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When do welding helmet & respirator parts need replacing?

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 06 August 2019

Keeping your welding helmet & respirator well maintained has great health and financial benefits!  You'll find your helmet will always be comfortable, perform at it's best, and you're unlikely to experience downtime in having to repair or replace your helmet.  Proper maintenance is really just giving your welding helmet a good clean after use, storing it in a clean place, and replacing consumable components when they are due.  Generally, better quality helmets will have components that not only perform better, but last longer and are replaceable.  Below is a guide for how to know when a part needs replacing, and how long you can expect TECMEN welding helmets & Freflow respirator parts to last.

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety

DSK claim this PAPR welding helmet improves welding...here's why!

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 08 January 2019

DSK Engineering, Hastings - case study

'You open it, and use it for grinding and you can pretty much just see everything.  You don’t even need to move your head.'

We talk to Archie Polon - Welder/Fabricator at DSK about his experience using the TECMEN TM1000 Flip Front Helmet with FreFlow Respirator, and how it compares with others he's tried.

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to get started and get the best use out of your TECMEN TM1000

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 31 October 2018

So you've bought a new TECMEN welding helmet (good choice) and now it's time to learn all about it.  Watch this video to learn about the different functions, how to change the filters, charging the battery and more...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Skin reactions - is it really from the gloves?

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 13 August 2018

Contact dermatitis and other skin related issues are one of the most common reasons workers refuse to wear gloves.  When the skin flares up, it's easy to blame it on the gloves.  Maybe it's an allergy?  The truth is, it's probably NOT the gloves, but a range of other factors causing your skin irritation - and YES, it may be preventable!  Find out more...

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Topics: Safety

Gloves designed specifically for NZ Engineers!

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 06 August 2018

Not wearing gloves because you need: Better feel?  Better grip?  Better comfort and fit? We have been listening, and have developed the new CRAFTSMAN Gloves for the Engineer! Now with better feel, grip, comfort and fit.

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Topics: Safety

Half-Face Respirator Fitting Instructions (CRAFTSMAN 710)

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 09 May 2018

Got yourself one of Euromarc's awesome new CRAFTSMAN 710 Respirators, or thinking about getting one?  You're making a great choice!  They're really simple to use, while still providing the best protection.  Check out the fitting and fit test instructions below...  

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

New in - take a look at the half-mask respirator combining safety, functionality and comfort!

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 19 April 2018

Respirators are inevitable when you're working in a metal fabrication workshop. They protect us from breathing in the bad stuff, like welding fumes that can cause cancer and other effects. But what about comfort and functionality? Ever wondered if there was something that fits well, doesn't glue to your face, is light weight, not too bulky, and works with the other PPE you need to wear?....Wonder no more - we've developed just the thing!

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Dissecting a glove - the truth behind cut resistance

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 09 April 2018

Linings, coatings, cut-resistant levels, comfort, durability, tests and standards - there's a lot to take in when it comes to choosing something as simple as a glove! So we're here to simplify the task by telling you the truth about cut resistant gloves...

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Topics: Safety

Choosing respiratory gear - a quick guide

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 13 March 2018

Want to protect yourself from toxic fumes and other unwanted airborne substances found when metalworking? There's a few choices out there, so here's a quick guide to selecting RPE that will provide you with the right protection and comfort for your budget.

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Are safety glasses enough to protect you from welder's flash?

Posted by Gus Broomhall on 12 February 2018

Let's face it - no one wants to experience welder's flash. If you're lucky/smart enough to have avoided the experience so far, imagine the dry burning sensation you get from severe, skin peeling sunburn - but in your eyes. The answer to avoiding welding arc flash is to protect your eyes - but are safety glasses enough?

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Topics: Safety