While researching PPE, I am wondering if a solid plastic face screen is better/worse than a mesh screen. What are the pro's & con's for wood cutting? What I can tell is mesh is much cooler and won't fog. Solid plastic could be used for more things like grinding. On a side note, while splitting some free green sycamore last night, I struck my wedge off-kilter, sending it flying into my right leg. I now have a 3mm deep, 10 mm long gash in my leg. I was wearing blue jeans with insulated coveralls (Wall's). Ouch! Getting the wedge started proved to be the hardest part. I find wet wood has a "springiness" to it that makes for hard starting of a wedge. I don't own a maul yet, so all splitting is done with 2 wedges and a 12# sledge. Never again will I split wood with family around! And more PPE for me.