|Yesterday 03:19 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Brian, I had never seen or heard of that chin strap helmet before today. I have jaw hinge issues and would have lock-jaw by noon too. That's a crazy helmet and nothing I would want, but I'm glad it works for YOU...
I bought my Miller Auto 180 6-7 years ago and the salesman talked me into a Hobby Pro helmet. I absolutely HATED that thing. You had to push a button INSIDE the helmet to turn it on. I always forgot that when I first started up on a given day. Then it would time out while I was doing fabrication and fitting of parts and flash me again when I hit the MiG trigger. I threw that helmet across the shop so many times, I had to buy a new head band just to sell it dirt cheap on craigslist and get it out of my sight.
I have a $40, on sale, auto-darkening Northern Tools helmet that I use now. I bought a fancy one from HF that has grind mode but, again, the stupid switch is INSIDE the helmet. If I'm going to take the helmet off to change modes, I may as well put my safety glasses on... It would be so much nicer to have a switch on the outside that we could flip with a glove on.
Someone said their auto helmet didn't work with A/C tig. I just welded up a broken, aluminum, footpeg bracket on my son's Ninja yesterday and didn't have any issues. Helmet worked just like welding steel....
|Yesterday 06:30 AM|
. Don't try this at home, folks...:
. No OSHA in China... poor bastards...
|05-22-2013 01:02 AM|
The lady welder is wearing,what is called a pan cake hood,the purpose is you don't get back glare from the sunlight as opposed to a conventional welding hood!
|04-24-2013 08:15 PM|
|04-23-2013 03:17 AM|
|Nuck Chorris||wow, I just read all the posts on this thread. I ended up getting a Miller fixed shade helmet for the price of a HF autodarkener. The guys as work recommended a fixed shade for various reasons, and I went with their recommendation. A lot of guys on here seemed pleased with Miller, so I got a Miller. Thanks for all the responses. On a side note, I totally dig the chin operated helmet. It's like a turn of the century auto darkener system. Seems like it would work well for welding stuff on a bench.|
|04-20-2013 09:21 PM|
As for autodarkening solar powered, I've let either the HF or the Speedglass sit for months in a dark cabinet and pulled them out to use, and never had to put them in sunlight or ambient light to charge them. They always work, no matter how long they're stored.
|04-20-2013 06:54 PM|
That is some REAL welding, that's for sure.
|04-20-2013 06:45 PM|
But them automatic welder made you lazy fast..
|04-20-2013 06:24 PM|
And that is some HARD work, holy cow. And they are some SKILLED and educated technicians. Here at the bay bridge they are making some wild welds, check it out.
|04-20-2013 04:18 PM|
A lot of pipeline welders prefer a normally home made "pancake" hood. I do not know the why behind it but it is popular and unique.
A hood that is good for one guy isnt what the other guy likes or it doesnt work well for him.
Here is a picture of a Pipeliner with eyeliner wearing her custom hood.
Here is a store bought version:
Here is a picture of a hood style that I was given when my welder retired. It is used when there is no room for anything larger than your head to fit into a tight spot. Talk about hot!
Pipeline welders are IMHO some of the best welders out there. They have to run all position x-ray quality welds. If they "bust" a given number of x-rays, they are told to load their truck up and go home.
A couple of welders at the shop where I worked as a pipefitter were just incredible.
They could run SS wire X-ray field welds and get 100% time after time after time.
Who ever said it can't be done is wrong.
Just takes talent and experiance and a darn good pipefitter making up the joint for them
|04-19-2013 05:38 AM|
|Old Fool||boys will be boys, no matter their age|
|04-18-2013 09:56 PM|
So what do you find "smart ars" about "Yes, next question"?
|04-18-2013 09:48 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||Maybe the Mods will clean up our mess AGAIN...|
|04-18-2013 09:44 PM|
Because you was being a smart a** about it on post 30..
I was asking you a simple question... About welding all day long... And I didn't mean tacking a quarter panel on at a body shop... There's a big difference....
The 7 years I been here your on here 24-7,, Even at work... You must have a very nice boss..
So that's why the question came up about welding 10 to 12 hours a day... What I was getting at since I weld all my life,, Was having to move you mouth all day every day just would be a pain to do if you weld ALL DAY LONG..Wouldn't work for me and I see it didn't work for someone else here either..
|04-18-2013 09:32 PM|
You are right, it started with your response #29. Who crossed the line? LOLOL, So why was "next question" a hot button for you? LOL
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