We Used Dryer Sheets To Deal With Sawdust In Our Workshop And Our Eyes Thanked Us

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I wanted to test the sawdust rejection notion on both a face shield and a standard pair of safety glasses, as I’m much more likely to use safety goggles in the workshop and other important places it’s easy to forget about. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence online that the dryer sheet hack works for both. All I needed was dryer sheets, the safety equipment, and a source of sawdust that can be flung at the safety equipment. Thankfully, there’s no lack of sawdust or sawdust-producing machines in my workshop. Routers are better at producing sawdust, but nothing flings the stuff as uniformly as a miter saw.

For measurement equipment, I decided to go with my eyes — I’d just look through the glasses and face shield after each test and note what I saw. There might be a better way to tell if a pair of safety glasses is easy to see through, but there’s not a more important or intuitive way.

Testing sawdust removal is a little more complicated. I’d obviously need something to compare it with — terry and microfiber cloths, for example. The tricky part would be deciding if it worked. To this end, I devised a slightly over-engineered and under-effective experiment involving a very precise scale, a box of sawdust, an air compressor, some bits of scrap underlayment, and the aforementioned rags and dryer sheets.

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