used, for a few hundred.

Router with circle jig and the appropriate bits.

Decent quality drill with spare batteries (I'm currently using the 20v lithium Dewalts, they've been great). Jig saw (I like the Skil brand with laser guide), reciprocating saw. Various drill bits, unibits, and saws.

Palm sander, and pads with various grits.

Bench grinder (wire wheel and stone if possible). I keep a full size angle grinder around as well, with some flap and cutoff disks.

Bench vise.

Propane torch, preferably, with easy-start (no striker/lighter, a button start of some sort)

A decent quality dust mask. I use these. Trust me, it's WAY better than breathing in fiberglass dust, or even just MDF dust.

Tons of latex gloves, "chip brushes", and cheapo tupperware for resin work (mix in tupperware, let it dry, bend to crack out resin, re-use until it's destroyed).

Sawhorses, or at least, durable garbage cans.

Shop vac.

Razor blades. I buy single-edge 100 packs and just throw them away as soon as they're not sharp. For cutting carpet, vinyl, etc. it's much better than scissors.

A decent quality hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks (this is how you position rings for custom doors, dashes, etc)

u/shannxn · 2 pointsr/urbanexploration

I have this 3M one and I use these filters on it. Honestly, I've used it only a handful of times in the 8 years I've been exploring. Once in a place full of black mold, another in a place where all the insulation had fallen onto the floor and created a dust cloud as you walked. It's kind of a personal judgement call. If you feel more comfortable wearing one all the time, go ahead. Just don't get a gas mask unless you want to look silly (or like a bioterrorist).

u/justhavingacoffee · 2 pointsr/woodworking

That's very thoughtful of you. I'm not a safety expert and you should read the instructions on anything you purchase, but here's my experience.

The 2 masks I use are a 3M respirator like this and an RZ dust mask like this. The RZ dust mask is much lighter, but it never seems to get a great seal, and the fact that I can still smell sawdust or solvents when using it makes me not trust how protective it is. I really like the 3M respirator and would recommend it over the RZ. I have not tried the Elipse mask yet, but it might be my next purchase just to see if I like it better than the 3M.

Just remember that there are 2 kinds of filters for the 3M - pink ones for dust, and white ones like this or this grey one for filtering chemicals, or Organic Vapors. The dust ones last a while before needing to be replaced. The white/grey ones only last a couple days once you open the bags, because they contain activated charcoal that is constantly absorbing materials from the air until they become saturated. They'll still act as a dust mask after that initial ~48 hours, but if you're painting or applying finish, you should use a new one. Storing in ziplock bags can prolong their life as well I've read.

u/MoogleMan3 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I have a set of worktunes with bluetooth for hearing protection. They're excellent. I love listening to music while working, and with a bluetooth connection, I wear them all day and listen to music that's on my phone. They don't get super loud, but that's by design; they're hearing protection after all. ;-)

This mask is great since it has the unlatching without removing feature. I use these filters when sanding or cutting wood, and these filters when spraying finishes.

u/Seogege · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I learned about PPE from the perspective of a woodworker, which has some overlap with detailing in terms of PPE when it comes to chemicals. Woodworkers commonly wear half mask respirators (I use this model from 3M) and then swap in filters for whatever they're doing at the moment. I wear that respirator for many hours at a time and it's very comfortable to wear and use. Just make sure to get one that fits your face shape and size, and to keep facial hair to a minimum.

As for filters, I use P100 filters for getting rid of particulate matter, in our case fine wood dust, which might be less relevant for detailing since particulates from abrasion typically get trapped in water or polish. They have some degree of organic vapor relief but it's not good enough if you're spraying paint or working with strong chemicals. For those, I use a dedicated organic vapor cartridge like this one.

There may be some better dedicated filter cartridges to use since 3M has a pretty wide product range, but that respirator's definitely a good one from my experience.

u/drawerdrawer · 2 pointsr/Ceramics

Not even close!

N100 or P100 RESPIRATOR is what you need, a paper mask or n95 will not protect you.
This is the studio standard: 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator Assembly 6391/07003(AAD), Large, P100 Respiratory Protection

u/slave_ship_swag · 2 pointsr/preppers

Are the 3M P100 masks reliable?

What is the use case for particle masks in preparedness?

I had considered getting chemical protection masks but hadn't considered particle masks before.

u/bassboat1 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

The nose-pinch masks are next to useless. Get a cartridge-type mask without the carbon/organics canisters, just the particulates - example.

u/Eccentrica_Gallumbit · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

For anyone else reading, you don't need an $80 mask, any NOSH P-100 rated particulate respirator will do just fine, including this one. Just make sure you have a good seal on your face and shouldn't be an issue.

u/onebit · 2 pointsr/airbrush

I use a respirator and a cleaning pot.

The paints don't get into the air too much, but the airbrush cleaner does.

u/Matt2979 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I went with this 3M respirator. It directs your exhales downward, away from glass. I've mainly only worn it with my shield because I wear--prescription--glasses. No fogging on either. And I've found that wearing it the entire time I'm in my shop to be best because it's the invisible particles that are most dangerous. This is the model I got--

u/nightpon3 · 2 pointsr/mylittleandysonic1

Even the same exact pile of powder will have scoops varying as much as double/half due to how you scoop it. I use the Gemini-20 which is pretty reliable as long as you use it properly and weigh in the neighborhood of 20-30mg+ and dilute volumetrically; you're not going to get any more reliable unless you chip in at least $2-300. Controlling air currents is still pretty important and if you're really particular, you can grab particulate filters but meh, I've gotten comfortable with it. I actually trust my vendors a FUCK TON more than I do street drugs, both in purity and a feedback system of other people that know what they're doing, who sometimes send it for GC/MS testing for everybody.

u/firebyte · 2 pointsr/Welding

Read this.

Then get one of these (ensuring that you get an air-tight seal with the right size, best bet is to go to a hardware store and try a few on, holding the inhalation valves closed (shown here)) with a few sets of these filters, as they will need to be changed regularly.

u/Kitten_Inferno · 2 pointsr/Welding

Here is the setup I use at work

3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6100/07024(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Small (Pack of 1)

3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter with Organic Vapor Relief, 1 Pair

u/dieselphiend · 2 pointsr/Welding

I can't say for certain, because that's my friends hood, but I'm 99% sure most half face respirators will work if you have pancake cartridges. I prefer the 3M 7501 Silicone Half Face.

3M 7500 7502 Series Professional Half Facepiece Respirator

3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter

u/freezeman1 · 2 pointsr/CherokeeXJ

This is the respirator that I have and I love it (maybe more than I should). It's so comfortable that I can go a solid 6 hrs before I need to take it off. I do most of my work in a medium sized garage with poor ventilation (unless the door is open) and the difference in air quality it makes is rediculos. I could be hitting stuff with a grinder for a couple hours straight and the air smells just fine with the thing on, but as soon as I take it off, I would get a big face full of nasty air and put it back on, then open the garage door for a bit to air things out. I also use these filters for pretty much all of my dusty work. They're low profile and fit great under a face shield, but you'd probably need something different if you wanted protection from fumes.

