Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
if all you are doing is working with silver, something with didymium (ACE) cut down the glare from the flux nicely. I spent a lot of time looking at this since my eyes are a mess. I ended up getting ACE with #2 shade. They are on this page
with shade opt GB-P2-FO I got the fitover style, they work really well with my glasses unless I'm sweating too heavily.
These work for brass too. I've done some welding with them, and they work, but I probably should figure out how to make something darker work for me. Bifocals mess everything up.
There are better glasses, but I didn't really feel like spending $300 when didymium works fine for most everything I do.
OSHA recommends #3 shade for brazing, I find it much too dark.