Category Archives: Welding Safety Products

Welding filter lens blue

Super Blue Drop-In Welding Lens

Welding can be very damaging to your eyes if the proper filter is not used.  When welding, there are three kinds of wave energies that you must protect against: ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), and visible light. UV and IR are invisible yet very harmful to the eye, and standard green IR lenses block them. Our…

Reducing the yellow flare while welding

Reducing the yellow flare while welding

Welding is a process that uses heat and pressure to join metals together. One instance of welding hazards is the damage it can cause to your eyes because of the visible light.  This can cause “flash blindness” which can red, tearful eyes and even blind spots in your vision which is why it is important…

Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding

Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding

Need a filter plate to work with TIG? Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding Welders who use helmets with removable lenses have an advantage over those with electronic lenses: we can adjust the color and filter type of our lenses easily and cheaply. Our new Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding is a huge advantage…

What Lens Shade to Use When Spot Welding Steel?

Chicago Electric 240-Volt Spot Welder

This may be the most commonly used and most often referred to form of welding. It may also be the most incorrectly used welding term as well. Spot welding is a welding technique used to join two pieces of metal together that are one on top of the other. It uses a combination of electrical…

Does Wearing Polarized Sunglasses Protect your Eyes from the Light from Welding?

Clip-On Flip-Up Welding Glasses

Even if you’ve never welded before, you’ve probably seen movies or television shows (or perhaps a construction site) where welders wear safety glasses or helmets with face shields. They also place curtains or blankets around the work site to seal off the area from onlookers. It’s common knowledge that, much like a solar eclipse, the…

Cool Blue Welding Lenses

Cool Blue Welding Lens

AO Safety used to make a glass welding lens called the Weld Cool filter plate. Most people call it a “Cool Blue” when they talk about it. This lens is greatly prized by anyone who has ever looked through one when they were welding. It has achieved almost mythical characteristics and if you are lucky…

What Shade of Torching Safety Glasses Should I Be Wearing?

Torching Safety Glasses

There are a lot of types of torches, brazing devices, and arcs used in welding, cutting, and brazing, and each requires a different kind of green IR protection. Which is right for you? Torching Safety Glasses: Which Kind to Wear? Welding, brazing, and metal cutting are all dangerous jobs and hobbies that require the use…

Gold-Coated – The Gold Standard of Welding Lenses

Gold Welding Lenses

Many activities call for the use of proper eye protection. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in welding. In dealing with flying sparks, bits of molten slag jumping up from the work area, and the intensely bright light of the arc, welders need to protect their eyes from both debris and damaging radiation. Gold-Coating on…

Auto Darkening Vs Passive

Welding Safety Products

Wondering what kind of welding eye protection to get? Auto Darkening Vs Passive What is the difference between auto darkening and passive welding lenses? The obvious difference is that auto-darkening welding lenses get dark as soon as you start your torch and turn clearer when the torch isn’t in use, while passive lenses are made…

Welding with Contact Lenses

Welding Safety Products

I’m not supposed to wear my contacts for certain things… is it safe to weld with contact lenses? Contact Lenses and Welding There are occupations where contact lenses are not recommended, such as woodworking, fine metal grinding, and other industries where dust particles are likely to get into your eyes. During welding, however it is…

Category Archives: Welding Safety Products

Welding filter lens blue

Super Blue Drop-In Welding Lens

Welding can be very damaging to your eyes if the proper filter is not used.  When welding, there are three kinds of wave energies that you must protect against: ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), and visible light. UV and IR are invisible yet very harmful to the eye, and standard green IR lenses block them. Our…

Reducing the yellow flare while welding

Reducing the yellow flare while welding

Welding is a process that uses heat and pressure to join metals together. One instance of welding hazards is the damage it can cause to your eyes because of the visible light.  This can cause “flash blindness” which can red, tearful eyes and even blind spots in your vision which is why it is important…

Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding

Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding

Need a filter plate to work with TIG? Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding Welders who use helmets with removable lenses have an advantage over those with electronic lenses: we can adjust the color and filter type of our lenses easily and cheaply. Our new Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding is a huge advantage…

What Lens Shade to Use When Spot Welding Steel?

Chicago Electric 240-Volt Spot Welder

This may be the most commonly used and most often referred to form of welding. It may also be the most incorrectly used welding term as well. Spot welding is a welding technique used to join two pieces of metal together that are one on top of the other. It uses a combination of electrical…

Does Wearing Polarized Sunglasses Protect your Eyes from the Light from Welding?

Clip-On Flip-Up Welding Glasses

Even if you’ve never welded before, you’ve probably seen movies or television shows (or perhaps a construction site) where welders wear safety glasses or helmets with face shields. They also place curtains or blankets around the work site to seal off the area from onlookers. It’s common knowledge that, much like a solar eclipse, the…

Cool Blue Welding Lenses

Cool Blue Welding Lens

AO Safety used to make a glass welding lens called the Weld Cool filter plate. Most people call it a “Cool Blue” when they talk about it. This lens is greatly prized by anyone who has ever looked through one when they were welding. It has achieved almost mythical characteristics and if you are lucky…

What Shade of Torching Safety Glasses Should I Be Wearing?

Torching Safety Glasses

There are a lot of types of torches, brazing devices, and arcs used in welding, cutting, and brazing, and each requires a different kind of green IR protection. Which is right for you? Torching Safety Glasses: Which Kind to Wear? Welding, brazing, and metal cutting are all dangerous jobs and hobbies that require the use…

Gold-Coated – The Gold Standard of Welding Lenses

Gold Welding Lenses

Many activities call for the use of proper eye protection. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in welding. In dealing with flying sparks, bits of molten slag jumping up from the work area, and the intensely bright light of the arc, welders need to protect their eyes from both debris and damaging radiation. Gold-Coating on…

Auto Darkening Vs Passive

Welding Safety Products

Wondering what kind of welding eye protection to get? Auto Darkening Vs Passive What is the difference between auto darkening and passive welding lenses? The obvious difference is that auto-darkening welding lenses get dark as soon as you start your torch and turn clearer when the torch isn’t in use, while passive lenses are made…

Welding with Contact Lenses

Welding Safety Products

I’m not supposed to wear my contacts for certain things… is it safe to weld with contact lenses? Contact Lenses and Welding There are occupations where contact lenses are not recommended, such as woodworking, fine metal grinding, and other industries where dust particles are likely to get into your eyes. During welding, however it is…