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#4478527 - 08/03/17 07:58 PM Old arc welder helmets
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
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.


Edited by Donald (08/03/17 07:59 PM)
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#4478565 - 08/03/17 08:47 PM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 03/30/14
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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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#4478633 - 08/03/17 10:10 PM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
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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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#4478681 - 08/04/17 12:44 AM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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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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#4478716 - 08/04/17 04:32 AM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
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.

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#4478871 - 08/04/17 09:09 AM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
pcoxe Offline


Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 445
Loc: South Carolina
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.

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#4478925 - 08/04/17 10:39 AM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 78
Loc: alabama
I would guess and say that the standard that came with arc welders was a #10.

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#4478943 - 08/04/17 11:09 AM Re: Old arc welder helmets [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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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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