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What eye protection for a plasma cutter? Shade?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Just wondering what kind of eye protection I need when using a plasma cutter. I guess I need something dark enough to protect my eyes when looking directly at it, but not too dark that I can't see when not looking at the "fire", but only when dragging.

    Anyway, I bought a Lincoln welding goggle thing with a flip up lense. The tinted lens says "SFH-5 Z87.1-1989. CSA Z94.3 CE 95" if that means anything. Are these dark enough? Should I get something else?

    Thanks. It took a couple days for my eyes to straighten up after not using any tinted eye protection, so please help me, I don't wanna screw up anymore :( . Thanks.

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  2. Hossbaby50

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    Shade 5 is what I was recommend in my welding class for oxy/ace, torch, and plasma cutting.

    I have seen people do it with sunglasses though that are UV protectant. I can't say I would do that unless it was the only option though.

    Harley
     
  3. gone huntin

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    Those should do just fine, my plasma cutter came with green tinted goggles.
     
  4. divorced

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    Thanks guys, it sounds like I should be set! :thumb:


    Now the fun part... :weld: :weld: :weld: :weld:
     

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