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    Welding for us older people.

    On the way back from a vehicle inspection this morning I stop by my local welding supply shop and picked up one of these...

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    All I can say is, WOW!..............
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    So I wouldn't need my reading glasses? And do they come in different sizes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    On the way back from a vehicle inspection this morning I stop by my local welding supply shop and picked up one of these...

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    All I can say is, WOW!..............
    I'll have to look for one of those...except in 2.5. I always have to use my readers anymore when I'm welding and that's just another element to slip/adjust/slip/adjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    On the way back from a vehicle inspection this morning I stop by my local welding supply shop and picked up one of these...

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    Get contacts little lad, even an old dinosaur like me uses them 100% of the time.
    No glare problems welding, no scratched lens, no grease or oil to be constantly wiping off, no slipping down
    your nose.
    Step into the 21st century young-old man, contacts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    So I wouldn't need my reading glasses? And do they come in different sizes?
    Different sizes as in magnification? Yes, I took the 1.50.
    Don't know about physical size.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post
    I'll have to look for one of those...except in 2.5. I always have to use my readers anymore when I'm welding and that's just another element to slip/adjust/slip/adjust.
    I needed a new splatter glass and was telling the guy how hard it is to see with progressive glasses. The guy laughed and said he had the same problem and then said "I'll fix ya right up". I said yeah sure you will....I was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Get contacts little lad, even an old dinosaur like me uses them 100% of the time.
    No glare problems welding, no scratched lens, no grease or oil to be constantly wiping off, no slipping down
    your nose.
    Step into the 21st century young-old man, contacts!
    I out grew contacts years ago. If I wear my contacts now I can't see well enough to change a spark plug without reading glasses.
    Have ya ever got weld slag on a contact? Ain't fun, I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post
    I'll have to look for one of those...except in 2.5. I always have to use my readers anymore when I'm welding and that's just another element to slip/adjust/slip/adjust.
    Robot Check
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    I always insisted on welders wearing Z87.1 safety glasses under their hood.
    TOO many times in the past I'd seen eye injuries occuring when the welder raised his/her hood at the same time the slag "popped", resulting in an emergency visit to the hospital.
    Yes, even with the new "auto-darkening" hoods.
    The I.R.S. must love poor folks, they create more and more every day.

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    Thanks! All I need to do is measure my helmet lens and order one. This is a must-have item!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I out grew contacts years ago. If I wear my contacts now I can't see well enough to change a spark plug without reading glasses.
    Have ya ever got weld slag on a contact? Ain't fun, I know.
    Sorry to hear the contacts no longer work for you, a god sent to me because I couldn't stand glasses.
    I have pretty bad astigmatism and slightly nearsighted, the contacts fixed the astigmatism perfectly and improved
    my near vision to the point that I don't need "cheaters" to use the computer.
    About the only thing I can't read is the super fine disclaimer print that people don't want you to read anyway.

    Never had slag hit me in the eye, learned many moons ago keep the shield down and flip up just the
    welding lens to chip flux.

    With the new auto darken lens, there's no reason to even flip up the lens.
    Neil

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