Re: dialing in your welder feed rate setting
I had a bad experience with an auto-darkening hood and got flash burns to both eyes when it failed and I was TIGing and close to my work. The electronics in the hood malfunctioned, it never worked again. The hood wasn't mine but a company owned tool.
I've never trusted them since but I know many, (most) welders swear by them. Just be careful where you buy them. The one that failed on me came from a well known tool supplier that I often read about on this forum. They replaced it, free of charge, but I refused to use it.
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