I was over in the Van Nuys California area the other day, and took a side trip into a residential area to bypass a bit of construction..and saw a yardsale. As I passed it...out of the corner of my eye..I thought I saw a welding mask sticking out of a box...so I spun a quick Uie, and went back.
Sure enough..one of those ultra light tig type masks, but no harness. The box it was in had various bits of welding Stuff, cans of cast iron flux, a couple pairs of Tillman welding and tig gloves, some mig contact tips, and a plastic box with what appeared to be several mask lens filters. So I paid the nice older lady the $10 she wanted for the stuff, stuck it in the back of my pickup and promptly forgot about it until this morning.
I drug the box out, did a quick inventory.. , a number of miller Mig wire rollers I cant use...etc., contact tips I can use, some welding sleeves, chpping hammer...etc etc .and opened the box with the lenses in it.....about 15 new American Optical fitlers, from about shade 3 through shade 11, some new splatter shields....and as I dug deeper..found 10 of the diopter correction lenses that fit into your mask..from .5 through 3x... (start Gloat Dance, Mk 1) and at the very bottom....two well packaged filters that made me pause for a moment, before starting the Gloat Dance Mk 5.....
a brand new Tradesman automatic darkening filter unit.."shade master"3/10 AND
a ArcOne Singles S240 autodarkening filter,also new. It has both solar cells and sensor cells for power and responds to a cigarette lighter flint while in full sun.
The Tradesmen doesnt have sensors that I can determine, and wont respond to a lighter flint...so will have to try it with an actual arc when I get home.
Happy happy Joy Joy!!!!
"Insert horrific picture of a big ugly bearded cowboy dancing around the parking lot like an utter spazz..."
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner