Plasma cutter eye protection

  1. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Hi all,
    In common with a few people on this forum bought one of the Lidl plasma cutters.Pleasantly suprised what it can do, so far.
    Eye protection is obviously important, what do people who have them use, not much detail in the instructions other than you need some.
    Tried it out using some of the flip front welding goggles, is this Ok or do Ineed something better?
    RonA
     
  2. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Welding goggles are perfect...
     
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  3. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Thanks
    RonA
     
  4. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Your welding mask got grinding mode,if so that'll do
     
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  5. slimjim Member

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    When using mine, I always just used sunglasses

    I know that I should know better, but it’s only occasionally, I really should buy a better mask, but I only ever remember just before I cut something,

    So don’t do what I do.
     
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  6. daleyd

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  7. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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  8. daleyd

    daleyd Member

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    On the flip side (no pun intended!) I’m sure your flip front goggles will do the job just fine :thumbup: for free!
     
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  9. gt6s Member

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    Black safety glasses
     
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  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

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  11. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    I have dark and clear Bolles and must admit that I mainly use the clear ones, not least as most of the sun-shiney brightness tends to be under the metal.
     
  12. daleyd

    daleyd Member

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    have you seen a doctor about this?
     
  13. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Very good - 9 points :D
     
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  14. SwissTony Member

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    Think mine are shade 5 uvex or similer.
     
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  15. johnser

    johnser Member

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    Burnt my neck a bit with a plasma once. Wear a clear flip mask on top of the dark glasses the machine came with now.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You've moved to North Africa? :laughing:
     
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  17. doubleboost

    doubleboost Member

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    Gas welding goggles / screen is what i use
     
  18. Pete.

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    I use a cheap Chinese auto-dark lid on the lowest setting (9 I think). Might try grinding mode next time. My spaceview goes down to shade 5 but I don't want to put that near the plasma.
     
  19. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    i use my lid on shade 8 though it seems closer to a 9+ being a clearview the plasma is very very clear
     
  20. Carl Wilson Member

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    I think full face is the requirement really. Sparks can obviously hit you in the face. And normal safety glasses, even if darkened, aren't enough in my opinion. You are not supposed to use them when grinding, say, because stray sparks can get around the sides of them.
     
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