Helmet Sweatband Replacements

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Local STIHL dealer quoted me $8 a piece (!) for replacement sweat band liners. Theses are just a thin strip of synthetic cloth. There must be reasonable alternatives at a buck or two a piece.

What have people found?

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This is for shared equipment for a volunteer group, so it has to be ‘stupid simple’, and affordable.

I found some on Amazon for $2 - $3 a piece (search for ‘hard hat sweatband liners’). We may try some of these.

But there have to be some for hard hats, etc., that can be replaced between users. Hoping another A.S. Member might have a source of a product that they have tried and can recommend.

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I haven't tried or used them. Price point is at under 1.50 each.
 

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Local STIHL dealer quoted me $8 a piece (!) for replacement sweat band liners. Theses are just a thin strip of synthetic cloth. There must be reasonable alternatives at a buck or two a piece.

What have people found?

Thanks

Philbert
It depends on which helmet you have and who originally made it for Stihl. Over the years they were made by A-O Safety, Peltor, Tasco, etc. I don't think that they ever made their own helmets.

For the Stihl 886 helmet (xxxx-886-xxxx Forestry Helmet) which was made by Tasco you can buy the whole hygiene kit for about $6. Stihl lists the part number as 0000-886-0408.

I figured this out by finding "Tasco" molded into one of the helmet plastic bits.

In Nov, 2020 I bought 10 kits from www.earplugstore.com for $5.67ea. I don't see them on their website now. Each package has a barcode on it "6-6272860005-6". Google doesn't find this number either. I would call the vendor. Maybe they decided to stop carrying them or Stihl found out and made them stop.

In any case if the pads are still sound I would throw them in the washing machine. Also 3/16"-1/4" neoprene makes a good replacement for the ratchet pad.
 

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