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    Trend Air Pro Airshield

    I have just got a Trend Air Pro Airshield Pro Battery Powered Respirator. It is very good except for its weight which is too heavy for my neck problem which I have. Is there any other similar respirator which is lighter.
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    Glen there are a number of powered systems that use a battery on a belt. That puts most of the weight around your waist. These aren't cheap. Here are a couple. 3M Breathe Easy 1 System Assembly | 3M Respirators 3MMBES-1, 3M™ Versaflo™ Heavy Industry PAPR Kit TR-300-HIK | 3M Respirators 3MMTR-300-HIK.

    This is the system I use. When sanding I use a tyvek hood which weighs ounces. Also have a hard hat/visor when turning. I have used this over 20 years. I replaced the battery 3 years ago. Air-Mate 12 System Assembly | 3M Respirators 3MMAM-12

    When I talk to folks about these systems the price is always mentioned. My answer is what is your good health worth. It's cheaper than emphysema or lung cancer.

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    I sold my Trend for the very same reason Glen - weight. And I don't even have a neck problem. I found the thing ridiculously top heavy and cumbersome, and it used to argue with my spectacles too.

    My solution was a 3M Versaflo, (it's one of the systems that Terry mentioned above), which I am extremely pleased with.
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    I bought a Versaflo from Chas when he was selling them off. Way better than the Trend.

    Costly to buy new but well worth it.

     
     
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    Yep, Versaflow for me as well...

    Never used a trend but heard so many issues with the weight so never bothered.

    I have seen some of the older original 3M Airstream packs for sale on fleabay that are also very good. Just the filters are a bit more difficult to get hold of.

    The versaflow comes in different models and usually the power pack is separate from the head unit. Expect to pay in the region of 500 new price if you want one tho.. there are cheaper if you search around..(I got a 504 versaflow second hand unit from e bay, paid just under 200 for it)

    It may be worth messaging Chas to see if he stil has any as I think he didn't sell them all.
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    I sympathise with you Glen I bought an industrial unit and it felt like and was so heavy it reminded me of thew old deep sea diving helmets. Shut off from the task and horrible.

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    I got a 3m Versaflow from Chas and I also have the Trend Pro. Although I don't have any problems when I use the Trend I find the Versaflow flow much more comfortable

     
     
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    I have a Scott Duraflow. The power pack is on a belt and it works well. The only thing I would say is that the face shield isn't particularly heavy duty - it's not for protection from heavy projectiles - so that is something to consider with whatever system you look at.

     
     
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    A lot of good advice there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingwe View Post
    I have a Scott Duraflow. The power pack is on a belt and it works well. The only thing I would say is that the face shield isn't particularly heavy duty - it's not for protection from heavy projectiles - so that is something to consider with whatever system you look at.
    Right you are Melanie. The hardhat/visor on my rig wouldn't stop a big piece coming off the lathe. We should all be wearing one of these.
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