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    Re: Winch mount. Feedback welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gxjetmech View Post
    Ya Iím 54 and have bi focals. Ill try a set of cheaters, itís worth a shot.
    Are yours the line bifocals ?? You may find the progressive will give a crisper view when you get accustomed to positioning your head.


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    Are you looking through your glasses at the correct lens location? Sometimes weld position and sight line do not line up. Especially if your near sight lense is smaller or lower. I remove single vision glasses to weld. Even with bifocals it requires awkward head positions to position my eyes in correct location. I use a small weld lens, so i do not have much view adjustment inside my helmet.

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    Re: Winch mount. Feedback welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Are yours the line bifocals ?? You may find the progressive will give a crisper view when you get accustomed to positioning your head.


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    I do have progressives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Are you looking through your glasses at the correct lens location? Sometimes weld position and sight line do not line up. Especially if your near sight lense is smaller or lower. I remove single vision glasses to weld. Even with bifocals it requires awkward head positions to position my eyes in correct location. I use a small weld lens, so i do not have much view adjustment inside my helmet.
    The thing is I can see the puddle very clearly, but because I can’t lighten the shade of the hood anymore it leaves the surrounding area too dark and I can’t see where I’m going very well at all. So I’m limited to doing multiple short runs. If I didn’t have to keep stopping and starting my welds would be better I think.

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    Re: Winch mount. Feedback welcomed

    I'd echo all the previous sentiments, add extra light, cheaters, block sunlight from the back of the hood, alignment between your glasses and the work.... plus, how old are the polycarbonate lenses in your helmet? They lose clarity over time aside from the obvious scratches... while you're adding the cheater, change the other lenses. I just changed the ones in my Hobart AD and it made a huge difference.
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    I use a cheater lense in my AD hood and torch goggles because I can't look thru the lower portion of the progressives with either of them.
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    Re: Winch mount. Feedback welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gxjetmech View Post
    The thing is I can see the puddle very clearly, but because I can’t lighten the shade of the hood anymore it leaves the surrounding area too dark and I can’t see where I’m going very well at all. So I’m limited to doing multiple short runs. If I didn’t have to keep stopping and starting my welds would be better I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I'd echo all the previous sentiments, add extra light, cheaters, block sunlight from the back of the hood, alignment between your glasses and the work.... plus, how old are the polycarbonate lenses in your helmet? They lose clarity over time aside from the obvious scratches... while you're adding the cheater, change the other lenses. I just changed the ones in my Hobart AD and it made a huge difference.
    More ambient light on the weld area will help you a lot given what you said. If you are getting sunlight behind your hood that will hurt your efforts too, so a shroud or something over the top/sides of your hood and head. Stick it on with some velcro but make sure it is denim or something that will stand up to weld spatter. They might sell shrouds like that too, as I know a hood I had that used a PAPR had something like that built into it to contain the filtered air.
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    Re: Winch mount. Feedback welcomed

    If your progressive lens are transitions, they may be auto darkening along with the hood. Never could get progressive lens (or cheaters) to work for me under a hood. I'm extremely near-sighted - so I could weld without my glasses on if I could get within 6 - 8" of the work. I had prescription welding glasses made (not computer or reading glasses). A world of difference.
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