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  • paulrbrown
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    Jeff, another consideration as to a grinding hood is to use a welding hood with only a clear lens. You don't get the distortion as from a curved lens and they are about 1/10 the price for replacing the lens. I like the type of earplugs that look like a honeydipper or top, with strings, that way you can put them in and they start working right away, or pull them out to talk to those that can't understand to speak up. Just wet them and they slide in real easy, The string is very helpful even if you use the foam plugs, which I used for 25 years before I tried the others. Tillman makes some full length Gloves make of Elk Hide, 625 I think the # is, but they have no insulation, more dexterity, but if you are not doing any real hot type welding, they are great because heat does not make them shrink up like leather. Don't use any gloves with nylon/synthetic parts [Mechanicswear, ect] as they will melt, I have the scars to back that up. And as others pointed out, 'Safety Glasses' Man...don't go anywhere with out some....weldin and grindin is worse than a 'Red Ryder' BB Gun for you eyes. A cowboy bandana is also a good thing to keep slag,sparks and what not outta your shirt and UV off your neck, it will burn fast.....you can also wind up some icecubes in there for summertime.....to put in your drink or just stay cool. Hope this does some good....Paul

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  • Darmik
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    More Stuff

    Here is a bit more
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  • Darmik
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    protective welding gear

    Hey just jeff here are some of the things you should have to protect your self with
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  • Darmik
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    Originally posted by Darmik View Post
    All I use is cotton coveralls although i do have a leather jacket.
    But I dont do much out of position welding here see pic.
    To mark steel i use soap stone or silver streak for aluminum and stainless I use a sharpy.
    I'll post a pic with the kind of boots you should by that will cover your laces and protect you upper foot from falling objects because we all know metal will hit your foot just behind your steel toes just so we can do the pain dance.

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  • Darmik
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    All I use is cotton coveralls although i do have a leather jacket.
    But I dont do much out of position welding here see pic.
    To mark steel i use soap stone or silver streak for aluminum and stainless I use a sharpy.
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  • jamlit
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    I use leather laces but allot of guys use lace guards or buy welding boots.

    I also wear Air liquide leather welding jacket, cheap leather gloves and the miller eleite auto welding sheild.

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  • justjeff25
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    I started wearing sunscreen lately. It really seems to help when people around me are welding at the same time.

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  • JonnyTIG
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    On the note about hearing protection, A loud stereo with good tunes helps when you are wearing ear plugs.

    jonny

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  • SkidSteerSteve
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    Don't forget hearing protection!! I wear plugs when doing just about anything. I like my music and want to be able to hear it years from now. It's also crucial if you are doing overhead work. Hot slag rolling around your ear canal is not the best feeling in the world. SSS

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  • wireburner
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    I use horbart hood auto-darking ,cheap gloves when welding something dirty ,junk, black stailon leather-fire rest. jacket,mighty mig gloves , and homemade bennies,soap-stone,sharppies,paint-pens,leather shoe-strings,or stringless boots

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  • Fat-Fab.com
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    Originally posted by justjeff25 View Post
    how do you guys keep from burning off your boot laces?

    laceless boots
    As to leathers and sleves and the like I find that it is the job that governs how much protection I use. Flux-core on 1/2" plate all day and I put on all I can get. Tig welding an alum. tank and I just protect from the light.
    As for marking on materials you'll find that you will use what ever you can get your hands on.


    As an employer I expect you to allways have a tape mesure on you at all times. You can't build it if you don't know how big it is.


    TJ

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  • JimYoung
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    Originally posted by justjeff25 View Post
    how do you guys keep from burning off your boot laces?
    Heck Jeff, I can't bend down that far ...
    Jim

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  • justjeff25
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    how do you guys keep from burning off your boot laces?

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  • JonnyTIG
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    I don't use a speed lens, but my old Jackson large view with a gold filter plate is light weight and works well.
    Gloves depend on the application. I work in a shop environment and have no need for leathers, unless I have to work in confinded space. Leather jackets are great for out-door pipe work, but can be hot for shop type work. A couple layers of cotton or wool and a set of coveralls will protect you from most burns and be a little lighter / cooler than full leathers.
    A full face shield ( or flip-up on hood) is good protection from grinding.
    Have addequate ventilation for welding, or supplied air so you can breath easy for years to come.

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  • FusionKing
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    Nice Peac0ck BTW

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