Choose or pick what u think is the best equipment for your shop...

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Which will you use for a G6 work?

  1. CIGWELD

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  2. VICTOR

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  3. UNIWELD

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  4. HARRIS

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  5. KOBELWEL

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  6. TUFF

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  7. OTHER...

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  1. westlawn5554X
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    Err... right... been quite busy lately preparing my coming G6 cert exam, hopefully getting my W.I. cert, had a slave type retraining... with the senior welder... They laugh at my old equipment , so that's why I created a poll to see what is the best senior professional uses in the International arena for Gas Welding equipment only...

    I have Victor and CIGWELD , I sort of offended when they say there are better stuff avaliable...

    So... vote or post me if yeah can find a better product in the market...

    or tell me what yea currently using... Thanks

    N.B. I need to find a thermo weld helmet with temp lock built within, anybody knows which brand is trustworthy?
     

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    Thermal Helmet D J Vu

    errr... right... through intensive research on google and my mate smackin on tons of foam liquid... we concluded on three thermal welding helmet, these are not only for gas welding but MIG and TIG neccessary ...

    I am confused... which of these 3 will I pick??? it is quite a headache as it would make me regret if I pick and regret... my salary is at stake...

    Will senior welder of this very forum help me???

    miller elite? speedglas or OPTREL???
     

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    yeah... big time mistake with the safety helmet is it uses battery... although with a solar panel built in... you gonna heck have a problem to find some in remote job site...

    I still can find the type where it have a heat temp gun built it to measure the temp of the weld job... I am off today to major welding shop to ask my peers...

    It is a forum wonder that I posted this question in an OPEN DISGUSTION section and didnt get answer or molested... this must be a good sign...

    ;););)
     
  4. westlawn5554X
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    PDF on some helmet model

    err... some attachment PDF for the spec while I seach the grade I need with the thermal indicator version...

    yeah... the hat look something from cartoon... M.A.S.K. really cool stuff if only I know which to pick... Hmmm

    I promised to post my equipment soon... my camera need to be update...
     

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    40 view no answer... International welder must still use google? I know I use welding google... it enhance my facial tone difference... its like having this nice circle around my eyes like panda except it paler then the rest of the burn... I should apply eye shadow next huh...:)
     
  6. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Hi Westlawn... not sure what you want to hear. Choice and brand of tools is usually up to the person who is going to use them.

    If you're a professional using the tools all the time you'd consider buying the best and most reliable.

    If you're a hobby user then you would consider buying something less pricey but would still get the job done ok.

    It's like asking someone what car should you buy... think about it.
     
  7. westlawn5554X
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    well... I have US$500 to spend on the max quality that amount could get me...

    I am not a fat wallet type of person... welding google is now suited for emergency compact carry case... I was told a good welding helmet would save my eyes from smoke and flash that can destroy my rectina...

    I never own one of these special helmet... that changes shade as you weld... I have read the PDF and found the spec too much to chew... I wuz wondering if anybody could direct me in this field of welding helmet selection based on what they already confident in...

    If I cant tell the diffence in US product then how should I know a Chinese made one is not a better choice?

    Hmmmppfff... You should try feeling heat radiate from yur eyes and see star when you close yur eyes... even professional top of the class get flash sometime... so I was told to me.

    When I am tired and job still need me... I will have less power to control the flap everytime I weld and thus resulting in flash blind...

    Now I am schedule for my retraining and upgrade for the next level... I really should get a better protector for the buck I have... I dont want to whin but safety is a good thing to stock on...
     
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    Westlawn,

    From your thread title, it looked like you were seeking a welding machine. Here it sounds like you're looking to upgrade your helmet/face shield.

    A worthy goal: eyesight is precious.

    I can't help you, but maybe some one here can. Looks like a good welding and safety forum:

    http://www.weldingweb.com/

    Good luck!
     
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    Fanie Fanie

    The on fire helmet looks cool, I'm sure some jealous sucker would try and put it out for you as well as the shop owner would happily relieve you of your 500 green ones. Student or no student.

    You make me think of my son. If it's not going to be the best flashiest expensive custom job around it's not going to do the job properly, so here's my advice -

    There won't be any chicks around to fall for your welding helmet where you weld unless you plan to wonder the streets with it on, in which case you stand a good chance to get locked up as a luny. Unless you have some guys to impress of course in which case you're on your own, I'm not moving in those kind of circles ;)

    Get a good quality welding helmet, you don't need to have the biggest most expensive flasiest one around. If you do, however, want to stand out, let it be in the quality work you do. Once you get there, the other things will follow you around all by themselves.
     
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Personally I prefer the David Mann system of welding - close your eyes and stab in the dark - works for him!!
     
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    hey ..look up hobart welding in ohio,,state of the art ,,and good stuff,,,many military cantracts,,,,longliner
     
  12. westlawn5554X
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    3rd world parania

    of course... I am 36 and not intent to go blind.

    Safety welding helmet is part of equipment upgrade too, 3rd world pipe dream of western STD and equipment...

    Thanks... There are many welding forum, just not sure which to sneak a peek... I will try this one... Gracias Amigo.
     
  13. westlawn5554X
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    Yes Uncle, I am not a cupcake neither a lilya55... I want a quality eyes protection not a quality eyes operation:D

    Here chick hound like a beast seeing man in working garb with flame and UFO looks... there is plenty of ehmm in logistic and management office.

    Anyway it show a bit of confident to contractor that wanna throw job on our yard...:cool:

    I need the best quality for the best bang the buck can land me with... not flashy thing... I will do my own airbrush ,custom strip and tatoo on the piece... I will not want to walk on other's shadow...

    I know I will have a good nite sleep without an eye burn and stand out like a sore thumb when I work... Chao.
     
  14. westlawn5554X
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    Safety First (+)

    yeah... most 3rd world country welder are very highly profess in that technique with short and slipper, no glove and smokin while welding with bare naked eyes, make u think the great big bang theory is not rare sight...

    Me on the other hand believe in safety come first, take no silly risk and hurt your buddy and associate, day one mantaince... I dont drink on work, smoke only when finished the job or having a break in a smokin area...

    Safie, you and me are totally a different kinna animal... from a band of crowd...:p

    Yeah... if time come, there is no alternative I would proberly weld naked...
     

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    he... he...

    yao, will do it straight away Sir,...

    Take care ole buddy... :p
     
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