NIOSH Items: We only sell brand new respirators, filters, and dust masks from US based manufacturers. Since it can be difficult to determine if a respirator or mask has been used or even just tried on, for the protection of our customers, we do not accept NIOSH returns.
This respirator package combines the 3M 6000 Series Half Face Respirator with a pair of 3M 7093 P100 Filters to help protect against lead dust. This combination is NIOSH approved for environments containing certain oil and non-oil based particles and when properly fitted can be used in a variety of applications including welding, brazing, torch cutting, metal pouring, soldering, and exposure to lead, asbestos, cadmium, arsenic, and MDA for concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit. If your job requires wearing a respirator for long periods of time, consider a 3M 7500 Respirator. The 3M 6000 Respirator package is almost identical to our 3M Asbestos Mask. The only difference is the use of the 3M 7093 Filters. Both masks can be used for the same applications. It is a matter of personal preference. When comparing the two mask combinations, people that prefer this combination like the fact that the filter media is contained in a hard plastic shell enabling it to be wiped off and keeping the trapped lead or asbestos dust particles out of reach. Of course, the plastic case adds a little weight.
*Filter attaches directly to the mask with 1/4 turn bayonet style connector (built-in).
The majority of our customers, 80 percent or more, use medium size. This has held true for many years and across all types of industries. In general, people with noticeably small or large faces use those sizes. That is, a woman with a petite build and facial features would use small. Usually, men with notably large faces or prominent noses use the large. The rest of us use medium. Respirator fit testing is the only sure way to tell.
If you are interested in this product, you might also want to look at our Lead and Asbestos Removal Pro Kit.
6193 - Small
6293 - Medium
6393 - Large