Wearing appropriate respiratory equipment is an absolute must for a welder. Your lungs need to be protected, plain and simple.
A welding mask or helmet will not be enough. In fact, it won’t help you at all. Here are a few options we like a lot.
Breath Buddy Respirator Mask
The Breath Buddy is on the more expensive side of respirator masks, but you get what you pay for.
Here is a list of what we like and what we don’t.
Breath Buddy Pro
- Stays nice and cool.
- It’s super easy to breathe in (by respiratory mask standards).
- It’s very lightweight. Goodbye canister filters!
- Great for multiple applications. Woodworkers, painters, welders, and people with COPD or sensitive to airborne allergens can all benefit.
Breath Buddy Cons
- Pink isn’t really my color. They could make a darker color for me and I’d be thankful.
We highly recommend this mask for welding in addition to many other applications.