From: Clocky on 6 May 2010 07:46
> Jason James wrote:
>> "F Murtz" <haggisz(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> Jason James wrote:
>>>> Using an arc welder yesterday with a hand-held shield, and managed
>>>> to cop a
>>>> flash. Now over the years I've heard they can give you a nasty
>>>> head-ache, but I've not experienced anything except a white blob
>>>> imprinted on my retina
>>>> for about 10 or so minutes. Nothing else has happened.
>>> You have to be careful the uv actually burns the eye.
>> Yes thanx,..I have the picture now :-)
> And never stand over a welding job while wearing shorts, It's Sunburn
> like you've never experienced before
Yeah, I was going to say that it burns exposed skin equally as well so cover
up as much as possible.
From: Bernd Felsche on 6 May 2010 07:41
^Tems^ <stevebrooks13(a)live.com> wrote:
>> "^Tems^"<stevebrooks13(a)live.com> wrote:
>>> Has anyone used one of these?
>> Not that particular one, but they're all much of a muchness.
>> Bunnings sells a 60 buck cheapy just like that, and I bought one
>> as a spare a couple of months ago. It works so well that it's now
>> my full time helmet and my "regular" helmet is now the spare :)
>Can you get them in white? You could get a white one and some white
>overalls and walk around pretending you are the stig :D
Now you're being stupid: The Stig's helmet lightens in the presence
of welding arc and darkens otherwise.
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From: Noddy on 6 May 2010 19:21
"Milton" <millame23(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> As I said Clocky, only for quickies, large jobs I use the helmet. I also
> said I didn't advocate it, just my personal experience of over 40 years of
> welding with oxy, arc, mig and tig and includes underwater welds too. I
> think I'm aware of the risks by now.
Clearly you're not, or you wouldn't be doing it.
Only a complete idiot would do *any* kind of welding without proper eye
protection, but then I'm not the bit surprised that you do.
From: Noddy on 6 May 2010 19:34
"Clocky" <notgonn(a)happen.com> wrote in message
> Yet you do what you do despite them... not very clever ;-)
Sharp as a bowling ball, but then that could hardly surprise anyone around
here really :)
From: atec7 7 ""atec77" on 7 May 2010 05:17
John McKenzie wrote:
> Jason James wrote:
>> Using an arc welder yesterday with a hand-held shield, and managed to cop a
>> flash. Now over the years I've heard they can give you a nasty head-ache,
>> but I've not experienced anything except a white blob imprinted on my retina
>> for about 10 or so minutes. Nothing else has happened.
> Short answer yes.
Bloke I worked with 38 years ago ( a scott) was an excellent welder
but after a while I became aware of him tilting and turning the head ,
turns out he did a similar thing to you one time to many and spot welded
some of his retina's , basically he stick welded by feel and hearing .
Since those days I have met a number of welders with similar problems
and all it takes with the high intensity welders of today is a 1 second
burn to ruin your sight especially a tig .
> Long answer, I was born with exceptional eyesight (got lucky I guess,
> and funny since both parents wore coke bottle glasses). A friend and I
> got into a bit of a pickle, how can I describe this.