How to Choose a Welding Helmet

Introduction  Welding can be a dangerous and challenging job that requires proper equipment and protection. The best protection for welding is a welding helmet. However, not all helmets are made equal and you must choose wisely which helmet will work for your needs. A good helmet should be considered an...

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The History of the Welding Helmet

Introduction  The history of the welding helmet is an interesting one. In the 1930s, WWII combat helmets were used to protect against molten metal splatter from welding torches. Later, during the war and in the 1960s, these helmets were modified for GTAW, short for gaseous tungsten arc welding. These helmets...

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Welding Safety

Introduction Safety is paramount in the welding profession. Welding, after all, involves high temperatures and melting metal to create new substances. Safety hazards in this profession are wide-ranging and include electric shocks, burns, inhalation of fumes and dust of welding fluxes or slag. This is especially dangerous since such fumes...

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