Breaking mosaic tiles

Breaking tiles for a mosaic:
Do you also need to wear safety glasses if you cover the tiles with a old towel, while breaking it with a hammer?

I would like to know, because somebody told me to wear safety glasses but I always put the tiles into a towel.

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ANSWER #1 of 2

you might. It's better to be safe than sorry. If you don't have the towel completely around them (accidentally, or even on purpose) then it's best to wear them. I would just to be sure.

ANSWER #2 of 2

It would be a good idea as the tile chips could cut through the towel and come flying out of nowhere unexpectedly.

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