"Finally here's a respirator that doesn't mist up my glasses when I use it. It's expensive but at least I can see what I'm doing while avoiding breathing in sanding dust. It also helps with fumes but doesn't seeem to eliminate them. It's a bit fiddly to get on at first, but once you get the hang this is fine. If only it wasn't so expensive . . ."
"I have used many dust masks. I must say this mask was comfortable. The soft fabric fitted easily to my face I had none of those leaky bits on my cheeks bones that let dust in. The valve is a must and makes it easy to wear.
There was none of the characteristics of dust getting up my nose either.
So well done 3M.
Why didnt I score it full marks, well here has to be room to improve and I have only worn it for 4 hours."
"Had a box of 20 of these. They are great masks as they fit well enough around the top of the nose to stop eye protection steaming up.
However, often the straps break where they are stapled to the mask effectively rendering the mask useless. You can fix the strap by restapling with a regular household stapler but being a bit shorter each time the straps break even faster.
Annoyed at this seemingly poor manufacturing standard of the straps I phoned 3M only to be told they are single use only masks. Well at nearly £3 each I wonder how many of us use them just the once! I was hoping they could send out some replacement straps - no chance of that!
So in summary great mask but rubbish straps and rubbish customer/technical service from 3M."