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Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call them.

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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby xwrench » Thu May 04, 2017 1:53 pm

As with most of us, my eyes ain't what they used to be. I've been struggling to see what I'm welding for several years now. I've tried a fixed shade gold lens in my old Huntsman, a cheap auto dark (bah!), a Lincoln Viking and a Miller digital elite. None were giving me the results I wanted. I just picked up a speedglas 9002X I believe it is off craigslist. I replaced the clear lenses and gave it a try. When I sparked up my tig, I think I could hear angels singing :lol:
I can see what I'm doing! As always, your mileage may vary. Just my $0.02

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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby electrode » Thu May 04, 2017 4:22 pm

cj737 wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:Huh? Do you weld with glasses and a cheater at the same time? I do. I have to have my face stuck in the weld like that but I can see it amazingly well. If I can't get my face in close, I have to take the glasses off. When I mig, I only use the cheater. I wish I could find a good glass cheater instead of the chinese plastic POS's.
I wear progressive lens glasses and use a cheater. This allows me the greatest flexibility when I can't get in as close as I'd like, or when I need to stand back (think 6010 rod) and still see. I'll stick with the inexpensive plastic cheaters as they are susceptible to damage and wear and are inexpensive enough to replace. My glass lenses are not. I've had them do their job of protecting my eyes from flying objects and get chipped badly enough to require replacement. Cheaper than a visit to the Ophthalmologist surgeon, but the Optician took her pound of flesh.


I guess I missed this and many other posts as I have been behind on everything here lately due to contractors...
Yes, I wear reading glasses and use a cheater at the same time. I too wish I could find glass cheaters. I have a Miller Digital Elite and thought I found some glass cheaters but they don't fit. I may try to modify them and try them some other time but didn't want to tear up the helmet trying. Anchor brand makes the glass ones and they can be found on ebay.

edit: Maybe I replied to the wrong post too. :lol: (where's my damned glasses!)
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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby LtBadd » Fri May 05, 2017 5:15 pm

electrode wrote: I too wish I could find glass cheaters. I have a Miller Digital Elite and thought I found some glass cheaters but they don't fit.

I thought these mag lens were standard, certainly the Miller hoods accept them?

I know Harris makes them.
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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby electrode » Sat May 06, 2017 10:27 am

Those may work. Didn't see them yet so I may have to give them a try. Glass is the best. :D
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