With the summer and wicked heat upon us we tend to forget the rules of welding. You really need to wear long sleeves when welding. The arc of a welder (type does not matter) produces extremely high levels of UV radiations. A few minutes of welding is equivalent to a few hours of intense sun exposure. If you are not careful you can get yourself a wicked sun burn from welding. In case you are wondering, ya I forgot but no bad damage. This is from maybe 4 minutes of actual welding about 30" in total of 1/2" plate mig welder set to 180A. I have a natural farmers tan but the inside of the arm is mostly from today!
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Reminder for back yard welders