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Old arc welder helmets #4478527
08/03/17 06:58 PM
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Donald Offline OP
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My Dad had old style welding helmets for his Lincoln 225 amp stick welder, both probably 1970 vintage.

Can I assume that for stick welding they are #14? I looked but did see any markings.

I have 2 and someone is looking to borrow them for the eclipse.

Last edited by Donald; 08/03/17 06:59 PM.

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Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478565
08/03/17 07:47 PM
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They're not too dark? The ones I've used were way too dark to see an eclipse.


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Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478633
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Better too dark than not dark enough. We are going to see a lot of eye problems in the US come next fall and after.


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Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478681
08/03/17 11:44 PM
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The shade could have been changed at any time, and likely has.

Look on the shade lens for a number, it'll be pretty small.
You may have to take it put of the helmet, since it's on the edge.

#14 is too dark, IMHO.


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Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478716
08/04/17 03:32 AM
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I use a shade 11 for stick welding. And I have to have a 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" big window hood.

I get claustrophobic in those small window hoods that some guys use.

Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478871
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The filter lens should have a rating etched somewhere around the rim. Stick welding generates a smoke screen so the filter doesn't need to be as dark as with TIG which uses a clear shielding gas.

Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478925
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I would guess and say that the standard that came with arc welders was a #10.

Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald] #4478943
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Yeah, most shipped with #10. Dark, but depending on where you are on the day of the eclipse, (say 70% area ...), should be OK. If they will be in 100% area, it may be too dark ...


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