On Sat, 05 Jan 2013 22:34:33 -0600, Ignoramus32174
Arf arf. Are you thinking that there are photography police? Click on
the rest of the slideshow and ask yourself if the article writer went
to all those places. Then google "stock photographs" to find more
things to be shocked about. Here's one of a gloveless stick weldor
who's avoiding spark burns by going arcless.
here's one of what is apparently pink chrome leather.
This guy is about to set his hair on fire!
The photography police are clearly neglecting their duties, and the
companies that allowed the photos to be taken will have to be dealt
I Googled "snood" and "welding snood" but did not find examples of my
favourite arc rays protector. I like the smaller narrow face welding mask,
but also had problems with burning my neck in the Vee of my open shirt. It
is uncomfortable to button the shirt right up in the summer. In a welding
gas shop I found a small (~4x6") piece of very soft leather sold with some
Velcro bits to attach to the lower front of my mask to cover the exposed
neck area. Any piece of soft leather glued to the mask would work just as
well and solved the problem for me.
Regarding the time it takes to put on protective gear, IMHE, I can always
tell if I have been working hard by how clean my hands are at the end of the
day. If my hands are dirty then I have not been working very hard, because
when I am really working I seldom take my gloves off. Doing everything with
gloves on is (IMHO) the mark of a pro, they know both how to work well with
gloves on and also the best gloves for the job. IMHO, this also applies to
all heavy and most light mechanical work.
I work with a lot of crews of varying skill and experience levels, my
observation is that inexperienced workers try to do a lot of work with bare
hands, and the more experienced (and usually faster) guys never take their
gloves off. All the union jobs I work on supply top quality gloves and
other protective gear, failure to wear them was good for a "free ride to
Personal protection is not optional, just like the boxing referees say,
"protect yourself at all times".
Good luck, YMMV
Ayup. I do a bit of tig and have a chamois snood installed on the
helmet I use for tig (with correction in the lenses for close up work)
and when I weld just normally..I have a half jacket and ALWAYs button
up the top buttons.
I learned about the Snood here on RCM in fact!
The last time I welded/tested a machine was a Syncrowave 300 that Id
delivered to a customer and I put it through its paces before
delivery. Burned the shit out of myself in less than 3 minutes. T
shirt in an open parking lot at 1pm on a sunny afternoon.
Ive been told they are bad about UV...more than most
Gunner, I gave your phone number to a freind who lives in
Bakersfield. He is looking for some parts for his lathe. I told him to
mention myname when he calls. I hope you can help him, I served with him
in Alaska about 40 years ago. :)
And also, in the real world, the boss would be unhappy if the workers
get burned. The time to put on the jacket and gloves is 10 seconds,
not worth the trouble.
banquer is just upset that he did not see what was wrong with the
picture, and had to ask.
-People like you don't understand that people make choices and have
-the right to do so.
So you are a conservative when it's useful?
I understand that libs demand whatever benefits them as a right, and
attempt to suppress what anyone who disagrees with them wants.
On Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:41:58 -0600, Ignoramus15934
I'm suprised he's wearing a helmut. I've seen one, and heard of a few
that just "squint" when making welds. Seen that on some TV shows
too. I was talking to one "professional" welder who said he never
wears gloves or leathers, just puts on SFP50 sun block.
Remove 333 to reply.
Let me tell you what I actually watched happen in a High School welding
class in Utah in 1962/1963.
A senior student who I'll call "JD" was arc welding and was having a
problem getting his work held in place and also getting his helmet in
place at the same time.
His solution? He removed the helmet and proceeded to do the welding with
his eyes shut. He said he could see what he was doing by looking through
his eyelids. This is not BS, I was there watching as this occurred.
I didn't have the guts to try it but I still wonder how well he could
see to weld like that.
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