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Old 26th June 2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default This is the best Hearing Protection when using power tools

3m Peltor X5A

I have owned these for 2 weeks.. The absolute best that I've owned..
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Old 26th June 2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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The Peltors are excellent, but with the downside of blocking other ambient noise. When I'm putting in a long day in the shop and I don't want to keep putting hearing protection on & off I use these:

Pro Ears | Pro Tac Mag Gold Green | GS-PTM Green | Hearing Protection for Shooting

They are a bit costly but since I use them for shooting the incremental cost in the shop is just the batteries.
Kevin(ahcc20)...I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
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Old 8th July 2015, 10:46 PM   #3
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On the economic but adequate side, Harbor tool #92851 noise cancelling ear muffs are currently $14.99.
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Old 8th July 2015, 11:04 PM   #4
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The company i work for uses 3M muffs in the manufacturing plant, i couldn't believe how well they worked when i first put them on, they block more noise then you can by sticking your fingers in your ears.
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Old 9th July 2015, 01:04 AM   #5
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I am into lawn and gardening, I have the Stihl and a no name ear muff. They are work well.
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Old 29th July 2015, 12:19 AM   #6
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I use my Ryobi's that take a 4v battery, you can adjust how much noise comes in through a condenser mic. Not the quietest but if I wanted really quiet I would just add some foam in ear plugs like we did in the air force
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Old 29th July 2015, 01:29 AM   #7
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Since this is diyaudio after all, I think a good pair of closed-back headphones will suffice.

What's the fun in buying it when you can make it yourself?
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