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Unread 02-01-2011, 02:02 PM   #31
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True....but...limiting the clarity of seeing the weld puddle clearly limits the quality of your weld..seeing the actual difference between the metal and slag,,seeing if you are creating undercut..too much fill..etc.

I can see much more clearly while welding with just an old fixed shade lens then i could with my old chinese HF type.

I agree for 40.00 or less at times its a pretty good deal..but just my opinion even if just a hobby weldor and only welding a few times a month or less,it still limits you're capabilities to learn it much better..a weldor is ONLY as good as what he can see behind the hood.
Very true, I would have hated to not see the weld clearly when I was welding on my control arm brackets to my Jeep.

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Unread 02-02-2011, 12:57 AM   #32
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True....but...limiting the clarity of seeing the weld puddle clearly limits the quality of your weld..seeing the actual difference between the metal and slag,,seeing if you are creating undercut..too much fill..etc.

I can see much more clearly while welding with just an old fixed shade lens then i could with my old chinese HF type.

I agree for 40.00 or less at times its a pretty good deal..but just my opinion even if just a hobby weldor and only welding a few times a month or less,it still limits you're capabilities to learn it much better..a weldor is ONLY as good as what he can see behind the hood.
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Very true, I would have hated to not see the weld clearly when I was welding on my control arm brackets to my Jeep.
I honestly don't have any clarity issues with my HF hood. But to each his own. I'm less picky than others, but I weld fairly well... IMO atleast. But it will soon be improved vastly, as I'm going to aim for getting a pipeline welder certs. after I finish up all my schooling.
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Unread 02-02-2011, 07:23 AM   #33
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I just picked up a Lincoln 180c 220v mid/fuxcore welder. Paid just under $800 for it. Best purchase I've made in a long time.
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