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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    I just wear sunglasses.
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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    9 or 10 usually.

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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    #9 Wens for most of what I do usually 1/8in 6010 and 7018, But honestly a #10 will work also but the lenses I use are a little darker then most. Honestly Iím not an expert but Iíve been told that the shade isnít important as far as eye safety any shade lens will block the UV. Just pick a shade that lets you see without being to bright. Now Iím sure if you tried to stick weld at 150 amps with a #5 shade and you were determined to keep going you would hurt your eyes! But if a lighter shade is comfortable for you by all means use it as some lenses seem to be darker then others at the same shade.

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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    What type of welding do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperArc View Post
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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    What type of welding do you do?

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    Plastic welding.

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    Re: What number shade do you use?

    Pro tip: the last part of a welding electrode number tells you what shade to use. So, like 6010, you use a shade 10. 6013, shade 13. 7018, obviously, you use a shade 18. No shade 18? Stack up two 9s.

    Little different with MIG wire. Double the last number. ER70S-6, shade 12. ER4043, shade 6.

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