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. For more information, you can read the most up-to-date reviews on Amazon here.
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. Check out the latest price on Amazon here.