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3. 3M™ Speedglas™ 9002D Welding Shields

The exclusive proprietary, "breathable" welding shield.

The first time a welder puts on a Speedglas™ 9000 welding shield with SideWindows you can see his startled reaction. The welder suddenly realizes he can still see around him. Previously hidden peripheral hazards (beams, obstacles, other workers) are now visible through the two, shade 5 side filters. Welders can quickly and safely move around their work areas. Shields stay in the safe, down position more often, providing that much more protection from harmful UV/IR radiation.

The Speedglas™ 9000 welding shield series also features four aerodynamic exhaust vents to remove exhaled air without letting in welding fumes. For welders who keep their shield in the down position for prolonged periods of time, the build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) behind the shield is greatly reduced compared to traditional shield designs. Users feel more energetic and clear-headed all day long. The 9000's breathability allowed the shield to be designed for a close-to-the face-fit, for optimum vision and reduced neck strain. And the shield's narrow width makes it ideal for welding in tight spots.