So when I broke my last pair of safety glasses (that I really liked) i decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Festool Safety glasses. here is a brief review:Initial Impression:
Like any other festool tool or accessory - you can hold these safety glasses and know that Festool has put some thought in designing and building these - and they are priced accordingly
. While they look like others on the market (and similar the Milwaukee's that I liked) these are quite different. The glasses themselves are fairly large and have the proper curves and cuts to fully enclose the area around the eyes. In addition they are quite comfortable to wear - even with a respirator. That is one of the major benefits I have over the others - that I am able to wear them and feel comfortable. Of course I am not sure if that is unique to me or if others have the same view.
I purchased these from Amazon and it took them three weeks to deliver the glasses - I would recommend purchasing from your favorite dealer.Whats Included:
The package includes
The Clear Glasses with the frame
Additional smoked lens
Warning and Safety
Unfortunately they don't come in a Systainer Benefits:
The glasses seems to have better scratch resistance than the others that I have had. Which is good because one of the issues with woodworking is that you are always trying to squint in those sharp dark corners all the time and having scratch free glasses is important. I will update this review once I have used these in anger.
As mentioned above these are fairly large and enclose the eyes fully
They can be used in the shop (with the clear lens) and outside with the dark lenses (i will surely use them while mowing)
It does come in a case for safe keeping and transportation
Not a throwaway
They are very stylish (even my LOML thought so) especially the dark lensesConcerns:
Priced higher than others on the market - the issue is that now I have to baby them a little more
No instructions and really very little info on the net (the only reason one needs instructions on glasses to help change the lenses)How to Use:
Hopefully everyone knows how to wear safety glasses so I am not going to explain that
But since these did not come with any instructions I had to google on the net and did find something that gave me some information on how to change the lenses.
There are a few steps to changing these
1: Hold the glasses with one hand
2: use the other hand to pop the nose pad in an angle away from the lenses (the front part of the nose pad will then pop out)
3: The frame should be loose in the center and only attached to the lenses on the two sides
4: The slide on the side of the frame away from the lenses (in opposite directions) and the frame should pop out of that side
5: repeat (4) on the other side.
6: follow the above steps in reverse to put the dark lenses on