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Pedromintor wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 9:56 am I use a SWP Eliminator
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if you wear reading glasses ones that take a dioptic lense are advised
esab certainly do
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agricola wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 1:31 pm if you wear reading glasses ones that take a dioptic lense are advised
esab certainly do
That’s interesting did not know you could get those me being old and blind think I’ll look into that
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Van13 wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 5:28 pm
agricola wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 1:31 pm if you wear reading glasses ones that take a dioptic lense are advised
esab certainly do
That’s interesting did not know you could get those me being old and blind think I’ll look into that
Van13 you will need a white stick also :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Van13 wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 5:28 pm That’s interesting did not know you could get those me being old and blind think I’ll look into that
The magnifiers are great. I taped them into my old helmets that didn't have the slot for them.
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Last year there were new enforcement rules ( for all welding procedures) introduced by the HSE, this is addressing workforce's in all industry's.
As far as i am aware is not enforced in the hobby world.

They say welding fumes have been scientifically been linked to many lung diseases and kidney problems.

Fresh air mask's are now the norm when purchased for any workplace

I had to buy one last year along with a fume extractor.

Dont want to sound like i am scaremongering :shock: but thought i would mention it

Link below to my dropbox for the HSE flyer

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6vatzpm6syyg ... D.pdf?dl=0
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I used to have a cheap helmet; wasn't really happy with it, but it was OK for me, biggest issues were: standard modus still very shaded, heavy and very sensitive (so if I was looking into a lightsource it inmediatly darkened the view).

2 years ago my father in law retired and has just received a new welding helmet: https://www.awsi.com.au/3m-speedglas-10 ... hot-752520 As he doesn't use the helmet I received it, the difference is amazing, I am really happy with it. The helmet is light, has a good solid harness (around your head), adjustable settings.
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Welders, especially first-time owners, should check out the collection of welding helmets from Antra and Dekopro as they come with amazing auto-darkening functions.
Start here: https://www.edcmag.com/best-budget-welding-helmets/
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nick@dunsdale wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 pm Last year there were new enforcement rules ( for all welding procedures) introduced by the HSE, this is addressing workforce's in all industry's.
As far as i am aware is not enforced in the hobby world.

They say welding fumes have been scientifically been linked to many lung diseases and kidney problems.

Fresh air mask's are now the norm when purchased for any workplace
No expert, but dont you have to be very careful that the "Fresh air" is not contaminated with oil from the compressor or the tool oiler....?
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They aren't air fed like some blasting and spraying masks, they have a unit that attaches to a belt that sucks filtered air in, powered by a rechargeable battery.

If anyone is struggling with the decision of welding masks just for for an Esab sentinel either air fed or not, they are great.
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