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Spoiled myself

Postby Graveyard » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:38 pm

After 8 years with the same welding hood I decided to upgrade from my Speedglas 9100X to an 9100XXi. I also took some advice from the forum here and picked up a nice SSC 22-25K tig pedal for the Everlast 160 STH I just got. Unboxed everything and played with it a little last night and I am super pumped about the speedglas. The shade 5 side lenses seem to help a lot with eye fatigue and the tig pedal is super smooth. The everlast machine is just a backup/teaching machine I got for a good deal used. My main machine is the miller Syncrowave 210, if my pedal for it ever goes out in definitely gonna pick up another SSC for it as well.
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby LtBadd » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:13 pm

Always good when you can upgrade, I guess you could say you're upgraded from head to toe :lol:
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby cj737 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:46 pm

I've got that same pedal on my Dynasty and really like it as well.
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby Graveyard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:01 am

LtBadd wrote:Always good when you can upgrade, I guess you could say you're upgraded from head to toe :lol:


Ha ha yeah pretty much! Gonna really put the helmet through its paces next week!
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby Graveyard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:01 am

cj737 wrote:I've got that same pedal on my Dynasty and really like it as well.


Awesome! Def think I'll be getting one for my syncrowave if the factory pedal ever fails.
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby cj737 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:17 am

Having gone back and looked at your first picture, I think the "self-spoiling" comes in the form of rubber mats to stand on! Man, that's gotta be so much easier on your knees after a day of welding than standing on concrete. Getting old ain't for pu$$ies... Ask me how I know :evil: Yes, I am both! :o :D
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby Graveyard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:38 pm

cj737 wrote:Having gone back and looked at your first picture, I think the "self-spoiling" comes in the form of rubber mats to stand on! Man, that's gotta be so much easier on your knees after a day of welding than standing on concrete. Getting old ain't for pu$$ies... Ask me how I know :evil: Yes, I am both! :o :D


Oh man, I'm 33 and have had one knee surgery at 18 so inneed to take care of myself as much as I can. I started wearing a miller respirator this year also and it has a noticeable difference on my lungs for sure.
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby cj737 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:29 pm

Ha! You, like many of us, had those orthopedic surgeries due to active/sports-oriented lives. I've had 3 ACLs, plus ITB, plus, plus, plus. Only now, in my tender golden-ish years are these "orthodox" visits focused on arthritis, degenerative, cartilage wear. That's when you know you're getting old and its time to work harder, sleep less, and make the moments count. Not like you Young Guns with decades of "wisdom" ahead of you! :D
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:58 pm

cj737 wrote:Ha! You, like many of us, had those orthopedic surgeries due to active/sports-oriented lives. I've had 3 ACLs, plus ITB, plus, plus, plus. Only now, in my tender golden-ish years are these "orthodox" visits focused on arthritis, degenerative, cartilage wear. That's when you know you're getting old and its time to work harder, sleep less, and make the moments count. Not like you Young Guns with decades of "wisdom" ahead of you! :D

Old enough to know better still to young to care

Or Montgomery gentry "back when I knew it all" I know now I'll never be as smart as I was back when I knew it all.

Besides who needs sports. Just bury yourself deep in some farm machinery. Spend a day taking apart a header using a torch and a breaker bare. Honestly in surprised I've never broken anything. Fortunate I guess. Of course 17 years ain't long to make a whole lot of mistakes. Hopefully one day I'll be as wise as all of you guys.
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Re: Spoiled myself

Postby cj737 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:16 am

Farmwelding wrote:Old enough to know better still to young to care

Or Montgomery gentry "back when I knew it all" I know now I'll never be as smart as I was back when I knew it all.

Besides who needs sports. Just bury yourself deep in some farm machinery. Spend a day taking apart a header using a torch and a breaker bare. Honestly in surprised I've never broken anything. Fortunate I guess. Of course 17 years ain't long to make a whole lot of mistakes. Hopefully one day I'll be as wise as all of you guys.

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