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02-26-2008, 08:20 PM
OK I took some info I got here and other research and just got a new TD39 from Air Gas. A pretty good price and they now have a 4 year warranty. I see all kinds of safety equipment used and not used when cutting. Everything from sunglasses to welding hoods.Gloves no gloves. Respirator? I thought about starting with shorts, strap Tee, flip-flops and soak my hair in gasoline. Then add what I need LOL!:laugh: Really, if some of you would let me know what you use I would appriciate it. Thanks
02-26-2008, 09:08 PM
Sunglasses are ok, shade 5 cutting glasses are better. You'll be wearing gloves:) it can get hot.
You made a great purchase! I love my 38, would reccomend TD to anyone.
02-27-2008, 12:07 AM
I can't see diddly when cutting anything thin using a shade 5... I think the safety standard is a shade 3 minimum, I usually just wear sunglasses.
long sleeves and gloves always though
02-27-2008, 01:10 PM
I use shade 5 safety glasses or auto dark helmet, gloves and a 3m 6000 series respirator with p100 cartridge and a lot of ventilation. Plasma cutting puts tuns of metal particles in the air. Safety first. I use a TD pak master 50
02-28-2008, 12:35 PM
I wear normal welding attire:: boots, jeans, no polyester, gloves, leathers if I have to cut anything above waist level, and sunglasses when inside or a welding hood with a #5 lens when outside.
If paint or oil/grease are smoking in my face, I wear a filter mask, otherwise, nothing.
02-29-2008, 05:28 PM
I generally use shade 5 glasses and regular welding gloves. Although I seem to have a habit of setting the bottom of my pantlegs on fire when using the cutting table.
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