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    Is there a safe way for me to turn pens without shaving ? I have a beard.
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    What is the purpose for the respirator? Is it for dust or fumes or ??

    If it is for dust and you have a dust collector this might be a better option than a respirator.
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      Dust collection and/or a positive pressure face mask using a clean air source.
      Egon
      from
      The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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        I have a beard as well and I wanted something for when I was sanding I bought a Trend Airshield Pro and I really like it --I use it for anything that I need a faceshield for.

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          Though I don't use one, Trend is the answer.

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            A full beard will give a better seal than stubble. You should find a company who will give you a fit test. Not all respirators fit the same. A proper fit test will get you the correct device.
            I use a 3M half mask. It works well wth my full beard and glasses.
            Don

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              Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
              Is there a safe way for me to turn pens without shaving ? I have a beard.
              Iv see a lot of talened Turner's some world-renowned but not one of them have I ever seen turn and shave their beards at the same time;)
              Last edited by jgarrett forsberg; 09-12-2015, 05:10 PM.
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                Originally posted by Don Burch View Post
                A full beard will give a better seal than stubble. You should find a company who will give you a fit test.
                This depends on your standards.
                Incidentally, yesterday I was setting up our Fire Dept with computerized fitted masks testing equipment and software.
                It turns out firefighters and some medical personnel are discouraged from wearing beards since there are no masks they can perfectly fit for people with beards.
                In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion

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                  NOT to mention your beard catching on a spinning lathe. Which is what I think the OP is worried about.

                  THAT will rip your face right OFF!!
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                    Re: Respirators for people who have beards

                    3M makes a full face mask respirator - thats probably your best bet

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                      Originally posted by darius View Post
                      This depends on your standards.
                      Incidentally, yesterday I was setting up our Fire Dept with computerized fitted masks testing equipment and software.
                      It turns out firefighters and some medical personnel are discouraged from wearing beards since there are no masks they can perfectly fit for people with beards.
                      There are work places where beards are not allowed due to the sealing issue.
                      Egon
                      from
                      The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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