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    Trend or Triton?

    I've been told by my doctor that I have to quit woodturning until I come up with a way to stop breathing the dust. Turns out I'm very allergic to birch and a few other types of wood. I haven't done any turning for two weeks and it's really bugging me!!!
    Can anyone tell me whether you'd recommend the Trend AirShield or the Triton Respirator? And why? I'm sure there are people who use one or the other and I'd like to know the pros and cons of them. Or is there another one out there I don't know about and should consider?
    Thanks,
    .....Gord
    Last edited by Gord Rock; 02-21-2008 at 07:36 PM.

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    Gord, I can't talk about the Trend, but I have a Triton and I love it. I was experiencing some sinus ailments from sanding larger items like bowls and things. I got the Triton and never looked back. And I've not had a problem since. I can see how it might fog up during warmer days, but I know enough tricks from my scuba diving days to beat that.

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    I've got the Trend, and it works as advertised, as far as I can tell. My only complaint is that it is a bit heavy compared to the plain ol' facemask I was using, but it has spared me a lot of dust. It also slips around a bit when I'm wearing it, but I blame that on the shape of my head.
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    I have the Trend and I am very happy with it. Of course my head is normal shaped!

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    I have the early Triton. The hose is quite stiff and pushing the helmet forward; that makes wearing it very tired on the neck. I got the updated hose kit and it makes wearing more comfortable. It works, but it has some drawbacks. The battery pack is built-in. You can't have a spare battery pack charged and ready. The air supply is adequate but not strong.

    My wife shares the hobby, I got her the 3M Breathe Easy. It has a better hard hat and the air flow is more comfortable than the Triton, especially on hot humid days.

    Without PPAR, exotic rosewood would make my eyes itch, sneezing and nose bleed.

    I have never tried the Trend.
    Gordon

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    I have the Trend and love it.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    I have the Trend and I am very happy with it. Of course my head is normal shaped!
    Your head normal Homer??????????
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    http://www.airwareamerica.com/index....TS&Category=23

    Lots if choices here, but a bit spendy.

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    Thanks for the replies, guys!
    I just discovered another one called the Purelite Air Shield:

    http://www.segre.co.uk/Purelite_Air.htm

    Does anyone know anything about this one? I haven't found what the price is or of it's available in Canada/US.

    EDIT: I found one at this address but still don't know how good it is!

    http://www.woodchuckers.com/respirators.htm
    Last edited by Gord Rock; 02-22-2008 at 03:16 AM.

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    I use a power mask that Woodcraft sells.. it's less expensive than the Trend or Triton, (which I couldn't afford), and works quite well. Biggest problem is I find it does interfer with the face shield some, but I've learned to work around it.
    Chuck
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