The vont lantern is a traditional but excellent protection for one’s head and neck from the burn of welding. Here are some things to consider before you select a vont lantern.
Safety, of course, should be first. The vont should fit properly. Make sure that it is the right size so that it can accommodate your head. Also, check that the vont fits your face well so that it does not fall on your face and cause burns.
Look at the cover of the vont. Should it cover all your head? Or should it only cover a part of your head? This is important because there are many types of vont lanterns with covers.
If you have a high quality vont, it should cover your whole head. This way, no matter what you do, the vont will not fall off your head.
Check that the vont lantern does not have some sort of straps on it or has safety goggles instead of goggles on the face of the vont. A good one should not have goggles on it, if it is of good quality.
As much as possible, try to find the vont in an online store that sells it at the right price. It should be competitively priced to ensure you do not overspend. Check that the vont comes with a warranty and makes sure you get your money’s worth.
Also check whether the vont comes with an instruction manual and safety features. This way, you will not make any mistakes while using the vont.
When you first receive your vont, make sure you take a look at it to be sure that it is really the vont you are looking for. If there are any defects, make sure to notify the seller. Always find out if the vont was made by the brand you bought it from.
Most sellers would like to give you emergency numbers in case of emergency. Find out if the vont has these. You will need this to contact the vont when you are in an emergency situation.
Make sure that the vont works properly. If the vont is in perfect condition, but you still feel uncomfortable or dizzy, then go ahead and buy another one. Make sure that the vont comes with a guarantee.
Lastly, it is advisable to ask for the name of the manufacturer of the vont so that you know who is making the vont. Make sure that the vont comes with the most efficient welding torch available.
An excellent vont should always be able to do a better job than the original one you have. Once you find the one for you, make sure that you use it correctly and make sure that it fits you and makes you feel comfortable.