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28 May 2019 4:01 p.m. PST
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  • Changed title from "Safety Googles & Dremel" to "Safety Goggles & Dremel"

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 May 2019 3:58 p.m. PST

Do you use safety goggles when operating your Dremel power tools?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 5:01 p.m. PST

Yes, always.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

I don't have a Dremel power tool, but if I were ever using one, I would wear safety glasses. I have used Dremel tools, and worn safety glasses while doing so.

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

no, but I wear very thick glasses

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 7:01 p.m. PST


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 7:03 p.m. PST

Magnifying glasses, so I can see where those little drills are biting into the necks of my figures for conversion.

Gokiburi28 May 2019 7:12 p.m. PST

Yes, I'm not a fan of shards of friction heated metal flying into my eyes.

Stryderg28 May 2019 7:43 p.m. PST

I use a 20 oz coke bottle sliced up to make a shield attached to the Dremel, especially when cutting PVC pipe. And I still wear glasses or a face shield. The instructions for the coke bottle shield were on, maybe.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 10:42 p.m. PST

@Gokiburi: I once got flakes of metal in my eyes that were at room temperature and pretty slow, basically falling a couple of feet from the light fixture I was working on into my unprotected eyes. So hot and fast metal is right out, no way!

After seeing an eye doctor who put glue on my eyes to pull all of the metal bits out, yeah, you read that right, I resolved always to wear safety glasses when I was in any situation that remotely called for them.

The glue was actually amazing. The doctor anaesthetized my eyes, then used a dropper to apply the glue. Then we had to wait for the glue to cure. That was not very long, probably 10-15 minutes. Then he gently removed it from each eye using a forceps.

I didn't feel anything, but it sounded really weird, like he was ripping the surface of my eyes off! But I could see during the entire process, and so my vision went from normal to blurred when he put the glue on, to a little less blurred as the glue cured, to teary when the glue came off, to normal within a couple of minutes.

He got every single piece of metal with that glue. I never had a problem after that. And I always wore my safety glasses -- still do, as I said above.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2019 2:26 a.m. PST

Yes. Always.

I got married fairly early in adulthood and had kids soon after. SWMBO and I always not only did, but talked through safety procedures for everything to create habits of mind for our kids. It ended up creating habits of mind for us, too.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 5:18 a.m. PST

When things go bad with Dremel cutoff wheels, they do so very quickly.

Blindingly fast, in fact (pun intended).

Hint – pay the extra bucks for the reinforced/extra strength cutoff wheels. You'll be glad you did.

Phrodon29 May 2019 6:31 a.m. PST


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 8:56 a.m. PST

Bleeped text, yes! Ever had a cut-off disk break? They are very jagged and fly off with amazing velocity.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

I wouldn't trust regular glasses, safety goggles are really inexpensive. Your vision is a once in a life thing- not worth the risk.

Yes I am a safety professional and have seen far too many injuries. Our hobby requires vision.

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