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On occasion I use a plasma torch at work. How much eye protection do I need? Something as dark as a welding lense, or some lighter, like a tinted faceshield I use with the gas torch?
 

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Urban Wheeler said:
On occasion I use a plasma torch at work. How much eye protection do I need? Something as dark as a welding lense, or some lighter, like a tinted faceshield I use with the gas torch?
I am also curious I have not used one much but I always just wore my sunglasses that I wear when using the torch..hmm
 

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I bought a pair of glasses at the welding store that are a #4 lens? (I think) Just enough to see out of them with the lights on, but not as dark as a welding helmet. This was the recommendation of the shop.
 

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I usually just use sunglasses, I have done it with just normal safety glasses too, it is not nearly as bad as welding.
 

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My eyes kinda hurt if I dont use a lense. A number #4 seems to work alright. Remember, you only get one set of eyes, dont mess 'em up.
 

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depends on what you are cutting...for steel I would say a 3-5 lense would be fine...aluminum I would use higher...
 

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ive been told that sunglasses are fine because you dont get the damaging uv rays like you do from welding. plus the arc usually isnt as big either. so i guess using sunglasses would be fine as long as its not bright enough to hurt your eyes.
 

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HaWiiLuVeR said:
ive been told that sunglasses are fine because you dont get the damaging uv rays like you do from welding. plus the arc usually isnt as big either. so i guess using sunglasses would be fine as long as its not bright enough to hurt your eyes.
I just use sunglasses also
 

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If I'm doing a really quick cut, I'll just use my sunglasses (normally in my shirt pocket). If I'm making a lot of cuts, I purchased a pair of safety glasses with a #4 tint.
 

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I use a shade 5 pair of glasses or faceshield. For those that use sunglasses, it's your eyes a few bucks spent on protection now will help you later.
 
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