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Lens Shade Suggestion

Operation Electrode Size Arc Current Minimum
Shade
Suggested 
Shade
Stick WeldingLess than 3mm
or 1/8"
Less than 60AShade 7Shade 8
3-5 mm
or 1/8" to 3/16"
60-160AShade 8Shade 10
5-8mm
or 3/16" to 1/4"
160-250AShade 10Shade 12
More than 8 mm
or 1/4"
250-550AShade 11Shade 14
Mig Welding-Less than 60AShade 7Shade 8
-60-160AShade 10Shade 11
-160-250AShade 10Shade 12
-250-550AShade 10Shade 14
Tig Welding-Less than 50AShade 8Shade 10
-50-150AShade 8Shade 12
-150-500AShade 10Shade 14
Carbon Arc LightLess than 500AShade 10Shade 12
Arc CuttingHeavy500A +Shade 11Shade 14
Plasma Arc 
Welding
-Less than 20AShade 6Shade 6-8
-20-100AShade 10Shade 12
-100-400AShade 10Shade 12
-400-800AShade 11Shade 14
Plasma CuttingLightLess than 300AShade 8Shade 8
Medium300AShade 9Shade 12
Heavy300-400AShade 10Shade 14
Torch BrazingShade 3-4
Torch SolderingShade 2
Carbon Arc WeldingShade 14
Plate Thicknessinchmm
Gas Welding
LightUnder 1/8"Under 3.2mmShade 4-5
Medium1/8" to 1/2"3.2mm to 12.7mmShade 5-6
HeavyOver 1/2"Over 12.7mmShade 6-8
Oxy-Fuel Cutting
LightUnder 1"under 25mmShade 3-4
Medium1-6"25 to 150 mmShade 4-5
HeavyOver 6"Over 150mmShade 5-6

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