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Old 05-27-2013, 07:29 PM #1
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*facepalm*

Any polycarbonate safety glasses are adequate protection for that wavelength. I'd rather spend $6, but thanks anyway.
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200~360nm, 10600nm......please point out one member who has a 10,600nm laser
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I'm willing to say there's more than zero people on this forum who own a CO2 laser lol

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200~360nm, 10600nm......please point out one member who has a 10,600nm laser
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There are quite a few of us actually.


Re; the OP standard polycarbonate glasses are all that are needed.
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Check out the "Gas Lasers" section of the Forum and look at some people's signatures...
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i dont venture to the gas section! psssssst, ill tell you a secret: those people are just weird just kidding guys

i should have worded my statement better now that i re-read it and i should stop posting from my phone! it looks like all most of my posts from my phone are partial thoughts hahahaha. i should have said something like: find me one person on here who owns a 10,600nm laser and is willing to trust their eyes to an unknown, untested pair of safety glasses. co2 lasers are no joke and need some serious protection so a cheap pair of untested glasses, not so much
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Haha sounds better point taken. Although it seems most polycarbonate goggles are quite effective at that wavelength...
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I'm willing to say there's more than zero people on this forum who own a CO2 laser lol

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Did not know that lol sorry about that
Yep , I have a co2 laser as well .. , My 50p Ploycarb goggles work perfectly .
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CO2 lasers really aren't as dangerous as people might think - sure they're high powered lasers, however your biggest risk is setting things on fire or burning yourself. The wavelength itself is high enough that it's absorbed by almost anything, including the outer layer of your eye, glass, clear plastics, pretty much anything. So really the only way you could cause eye damage is if you took a direct hit from the laser, as your eye will not focus it down. On the other hand, I've burnt myself accidentally multiple times aligning a laser cutter, and it stings! (and stinks). Still, use goggles, but cheap safety glasses from the hardware store are more than enough.
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find me one person on here who owns a 10,600nm laser and is willing to trust their eyes to an unknown, untested pair of safety glasses.
Fact 1: polycarbonate will stop 10-micron light.
Fact 2: Most, if not all, of ANSI approved safety glasses are made of polycarbonate.

Not good enough for you? How about:

Fact 3: There are very few materials in existence that pass 10-micron light.
Fact 4: Making safety glasses out of one of the materials in fact 3 would be incredibly expensive.

THEREFORE, no reason to worry.

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seems i dont know as much as i thought about co2 lasers

thanks for teaching me something, might have to venture over to the 'weird side' if you guys will accept me
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