Edit: these are the same filters at a better price

u/corey_uh_lahey · 2 pointsr/ProKnifemaking

This with these.

u/margirtakk · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

What cartridges would be appropriate? Something like [this?]

u/MrVisible · 2 pointsr/collapse

It takes some heavy duty breathing gear to make a difference.

u/OSUTechie · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I have a beard and I really enjoy this 3M mask. Picked up a couple 2097 p100 Filters. What's nice is I can swap out the filters depending on what I'm doing.

u/CarbonAltered · 2 pointsr/Welding

by all means , if you dont wanna buy habor freight you dont need to its good enough to start out

these are things i am personally buying for my self


small things could be , 2 to 4 of these

some clamps 2 of these would be nice

some C - clams would be nice tho these are not the best ones , bigger ones are better imo


if he dont have an angle grinder , this one has great reviews

some hearing protection

a face shield for grinding

soap stones for marking the metal


i have been told by a few people a respirator would be nice

hope these idea's help

u/Facist_Canadian · 2 pointsr/Machinists

If you work for someone, see if you can get 'em to spring for a powered air purifying respirator. Used one at my last job, absolutely fantastic for filtering out particles. This particular kit doesn't work for fumes from spraying anything, but for solid matter it can't be beat. If you need it for vapors or chemical loads the step up from that, TR-600 works for those as well.

u/tab1129 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I personally like the N100's. I hate dust boogers, and the N100 is the only one that will block out mold, which I am very sensitive to. If you are getting good lumber that has no lumber mold on it the N95 should be fine however. You probably don't need the P as you will just be dealing with particulates. However, I have the half face respirator with these pink P100 3M filters. The fit is a lot better than a disposable, and the replacement filters are like 12 bucks for a 2 pack, not too bad as they will last a decent while.

u/AnonymousGunNut · 2 pointsr/securityguards

If your company doesn't care too much about obscure rules and is willing to look the other way on you not being certified and cleared for respiratory protection then a 3M half mask is your best bet. P100 dust/ash filtration plus organic vapor using activated carbon to scrub chemicals out of the air or just for odor relief. Use it all the time for changing a relative's cats' litter boxes and I do not smell a thing with either filter. plus (less expensive, wears out and odor breaks through faster than the big filter, but very lightweight) (more expensive, lasts a very very long time, heavier)

If your site is super anal about OSHA rules when it comes to masks then you'll have to stick to disposable masks and not reusable rubber masks with filter cartridges. 3M makes ash/dust protection ones with a thin activated carbon layer for odor relief.

u/oddacious · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I use these, which go with this, so you can have hot pink AND talk like Bane. And, like, avoid cancer or silicosis or some shit.

u/larkasaur · 2 pointsr/Allergies

3M also makes a half-face respirator that just covers the nose and mouth.

This kind of respirator is less comfortable than a full-face respirator, because it presses on one's face - not suitable for long-term wear. It also doesn't filter as well as the full-face respirator. But it filters a lot better than just wearing one of those cloth masks.

u/pzz77 · 2 pointsr/migraine

I don't know if this meets your fashion needs, but the 3M respirators have good sealing. You'll want to get the organic vapor cartridges.

u/yogabagabbledlygook · 2 pointsr/CyclistsWithCameras

Ah, good question. I use 3M 7000 series Half-face Respirator, it's the top of the line model and is only about ~$30 US with filters if you get a good package deal.

I've used a few different filters and there are notable differences and exactly what you would expect. The big bulky OV/P95 Cartridges impact breathing the most, the 3M 2297 P100 filters are a significant improvement in ease of breathing, and lastly the 3M Advanced 2291 P100 filters are the least impactful as their are purposely designed for ease of breathing. I started with them in that order and have transitioned to the 2291 filters, a vast improvement and likely more than adequate for pollution considerations. The OV/P95 Cartridges are overkill and are what professional painters and chemists use, plus they're more expensive.

Yes, you will get lots of condensation buildup, but I don't find that to be too problematic.

u/JackSchitt · 2 pointsr/Welding

I used a 3m 7500 series I believe, with the dual pink particulate filters. Works well and fit under my Miller digital elite and 9100 just fine. Only problem is it is not osha certified because it is a negative pressure respirator. If you get a doctor's note saying your lungs are able to take the added strain you'll be fine.

u/ycnz · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Agreed on the 3M dust mask - I use

with the P100 filters. It made an incredible difference. I can sand all day, be covered head to toe in dust, but feel fine.

u/Enchelion · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

It's not sexy, but if you want proper protection and comfort, go for a respirator. For smoke protection, you really want a P100 filter.

u/saltr · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Check out the SMSL SA-50 (50 Watts per channel). It pushes 50W to each channel so it should have plenty of volume for speakers on your desk and be able to fill a small room as well. It is just above your price range. If you must stay in your price range, SMSL also has a 20W version. Also check out the Muse M50 (50WPC).

u/cheerfulhappy · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I've been looking for something similar for three weeks, asking about it on reddit and other places.

It seems the most popular brands mentioned on this subreddit aren't easily available in the UK, and it's easy to think that £100 will get you a good set of speakers (in PC terms, £100 would let you pick among the best keyboards or mice), but for speakers it seems that 95% of the options under £100 are bad.

Speakers are either active (power supply built into them) or passive (needs a separate amp). Cheap / normal PC speakers are active, so I'm assuming you don't already have an amp.

In the UK the most highly recommended speakers under £100 are Whafedale Diamonds.

Best for under £100:

  • Amp: LEPY 2024A Plus (£24)

  • Speakers: Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 (£60)

    The best for under £200:

  • Amp: SMSL SA-50 (£53)
  • Speakers: Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 (£100), these speakers are quite big for a desk.

    Also needed:

  • 3.5mm to RCA (£4) or something similar of whatever length to reach from your computer to the amp
  • 2.5mm multi-strand 432 (2x216 strand), 14 AWG (£6), or any 14 or 16 gauge speaker wire, to go from the amp to each speaker.

    The £24 amp isn't great, but should do fine for sitting in front of a computer.

    You don't normally need banana plugs or anything fancy, unless you plan on swapping speakers regularly. If you use the £53 amp, check the plug that comes with it, some aren't fused / safe for UK.

    Hope this helps, and if anyone has any improvements, please reply, I'll probably be reposting this reply to any other similar UK questions.
u/ctfrommn · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Ive never in my life heard anyone refer to Yamaha HS5's as not clear. Theyre a very forward sounding speaker on the bright side of neutral.

Presonus are decent to good for the price. Mackie MR series and Adam T5V's are my picks for powered monitors. CR series Mackies are junk and not even worth considering.

Now, on to your actual question. $200 Euros is tight for anything much better. The main benefit of going passives + amp is ease of upgrade. There is no upgrade path for powered speakers.

I would look at something from Q Acoustics QA3010's, 3010's, etc or the Klipsch R14M's if you like clear, bright sound with a good soundstage. Plus these will play loud with ease.

For an amp you could go with a cheap SMSL SA-50 for now.

u/y0y0ma · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile


SMSL SA 50 (£56) + Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 (£40!) + Speaker cable (£6) + 3.5mm to RCA cable (£8.5) = £110.5

PS: Those speakers usually sell for more than twice the sum. That is a great deal (probably clearing out sale).

u/DoTheEvolution · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I prefer passive speakers, especially for my PC, no worry about hum/brumm from amp when nothing plays...

u/mattsme124 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Yeah I'm pretty sure $300 for a new amp and speakers would get you better sound than using a $300 amp and the old speakers. These little amps are very good for the price if you are only going to be using it with your PC I suggested that amp because the Yamaha has many inputs and functionality that you may never use if you are only playing music from your computer. Regardless I'd suggest getting an amplifier and trying the old speakers first, they'd probably sound pretty good and you might be pleasantly surprised. Then when you upgrade you will be able to appreciate the difference! Otherwise you could also spend the €300 on some nice studio monitors which have built in amplifiers such as these:

u/hopfen · 2 pointsr/vinyl

This one is actually quite popular for people who want a mini amp.
Also it sounds good, which is really one thing you should look out for.
I guess the price in pound will be 65 pounds or something. Maybe it's cheaper in the UK.

