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Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 am
by warmstrong1955
As I have said before, the term 'common sense'.....is a misnomer.

The term should be uncommon sense.

;)
Bill

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:52 pm
by BigDumbDinosaur
The phrase I've heard for decades is "Common sense isn't all that common."

Possessing a PhD means you passed most of the tests that were administered, wrote a reasonably good dissertation and didn't do anything to upset the professors. The PhD doesn't confer wisdom and/or common sense.

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:18 pm
by juiceclone
re: cataracts, most people in the US get cataracts in the left eye first/more....the sun coming in drivers window !!
I wonder if the opposite is the case in the UK or wherever driver position is reversed. Going to have my lenses replaced soon....yup left much worse !

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:34 pm
by BigDumbDinosaur
juiceclone wrote:re: cataracts, most people in the US get cataracts in the left eye first/more....the sun coming in drivers window !!
I wonder if the opposite is the case in the UK or wherever driver position is reversed. Going to have my lenses replaced soon....yup left much worse !
The cataract in my right eye was markedly worse than the one in the left. Unfortunately, a post-surgery complication developed with the left eye and now it is the weak one.

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:30 pm
by Diogenes on the hill
Heinlein quote time.
PhD. Piled higher and Deeper.

In one of the production shops I worked, we had a guy who refused to use a hood or any other PPE. He'd just close his eyes for long fillets and call it good. His welds were good, amazingly. After 8 months, he had to quit because the UV burns on his face wouldn't heal up. Looked like the top of a three meat pizza. Why the management didnt let him go before the damage was done, I'll never know, but they fought like tigers to not pay workmens comp (nor do I blame them in this case.)

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 am
by Patio
This You Tuber is not everyone's cup of tea, because of his language, but the info is good.
AVE; Welding helmets, cheap vs. expensive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDG9Mb2O3Ec

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:41 am
by SteveHGraham
He's amazing. It took him 20 seconds to say something gross.

Re: Welding, eyes and sight

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:14 am
by mikeehlert
I am an old fart who just got cataracts removed from both eyes. As a farm boy I did some dumb welding stunts with that old red tombstone. Yep, just turn your head so the light doesn't get too bright and look through your eyelids! Then there were the summers life-guarding without hat or sun glasses.

"age related" cataracts removed and new lenses in place. Seeing better than I have in decades in a much brighter world. Protect your eyes folks.... you only get two.