Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eclipse is a comin'!

I got my welders goggles, I am ready.

I didn't buy them, years ago, for welding.  I got them in case of finding myself in a post apocalyptic wasteland. 


Also, they made great gifts, for $16, for nephews or nieces interested in Steam Punk stuffs.

They are German, so I can't tell what the lenses are rated.  I'm sure I will be ok.


Rich P said...

Welders glass shade 13 is what you need. Those look like gas welding gear, which uses much lighter filters, so you might not be alright.

B said...

Rich is right, probably not enough shade. At least 13 or better.

You've likely got 8.

Made for oxyacetylene brazing, not welding.

You seriously will damage yer eyes looking at the sun with those.

Go to a welding store and buy a replacement glass. Or just go to Harbor Freight and buy a $39 welding facemask. Don't get the self darkening ones, get a fixed shade. At least 13.

Red Buttocks said...

Shade 12, 13, or 14 is what NASA recommended in a news release yesterday.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Pfff, I look at the sun when there is NO moon in front of it. You are in the pocket of Big Goggles.