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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:53 pm

I like it, it started out black but now it is blue with a red transformers logo.
I plan to be the envy of my welding class.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:56 pm

how much are those auto-shading masks? my shop class just has the really old school ones that you flip down. (i.e. its just a shade 10 lens)

you did a really good job on it, it looks professional.
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Unread postAuthor: Isomer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:01 pm

I have a buddy who is a professional welder and he won't use one of those if his life depended on it. Aparently, hes had several friends that the circuits got screwy and it didn't shade fast enough once they started welding-ouch!
and the old school ones have the cool flip up feature heh
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:02 pm

hi wrote:how much are those auto-shading masks? my shop class just has the really old school ones that you flip down. (i.e. its just a shade 10 lens)

you did a really good job on it, it looks professional.

I believe you can get them for around 50$ at Harbor Freight.
They work fine for the price and can adjust from shade 9 to 13 by turning the dial on the side.
They are worth it.
Thanks, but upclose the red paint is crap, but I suppose that it adds a battle worn look in a way.

Isomer wrote:I have a buddy who is a professional welder and he won't use one of those if his life depended on it. Aparently, hes had several friends that the circuits got screwy and it didn't shade fast enough once they started welding-ouch!
and the old school ones have the cool flip up feature heh


Hmm Interesting, I have been welding for about a year now, and have yet to have any type of failure, but I suppose that it is possible
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Unread postAuthor: Isomer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:07 pm

Well, he has about 15 yrs experience so im gonna trust him!
And i just watched him cut a part w/ a plasma torch! It's so sick!
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:12 pm

Isomer wrote:Well, he has about 15 yrs experience so im gonna trust him!
And i just watched him cut a part w/ a plasma torch! It's so sick!
Yea, It would be wise to trust him, I have no doubt they fail, but luckily if they do you can simply stop your arc and just get flashed for a second.
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Unread postAuthor: Isomer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:14 pm

even a second can be bad, unfortunately. Welding isn't exactly a procedure you would want to skimp on safety gear
EDIT: Nice transformers sticker, i like
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:18 pm

Here's my old one, think you might like it. I am really into graffiti so I doodle all over this. And the "white flash mark" is marker, not the actual camera flash.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld003.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld002.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld001.jpg
Now I have a $350 one (lincoln I think) that I won in SkillsUSA competition. Has all the sensistivity settings and what-not.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:26 pm

Nice paintjob, Looks really good

I also have an auto darkening helmet I got about 5 years ago from a professional welder who gave it to me for free (bought my welder from him). I've never had any problems with it, but I always check it by either looking at the sun with it on or at a halogen work light to make sure it darkens correctly.

Still, I have heard of people turning the sensitivity down by mistake or not checking it to make sure it works and getting flashed, but thats why its good to always check your equipment before using it.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:11 am

Isomer wrote:even a second can be bad, unfortunately. Welding isn't exactly a procedure you would want to skimp on safety gear
EDIT: Nice transformers sticker, i like
ha its not a sticker, I painted it



octane89 wrote:Here's my old one, think you might like it. I am really into graffiti so I doodle all over this. And the "white flash mark" is marker, not the actual camera flash.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld003.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld002.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/ ... eld001.jpg
Now I have a $350 one (lincoln I think) that I won in SkillsUSA competition. Has all the sensistivity settings and what-not.


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Unread postAuthor: Isomer » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:44 am

I would post a pic of my helmet but it's nothin great lol-
maroon, old school w/ a KROQ and a few other stickers on it
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:30 am

Auto darkening helmets falter when there is low/wrong lighting/weak batteries (if it's not solar charged like mine is)/cold tempatures/soot covering the sensors/faulty sensor/worn out sensors.

The main problem I get, is poor lighting, you would be surprized how much that matters.

Those are the main reasons these type helmets fail. I may have missed a reason or two, but these are my experenses with them. Like all tools, you get what you pay for. A cheepo Harbor Freight solar charging helmet last me about 3 years, then I just replace it with another cheepo.
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:18 pm

What welding do you do (tig,mig, stick or gas)? I was in the overall for the past two years. Tough stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:10 pm

octane89 wrote:What welding do you do (tig,mig, stick or gas)? I was in the overall for the past two years. Tough stuff.


If your asking me, I can stick weld and mig. My welder is a wire feed arc welder, so not truely mig, I don't have gas hook ups.
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:16 pm

I ment frankede but its all good. Doesn't take much to get a gas setup though. I have a cheap 120v mig here, and small tank on it. The gas only cost maybe $100 for everything and then some.
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