Do i need 8 or 7 shade for low amp tig welding

  1. rangel Member

    Posts: 141
    Hi there I'm about to by a new welding helmet and a want to know if my helmet need to go lower than shade 9 for welding thin materials like 0.5 to 1 mm tanks
  2. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

    Posts: 7,600
    Stone Mountain, GA USA
    I have had no problems with mine.
  3. hotrodder Member

    Posts: 3,851
    SE England
    Everyone's eyes are different and ambient lighting makes a BIG difference. Personally i don't have any problems seeing what i'm doing through a shade 9 when welding stuff thinner than that at around 14A or less provided the lighting's good
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