Edit: 50 GBP

u/Pete_Worst · 2 pointsr/Construction

Thanks for the response. My company will reimburse me for respirator stuff but I didn't know that when I initially bought it so I'll have to see if they can do it without the receipt which is long gone. Did you mean this purple one? I was going to get these ones:

Would these be the best option for silica/floor dust?

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/ResinCasting

A shady area (I'm thinking under trees, not in a garage) may help, but won't stop the resin from curing. If you have a covered area, that may be a better option.

Alternatively, I would recommend getting a face mask to help with the headaches and the smell that's bothering you. I use a couple different kinds when working with materials (from a mask that has a vent filter, to a full on mask with big filters on it, for example: I use a face mask like this with the big pink filters when spraying clear coat and automotive paints and it works great ).

u/weableandbob · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

this is the particular mask I use with these cartridges.

These cartridges are compatible, actually available (and cheaper), and protect against the exact same set of things. I haven't been able to figure out the difference between the 60923 and 60928 cartridges (maybe lifespan?)

u/Heartattaq · 2 pointsr/blacksmithing
u/DumpsterDave · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Dust Containment, Dust Collection, Dust Filtration.

First, go to any big box store (I think even walmart may have it) and get a roll of sheet plastic. Try to get at least 6mil thickness. Attach this to the bottoms of the joists and subfloor. Be sure to go up in between the joists to seal that off too. Staples work really well, especially if you reinforce the edge of the plastic with a piece of duct tape on both sides. Wherever your door is going to be, overlap to pieces by about 12-18" to create a usable door flap.

Second, (if you don't already have one) get some sort of dust collection. A simple shop vac will do, though I highly recommend that you get a large one with a 2 1/2" hose as well as some sort of dust separator or you will be buying vacuum bags and filters like crazy.

Finally, get the Wen 3410 for $125. It has plenty of air movement and at full speed will cycle the air in a 20x20 room something like 7 times per hour I think. It's also quiet. The unit is identical to the Rikon and a couple other units at a much cheaper price.

The first two are the most important, but the last will greatly reduce the amount of dust that stays in the air, and more importantly, your lungs. A good respirator would also be a good investment as well. For less than $20, it's a good investment. I like the 3M 650x Quick Latch Respirator. I use one of these along with the P100 filters. If you have to go cheap on the last one, get a $20 box fan and a 20x20 furnace filter. That works decently too.

edit: I too work in my basement. I did the above and do not have problems with dust anywhere in the house, even right outside of my shop.

u/kaihatsusha · 2 pointsr/PrintedMinis


I have this as well, and it works great. The IPA smells stronger than the resins, but dissipates faster with ventilation. The resins are more toxic and linger in the room quite a while.

u/sometimesUseful · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I like this one from 3m, it is inexpensive but i feel like it does a good job.

u/Catatonic27 · 2 pointsr/UrbexGear

I used this mask. It's pretty cheap, it fits really well, and it doesn't even look that dorky.

Doesn't come with filters since there are all different types, but the 3M filters it takes are very common and with a little research, you'll be able to find the correct filter rating for what you're doing [e.g.: Asbestos, CO, lead, mold, etc...].

u/Tinidril · 2 pointsr/Allergies

> if you have a suggestion that has worked for you I would love to hear it.

I've found this to be a lot more helpful, even if it's a little bulky. A full P100 mask is a big step up from an N99 Vogmask for me. It's also more comfortable to me. I just wish there was one that doesn't make me look like a bad Bane cosplay.

u/Jflemingbug · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I currently have a large beard and an RZ problem is it does fog the safety glasses and condensation builds up inside after a bit. I am thinking about this. GVS SPR457 Elipse P100 Half Mask Respirator, Medium and Large I pulled one out of a box at rocker and seemed pretty nice.. also only $25 there...

u/cleverSkies · 1 pointr/DIY

I would recommend a better facemask. If you are using the cheap one, your breath is exiting the top of the facemask into the googles. Get something like one of these 3M respirators -- they come with all sorts of filters.

They are pretty comfortable, and more importantly they prevent fogging by creating a good seal with your face. At least that was my experience. The other day I tried a cheapo face mask laying around, but after 5 minutes immediately switched it out and the fogging went away.

u/Pseudomotive · 1 pointr/woodworking

So, just to clarify - if I were to purchase one of these:, I would get this cartridge (, and insert these filters inside (

Also - how long does a pair of filters last? How often do you replace them?
Do you wear the mask at all times in the shop? I won't have dust collection for quite some time, but the ~monthly leafblower to the garage workspace technique, along with frequent shop-vaccum use will probably be in my future.

u/Whit3W0lf · 1 pointr/trashy

Can you tell me about VOC and respirators? If I was applying a liner that is 2.6 VOC, what does that even mean? Is something like this enough to be safe?

I am out of my element.

u/bobbertmiller · 1 pointr/woodworking

It's very comfortable and the P3 filters work surprisingly well even against odors. It's a bit of a problem with my glasses and it's impossible to wear eye protection that goes OVER your glasses (as this thing covers most of the nose).
The one linked is very expensive compared to other offers on amazon. This one still needs the filters so buy those too.

u/glwilliams4 · 1 pointr/woodworking

I starting using this mask with these filters a few weeks ago and it's made a world of difference for me. I just hate having to wear it for hours after I've made dust because it's all floating around.

u/coda_hale · 1 pointr/BAbike

I’ve got one of these and it’s fine:

u/CrockerCulinary · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

i hear ya. props to you for caring.

chemicals are an issue. i try to avoid them as much as possible. consistent daily cleaning, elbow grease, a good scrubby or steel wool, and good old fashioned soap can do most of the work and keep those ovens shiny and new looking. if you think you definitely need the chemicals daily, buy a couple respirators and filters, (they arent expensive, like 20 bucks) as well as goggles and gloves. make it policy to wear them anytime they use harsh chemicals and enforce that policy. sleep soundly.


that being said, there are a lot of respiratory land mines in the kitchen- smoke, grease in the air, flour and other particulates can all cause problems as well as chemicals.

u/atetuna · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

That's a good one. I have the same one, this SKU. If I'm trying to keep stuff out of my eyes, I use these goggles. I like that the full foam surround helps filter out particulates. It works, but having separate goggles makes it somewhat inconvenient, so I'm wanting to try out the full face version.

u/Plasma_000 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

Amazon Link - SMSL SA-50

Has a few colour options

I've had mine for a year now - replaced an old amp sitting under my desk. Sound quality is good, and it's tiny - the size of your hand.

It has RCA for stereo input, and 4 binding posts for stereo output.
This pic from another reddit thread shows just how small it is compared to a monitor (its the little box on the right).

It's loud enough for a small house party (lent it to my sister for a birthday party, worked fine) and stays ice cool when in use (thanks to a class D amplifier circuit) 10/10 would recommend.

u/MMoodyB · 1 pointr/simracing

I bought 2 of these for £23 each at the time (on offer) :

As an alternative, these seem to get good reviews on Amazon for much less £££'s :


Along with this SMSL 2x50W amp :

These connectors :

And 2m of audio cable (only available inn 1m atm) :


I have the 2 shakers mounted underneath my Ikea chair on the left & right sides.

They are just screwed into the wood base with some rubber washers on there too for dampening.

I've read that it's better with the shakers mounted on some metal brackets / bars to allow them to vibrate more, but I haven't tried this yet.


Currently use a SoundBlaster Z for the main pc sound, and my motherboards' onboard audio to drive the amp/shakers.


Works well as far as I can tell - don't have anything to compare it against - and I never need to have the amp above 50% volume, with the onboard audio at 90% volume in windows.


