Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Millen Area,Georgia
10 is the average shade used for most..i know some guys who like 9 or even 11..12 is way too dark for any low amp Wirefeed.
Just try the shade settings out until you can clearly see the puddle and how it's laying in there .
As long as you have inside and out clear lens over the dark lens that are ANSI Z87.1 approved..you won't have to worry about any weld flash in the eyes,plus havin the same ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses on behind the shield will prevent flash too....
Z87.1 clear lens is 99.9% UV and IR resistant,they have a Polycarbonite in them..which means there is less of a % of harmfull rays getting through to you're eyes then standing outside in sunlight with no protection.Havin 3 there,or even 4 including the lens itself..you'll never get weldors flash..the dark lens Z87.1 is 100% protective.
Sometimes people mistake the "snowblind" effect for weld flash,that's just you're pupils adjusting from dark to light,,if you get weld flash..you'll KNOW it..you''ll wake up in the middle of the night and feels like someone threw sand or glass into you're eyes,it's just like sunburn on the skin..but in the eyes.
I used to have a Lincoln Pro Mig 135 110 volt machine..was a good machine for 110 volt..have heard alot of good things about the Hobart 140..welcome to disease of welding and fabrication..lol..now you will never stop thinkin"Hey!,i don"t have to buy that,i know i can built it better for a fraction of the cost!"...lol
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Last edited by Ironworker709; 04-28-2010 at 08:37 AM.