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3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW

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3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW
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3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW

The Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet with Speedglas™ 9100XXi auto-darkening lens has the greatest optical clarity of any Speedglas ADF to date. 9100XXi lens technology means a more "true" color view of the welding environment while the lens is in light state or grind mode. The dark state view of the weld puddle and surrounding weldment is crisp and clear. The 9100XXi lens also features an external grind mode switch, which allows you to change quickly from weld mode to grind mode and back again, without lifting the helmet.

The 9100XXi lens offers a large 12.08 square inch viewing area PLUS these great features: A grinding shade 3. Gas welding shade 5. Micro-plasma welding shade 8. Arc welding shades 9 through 13. Sensitivity settings for normal welding to low-amp inverter TIG welding, and even low sensitivity setting for when other welders are working nearby.

The comfort of the Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet is the result of extensive research and development processes. 3M™ consulted with international experts in ergonomics and anatomy to ensure that the 9100 is the most comfortable and protective Speedglas™ welding helmet ever.

Speedglas™ 9100 Helmet Features
  • The helmet is made from a lightweight, but durable material that meets the mechanical strength requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003.
  • Heat reflecting silver front.
  • Increased coverage for lower neck from heat and welding sparks.
  • Increased coverage for ear and side of neck.
  • SideWindows: Exclusive, patented shade 5 filters that widen your field of vision. SideWindows enable you to be more aware of nearby moving machinery, tools and other peripheral hazards. Welders can also use removable cover plates for when peripheral vision would be distracting.
  • Ergonomic, adjustable head suspension for increased comfort, helmet stability and weight distribution

    Speedglas™ 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens Features
  • Improved optics allow you to more readily recognize colors as compared to other Speedglas™ models
  • Auto-on
  • Improved user interface that is easy to understand
  • Silver Front Panel of 9100XXi houses external controls, enabling fast and easy access to the grinding and memory modes
  • 2.8 inch x 4.2 inch viewing area (approx)
  • Selectable Shades 5, 8-13 and Shade 3 light state
  • Delay function to set the dark-to-light opening time Sensitivity of the arc detection can be adjusted

    Comes complete with
  • Speedglas™ 9100 welding helmet with 9100XXi auto dark lens
  • Side Windows with removable covers
  • Replacement sweatband
  • 5 Outside protection plates
  • 2 Inside protection plates

    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Crown Extended Coverage 06-0500-513M Speedglas Welding Helmet Crown Extended Coverage 06-0500-51Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Crown Extended Coverage - 9100 Series

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    Code: 06-0500-51

    Mfg Industrial Price: $44.53Cyberweld Price: $39.99

    3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Neck Protection 06-0500-523M Speedglas Welding Helmet Neck Protection 06-0500-52Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Neck Protection - 9100 Series

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    Code: 06-0500-52

    Mfg Industrial Price: $52.27Cyberweld Price: $47.05

    3M Speedglas 9100XX/9100XXi Starter Kit 06-0201-303M Speedglas 9100XX/9100XXi Starter Kit 06-0201-30Package of 5-Outside Cover Plates, 2-Inside Cover Plates, and 1-Replacement Sweatband for Speedglas™ 9100XX and 9100XXi ONLY.

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    Code: 06-0201-30


    3M Speedglas Outside Protection Plate 06-0200-513M Speedglas Outside Protection Plate 06-0200-51Package of 10 - Standard Outside Protection Plate. Suitable for 9100 series Speedglas™ welding helmets ONLY.

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    Code: 06-0200-51


    3M Speedglas Inside Protection Plate 06-0200-103M Speedglas Inside Protection Plate 06-0200-10Package of 5 - Standard Inside Protection Plate. Suitable for New 9100 series Speedglas™ welding helmets ONLY.

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    Code: 06-0200-10



    Miller Welding Helmet Magnifying Lens 212235Miller Welding Helmet Magnifying Lens 2122352 X 4 magnifying lens fits most major brands of standard and auto-dark, large view or standard view welding helmets.

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    Code: 212235



    3M Speedglas Replacement Batteries 04-0320-003M Speedglas Replacement Batteries 04-0320-00Package of 2 - Replacement batteries. Suitable for SL, Utility and all 100, 9000, 9002 and 9100 series Speedglas™ welding helmets.

