Welding Protective Gear

Comparing All Miller Welding Helmets - Which One is the Best?

In this blog post we are going to highlight and compare the features and differences of all Miller helmets. There are quite a few options available all ranging in price and features. We are going to start with the most basic and economical and work our way up to the top Miller Electric welding helmets. Keep reading to see which helmet will fit your needs the best!

When were welding helmets and PPE invented and how have they improved over time

Welding has been around in the most primitive form since the Bronze ages. Although welding has been around for a very long time, PPE has not. Things like helmets, goggles, and FR clothing have all been invented in the last 100-150 years or less.

Swiss Air by Optrel the NO HELMET Required PAPR!

How to Find Serial Numbers on Welding Helmets

Locating a serial number on a welding helmet is extremely useful for taking advantage of warranties, registering your helmet, or qualifying for special product upgrades or replacements. However, serial numbers aren’t always easy to find on welding helmets, especially since different brands and models within those brand

Choosing the Right Welding Helmet Clarity Rating

A Roundup of 7 Best-Selling Welding Helmets

There is a range of basic to professional welding helmets at Baker’s Gas and Welding that meet the needs of anyone from first time welders to experienced veterans. While you can check out the low prices on the full range of brand name welding helmets


Introducing the Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet

Realistic color and a perfectly clear, unclouded shade 2 inactive settings make the Optrel Crystal 2.0 welding helmet one of the most compelling welding helmet options on the market. You’ve never enjoyed a combination of safety and clarity like this when on the job site, and weighing in at just over 18 oz., you’ll enjoy minimal neck strain and excellent vision of the weld puddle.

Try the New Optrel Panoramaxx Welding Helmet

Get a wider field of vision and a clearer view of your workspace with the brand new Panoramaxx welding helmet from Optrel. This uniquely designed helmet boasts a field of vision that is six times wider than the competition because of the way it rests above the nose and offers a lighter default shade. 

How to Properly Set an Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet

A welding helmet is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment that a welder uses.  An auto-darkening welding helmet features a lens that instantly darkens to protect the welder’s eyes from the harmful UV light that is created during the welding process.

The Best Clothing and Safety Gear for Welding

Choosing the right welding clothing and safety gear will save you from serious burns and UV exposure, and best of all, it’s not hard to find safe clothing for wherever you’re welding.

What You Need in a Welding Helmet: Lincoln Electric Viking 3350

One of the leading products at Baker’s Gas and Welding’s online store has been the Lincoln 2450 Viking Welding Helmet, a top-of-the-line auto-darkening helmet with four arc sensors and internal shape control.

Proper Use of Auto-Darkening Helmet Controls Settings

The auto darkening welding helmet is one of the more functional technological advancements in the welding safety equipment arena. The eye shield on old school welding helmets have one setting: dark. Obviously this is intended to protect your eyes from the damaging and painful effects of a welding arc.

Shielding Gases Used in Welding

The inert or semi-inert gases used in gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding (GMAW/GTAW or MIG/TIG) protect the weld area from atmospheric gases. 

Proper Treatment for Flash Burns

Flash Burns are an injury to the eyes that occurs when you look at the ultra-bright light created by a welding arc, without the protection of shielded welding goggles or a shielded welding mask. Flash Burns can cause your eyes to tear and water uncontrollably,