For software I use SimVibe, but both Simhub & SimShaker Wheels also work well too. I'd say SimhHub is easier to tweak to taste due to not needing to mess around with .wav files in Audacity.


Plus if you want rumble from other games / movies output through the shakers for some added immersion, then use Voicemeter Banana and enable the eq on the secondary output channel assigned to the onboard audio.

Then set the low pass filter @75-90Hz.


There's a big thread on RaceDepartment with plenty of more info on setups much more advanced than mine :


u/applevinegar · 1 pointr/audiophile

Monitor Audio MR1s, they're quite a bit better than the Miccas too. There's also a larger 6.5" model (MR2) for £40 more. They're not powered thus not "plug and play" but you just need a small amp and a bit of copper wire. They're really pretty good.

If you must have something powered you can get these but don't expect the same sound quality.

u/sakiop · 1 pointr/NoAudiophile

Hi again, I have been doing some research, but I haven't reached a conclusion so I decided to wait and buy after christmas.

I have a new contender :

I have found a lot of nice reviews about them in spanish audio forums. They are from germany and available in amazon spain. The problem is than I haven't been able to find measurements about them. Where do you usually search measurements?

These are pasive so I suppose I would need an amp. I have been seeing cheap amps, what amp do you recommend?

I have 2 amps in mind :

u/Bradalax · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Thanks for the links. At the moment those are a bit out of my budget. But you have given me something to think about to try and decide what I want to set up.

For now I've just ordered an SMSL M3 because the interference I'm getting through the headphones is driving me crazy. I might at some point pair that with something like the SMSL SA-50 to power my speakers, but I need to think about that, do I want to have something to run a sub-woofer?


Happy to ditch the Z3's just looking for a budget start option for now, unfortunately doesn't look like that sub is available in the UK.


Thanks again.

u/GreatCatch · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! I hope your life gets better from your plans :)

Helping people online makes me happy. I also like cat gifs, movies, my cats, homemade gluten-free baking, and reading :)

These mask filters would help me.

u/athey · 1 pointr/BJD

I use these cartridges 3M Multi Gas/Vapor Cartridge/Filter 60926, P100 Respiratory Protection

And I don’t smell the spray at all until I take the mask off.

Those cartridges go with this mask: This one

u/prajaybasu · 1 pointr/india

Lmfao, even a N95 respirator will only protect your lungs.
What you need is a fucking gas mask with 60926 filter to properly protect your eyes and skin

u/viviolay · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Is there any reason the slightly cheaper 60926 cartridge would be less sufficient than the 60928 one?
Don't want to be cheap but this will be a long term hobby so don't wanna pay more than needed. ($17 vs $30)

u/woodular · 1 pointr/woodworking

Not all eye protection is the same. I use the 3M Lexa Splash GoggleGear. Those were recommended by 3M for simultaneous use with a respirator. Regular glasses don't have any protection around the eyes, so when wearing a respirator, the dust is funneled right into my eyes under the lenses. Larger cheap $4 splash goggles were too large to work with the respirator.

Also, that respirator I linked to is just the reusable part. He'll need filters. For only dust, a pair of cheap P100 filters will work. As soon as he starts painting, using chemical finishes, anything with a vapor, he'll need something more versatile that absorbs the chemicals as well as dust.

u/nagumi · 1 pointr/preppers

2097 is pretty great. Cheap and compact.

The 60926 however is their "everything" filter. Organic and non-organic vapors, oils, odors, chlorine... I recently had to use one in a room flooded with toxic ozone. Couldn't smell a thing, never got lightheaded.

u/smapdiage9 · 1 pointr/rocketry

If you're doing research you may end up using isocyanates and if so will want (if not a forced air system) one of these:
With one of these:

Filters are good for 8 hours of exposure. I'm not familiar with curative concerns for sugar motors but you can look up the MSDS to see the PPE requirements.

u/Sithslayer78 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I use these with a full face mask around my elegoo mars and I still don't feel safe. I can't imagine why the hell they would bother packing dust masks. I hope we don't see a good chunk of the 3d printing community get hit with some nasty illnesses in a few years.

3M Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Cartridge/Filter 60923, P100 Respiratory Protection (Pack of 2)

u/ender32708 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

My enclosure is large enough to keep the 120 mm fan with the filtration inside the case, so the noise is very little, also I put a speed control on it to control heat loss, as for the 5015 blower, that’s 100 inside the case and just keeps filtering the case air. The blower runs 100% of the time. The top fan only runs when I am printing, it turns on by Temperature. (Link below)

AC Infinity, Fan Speed Controller for 100 to 125V AC Axial Muffin Cooling Fans, Single Connector, for DIY Cooling Ventilation Exhaust Projects

LCD Digital Thermostat Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Heating & Cooling - 1100W, -40~248℉, w/Sensor for Fermentation Grow Tent HVAC Equipment Seedling Heat Mat

3M Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Cartridge/Filter 60923, P100 Respiratory Protection (Pack of 2)

Anewise Electrolux Washable and Reusable Hepa Filter, Fits Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire HF12, H12, HF1 and EL012W Upright/Canister Filter (2)

5pcs Anti-static Activated Carbon Filter Sponge for 493 Solder Smoke Absorber ESD Fume Extractor 130x130x10mm

u/DougtheBeeGuy · 1 pointr/Beekeeping

I decided on this one: 3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6900/54159

I purchased this cartridge: 3M Organic Vapor/Acid Gas Cartridge/Filter 60923, P100 Respiratory Protection (Pack of 2)

I've included the links to them on Amazon which is where I purchased them. I love the mask as it is easy to get a good seal and easy to take off. I have a small goatee and I get a perfect seal with this mask. I treated five different times last year and didn't smell anything or have any breathing issues after using the mask with the cartridges.

u/allaboardthebandwago · 1 pointr/Gunpla
u/Moumar · 1 pointr/woodworking

I think boiled linseed oil would be a good choice. Any finish will wear out over time but with BLO you can simply wipe a fresh coat onto the handle when it wears out. You could also shellac which can also be re-applied when it wares. Shellac won't offer as much protection from sweat though.

I have the 3M 6502 which I like. It's fairly inexpensive and seems to work well. Get some of the pink particulate filters for general woodworking and some vapour filters for finishing.

Look for hardwood dealers in your local area and see what they have. Some places will stock a huge array of exotics and others will stock next to none. If you only need a small amount you could try online hardwood retailers. I've also found eBay to be okay for smallish pieces of exotic or highly figured wood. Go to the Crafts>woodcrafts>wood/materials category and look there. Sometimes you can find good deals.

u/weinermd · 1 pointr/PrintedMinis

This is what I use. The filters are sold separately.

u/pammylorel · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I'd recommend something like this:

Dust from ordinary clay and several other materials contains some free silica that is too fine and heavy to be expelled from the lungs. Over time this can cause fatal silicosis if breathed often enough.

u/_edd · 1 pointr/woodworking

3M 6502QL Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator.

I could never get into using the disposable dust masks, so I was honestly surprised how much I liked this one.

As far as fogging up glasses, I haven't had any issues (granted only wearing safety glasses), but it is designed so the air you exhale goes downward specifically to reduce fogging issues.

And I keep my beard shorter, so I can't speak to how well it works with a larger beard.

u/Colloquial_Bloke · 1 pointr/Welding

I've used the 3m pancake masks under my viking. You'll have to adjust it so that the hood sits all the way forward, but it will work.

I'd suggest this mask:

It has a lever on the front that allows you to lower it without having to take off your helmet.

u/martbasi · 1 pointr/modelmakers

For the compressor, make sure really read that review by "Mike".

