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  1. #21
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    Well I really believe that you get what you pay for, So if your going to go out buy a grinder, wrenches, welder & accessories you should pay top dollar or mid range price depending on what you need the tools for. When I buy my welder its going to be for projects at home and hopefully for other people so I need to buy top quality stuff theres really no point buying a welder unless you want to pay the $$ for it. About the welding hood, all I want to say is my eyes deserve the best you only have one set of them so why bother going half *** on it. Mind you I am hearing maybe different stories ab out auto shade not being as good as the regular flip down helmets. But I will probly guy 2 helmets? I don't know how you guys go around with the helmets but thats what I believe, am I correct?
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Only buy the best hoods ,best welding machines also cheapo grinders do okay they last as long as brand name grinders as long as you take care of them never buy cheapo grinding wheels buy brand name wheels ok and auto-darking hoods do fine (if you turn them on) but like you said buy 2 hoods 1auto darking 1 just a regular hood

  3. #23
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    ok thanks for the advice
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Mind you I am hearing maybe different stories ab out auto shade not being as good as the regular flip down helmets. But I will probly guy 2 helmets? I don't know how you guys go around with the helmets but thats what I believe, am I correct?
    a good auto hood like the miller's have 100% UV protection even when they are in the off state and are just as safe as the old style. i got a standerd hood when i started playing at home about 6 years ago. i also started saving for a good auto hood, after about a year i had the $$ needed to get the Miller BWE and have not used my standerd hood after the BWE got here. if you get a good hood it will be ajustable so it can be used inside or out in the sun. i have used my BWE out in the sun as well as in the shop.

    wile i agree with wireburner on most of that, the cheepose do not last as long as the beter grinders unless you atleast get to the midle ground grinders. i have 3 B&D grinders (about $29) from wally world they last about 1 year and then i take them back to wally world for another when they burn up. i also have 2 porta cables (from e-by $50 & $60 about) and in the 3 years i have had the porta cables both have worked great, they are also smoother running (less vibration on the hands and wrists) and have more power. i have herd HF's $29 4-1/2" are susposed to be prety good and intend to try on but only because i have a local store and can return it if its a POS.

    one set of eyes, buy a good hood is a good plan.
    thanks for the help
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    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    I was wonder also about anything from Marks Work wear house is there brandnames any good? Also what brand name is good for gloves the ones that help lessen vibration is that complete loss of vibration or jsut a bit? I was looking for them but couldnet find them yesterday.
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Default Day 5

    Today was the best day So far. I found out I am getting paid! only Min wage, its better then nothing! Well today was a very boring day at the shop we changed a few oxy tanks i helped with that anad did ALOT of painting. SO this friday the lady for the ASAP program Paula Mackay will be stopping by to give me my welding log book so not a bad day at all!
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    always good to get paid. now you can start filling up your own shop at home.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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    ha ha that would be a dream come true Im goignt o be getting my helmet. and save for my welder. I woudlent mind getting a head start on my shop though. It would be a dream come true.
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    it takes a long time to get a good shop outfitted, many of us on here have been collecting tools for years, but you will never get there till ya start. one tool at a time, buy good ones and they will be there for many years to help the shop grow.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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    Default Day 6

    Well today was very good. I really enjoyed workign there. I did some cleaning of the mechinest part of the shop, but they also got me doing some mechinest like work. Very interesting to say the least. I kind of want to go a little deeper into what they do and what sort of skills you will need to get to be one, it seems lieka good trade to have under your belt. So yesterday I skipped a math class stupid me, My girlfriend didnt want to go to one of ehr classes so i skipped it with her. My mom got a call today form my teacher and shes concerned with my productiveness. So i got ym wake up call, I started to work more in calss and at home, mind you it is a real p*** off but hey i need this math for welding, We will be starting trig next week I hope so Im really lookign forward to that. But im goign to put myself ina higher gear to get my mark up again! I dont want to fail math i really do enjoy it until it gets over myhead, mind you that happens everyday but afteryou give it a chance its not so bad. So thats my life lession stop slacking off in school.
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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