Originally Posted by malc
You�re all a bunch of wimps
Seriously though, I�ve been there, I was caught out in a "joke".
Passing a welding booth an apprentice pulled back the cutain called me and his mate struck an arc.
I saw white surrounded by blue for days and the urge to rub my eyes, unbearable.
You only had a small taste of weld burn on the eyes from only one strike of the arc multiply that by about 1000 and that is what it feels like to use the wrong lenses or even worse none for any period of time it is quite painful
and nothing gives much releif. Try arc welding with gas welding goggles for a couple of hours on second thought Please don't take our word for it