Just a thought about the respirator, this one costs less and has a quick release?

u/Skookum_J · 1 pointr/knifemaking

I use a 3M half face mask that does a pretty good job keeping stuff out, even with an extended goatee. Might not work as well with a big bushy beard.

If you're really worried, you could go with the Resp-O-Rator but it looks kind of uncomfortable to me.

u/Ash_Man · 1 pointr/cigars

I bought my son something very similar to this and it is a lot of fun to use and learn with. He picked the locks on our front and back door the first day. Scary how easy it is when you have something approaching the right tools.

On the turning front, I jumped straight in to hard woods but I guess if you want some cheap wood to hack around on you could get some pine 2x2s at Lowes or Home depot and at least get used to what the various gouges do. I personally wear a full face shield and dust make (just went to this ) with replaceable filters so I am not breathing dust when I turn and sand.

u/ThrowMeAway2028 · 1 pointr/OshaApproved

I can't really do that because all the guys would know it was me right away since they all are fine with the working conditions except me.

Also we're inspected like 6+ times a year by various organizations. The air quality is never brought into question. It's all just our tools/doors/vehicles/etc. So I feel like it's "just something you accept" with a job like this. Aside from getting a mask, I'm not 100% sure there even is anything you could do about this kind of shrapnel-based air in circulation.

I'll mark that mask recommendation though and I appreciate the link. In my other research I came across the M2 RZ MASK and the M2.5 RZ MASK which seems to be the same thing as the first just minus a strap. I feel like that mask is a good balance between the full-on double tank masks like this or this but is one step above (visually) the one you linked. Yours could be way better performance-wise than the M2 I linked, though. And it's cheaper so I have to take all of this into consideration since I work 7 days a week all day, so I'd probably burn through these things(filters) fast.

u/GingasaurusWrex · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I have a large noggin, and I see that the mask you listed is a medium. Would this one also work with those filters?

Large mask

u/Omap · 1 pointr/DIY

I use this with these. they work wonderfully for me and seal over my beard.

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 1 pointr/furniturerestoration

I love projects like this. Your furnishings feel much more your own, and they take on a sense of permanence you can't get with big box furnishings.

A heat gun and putty knives work very well to remove the stickers. Use a low setting, don't keep the heat focused on one area for too long and keep an eye out for browning, singeing, smoking, and fire. You've got lots of space to work with so skip around to allow the wood to cool. You'll potentially be removing whatever finish is on the couch if you are too heavy handed and or use too much heat. If you plan on refinishing use the heat gun and putty knife to remove the finish.

You can try just scraping with a razor blade to remove most of the stickers and then saturating the area with full strength degreaser, such as D-Limonene.covering the area with a paper towel to keep the degreaser in place.

A couple of razor tools to consider: 4" wide short handled for large areas with thick layers of stickers. Smaller razor scrapers with metal and plastic blades. Plastic detail scrapers might be useful too.

Instead of using Goo Gone I like pure D-Limonene solution. It's a potent degreaser extracted from citrus peels and contains no petroleum distillates, unlike Goo Gone. It also comes in food safe solution - though to be safe for digestion it really does need to be quite dilute.

Use the putty knife and rags or gauze to clean the adhesive from the wood. Large Woven Gauze Sponges are more scratchy and will give more traction with absorption. Rolled Stretch Gauze Bandages have the same great absorbing properties but they're softer and great for detail work. You'll get to know what you prefer - I'm partial to gauze sponges. They're cheap and I just toss them into the compost bin as long as they aren't too bummed up with adhesive top.

To remove the degreaser dish soap and rubbing alcohol work well. I like Dr Bronner's castile soap diluted for dishwashing. Wipe down with 90% Isopropyl Alcohol. You should be good to move on to your next step, probably sanding and smoothing, patching any holes or gouges to prep for staining and finishing or painting.

I linked a whole bunch of products to give you an idea of what will work for certain applications. There are definitely other ways to achieve the same goals, this is just how I tackle this task. Please don't order everything listed here at once, see what works from you. I link Amazon because they have everything but locally owned small businesses are an invaluable resource and great when you get stuck in a project.

Don't forget your PPE'S!

Dust Mask - I like this one as you can vacuum the filters out to extend the life and reduce waste. It has a smaller profile too - my husband actually doesn't complain about wearing it, just puts it on.

N95 Respirator
Replacement filters available on Amazon

Comfortable Safety Glasses or Goggles

Heat Resistant Gloves

Long Cuff Gloves Disposable

Some type of work gloves

Good luck!

u/PLEASE_SEND_NUDES69 · 1 pointr/Welding

I would recommend building the fume hoods out of mild steel. If youre welding in a garage with no fume extraction thats no good. You can stick weld outside, or even with a fan blowing at you.

>PROCESS. SMAW (stick) stainless electrodes that provide chrome will have much of the chrome in the "hexavelent" form generated by the reaction of the chrome with the flux constituents in the electrode coating.

>Evaluations by the California Department of Health Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that the risk for workers is extremely high.

Im not trying to be a naysayer here, you just need to make sure before welding stainless you have fume extraction and a respirator wouldnt hurt.

This is the respirator i use at work for galvanized. Mines Miller but this ones the exact same. Im not really a huge a fan cause IMO its uncomfortable, but it does the job.

u/Cunundrum · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Yes, especially with activated carbon as yours supposedly has, the elements only last so long and the carbon will react/ expend with use.

The activated carbon helps reduce odors. Another note, yours doesn't say how effective it is, just that its PM 2.5. Real respirators will have an efficiency such as N95, N99, or N100 that says how much PM2.5 they block.

Consider an upgrade with replaceable cartridges such as
If you want activated carbon filters as an option.

Look at the miller electric/GVS elipse style if you dont like the round cartridges hanging out there

Also 3Ms cartridge guide will give you some general info and an idea of what different cartridges do
PDF warning

u/Spokanstan · 1 pointr/Spokane

This is for everyone else when OP inevitably uses the stuff in the woods because he can't find an actual safe place to use it.

u/stalemunchies · 1 pointr/woodworking

I use an elipse p100 for general dirty work. Unfortunately this won't do anything for vapor/fumes.

u/Bluebeast44 · 1 pointr/woodworking

You can see here the pre-filter set up with the retainer. I always just use empty organic cartridges with the dust filters on the outside so that I don't waste the organic cartridges on just things like wood dust.

u/Greystorms · 1 pointr/minipainting

That compressor doesn't look like it's got a tank on it, so it'll be running the entire time you're airbrushing. I've heard good things about this one.

Also, don't forget a respirator, though you'll probably want the round pink filters on it(the P100 I believe).

u/TornAndSewn · 1 pointr/minipainting

Hi! Thank both you and /u/redpiano for the replies, I really appreciate it. If you both don't mind I have a couple more questions. Thank you again for taking the time to help me out, it's put me at ease more here and I'm thinking this might not be so bad. (Also pricing HEPA filters because of these posts which is probably a good idea anyway.)

When you say "put an air filter over it", do you mean literally just buying something like this and taping it over the end of the flat slot portion of the tube? I'm a little confused on that.

Regarding thinner, is Vallejo considered safe? I picked basically Vallejo everything just in case there was any cross-brand problems. Also, I take it that alcohol paints and lacquers are considered harmful because of the noxious fumes as well? I use Tamiya spray primer, it's actually what I have the organic vapor mask for, and I know from experience that it's pretty wicked and it sticks around for a long time (I went outside during the summer months and fall but I've had to commandeer the bathroom with an open window in the next room in the past month and a half and just warn people to stay out for a half an hour or so afterwards). I usually end up having to shut the drying pieces in my laundry closet because they are just that potent. (Somewhat related, does anybody know if Stynylrez is any less noxious? I've been trying in vain to find a primer that is as smooth as Tamiya to no avail, but I was hoping that thinning this and spraying it through an airbrush might take care of that.)

