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 Post subject: Welding mask
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:01 pm 
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Current welding mask fell and is knackered so replacement needed
Looking for a decent auto darkening type with a good sized window
Is a battery version better than just solar operated ? Any better than others ?
Don't want to spend a fortune on it , any to avoid or recommended
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Would a solar one get enough light to be useful if it's in a store / workshop? Or does the "arc" power it?
Mine came with the welder from the LAMMA Show about four years back. It's still on the original batteries that came with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:32 pm 
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It must be the arc because I've welded inside tanks with a solar one.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:35 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
Would a solar one get enough light to be useful if it's in a store / workshop? Or does the "arc" power it?
Mine came with the welder from the LAMMA Show about four years back. It's still on the original batteries that came with it.


I think the arc can power it but wonder if battery might be better ,no experience of them though
4 years use on same batteries seems good enough for me
Is a bigger lens better ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:43 pm 
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Lord Muck wrote:
It must be the arc because I've welded inside tanks with a solar one.
Mines great.

what sort of price range was yours ?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:45 pm 
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defender wrote:
Raggy wrote:
Would a solar one get enough light to be useful if it's in a store / workshop? Or does the "arc" power it?
Mine came with the welder from the LAMMA Show about four years back. It's still on the original batteries that came with it.


I think the arc can power it but wonder if battery might be better ,no experience of them though
4 years use on same batteries seems good enough for me
Is a bigger lens better ?

Yeh it has his prescription built in


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:48 pm 
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Used to find that the "solar powered" type used to get triggered by the tungsten halogen flood light above the welding bay where as the button cell powered ones would work ok in the same situation.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:51 pm 
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defender wrote:
Raggy wrote:
Would a solar one get enough light to be useful if it's in a store / workshop? Or does the "arc" power it?
Mine came with the welder from the LAMMA Show about four years back. It's still on the original batteries that came with it.


I think the arc can power it but wonder if battery might be better ,no experience of them though
4 years use on same batteries seems good enough for me
Is a bigger lens better ?

Yeh it has his prescription built in


You can get helmets designed to take a lense on the inside made to your opticians prescription. Or else you wear Deirdre Barlow glasses

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:25 am 
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defender wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
It must be the arc because I've welded inside tanks with a solar one.
Mines great.

what sort of price range was yours ?

About £40-60.
In cold weather, some of the pipeline boys found the battery ones were either slow to dim or wouldn't work so on that I bought a solar one and have never had problems.
I think you get what you pay for.

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Lord Muck wrote:
defender wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
It must be the arc because I've welded inside tanks with a solar one.
Mines great.

what sort of price range was yours ?

About £40-60.
In cold weather, some of the pipeline boys found the battery ones were either slow to dim or wouldn't work so on that I bought a solar one and have never had problems.
I think you get what you pay for.


That was about what I was looking to pay,will have a look on puter to see what I find


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Lord Muck wrote:
I've welded inside tanks




Thank you Rommel.

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Flintstone wrote:
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I've welded inside, tanks




Thank you Rommel.

For sure, it's easier to weld inside than outside and all. Top of the mornin to you.

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NQIT wrote:
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Lord Muck wrote:
I've welded inside, tanks




Thank you Rommel.

For sure, it's easier to weld inside than outside and all. Top of the mornin to you.

:lol:

And yes, I was talking about battle tanks (Cromwell)

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Lord Muck wrote:
NQIT wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
I've welded inside, tanks




Thank you Rommel.

For sure, it's easier to weld inside than outside and all. Top of the mornin to you.

:lol:

And yes, I was talking about battle tanks (Cromwell)

They had tanks in the Civil War? I think you may be mistaken.

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NQIT wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
NQIT wrote:
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Lord Muck wrote:
I've welded inside, tanks




Thank you Rommel.

For sure, it's easier to weld inside than outside and all. Top of the mornin to you.

:lol:

And yes, I was talking about battle tanks (Cromwell)

They had tanks in the Civil War? I think you may be mistaken.

No but you are a total Roundhead.

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