eseemann Posted June 19, 2016 Share Posted June 19, 2016 Hi all, I have a cheap plasma cutter from Amazon and when I use it I have the same PPE on that I have for stick or wire welding. I have a flame resistant long sleeve shirt, long pants, welding gauntlets and a auto darkening hood set to 10 or 11. I keep seeing people on YouTube working on short sleeves and no gloves. Am I being overly cautious or are these folks asking for trouble. As a point of fact I do see a good number of people (also on YouTube wire welding in short sleeves with a hood and gloves (sometimes). I see people using a plasma cutter with what look like O/A welding goggles. If you look at the "Ready Welder" website the promo photos show everyone in short sleeves and the "DIY action shots" sent in by owners show one guy in a t-shirt, shorts with no gloves. When I was reading up on welding I recall that welding arcs+human skin=very bad thing (if you make a habit this type of thing). So (to get back on topic) am I nuts or does having the 4th state of matter 12 inches from you arm mean you should at least use a long sleeve t-shirt? Ernest has exited the soap box. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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