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Old 01-10-05, 05:25 PM
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welding lense

what is a good darknest for lenses. the one I got is way to dark. what do yall use.
 
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Old 01-10-05, 06:03 PM
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When I first started welding I used an 11. Thats a pretty common choice. As years went by and the eyes started going I worked my way down to a 9. My wife uses an 11 for MIG welding at work. If I was welding stainless I went up one number as it seemed I got less eye strain over a days welding. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-10-05, 06:47 PM
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I use an 11 for pretty much everything.
If it wasn't for our cold climate I would probably try an electronic one.

Any experience with these majak?
 
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Old 01-11-05, 06:05 AM
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I know guys that use the electronic. I don't like the weight and the battery thing. Now they have a solar powered one but it is still heavy. Since I wear bi-focals I also use the 4x4 lense and I haven't seen the electronic in that size.
 
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Old 01-11-05, 07:26 AM
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Ya, that's kinda what I thought.

Bifocals, you're lucky.
I use trifocals!

I actually just switched to a 4x4 and can't believe the difference in how it improves the sight picture.
 
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My neck was getting sore from trying to look out of the bottom of my glasses. Also when I was laying on my back welding. I had a pair of glasses just for welding (single reading prescription) but got tired of changing glasses when I was not welding. 4x4 was the way to go.
 
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I have an electronic helmet, mine is lighter than a regular (non electronic) one. It is solar, no batteries at all.

I have no problems with it in the cold.

The shade adjustment knob is on the exterior, so I do not have to take it off to adjust.

The viewing area is larger than the standard 2x4, but smaller than a 4x4. A standard 4x4 clear polycarbonate covers the whole assembly in the front.

Helmets are available with a 4x4 electronic element. They are not sold at DIY places.

I would have a hard time welding with a standard helmet.
 
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