I have not welded in years. The last time I was using a welding rod set-up. When I flipped the helmet down the split second I touched the rod sparks flew and i did not realize I was burning my eyes. When I got home my eyes started to burn. It felt like sand was behind my eye balls. Tears flowed like rain. It took a few days to stop. Doctor said it would take time to heal. I never welded again.
Now I have purchased 3 plans, scrounged twenty or more bicycles. Bought a new welder, helmet, gloves, and assorted tools. I am nervous about this. Will I burn my eyes again ? The helmet has an auto glass setting this time. But I still worry . Can anyone offer any advice ? Thanks.