Originally Posted by dmb
reading glasses under the helmet help me see better. its nice to have a friend for the thin stuff... thanks wolfie!
Very good point. Being able to see the arc and puddle is a critical aspect of getting a good weld. I have a hood with a magnifier lens behind the shielding lens. Even so, for close up work and TIG welding I wear my reading glasses along with the magnifier. You really need to see what's happening where the arc meets the metal and what the filler is doing with the base metal.
Keep that 'bug' moving from side to side. You welders will know what I mean.