TM2000 High Accuracy Gas Welding Lens

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TM2000 High Accuracy Gas Welding Lens

High Accuracy Welding Eyewear

TM2000 Lens - Rectangle

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AWS-0034 $265.00

TM2000 Lens - Spectacles

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AWS-0036 $335.00

TM2000 Lens - 50mm Rounds

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AWS-0033 $295.00

The TM 2000® Eyewear for Sodium Orange Flare Reduction
Allows you to clearly see the welding and brazing process on aluminum, cast iron, stainless, and any other flux-based gas welding process that creates an orange flare when welding. Lenses are available in Shade 5 in the following forms: Spectacles, 2 x 4.25" rectangles, and 50mm rounds. Note: Shade 5 is only for torch welding.

Special safety eyewear is required to cut through, defeat, or eliminate sodium orange flare. What is this, you may ask? Well, many welding and brazing fluxes contain alkaline metal salts, such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride and fluoride, and lithium chloride. When the torch heats the flux, it incandesces, giving off a brilliant yellow-orange flare, just like the one you get when dripping salt water onto a gas burner. Until WW2, there was no safety eyewear for flux welding and brazing. Then cobalt melters' glasses were borrowed from the steel foundries. When eye damage from these became prevalent (1980), they were quietly withdrawn from the market.

In the 1960s, didymium glasses were developed for glassblowers, who also face sodium flare when the glass is heated (glass = silica sand = seabeds = salt). By the 1990s however, glassblowers' cataracts caused didymium to be suspect.

In 1989, TM Technologies finished prototype work on their new TM 2000 eyewear and found it superior to anything thus far. It completely eliminates sodium orange, and meets ANSI Z87 safety requirements for bright light, ultraviolet, infrared, blue light, and impact for a Special Lens.

How effective?

Many customers have come back to us and said:
1. I wish I would have bought yours first, instead of wasting my time and money.
2. The other stuff works about a third as well as TM 2000.
3. I don't weld often enough to spend the money.

No one has complained about the TM 2000 Lens, or brought one back, and thousands have been sold worldwide.

Durability should also be considered, as glass is much more scratch-resistant than plastic, and perhaps most important, glass holds its optical requirements indefinitely when exposed to bright light, something plastic simply cannot do. The TM 2000 is also suitable for ordinary torch welding on steel, and 4130 Chromemoly, (which the plastic lenses are not rated for), in addition to welding stainless, cast iron, and monel.

Mix-and-match or stacking up a lens sandwich might just be dangerous baloney. If the stacker has his sandwich safety-tested to meet current standards, and has suitable product liability insurance, then the stackee shouldn't have to worry. If not, then perhaps you should think about how much your eyes and cheap eyewear are worth to you.

How the TM 2000 was developed Kent entered the world of automobile, aircraft, and boat restoration in 1970. He heard all the myths and legends surrounding the mysterious process of gas welding aluminum. He searched for years for good protective eyewear that would allow a clear view of the welding process. He tried glassblowers' eyewear and experimented with many different combinations. After much trial and error, he developed a prototype for the TM 2000 lens and finalized the design after five years of using the prototype daily in the shop environment. He patented the lens and went into production. The TM 2000 virtually eliminates orange glare and allows you to clearly see the welding and brazing process on aluminum, cast iron, stainless, etc.

The TM 2000 is an optically correct, emerald-green glass specially produced in small precise runs using rare earth materials and platinum lined ovens. The lens is tested for impact by dropping a 1 inch steel ball from a height of 50 inches. Laboratory tests show that the protection this lens gives against harmful UV rays is even more than required by government safety guidelines.

The only drawback to the TM 2000 is its high production cost. That translates into a more expensive tool for you–but it's often that way with the highest quality products.

The TM 2000 lens is currently used and recommended by Ron Fournier, author of Sheet Metal Handbook,Delco Remy, Kodak Labs, National Tool & Die Welding and thousands of welders worldwide. No other product, plastic or glass, works as well.

Ranked for Effectiveness
Professional welders and glassblowers have consistently provided us these ratings for the last 9 years:

We Guarantee that our TM 2000 eyewear will:
1. Enable you to clearly see the welding process, virtually eliminating the orange glare.
2. Increase your weld quality.
3. Increase your productivity.
4. Allow you to work longer without eyestrain.
5. Provide superior results to what you are now using or your money back.
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"If you don't have a favorite welding lens don't bother with anything but the TM 2000.  I have an impressive assortment of goggles and hoods but the only thing I now use is the TM 2000." –Dan Montee

"Thanks for the stuff, I am pleased with all of it...TM 2000 lens is awesome. It was the item I was most worried about being worth the money." –J.C.

"After 2 years with TM 2000 Lenses, I'm sold on them. They are much cleaner and clearer when Welding and Brazing steel and Aluminum. They are expensive and that was the hardest thing to overcome {I'm a Cheap Yankee} so they are treated nicely. I have a pair of Cobalt Blue glasses I bought some years back I believe Uvex {Germany} nice and scratch free, put away for safe keeping [FOR SALE]. I'm not going to use them, I welded daily for 16 years; too many things can happen." –Gordon B. ("I Don't work for Kent")

"I received your TM2000 welding lens a week or so ago and could not wait to try it out. I am welding sheet aluminum, 3003, 5052 and have been struggling with seeing the puddle through the bright orange flare that the Aluminum Welding flux puts out. I could stumble along and get some flat beads but would lose sight often and suffer blow outs. Butt joints were horrible to try. Corner joints? Forget it.
When I first put the new lens in my goggle, I lit the torch and started carefully looking the surface of my [well stainless steel] brushed and well fluxed pieces, set up for a butt joint in .032 sheet - or as we call it "oh too thin". I was just astounded. I had welded about a three inch run before I realized, there was NO FLARE! I was seeing NO Orange Flame obstruction. I could see the surface perfectly and when the surface started to change texture, I started carefully "dabbing" my well fluxed 4043 rod into the surface and bingo! I had a weld puddle and it was WORKING!
I am SO enthused about this lens, especially after more than 20 years of struggling without it. Even more amazing to me, though I would love to have a no-weight MECO torch, I don't, so I used my plain vanilla Victor 100C, Medium Duty torch (so old, it does not have the built in flash suppressors) with a "00" tip. It worked perfectly. Clearly, that ultra-light MECO torch is the way to go for any amount of welding." –Stew Crane

TM Technologies takes pride in knowing we offer the best products on the market for metal working. In an effort to continue this tradition we are constantly improving our products and our product line. If you have any comments or suggestions, about this, or any of our other products we want to hear from you.

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