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    Code: 04-0320-00


    3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Headgear 06-0400-513M Speedglas Welding Helmet Headgear 06-0400-51Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Headgear and Mounting Hardware - 9100 Series

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    Code: 06-0400-51


    3M Speedglas Hard Hat Adapter - 9100 Series 06-0014-00NR3M Speedglas Hard Hat Adapter - 9100 Series 06-0014-00NR3M™ Speedglas™ Hard Hat Adapter (band & mounting hardware) to mount your 9100 series Speedglas™ welding helmet

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    Code: 06-0014-00NR


    21 Questions & 24 Answers
    from Los fresnos ,tx asked:
    October 30, 2016
    Is this product just the lense or all the helmet?
    The Speedglas part number 06-0100-30iSW includes the entire helmet with lens.
    Customer Service
    on November 3, 2016

    Justin Solomon
    from Richmond, California asked:
    August 18, 2016
    is it possible to order this WITHOUT the side windows??
    Three M advises that the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is not available without side window. This helmet does come with side window covers that can be installed to block out the side windows
    Customer Service
    on August 18, 2016

    from Somerset,Pennsylvania asked:
    June 23, 2016
    Is this the model with side window? Also what does the warranty cover
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does have side windows. The auto darkening lens is covered by a 3 year warranty. The helmet itself and all plastic components on the helmet are cover by a 90 day warranty
    Customer Service
    on June 24, 2016

    from NY asked:
    May 7, 2016
    What is the light to dark time on the xxi in a fraction format please (i.e. 1/20,000 -1/15,000) Thank you so much for the help
    3M indicates that the lens change time on a 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is 1/40,000 of a second
    Customer Service
    on May 9, 2016

    from Maine asked:
    April 2, 2016
    Can this helmet be upgraded to use Adflo?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW cannot be upgraded to Adflo capability. You can purchase a complete Adflo system without a auto darkening lens and use the XXi lens from the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens and install it into the Adflo system
    Customer Service
    on April 4, 2016

    from hammond in. asked:
    February 5, 2016
    is this the same as Jacksons balder technology, or does this helmet has some newer technology?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does not use the Jackson Balder technology. It uses a different technology that performs similar to the Balder
    Customer Service
    on February 8, 2016

    NE Ia.
    from Iowa asked:
    January 20, 2016
    Will they sometime offer a DVd with the xxi like the other ones people thought they were a plus to watch.
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW does come with a DVD. However it is not specific to the 9100XXi. It covers all 9100 series helmets
    Customer Service
    on January 21, 2016

    from Springfield, Oregon asked:
    November 29, 2015
    is this helmet as clear as the Miller Digital Infinity lens with the color spectrum?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW optics are actually clear than the Miller Digital Infinity
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    from Richmond Va asked:
    November 29, 2015
    I have an Arc one now and it has a hard time auto darkening outside, would the 3m or the miller be better for outside welding? Can the xxi be set for constant on?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW has a sensitivity control so that it can be adjusted to ambient light conditions. This should allow you to adjust to outside light and possibly adjust so that the lens will stay constantly dark.
    Customer Service
    on December 3, 2015

    from crown point asked:
    November 26, 2015
    can you use a cheater lens with this helmet???
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW will accept a cheater lens
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    from Modesto asked:
    November 25, 2015
    How heavy is the helmet?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approximately 23 oz.
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    from Clearwater FL asked:
    November 19, 2015
    Does the lens accept standard cheater lens?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW will accept a standard cheater lens.
    Customer Service
    on November 20, 2015

    from California asked:
    November 9, 2015
    Would u recommend this or the miller infinity over clearity,comfort,flashing? I'm sick of my bh3 flashing me
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Miller Infinity are both the top of line helmet for each brand. Because of the enhanced optics the XXi provides a clearer view of the weld .
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2015
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Miller Infinity are both the top of line helmet for each brand. Because of the enhanced optics the XXi provides a clearer view of the weld .
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2015

    J B
    from N E Iowa asked:
    November 5, 2015
    Does this new lens have the tack mode feature like the other 9100's and does it sense electro magnetic for hidden arcs or high outdoor light like Miller claims? Thanks
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW retains all of the features of the 9100 lens but now has improved optics and easier access to the grind mode. it does not have the X mode feature that the Miller helmets offer
    Customer Service
    on November 6, 2015

    from Austin,Texas asked:
    November 4, 2015
    Is this the newest model with the blue lens?
    Yes .. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW is the latest and it has the improved optics.
    Customer Service
    on November 5, 2015

    from Rio Hondo , Texas asked:
    October 18, 2015
    do you guys offer a black Friday deal?
    There are no plans to offer a black Friday deal on the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW.
    Customer Service
    on October 19, 2015

    from Illinois asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Do the batteries go into the bottom of the lense like the 9002x? I've had a cpl of the 9002x's quit working due to sweat getting inside the battery inserts.
    The batteries are located on the bottom of the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW lens.
    Customer Service
    on September 28, 2015

    from Ohio asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Does speedglas come with a warranty?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW comes with a 2 year warranty
    Customer Service
    on September 28, 2015

