I have come to that moment of finding that my eye-sight does not
enable me to adequately see the weld and weld pool without corrective
There been discussions over the years; I find some from around 2000/2002.
For welding you have inserted into your welding visor a lens which has
the same optics is reading glasses?
I reckon +2.00 for MIG/FCAW and +2.50 for TIG and close-in
observation of positional SMAW.
Do any of you find similar?
For grinding and many workshop operations I do not really need any
optical correction and I put on normal safety glasses.
(the welding mask with lenses you take off and you put on your
safety-glasses for all other workshop activities)
I need to minimise the sight-correction changes and the time taken
Putting-on and taking off specs. and changing them for ordinary safety
specs. had me for ever fiddling and walking back-and-forth - must have
made everything take more than twice as long...
Have I missed anything about how as you go into your 50's and older
you can still work "on the tools" quickly and efficiently?
Something I realised is - if standardise on 2"-by-4~1/4" filter / lens
visors - both fixed-shade with flip-up but remaining slip on mask and
with auto-darkener - with all having "cheater" (?) lenses - if you
need to look close-up for eg. inspection, you could leave the mask on
after finish of weld run and use its lens (eg. +2.00) to enable you to
inspect the weld, or whatever. Use the welding visor to also provide
the close-up inspection ability, and only take off welding visor when
/ if you have a large amount of grinding of stock, etc. ???
- posted 6 years ago