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Old 11-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Product Review: UVEX Bionic Shield Face Shield

I searched it down after i saw a pic of it in the face vs. cut-off wheel thread in Gen 4x4.
I wanted a face shield that covered more area than your typical clear plastic one.


and well this appeared to fit the bill
You can get them from most any safety supply store for around $30. I won mine off Ebay for under $20

This is a nice piece of gear for a fawking face shield
foam sweatband, foam back of the head pad, twist style tightener in the back.
It also has positive locks to hold the face shield in the UP and DOWN position. A nice feature that my welding helmets don't have So when you flip it up, IT STAYS UP. The angle adjusters you can adjust by pulling up a little tab.
The lens is easy to remove to replace (remember to take the protective shipping film off) and you can also get these with tinted lens (#5) so you can use it with the torch/plasma.

It fits nice. It hugs closer than my other face shields but not too close. It has not fogged up yet at all. It wraps around both sides and drops close to my chest to keep the little fuckers that bounce off your shirt from going in your eye.

The chance of getting hit with something is slim.

I have not (nor do i plan on) had a disk blow up yet but will report that when it happens.

Oh and it oddly smells like celery out of the box

i give it out of 5 flipoff2s
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You think it would sucessfully protect against a glitter bomb?
J/K, thanks for the review. Looks like a good product. I have a pair of UVEX glasses and they have the best fit of any glasses I've tried.
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You think it would sucessfully protect against a glitter bomb? .
funny you should say that my roomate called me asking if anyone from Pirate sent me any packages
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I need one, got a link to the seller? If he has anymore of course.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I need one, got a link to the seller? If he has anymore of course.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Uvex-Bionic-Shie...QQcmdZViewItem

that seller. I did not win the original auction but was offered a "ebay secound chance" so i know he has more
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got one for X-mas and was wondering if anyone knows of where you can get tinted shields for it.

Also is there a place to buy 1 or 2 replacement inserts rather than 10 for 190
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got one for X-mas and was wondering if anyone knows of where you can get tinted shields for it.

Also is there a place to buy 1 or 2 replacement inserts rather than 10 for 190
grainger- not listed online, but my local store brought one in for me.

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online source $14.91 shade 3 replacement lens http://www.douglassafety.com/Product...ctCode=DSS8560

Cheap price for the whole sheild $19.61 http://www.douglassafety.com/Product...ctCode=DSS8500

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Old 01-13-2007, 04:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There's different kinds off actual material used in the shields. They have some that are coated to prevent shit from happening to them... I ate through mine on accident when some aircraft stripper hit it.

These are a awesome shields though! We are adding a third for plasma.
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Yah that was my face, that the grinder kicked the shit out of.. I bought the Uvex shield the day after i had my face all torn up. That was Feb 7 2005. I bought the tented shield(for plasma) and two clear shields. IM still on the first clear shield, and its seen some serious abuse. I love this shield. I got mine from Professional Equipment http://www.professionalequipment.com...0/face-shield/

Dont remember if that is how much i paid for it, but it was worth every penny.

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Yah that was my face, that the grinder kicked the shit out of.. I bought the Uvex shield the day after i had my face all torn up. That was Feb 7 2005. I bought the tented shield(for plasma) and two clear shields. IM still on the first clear shield, and its seen some serious abuse. I love this shield. I got mine from Professional Equipment http://www.professionalequipment.com...0/face-shield/

Dont remember if that is how much i paid for it, but it was worth every penny.

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That one you linked to is the "hardcoated" one, the others are about $10 cheaper but hold up almost as well and the replacment shields are 1/2 as much... Still great stuff.
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Just got one if these last week too. Used it today. Nice shield, I like it. Got mine at

http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...eshield_System

$20
extra shields $4, the hardcoated shields about $16

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Glad this thread got bumped up. I meant to buy one of these last year when Gil first posted about it and still don't have a faceshield Breaking out the visa now
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That one you linked to is the "hardcoated" one, the others are about $10 cheaper but hold up almost as well and the replacment shields are 1/2 as much... Still great stuff.
Im not sure if that is the one i have, i know the one i have kinda smells like Maple syrup every time i put it on, makes me hungry every time i break out the grinder..

For those of you that havent bought one yet, and think they are too expensive, how about a recap pic????




Wear your face shields!!! Mind you i was wearing goggles and a breathing mask when this happened.. Good times.. The scar looks awesome now, everyone always asks, "what happened to your face!!!" haha

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Im not sure if that is the one i have, i know the one i have kinda smells like Maple syrup every time i put it on, makes me hungry every time i break out the grinder..

For those of you that havent bought one yet, and think they are too expensive, how about a recap pic????




Wear your face shields!!! Mind you i was wearing goggles and a breathing mask when this happened.. Good times.. The scar looks awesome now, everyone always asks, "what happened to your face!!!" haha

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Let's see the scar!!
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Will eyeglasses fit comfortably beneath this?

I too have a posting here diescribing my emergency eye surgery when a piece of welding crud got into my eye, past my prescription safety glasses.

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Will eyeglasses fit comfortably beneath this?
Yes, plenty of room. That's one of the things I really like about it. I don't have prescription safety glasses, so it was either perscription or safety till now. My glasses fit under the shield no problem.

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Im not sure if that is the one i have, i know the one i have kinda smells like Maple syrup every time i put it on, makes me hungry every time i break out the grinder..

For those of you that havent bought one yet, and think they are too expensive, how about a recap pic????




Wear your face shields!!! Mind you i was wearing goggles and a breathing mask when this happened.. Good times.. The scar looks awesome now, everyone always asks, "what happened to your face!!!" haha

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How about a pic of how it has healed up?
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Been using one of these since the original post - great face shield! I've used some of the cheap ones you find at Lowes and such and those just don't compare to the quality of the Uvex ones.
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Great "advertisement." I ordered one from SafetySaves.com and they have the #5 Shields "by the each."
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Im ordering one of these with a clear lense now, but am wondering if the 3.0 shade is a dark enough tint for using with an O/A torch while cutting? Does anyone know?

With that I am curious how hard is it to swap lenses, I am thinking I'd like to just buy one and since I am only a every other weekend-if that wrencher I wont be using it a ton, but I figure rather then buy two (1 clear and 1 tinted) I could just swap lenses.

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Im ordering one of these with a clear lense now, but am wondering if the 3.0 shade is a dark enough tint for using with an O/A torch while cutting? Does anyone know?

With that I am curious how hard is it to swap lenses, I am thinking I'd like to just buy one and since I am only a every other weekend-if that wrencher I wont be using it a ton, but I figure rather then buy two (1 clear and 1 tinted) I could just swap lenses.

thanks guys,
Takes about 20 seconds to swap.
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I'm seriously considering one of these. Looks like a sweet face sheild. I would just get the clear hard-coated lens since I have a pair of Jackson #5 bug-eye goggles for cutting.

The cutting goggle I have are the WC series #5 lens:
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With that I am curious how hard is it to swap lenses,
Not a big deal to swap them - been doing it for awhile. But I'm getting to the point of buying another "frame" so that I don't have to swap them so much.
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I need to look into ordering a couple of these. Thanks for the bump.
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