    from San Diego asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Is the 3m speedglas 9100xxi helmet more clear than the Jackson true sight 2 with balder technology? Or what about the Jackson bh3 blader? I can't decide! Also how much does the 9100xxi helmet weigh?
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi is much clearer when in the grind or lens off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi ia much clearer when in the grind of off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015
    Comparing the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW and the Jackson Truesite II you will find that the clarity of the weld arc in the auto darkened state to be very good and very close in comparision. The Speedglas XXi ia much clearer when in the grind of off mode.Both the XXi and the Truesite II are slightly clearer the the Balder BH-3. The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW weighs approx 22 oz.
    Customer Service
    on September 24, 2015

    from Woodbridge asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Hi. I bought a 9100xx from you guys in person in linden. It's relatively new. I'm interested in the lense only without the head gear and shield. The way this reads is its $412 for the whole thing. Are these availabile to drop in an existing shield and for how much n
    You can purchase a replacement 9100XXi lens. It is available as the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Lens Assembly 06-0000-30i lens only for $420.00 or you can purchase the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Lens Kit 06-0000-30i-KIT which includes the lens and a new 9100XXi silver front panel for $434.00
    Customer Service
    on September 22, 2015

    Leon Taylor
    from south carolina asked:
    September 22, 2015
    Is the shield hard hat adaptable?
    The 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet - 9100XXi Auto Dark Lens 06-0100-30iSW can be installed on a hard hat. You will need to use the 3M Speedglas Hard Hat Adapter - 9100 Series 06-0014-00NR to complete the installation.
    Customer Service
    on September 22, 2015

