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Old 11-29-2007, 09:07 PM
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My solution for needing Bi-Focals while welding..we call em "Cheater Lenses".cost is a dollar or 2 at any weld supply and designed to fit inside the shield or the flip up,Z81.7 osha approved UV ray protection and impact resistant...no need in looking up or down.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:18 PM
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My solution for needing Bi-Focals while welding..we call em "Cheater Lenses".cost is a dollar or 2 at any weld supply and designed to fit inside the shield or the flip up,Z81.7 osha approved UV ray protection and impact resistant...no need in looking up or down.
Thats what I was talking about....we call them magnifiers but yep...thats them. I like them.



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No doubt about it those things are great but I am so accustomed to wearing my glasses I just feel nekked without them. I had to wear safety glasses under my helmet anyway so I just kept a pair prescription safety glasses with the side shields to wear at work. I did it for so long I just feel like something is missing if I don't have glasses on under my helmet. Also I just got one of those Huntsman auto dark lens that converts a regular helmet into the auto type. It just replaces the regular dark lens so it has the advantages of both types of welding helmet, it is now an auto dark type but still has the flip-up for grinding, chipping, etc.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:48 PM
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No doubt about it those things are great but I am so accustomed to wearing my glasses I just feel nekked without them. I had to wear safety glasses under my helmet anyway so I just kept a pair prescription safety glasses with the side shields to wear at work. I did it for so long I just feel like something is missing if I don't have glasses on under my helmet. .
Yep,my sentiments exactly.
I'll take a pic of mine tomorrow, like I mentioned they are for more than welding....
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:20 PM
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No doubt about it those things are great but I am so accustomed to wearing my glasses I just feel nekked without them. I had to wear safety glasses under my helmet anyway so I just kept a pair prescription safety glasses with the side shields to wear at work. I did it for so long I just feel like something is missing if I don't have glasses on under my helmet. Also I just got one of those Huntsman auto dark lens that converts a regular helmet into the auto type. It just replaces the regular dark lens so it has the advantages of both types of welding helmet, it is now an auto dark type but still has the flip-up for grinding, chipping, etc.
I feel the same way..I always have clear safety glasses on behind the sheild..just a good habit because anywhere i work if you dont have them on at all times including behind the sheild..you'll be on your way out the gate with your paycheck REAL quick.So even if im home here welding i feel naked without them.
I like the Cheaters(or magnifiers) because i work alot of heights on the iron walking and climbing beams..try walking a beam 50 stories up with those glasses on confusing your step and also hard to keep a good pair intact doing that kind of work,beating iron,prying it in and out,in tight spots where you crush anything you happen to have in your pockets..etc etc..just doesnt work,i dont even wear a watch band.learned a young age it doesnt work,they last maybe a day.
Ive recently gotten a few pairs of safety glasses that are Bi-Focals from a nuke plant i was working to try them..just couldnt get used to walking with them on,felt like i was goin to trip all over the place.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:26 PM
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Well Here the pics for you......
You have great points Suthin,I would;nt trust my self up there with bifocals

these would work for some people, not everyone,
I find them handy for different things, mostly under dash work now,but still use them for welding or torch cutiing,anything to save my neck from srunching
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you should go to the welding shop and get a materials guide for your rods. it tells you what polarity to run and a good starting point for amperage. 7018 low hydrogen rod run on a/c will put gas bubbles in the weld. It looks beautiful, but is extremely brittle and will shatter like glass under stress.
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