Working with wood is a very dangerous process. So, the choice of the best face shield for woodworking is a task of the first importance.
It often happens that due to carelessness and stupidity, people get different injuries. But even if you don’t talk about serious injuries, think for yourself, will you be very pleased to clean your clothes from a layer of dust after several hours of working with wood? I guess not. Moreover, sawdust and shavings can often get into the eyes, which at best will lead to minor vision problems.
You can be an incredible master, neglect safety techniques, and not feel sorry for yourself, but honestly, this is a bad idea. When working with a wood lathe, the face shield is a must. I have the courage to assume that if you are ready to spend from $300 to $1000 on a lathe for wood, then you can also buy the appropriate full face shield.
Best face shield for woodworking review
Uvex S8510 – best face shield for woodworking
Uvex S8510 is a very reliable product on the market. In my opinion, it can be called the best face shield for woodturning due to several things it provides to the user.
This shield protects not only your face but your chin as well. It also protects the top of the head from falling heavy objects and chemicals. This lathe face shield is made from durable polycarbonate, this shield will prevent any substance from getting on your head and face. In addition to this, this shield is anti-fog, it provides cool optics and peripheral vision, and also prevents fogging in hot working conditions.
The S8510 is quite comfortable to use because it has foam inserts for a soft fit on the head. It is adjustable to suit the user’s head and allows the cover to be moved further or closer for maximum convenience. Additional comfort provides the ability to use additional respirators and goggles underneath.
- Excellent clarity in thanks to two inside and outside protective coatings
- Easily adjustable for different users fit the head even with glasses
- In-built visor and sweatband and easily replaceable
- Like any shield, it requires regular cleaning so that stains are not visible and to prevent a milky appearance
Lincoln Electric K3750-1
The Lincoln Electric K3750-1 is a pleasure to use for me. In fact, you just forget that this thing is on your head. Thanks to the highly durable and dense polycarbonate, you can be afraid of almost nothing.
The design is worth noting because the Lincoln Electric K3750-1 is specially designed to conform to the shape of a person’s face and thereby prevent strong impacts. Cushioned front and back headband eliminates pressure points, making the shield 100% fit for the head. Speaking of comfort, the K3750-1 is very versatile as it adjusts to fit any head and adjusts the distance between the lenses.
For its price, this woodturning face shield can also delight you with a thoughtful anti-fog and scratch system. In fact, versatility has been maximized: the K3750-1 is easy to use in industrial applications such as chemicals, wood, and metal.
- Very versatile and adjustable both for different users and for different applications
- Prevents physical impact because it repeats the shape of a person’s face and protects from any external negative influences
- Despite excellent versatility and convenience, this shield is pretty heavy