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  1. #1
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    Solar Eclipse

    So cool to have multiple auto-darkening shades to let people see the eclipse. Just make sure to set to shade 12 and fast response.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    Mine didn't activate by sunlight, or it flicked on but then quickly went off. Is that a sign it is defective?
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    It's pry a cheap mask. That's what my HF was doing up in front of my Jackson. That's as the moon was getting farther in front of the sun and it just quit other mask kept working. As long as it doesn't flash u when welding your ok

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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    13 shade, 5 sensitivity. Jackson True Sight.............all was good
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    Shade 14 gold glass lens here. I keep it around for heavy gouging work. It only got a bit dim here, no darkness.

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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    I just used a back up manual hood with a shade 11 gold lens, and augmented with shade 5 cutting glasses underneath. What you need is a filtered telescope.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    I just used the ten in my Huntsman 411P and took periodic looks while I was welding outside. No issues, but I wasn't looking at it for long periods of time. I had to work lol

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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    Darkest I had was an 11 fixed shade hood. I did the same by looking briefly and looking away from it.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    I used my HF auto darkening helmet set on 13 and shared it with friends. We only got 81% coverage, but the clouds and haze weren't too bad. Anytime clouds started blocking the sun, the lens would go light. But it was easy enough to see clouds coming. I managed to get a pic through the helmet, too. It's not the greatest, but it's mine!

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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    Shade 10 pipeliner with shade 5 cutting goggles in front.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    I used my 14 gold. I also took two 10s and put them together but preferred the 14.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    We had to drop relatives off at the airport, arriving just before the peak coverage. (95% here.) Timing worked out rather well. Brought 2 hoods, everyone took turns.

    Surprised at the number of people standing around with welding gear. We're all smiling and nodding at each other like we're part of some elite club. All the serious eclipse viewers were sporting Jackson, Optrel, Speedglass, etc. The rest used disposable eclipse glasses.

    FWIW, my A/D had no issues. Turned the shade to 12, and sensitivity as high as it would go.
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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    In Wisconsin, it never got dark and it was terrible cloudy. We were working outside and noticed that as the sun slid in and out of the clouds you could see the moon. It was interesting!
    Already decided that for 2024, we'll drive down to be in the path as it will be our last chance to see one! Maybe?

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    Re: Solar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Shade 14 gold glass lens here. I keep it around for heavy gouging work. It only got a bit dim here, no darkness.
    I used 14 gold, as well.
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