What shade welding lens do I need?

What shade welding lens do I need?

Different lenses have different shade numbers depending on the type of welding. For MIG welding, for example, welders would typically need lenses ranging from shade 10 to 13. Such shades tend to filter most radiation light compared to a lens with a lower shade number.

What should I look for in auto-darkening welding helmet?

The most important factors to consider when selecting an auto-darkening helmet are safety, comfort, convenience and style. There are a number of general selection considerations that will help welders choose a helmet that best meets their needs, as well as find one that wears comfortably all day on the job.

What is the darkest welding shade?

Welding shades: Market standard shades are 8-13 with 13 being the darkest.

What is the minimum shade for MIG welding?

According to OSHA’s Fact Sheet, MIG welding (GMAW) or flux-cored welding (FCAW) using currents of 60 to 500 amps requires a minimum lens shade level of a DIN number 10.

What shade of lens should be worn when welding with acetylene?

Carbon arc welding 14
Gas welding: Light 4
Medium 5
Heavy 6

How fast are auto-darkening welding helmets?

Most auto-darkening helmets use a solar cell array which captures the light from the welding arc and signals the Electro-optic welding lens to darken within 1/25,000 of a second.

What shade lens is used for arc welding?

As a general rule the shade is related to the welding amperage in use. At a DIY level of up to 200 amps, shade 11 is generally adequate. When Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of aluminium above 175 amps, we would use up to shade 13.

What is the recommended shade for dark glass?

If you want the darkest possible option, you need to look for welding glasses with shade number 14. It is so dark you can hardly see anything with it, which makes it unsuitable for use in outside work. The dark shade allows the filtration of up to 99% UV and IR radiation, which makes it ideal for any type of work.

Is TIG the same as stick welding?

Tungsten inert gas (TIG) is also referred to as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). In contrast, in arc or stick welding, the electrode is consumable. Unlike in TIG welding, the electrode acts as the filler metal rod and melts to form part of the weld joint itself.