When operating woodworking machinery and power tools, or when using striking tools, it’s imperative to wear eye protection and, typically, hearing protection as well. Bench Dog’s® new Soundshield Safety Glasses offer both forms of protection in one product, without the bulkiness of goggles or over-the-ear earmuffs. The safety glasses employ clear polycarbonate, anti-fog lenses with a high impact safety rating and a hard coating that resists scratches. They also screen out both UVA and UVB rays. A pair of retractable silicone earplugs, with a noise reduction rating of 25 decibels, are tethered to the bows of the glasses with cords. The earplugs slide in and out by pulling either ends of the cords. They store in compartments on the ends of the bows when not in use, for added convenience.
Soundshield Safety Glasses come in two styles: standard frame (item 54801) and a generously dimensioned “fit over” option (item 52821) designed to be worn with prescription eyeglasses. Both styles come with a microfiber pouch to store and protect the glasses when not in use. Each version sells for $19.99.