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Old 02-14-2017, 05:55 PM
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We found magnifying lenses for our welding helmet since we all wear 2.0 reading glasses anyway. They work well, especially when they're new.
Where? I use progressive lens daily, Trifocals basically
might help, can't hurt
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:38 PM
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I have to replace the clear cover lenses quite often. I had to put a cheater lens in my helmet too. My reading glasses should hold up longer now. It's getting to the point that my eyes are bad enough that if I'm not at the right distance from what i'm working on I can't see well.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:39 AM
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don't you hate it when you lay down a really beautiful weld,,, half an inch away from the bit you needed to weld? !!

after that only to park a weld so crappy - where its meant to be -, even your grinder cringes...
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:37 AM
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lol! no problems with my eyes... it`s my short arms and tiny weld bead
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:08 PM
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I was at least 5 years overdue for swapping them out.

I guess if you take a welding class or weld for a living, it is common knowledge. .....but I am self taught.
I've had mine for 15 years, never replaced the front cover glass, just scrape the spatter off it and promise I'll do it soon.....

The inside surface is replacable plastic, never got round to sorting that either.

The problem is I never think about it until I need to do some welding, so it gets put off.....for years.....

May be time for a new mask as the darkening bit seems to be irregular in stripes. Still, it means you can change darkness simply by twisting your head a little.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:32 PM
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I was at least 5 years overdue for swapping them out.

I guess if you take a welding class or weld for a living, it is common knowledge. .....but I am self taught.


dont feel bad! when I bought my next gen auto hood it came with 10 spare inner and outers. they are still right where I unpacked them
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:55 AM
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I wear 2.0 reading glasses all the time except when welding I change out to 3.25! Makes everything so crisp and clear . My boss bought me a new Jackson auto shade for Christmas last year! I got to pick what helmet I wanted and he paid for it ! So I picked the $400 one! I love it and as much welding as I do every day I have to change out front and interior lenses no less than once a week ( he picks up the tab on that too)
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:34 AM
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I'm right there with ya Gussett
I use a 2.0 cheater lens.
I started off with a Huntsman, 43 years ago and cut my own glass lenses.
Went to auto darkening 15 years ago still glass lenses, 5 years ago bought a Miller Elite and just last summer gave that one to my son and bought a Miller Platinum. They have plastic lenses and if I'm doing a lot of mig work I change them every week.
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