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Alternatives to the Dye Precision i5 and i4 Thermal Goggles

If you did some shopping for paintball masks, you might have already figured out that the Dye i4 and i5 are the best glasses out there. Both of these glasses cost just under $200. Though they are worth every penny they cost, they simply might be too high priced for some people’s budget.

If you are one of those people who want cool paintball masks without paying an arm and a leg for your mask, PaintballGunDoc highly recommends the Empire E-Flex, a high performance paintball mask that costs just about $100, about 80% cheaper than any of the Dye models.

The Empire E-Flex is one of the cool paintball masks as it comes in a combat wear styling. Available in 9 colors, the white and olive models are hot sellers. The mask offers a field of vision of 270 degrees. Though the Dye models offer up to 300 degrees of vision, one can argue that 270 degrees is about all the vision you will need. The comfort level on this mask is very, very high. So, it isn’t just one of those cool paintball masks that only offers looks.

This mask comes with nice think foam padding that will offer excellent protection to your ears. You can take hits to your ears and continue playing without as much as a flinch! The dual pane thermal anti-fogging lenses come in a clear finish and are just fantastic for play in hot or cold temperatures, without fogging problems.

Unfortunately, the lens doesn’t offer UV protection. You can however upgrade to one of Empire’s UV lenses if you wish. While upgrading the lens, you can also choose different finishes other than the clear finish. The mask comes with very comfortable and easy to adjust 2 inch straps that will allow you to make the mask snugly fit onto your head.

Please note that the stock lenses are not scratch resistant. So, when you upgrade the lens to UV, it makes sense to upgrade to a lens that is also scratch resistant.

Best Drill Press Choices for Your Home Wood Shop

Walter Meier Manufacturing creates an excellent line of power tools under the Jet brand. They range from cheap home tools to industrial production equipment. After looking into woodworking programs for a new store, I found Jet tools and was amazed I had not known about them before – Walter Meier was in business nearly 75 years and also have a faithful following. Later in this article I’ll be talking Jet drill presses for your home store. The Jet lineup is well known for ruggedness, durability, and precision at reasonable rates.

The suitable selection of almost any woodworking power tool is dependent upon the type of job you are going to do and the accessible space. If space is restricted you will most likely need to go for a bench top design since they may be mounted to roll out of the way when they are not being used. Free standing presses are usually heavier and really can not be mounted so that they’re both secure and movable. Based upon the job you are doing you will require a huge swing (drilling stove) and operate desk, otherwise a more compact swing may provide you a bigger media. Horse power is also a significant element. Typically the more the better, but more powerful machines have a tendency to be bigger. You might also need to think about varying rate. Most drill presses permit you to pick from a dozen or so fixed rates by altering which pulleys the belt is on. A variable-speed pushes lets you continuously vary speed simply by turning a knob.

Jet leaves a dozen or more versions of best benchtop drill press with costs which range from a couple hundred to a few thousand bucks, so I will be talking just the three most common moderately-priced versions here.

The Jet JPD-15M drill press is midsize and is the hottest version. It’s a 15″ swing and it is intended for bench top mounting. The engine is a hefty Horsepower, and this version is famous for its strength, rigidity, and durability. Nothing elaborate, only a good instrument. The 15M includes 16 belt-selectable rates ranging from 200 to 3,600 rpm. There is an additional 10 x 13″ work surface, and this version involves a 5/8″ throw. The JPD-15MF is nearly identical, except that it is freestanding (floor mount).