There are a couple things I can't avoid using alcohol based paints for (unless anybody knows water based alternatives to things like Tamiya's transparent colours, particularly their red), but I was hoping to just set up a second booth in my other room to do those in short doses.

(Also, this is alright for painting, right, as long as I'm not using stuff with fumes? Like I mentioned before I'd really rather not use up my expensive cartridges for my organic vapor mask too quickly if at all possible.)

u/huxtiblejones · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I've been using a paint vapor respirator I found on Amazon and it's worked flawlessly so far, didn't even smell fumes once:

u/aaron_ds · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've had to pull out the respirator on occasion.

u/JoystickMonkey · 1 pointr/homeowners

While those would be good for sanding or yard work in dusty conditions, I was talking more about something with more applications and a close face fit. Last summer I was spray-staining a fence, and an n90 wouldn't be good for something like that. With this I was unable to taste or smell any of the aerosolized oil stain until I took the mask off.

I probably wouldn't consider being in potential asbestos or lead environments without a fully-sealed face mask either.

u/TorchForge · 1 pointr/Blacksmith

All modern steel contains manganese to some degree, which has been linked to parkinson's disease. In addition, the ceramic wool refractory material used in propane forges releases small particles during use, some of which are known carcinogens.

Your best bet is to get a full facemask with P95 or greater filters. Actually, I'm about to order either this one, or these two in conjunction:

u/bluesman99999 · 1 pointr/minipainting

You can airbrush inside, too. One of the main concerns in indoor airbrushing is over-spray. There are a couple of ways to handle this, One is just to airbrush into a container, such as a cardboard box. If you're going to do a lot of airbrushing, you might want to upgrade to a spray booth. There are spray booths that you can buy, the most common one I saw when shopping for one was around US $100. If you're the DIY sort, you can find plenty of tutorials on making your own.

You should also get a filtration mask/respirator, such as this one from 3M for use while airbrushing, although some people forego using one. If you're spraying solvent-thinned paints, you definitely want to be using a respirator.

u/sarowen · 1 pointr/AugustBumpers2017

Unless you're using a VOC-free paint, I'd wear a [half-face respirator] ( The cheap, white respirators [like this one] ( are only intended to filter out particulates, so one wouldn't do any good with regards to filtering out VOCs from paint.

u/AlfonsoTheX · 1 pointr/woodworking

I'm not sure if it's neoprene (probably is?) but I use this respirator both with and without the organic vapor cartridges.

u/SoldierOnce · 1 pointr/DIY

If breathing it in is causing issues, you might want to get a respirator. A cloth and a ball cap is not going to do a better job than a dust mask.

u/kablaq · 1 pointr/Warhammer

For airbrushes, I'm personally a fan of the Neo by Iwata, especially their gravity feed (cup) model. The brush is well built, fairly easy to take apart and clean, and has very few issues with most paints and other products you may put through it.

I picked mine up on sale for around $50, and if you have a Michael's or Hobby Lobby nearby, you may be able to pick it for less with one of their one-item coupons they release occasionally. It's also nice if you have a hobby store near by as you can drop in a pick up replacement needles or nibs if you accidentally drop it >.>; . Needles and nibs typically cost in the 10-15 dollar range for replacements, so not too terrible.

For compressors, a simple compressor with a tank will work wonderfully, so long as it has a proper pressure regulator and water trap. I have this compressor and it works well, after I got the correct airbrush hose to attach to the NEO.

There are a couple extra tools that can help with airbrushing as well, but most can be picked up at a later point. Something I would recommend that you get with the initial purchase is a spray booth. This allows you a place to spray into and capture many of the errant particles of paint from your airbrush. Combined with a proper respirator mask, it will ensure that you don't breath in any of the particulate from airbrushing, and hopefully don't have airbrush paints drying on items they weren't directly sprayed on. I would say of the two, the mask is the most important to have.

A quick-disconnect is useful for cleaning and swapping airbrushes, but isn't really necessary at first. A cleaning pot is also useful as it gives you a dedicated space to spray out leftover paint and cleaing fluid, and should stay fairly contained.

I would also look at purchasing a ultrasonic cleaner further on, as it is amazingly helpful for cleaning the airbrush when paint has leaked into the body, or spilled into places it shouldn't be.

Other's can probably offer advice as well, but that's what I currently use. Hope this helps!

u/MachNeu · 1 pointr/Gunpla

You need a mask and filter rated for Organic Vapors such as this one.

u/bobsyouruncletoo · 1 pointr/DIY

I purchased an Electric Lead Melting Pot and then went to a couple tire shops in my area and asked for their old lead tire weights. I brought them an empty 5 gallon bucket and they gave me a full one. Tire weights are dirty and made with other materials so when they melt you have to scrape the cruft off the top. I then poured the clean lead into Ingots. Then when I was ready I would melt the clean lead down and make my jigs. They worked great and the cost was way cheaper than buying my own. If you look at the site that I got the stuff from they have many different options for molds. It is time consuming but rewarding.
NOTE You are working with lead. Wear a Respirator

u/Kyoti · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've actually got about $8 in gift cards already so if possible ~$15 in a gift card would allow me to get this which I've really needed for work but haven't been able to afford. I work with pigments and a lot of fine glitters and nail polish base and that stuff can get intense!

Enjoy some jiggery-pokery today!

u/solipsistnation · 1 pointr/modelmakers

The filter mask is probably good for a start. Some people recommend masks like this:

I built a kind of mostly-effective spray booth thing from 2x2s and plastic sheeting with an exhaust fan, but I think my fan is too small to be very useful so mostly it just protects my table. A respirator mask should be good enough, though, and I'll probably pick one up soon myself.

u/I_Lurketh · 1 pointr/modelmakers

A lot of people like to think that using non-toxic acrylics means you don't have to worry about air safety. Inhaling atomized paint down to your lungs is just as deadly as any other kind of paint. Get yourself a good respirator whether you get a booth or not. Just make sure the filter cartridges you get are for organic vapors, like these.

u/S_Storm · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Looking into getting into airbrushing and getting the necessary equipment. I'm carefully looking through respirator masks since I want to work with enamel/lacquers and don't want lung cancer and saw in the tools wiki this mask.

Would replacing the default cartridge and using this organic vapor cartridge, organic vapor cartridge be what I would have to do? Thanks!

u/myTubularTacos · 1 pointr/stencils

I'm considering the 3M R6211 Low-Maintenance Half-Mask Organic Vapor, P95 Respirator Assembly

Not sure if all Amazon products are available overseas, but it gets good reviews (5 stars/26 reviews) and is less than $30.

u/Mysta · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

So if I could maybe safely dispose of the tiles in the attic to remove the wood(to open it up) then the rest is fine?

Also, is this mask sufficient?

u/statikuz · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I'd just as soon buy one made for whatever I'm doing...


What kind of gas mask are you talking about and where do you find one for <$20?

u/FullFrontalNoodly · 1 pointr/florida

You'll be wanting one of these.

u/scarabic · 1 pointr/AskDad

Get a full face respirator. I am so glad I bought one years ago. I've used it many times. It's the best dust mask and eye protection you'll ever own. And a good one with the right kind of filters will even keep foul smells out.

Money well spent, and not just for your diaper changes.

u/uberpower · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

In addition to fans in windows, I use a gas mask. This one specifically
It doesn't save the apartment, but it saves my lungs and eyes

And use Avocado oil like

u/floodingthestreets · 1 pointr/guineapigs

I've noticed that the Small Pet Select paper bedding has less dust than Carefresh, so it might not aggravate your allergies like Carefresh did.

