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post #1 of 25 Old 04-12-2008, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy cheap bulk foam earplugs?

I use a lot of foam earplugs. Nothing I've found works better for me. Use them occasionally for sleeping too, man that works good.

But I pay way too much for them, about $10 for 40 pair, or even more. I'm probably spending $120/year on something that should be a lot cheaper to buy.

Where can I buy cheap bulk foam earplugs? (The soft ones.)

Thanks. (I don't know where else to post this. Hopefully this is in the right place.)

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Go here--

http://www.mcmaster.com/

They seem to have a good selection with reasonable pricing.

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Go here--

http://www.mcmaster.com/

They seem to have a good selection with reasonable pricing.

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37% cheaper. Cool. Thanks.

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Talk to anyone you know that works in a factory environment. Most plants have boxes of ear plugs all over the place. Your friend/buddy/cousin/drug dealer/whatever will likely bring you the odd handfull for free. Well, the drug dealer might expect something. :rolleyes1:

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I get a big plastic box of purple and orange ones from Home Depot. They come 80 pairs to a box.

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I bought a case (200 pair) of these about 5 years ago. I think I still have a half a case left. Love them. They were less than $20 per case, when I bought them. That works out to just over $.10 a pair.

http://store.pksafety.net/moldex-6620.html
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Ear Plug Superstore sells a ton of different plugs and earphones, and they offer trial packs of a variety of different models so you can find the ones you like best before buying large quantities. I got the "just the highest NRR" trial pack, which has 2 pairs each of their 15 highest rated foam plugs.
http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/unfoamtrialp.html

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Howard Leight Max Lite (green color) foam earplugs are wonderful plugs. They are very soft and do not create any expansive pressure inside the ear canal. I even slept with them in once. I bought a 200-pair box three seasons ago and I'm getting near the bottom of the box. I use them on any ride longer than 20-minutes or so, which happens to be the most time it takes me to ride to work. I find I can remove and reinsert one pair about 3 times before grabbing a fresh pair. They will only roll/compress so many times before they get fussy due to their softness. At $0.11/pair, I don't worry about pitching them when they won't work with me anymore. Lawn mower, snow blower, power tools, motorcycle, sleeping...

I bought them from Galeton-
http://www.galeton.com/item_group.as...&CategoryID=22
$21.45 for the 200-pair box, uncorded.
You can probably find them for similar prices elsewhere online and in local safety supply stores.

The orange Max plugs from this mfr. put too much pressure on my ear canal, the green Lite plugs I can wear for an entire day, after a while I forget they are in there.

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The ones I use in the shop are from McMaster Carr. I find they get uncomfortable after a while. For long distance touring I get the nice soft ones from Wal Mart.

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