Powder-fine sawdust that accumulates and sticks to face shields, goggles, and glasses can interfere with a safe, clear view of your work when using power tools.
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Powder-fine sawdust that accumulates and sticks to face shields, goggles, and glasses can interfere with a safe, clear view of your work when using power tools. The culprit: static electricity that builds up on everything in a workshop with dry air.

Put the kibosh on static electricity by cleaning your safety eyewear with a used sheet of fabric softener. Fresh pieces contain a heavier chemical and are not as soft as those that have been through the clothes dryer at least once. The soft sheet will remove both dust and static without scratching the lenses. If you don't have any fabric softener sheets, a thin film of Armor All brand automotive vinyl protectant rubbed in with a soft cloth also works. You also can use this trick to clean and treat clear plastic shields on power tools. Repeat the anti-static treatment as necessary.
—Anita K. Booth, Lakewood, Calif.