These simple masks have helped my SO's allergies during cage cleaning.

u/forjustonemoment · 1 pointr/Allergies

3M provides a HEPA mask which I've found to be great. A dust mask won't work, you need a HEPA.

u/timsandtoms · 1 pointr/turning

Pick up some neoprene gloves for oily woods like that, especially if they're already causing irritation. I don't know about cocobolo specifically, but many woods can have health effects if inhaled, or you touch the oils too much, and you can become more sensitive to them as you work with them more. Also pick up a respirator, I have an older model similar to this one, and it's quite nice, doesn't bother me in the slightest.

u/randomusername3000 · 1 pointr/BAbike

I ordered a similar mask for $20 with a set of filters included and will have it on saturday

u/MinhoSucks · 1 pointr/shapeoko

Definitely decent hearing protection and a respirator, I use this one and it works great. Save your lungs and your ears.

u/Zero_Phux_Given · 1 pointr/preppers

So would this pack of N95 Respirators be good for me to keep some in my car, at home, etc?

Also, now that you've taught me so much and I'm researching everything is there any advantage/disadvantage to having at least one of the P100 Respirators on hand?

What common things would a P100 be better for than an N95?

What things would you use your N95 on to prevent wasting your P100?

u/maverickmonk · 1 pointr/DIY

Like any safety gear:

  1. Anything is better than nothing
  2. No safety gear is 100%
  3. Everything is inbetween the two

    This is what I use, but I also use it for sanding bondo, painting (with different filters) and working with cutting/grinding G10 and fiberglass which is way nastier than wood.

    If you don't want to bother with a full respirator, the P100 is a good doctor-type cloth mask

    If you really look into it and are the paranoid type though, you'll realize your chance of trapping any of the 30nm and smaller dust particles are basically 0, which can be a problem because they're the ones that get deep into the lung tissue. But anything like the above will work fine for trapping the bigger stuff. People spend thousands of dollars on systems to trap or get rid of the smaller particles, but unless you're a serious hobbyist, ie: exposed for many hours a day, it's overkill. Source: Working on a dust collection system for my grinder with exterior vents and basic filtration. It's a pain in the dick.

    Best way to minimize the risk? Do it outside. Dilution is the solution for pollution. This isn't a post to scare people so much as remind them that literally everything can be hazardous in some way. Just take regular precautions to minimize the risk and enjoy what you're doing.
u/coraythan · 1 pointr/artc

Hello fellow Oregonian! Here in Eugene it got up to 430 air quality index ... that's "Hazardous"! Crazy bad smoke.

I've run up to 150 air quality index (I ran 18 miles in the orange zone.) Made me cough a few times during the run, and I felt like I could feel it impinging slightly on my performance. It wasn't pleasant, but wasn't super bad.

Today I went for a run in this half-face respirator! I looked like a Fallout character, and it was pretty tough breathing through, but it worked for a 1 hour easy run and the air quality was perfect! I wouldn't try running harder or much longer with that thing though.

u/numerous-nominee · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Here's the P100 mask I bought, is this any good?

u/hywelbane · 1 pointr/woodworking

I just picked up one of these too and it works great. I like the fact that the exhaust vent is down-firing so it doesn't fog up my safety glasses. The only problem I had was that I found it nearly impossible to figure out which set of filters/attachments I needed from the various pages I read online. I eventually, after two rounds of purchasing, ended up with:

u/doomcyber · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Although I have not used it yet, I bought a 3m respirator and a bunch of the 3M 6001PB1-1 Organic Vapor Replacement Cartridge filters after reading online.

u/chowder_pants · 1 pointr/woodworking

I use a similar respirator as you do.

These filters are on when sanding and when using shellac

I add this when using other chemicals

Ear protection. very comfortable to wear all the time. Still able to hear conversations and music.

Eye protection. I got tired of scratching the plastic lenses on the cheapies, and also wanted something to keep the dust out

u/punkonjunk · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

The easiest recommendation is to have an actual particle mask fitted well like this one NOT A PAINT MASK, and do it outside. Make sure you don't sand through any traces!

If you cannot go outside for some reason, do it in the bathroom with the hot shower running. this lets water bind to the particles and settles them quickly, but they'll still be in your house, so I'd really recommend you go outside.

The flip side is just sand or melt the plastic a bit. I never modify PCBs, I just modify the case :)

u/swiggzter · 1 pointr/breakingbad

I bought a cheap hazmat suit (I couldn't find yellow without dumb shit all over it) and respirator (I know, not a full mask but I'm a broke-ass college student).

Can't find glasses for shit though.

u/ronenvelarde · 1 pointr/DIY

Damn, you need to address that right away. As a contractor, I can tell you mold is extremely dangerous. It's also a good reason to not do it yourself. Spores are very durable and you can easily track them throughout your house or worse if you have a forced air heating system. If you cut a hole in the wall cavity and see water damage and mold then make sure you wear a proper mask before doing any work,

u/gthing · 1 pointr/SaltLakeCity

This really depends on a lot of things. The kitchen is usually the primary source of indoor air pollution. I have a PM2.5 monitor and cooking bacon and eggs puts it off the chart. It's extremely important to have good ventilation when you cook (which most kitchens don't have). I've also encountered terrible indoor air quality around town in restaurants, etc.

If you live in Salt Lake and don't want to die young a HEPA filter is a sound investment. They are not crazy expensive and I've verified with my particulate counter that they do work very well. I have purchased probably a dozen of this one because its cheap and effective but there are other options that are more quiet. I have two in my home and the rest around the office or given away to friends. They have an updated model that I have not used here. I will sometimes travel with one if its convenient.

While I'm on the subject. This is unrelated to what you said but here is some more pertinent info about Utah air quality:

Car air filters surprisingly do a good job and I read very low pm2.5 concentrations even when driving down i-15 on an inversion day in traffic, but there are also air scrubbers designed to run off the 12v in your car.

If you're going outside for longer than 15 minutes and especially if you are exercising, wear a P100 rated mask such as this one.

During inversion season I take my air quality meter around and test all over the place and post the results to twitter if anyone is interested. The numbers reported by the state are accurate in the sense that they give a baseline by which to measure trends over time, but they are completely inaccurate in terms of what you will actually encounter when you go outside. You can expect to encounter up to DOUBLE what the state reports. A local hero has set up a network of sensors that will give you a better idea of what is going on. You can find the info at you can also host your own sensor.

Thousands of people are dying each year due to our poor air quality. It is taking YEARS off of our lives. So the last thing I'm going to say is please support initiatives to expand public and alternative transportation, promote clean energy, and to eliminate major sources of pollution in the valley. Demand from your candidates that they make air quality a priority. Other cities around the world have made real positive impacts on their air quality just by trying, so it's not impossible.

u/elliotj · 1 pointr/DIY

I had exactly the same issue & did the abatement project myself. The tiles tested between 9% & 11% chrysotile. If you choose to lift them up obviously you want to do so without breaking them but use of a 3M mask & P100 filter suffices for protection this sort of friable (crumbly) material becoming an airborne hazard. I lifted tiles with a tile chipper (not ideal but the adhesive was a real bugger). Next step is liberal use of an asbestos surfactant like Fiberlock for the cleanup.

Your local landfill will have protocol for disposing of asbestos and you'll have to contact them. See your local Acklands Grainger type of outlet for the yellow asbestos 6mm poly bags they request you use (often double-bagged is the policy).

