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    Their teamwork was a well practiced choreograph
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    Very cool! But no ear protection?......yikes! I like their "drive-in" blast furnace.

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    THey all have face shields so probably wearing ear plugs.
    Over in Kuwait it took me a while to get the Indian guys to even wear helmets while welding as long as they were welding with 2 mm 6013 they would only wear dark sunglasses and sometimes not even those but when I introduced them to 4mm 7018 that put a stop to not wearing a helmet and when one of them tried my 650 amp Hobart with 3/32 duel shield wire he wanted a #14 shade. funny how quickly they grabbed helmets when that monster fired up.
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    Glad they came to their senses. I've never been the victim of "weld flash" to the eyes, but I've known a few who have, and they said it was very painful.

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    Painful is not the word I was one of 16 welding inside of a huge stainless milk possessing tank that was being built in a Minnesota cheese factory even wearing sock helmets that covered you entire head didn't keep you from getting flashed from time to time. we all carried a bottle of butte a very dangerous eye medicine that completely deadened the eyes just about had to be lead around by hand anytime we were outside of the tank. not welding.
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    Ugh! I wouldn't want that job! That's what we have robots for today!

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    I was surprised to see how much safety gear they were wearing. Face shields plus gloves is pretty good considering what we've seen in some of these other Chinese manufacturing videos (especially the video of the guys working inside a press). I respect their work ethic, and I hope it makes them upwardly mobile in their society. But still, this "Happy Team Work" shot at 4:30 is a little creepy, after watching these guys risk their necks to forge a flange:



    Of course it still doesn't beat this classic team working GIF:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalmuncher View Post
    Ugh! I wouldn't want that job! That's what we have robots for today!
    I have yet to see the robot that can do a tight quarters 6G weld inside of a 30000 gallon tank with only a 16x 20 manhole for entry or exit
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    Very good friend of mine has 'arc-eye' at the moment. He dropped his helmet racing to meet a deadline after stepping to the rescue and didn't notice a small crack in a corner of lens. Said he woke up early with itchy eyeballs and it just got worse. He was getting quite worried as he could not read and I had a job convincing him that it would take at least a week to settle down.
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