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Welding hoods protect your eyes from
flying debris, some smoke and vapors, and the bright light from
Whether your welding hood is
economical and simple or looks like a flaming skull with an air hose attached, it is important to protect
yourself and your workers from eye damaging light and debris so as not to lose important work-time
and irreplaceable eye sight.
Importance of Welding Hoods...
Millions of workers
employed in manufacturing parts for products such as automobiles,
farm equipment, aircraft, heavy machinery, and other hardware are
exposed to flying debris and extremely bright lights from welding
that can injure workers eyes. Besides pain, suffering and the
humanity of being responsible for someone's permanent eye damage, it
can take as little as one to five days recovery, if not a lifetime.
Besides legal and medical costs, you will be faced with downtime and
Welding hoods and helmets are the main tool in preventing such accidents from
There are two main types of welding
hoods, the stationary filter lens welding hood and the flip-front
filter lens welding hood.
The stationary filter lens welding
has a fixed lens housing with the shaded lens held in by a spring
retainer from where a lens can be slipped out and replaced as
welding requires. It is important to change a welding hood lens when
it becomes scratched or dirty in order to prevent the wearer from
accidents such as tripping and falling.
The flip-front filter lens welding hood
has a lens housing with a front side that can be flipped up so that
it leaves a clear-glass lens that permits the hood to be worn while
Sometimes just a welding hood is not
enough. Often, safety goggles are also required for additional
protection while doing hot-metal work or blasting. Also, when
working with certain metals that give off toxic gases, some work
will require a respirator to be used in addition to the welding hood
in order to further protect the workers lungs from irritation or
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