Your local industrial lab type place will be able to come and do a spot check & air clearance test to quell your fears about how good of a job you did. I left a table out during the process and left the 3' surface undisturbed while moving it around the work area as required - I had them take the spot test on that table in addition to the air clearance test. All was well below acceptable exposure levels - < .01% particulate matter was asbestos.

Leave them down if possible. The risk is there but it's manageable. The truth is, it's safe material as long as you don't bust the tiles - sealing it really isn't necessary. Something more cost effective (and quicker) than epoxy would be a rolled commercial PCB flooring product which is glued down and glued together laterally at the seams.


u/dstutz · 1 pointr/woodworking

If you're going to get a respirator, start the comfy 7500 series and get a P100 filter. Why filter 95% of dangerous particles when you can filter 100%?

u/topupdown · 1 pointr/woodworking

If you're going to use a paper dust-mask, you need one with a "down-firing exhaust". But, I'm going to go ahead and suggest you upgrade to a respirator with filters. They're more comfortable, get a better seal against your face, have replaceable filters, and universally have forward or down-firing exhausts. By the time you've used a handfull of dust masks, the respirator is cheaper too.

My go-to respirator is the 3M 6000 series - they come in small, medium, and large - but you want a medium unless you have really weird facial proportions. You'll need to pair it with some filters, they're available in P95 and P100. Personally I find the P95 filters are more than good enough for me.

There's a whole 3M respirator ecosystem though - I'm going to shamelessly link to a nice-long comment on selecting the respirator components and the resulting discussion.

edit: My wife wears a 3M 6100 (the small) with prescription glasses without issue and I wear a 6200 with generic poly-carbonate safety glasses and find it quite comfortable.

u/M1keHonch0 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

To elaborate: 3M P100 filters and the mask to go with it.. Dont skimp, the $40 now will save you alot of pain when mesothelioma sets in.

Source: I work for 3M and have had extensive asbestos training.

u/bloodthirstyhooligan · 1 pointr/Israel

There are masks you can buy, the filters however have to be replaced often and they can be quite expensive, but if you plan on staying in Jerusalem, then I guess you have no other choice.

This one is relatively cheap and is a p100 mask, meaning it should filter at least 99.97% of airborne particles to be certified as such. You may need to adjust it though so that it fits properly, any mask will be useless if the fit is not correct for your face.

These are the filters for the mask.

u/VennC · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Thanks for the info! After cleaning up should I avoid the area for about 24 hours or longer (and/or hose it down), since it's outdoors?

I'll pickup a suit. I'll be using a 3M 2097 filters with a 3M6300 Mask

u/ImaginaryCheetah · 1 pointr/Plumbing

definitely get some info before you spend money on tools.

if 99% of what he does is PVC and PEX and copper, you can save a lot by not buying the pipe wrenches.

if he works with black iron or galvanized, he'll need the pipe wrenches.

a decent bag can go a long way to help too, but that's such a personal item it's hard to buy for him.

a good lunch box is a life saver.

a nice half mask respirator and some p100 filters is like $25 and can go a long way to encourage him to wear proper PPE. demo work is dirty. the box stores only carry medium or small, have to order online for a large.

the filters are 1/5th the price if you get them online VS the store. and he'll only need the p100 filters, not the cartridges, unless he's having to solder in restricted airflow environment, then he'll need cartridges.

his shop should provide PPE, but most small outfits seem to hand out crappy paper masks.

u/DanceswithWolves54 · 1 pointr/woodworking

I imagine one of the positive pressure ones would work well. What they do is filter a stream of air and blow it onto the visor of a face mask, from inside. They cover your whole face, and gaps in the seal are nullified by the airflow going out of them. Unfortunately, cost is a big problem with these. The lower end trend one is ~$350-400, and if you want to go to truly the top of the line, the [3M Versaflo] ( is of essentially unbeatable quality. These might be a little more of an investment than you were looking for, though.

u/AtomicFlx · 1 pointr/Machinists

When it comes to comfortable long term wear, as well as good eye and ear protection you can't beat this:

Yes, its expensive but its a lot less than a visit to the doctor for any health problems.

u/VerticalMonster · 1 pointr/woodworking

A respirator is awesome. I highly recommend the 3M 7500 series (e.g. 7502). The vent on the 7500 faces downwards, so if you're wearing a face shield (as I do when running a bench or angle grinder), it won't fog the shield. Amazon Link

The P100 "Pancake" filter are a good match. Low profile and organic vapor relief (i.e. good working with small amounts of solvents). Another Link

Finally, for ear protection, I like earplugs with a string attached. Easy to take in and out and low profile if you're also wearing a faceshield or welding helmet, or whatever. example

u/holyrofler · 1 pointr/urbanexploration

These 3M masks are pretty descent, and have several different filters for various safety hazards (e.g. paint, asbestos, etc)

u/scottawhit · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

3M Medium Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 7502/37082(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Medium

u/Thirstypal · 1 pointr/gasmasks

To add to u/King_Creepalot, though a military surplus mask and filter would work for you, I would suggest something more like this with these filters.

These are commonly used in applications like painting and shop work. Though a military surplus mask would work, that might be overkill as those are designed to deal with everything from tear gas, to chemical weapons, to biological agents.

The big benefits here are:

  1. Milsurp filters can often contain dangerous chemicals and require through research to make sure they're safe for use.

  2. These light use masks are a lot cheaper and lighter.
u/iZodi · 1 pointr/UrbexGear

Go for the 3M 7500 Half Face series. It's silicone so it gives a really comfortable fit over long periods of time and make sure you buy the correct filters. Here are some links:



u/Sam1051v · 0 pointsr/Gunpla

So there IS the sidebar, but I'm not going to be a dick about it.

I've been building Gunpla for a while now, but I myself don't delve much into painting. I will give you my setup.

Hand Painting:
-Testors Enamel or some other brand paint
-Respective thinner
-Small brushes
-Something to mix paints in, or to pour your paint on. I use little metal tins and a small glass plate.
-Sticks for your parts to dry on. I use packs of kebab sticks from the grocery store.
-Something to put said sticks in. I use random boxes and poke holes in the tops. Currently using a SD kit's box and a pizza box. Most people buy foam/styrofoam cubes/slabs, I'm just cheap.

Spray Painting:

-Spray cans of your choice. I recommend you learn the differences between lacquers, acrylics, enamels, and different top coats. I prefer Krylon, Krylon Short Cuts, and Tamiya spray cans. I also prefer Kryon for primer.
-Somewhere to paint. IE your garage/patio.
-Newspaper to cover said area.
-Sticks to put your parts on. Again, I use cheap ass kebab sticks.
-Something to put the sticks in. Again, I use random boxes with holes on the top.
-I HIGHLY recommend a respirator of some sort. Not just one of those paper masks, but a respirator. I use this -

As far as airbrushing, I can't help you there. I haven't done airbrushing at all, and don't plan to until I buy a house. That way I can setup permanent painting area.

u/landlgrooming · 0 pointsr/woodworking

Unfortunately, keeping my beard short isn't an option at this exact moment. Not sure if the mask you linked is going to provide appreciably better sealing/protection than my current mask

Do you have any leads on full face masks for a reasonable price?

u/some_random_kaluna · 0 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Based on the link you provided, that "biologic pollution mask" is actually a toy. Don't use it for anything, even as a costume prop.

What you really should get, is one of these:

u/joejoejoey · 0 pointsr/Welding

If you are welding galvanized metal (such as exhaust pipe) make sure you wear a proper respirator

u/throwaway1234a5 · 0 pointsr/woodworking

I wear the 6001 organic vapor as well as the P100 for dust. Although you could just get a combo filter that would do dust and paint/varnish in one for just a bit more money.