    By Tony
    Hartford, Wisconsin
    Very satisfied
    March 17, 2017
    Great product, and fast shipping. Could not be happier with it. My first auto-darkening helmet, and I am extremely impressed. I did a lot of research and decided on this one because of the new filter technology. It far surpassed all of my expectations! Completely blown away by the visibility of the weld area! I am just nervous to put it through too hard of use, because I don't want it to get damaged. Not that I am worried about it's durability, as it seems very well built, but I am very careful to avoid any overhead welding since a replacement lens would be so expensive. I was a little worried about the side windows being distracting, or annoying if another welder is around, but haven't had any issues so far, plus it does come with covers for the side windows if you choose to cover them. However I think it would have been a better design to have them attach to the outside of the helmet, rather than the inside, to ensure that the side windows stay protected.
    ProsIncredible visibility, simple controls, comfortable headgear, reliable darkening response, and quality product
    ConsKind of expensive, but still worth it. A little bulkier than some other models you might find, which might make it harder to work in tighter spaces, but not much a problem for me.
    By Bruce
    Del Rio Texas
    Excellent product.
    March 16, 2017
    Been wanting this shield for quite some time.
    ProsGreat fit, excellent viewing area.
    By Gary
    Speedglas 9100XXI
    March 16, 2017
    The best I ever owned.
    ProsBig screen and auto on you wont flash your eyes with this one. I had a hobart and I would set it down to do some grinding for a few minutes and then resume welding and flash my eyes because it tuned itself off, not anymore.
    By Deluxe built
    Dallas tx
    Speedglas hood
    March 12, 2017
    Best hood I've ever used. I would recommend this to anyone that welds. I also have the 9100x and The extra large view is a great feature. Worth every penny!
    ProsSide view, large sight glass,
    ConsSeems like it doesn't flip up quite as far as my 9100x but I haven't really had time to sit down and work on all the adjustments.
    By Ron
    West Bloomfield, Michigan
    February 24, 2017
    Best total view of arc and surroundings
    ProsGreat optics...
    ConsExternal "button" is just a reinforced section of plastic that mechanically pushes on a paddle switch on the ADF to toggle between light-state lock and weld mode... I originally thought it was some kind of touch pad...
    By J. D.
    East Tennessee
    Great Helmet, but worth the extra cost?
    January 30, 2017
    Great helmet. Large field of view a big plus. But as far as really making my welds easier or better, it's just not over $300 better than my old $79 Hobart "The Hood". If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have spent that much money. Wish you could try before you buy with something this expensive. But with all that said it's a great hood, if you can spare the money without putting yourself in a bind. I haven't used the old one since this one arrived.
    ProsLarger field of view More comfortable A little clearer view of the weld puddle
    By Mike
    Waco Texas
    Awesome welding helmet
    January 7, 2017
    Excellent visibility and great air flow through face area. Wish I had bought long ago.
    By Mitchell
    Colorado springs, Colorado
    January 6, 2017
    Worth every penny. The clarity is above and beyond any other good I've used. Highly recommend.
    ProsLight weight Super clear Fast shipping
    By Dave
    WOW !!
    December 2, 2016
    A lot of money, and I would do it again.
    ProsThe clarity is fantastic, I have been using the WensLens for 2 years, this is the best lens ever. I had to concentrate real hard when welding ss tubing cause the gap is none. With this lens it is so easy to stay in the weld.
    ConsThe grind mode on the right side of the hood is a cool feature, however when I press it with one finger, there is just enough play in the hood where the lens touches the side that I use the hand to hold the other side of hood. It's not even an inconvenience any longer. Just a lot of money for something so simple to fix!
    By Midnite Kustoms
    Salinas, Ca
    Worth it
    December 1, 2016
    Always been a speedglas fan. For the last 8+ years I've used a 9000v helmet. Just can't believe how long I waited to upgrade. Takes a bit to dial in, but once you have. It's works great!!!
    ProsSuper clear and natural view.
    ConsPricey, but worth it
    By Stone
    Amazing Helmet!!!
    November 25, 2016
    I cannot believe how clear the 9100xxi lens is! I like being able to change from welding to grinding or plasma cutting modes without having to lift the hood. The tinted clear sides are awesome too with the peripheral view. The helmet is really comfortable and I use it for long periods with no fatigue. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.
    Pros1. Amazing lens view. 2. Adjust 2 different modes on the fly-2 second side squeeze. 3. Can replace a clear face shield for grinding and goggles/shades for cutting torch
    Cons1. Headgear looks flimsy at first glance but is actually quite robust. 2. Expensive
    By AJ
    Mahopac, NY
    Wow - Amazing
    November 16, 2016
    To be fair - this is the 1st auto-darkening helmet I ever had - I don't buy cheap so I went for what had the best reviews. So all I can say is that it was worth the money. The difference in the neatness and quality of the welds was immediate. Just makes the whole process so much easier. You never have to lift the helmet.
    ProsWorth the $$ I'm amazed at how fast it responds. You don't have to lift it to see what you're doing - unless you want to
    By R.A.
    Orange County CA
    Amazing product!
    November 5, 2016
    I'm a welder by trade and this is the best welding good I've had so far. My last hood was 3m 9100x and this 9100xxi is by far a huge upgrade! Worth every penny!
    By Darryl B
    Brisbane Australia
    Great high quality for pro welders
    October 27, 2016
    Helmet has excellent optics and the wide side view is great. The incorporated air filter is a good health and safety feature. Excellent for nickel and chrome alloys (ss).
    ProsOptics and wide view Air filter incorporated into helmet
    ConsNot as good for very low current work as my other high end helmet which is preferred for light aluminium work.
    By Jacob
    October 19, 2016
    I had the 9100x, which is an amazing hood, but this is so far and beyond. One guy I work wth already sold his 9100x to buy this hood. I wasn't sure about it at first because of the price, but now that I have used it I must say it was worth every penny... Buy once cry once.
    ProsGreat clarity Side windows are great in my work environment Light and very comfortable
    ConsThe price
    By JB
    Comfort,view and versatility
    October 17, 2016
    Had this since May thought I've used it enough now to give a good review. Nervous about ordering high dollar item online but all was good. When I first got it the grind button didn't work right called Speedglass and they sent me a new gray trim piece right away. I run a welding and machine shop so this is used on all processes tig mig stick flux core plasma cutting and gouging steel aluminum and stainless.The size of view and clarity is great and the outside cover plates are tough and last real well. The headgear is really comfortable not real handy to slip on real fast and doing overhead work the forehead band tends to slide up but the comfort offsets that. One thing I wasn't aware of that there is two shade program settings . This is one of the slickest features. I was on a project the other day had one setting on torch shade 5 and weld shade 11 could cut grind and weld without lifting the helmet. Saved a lot of time. As far as the money it's worth every penny. All it offers is well worth it. I look at it as a tool purchase just like a mechanic with a rolling box full of tools. So if in doubt just buy it. PS I have a Jackson 3n1 and a big window fixed shade Fiber Metal was gonna save them for the "rough work" but now they pretty much gather dust.
    ProsView comfort and dual program settings
    ConsNothing major just the headgear quirks but still better than other high end helmets.
    By Shawn C.
    Sigh of relier...
    September 28, 2016
    This hood has a huge view area and along with the side periphial Windows I rarely need to lift the hood for anything.... The clarity before and after the arc is struck had to be seen to be believed... I looked at this helmet for about a month before I decided to purchase it. No regrets
    By Charley
    Great hood!
    September 22, 2016
    I would definitely buy again. The vision is unreal compared to other hoods
    By John K.
    The best, hands down
    September 17, 2016
    The vision is exactly that, vision!
    ProsGreat helmet
    By Peter D.
    Northern Wisconsin
    Seems great
    September 9, 2016
    Had older speed glass hood for ten years still works fine just decided to upgrade haven't used new one much but so far very pleased like the new head gear a little finicky to get adjusted but once you got it it's great I am a steam fitter and use this hood almost every day hope it is as durable as the old one
    By Bradley
    Isanti Minnisota
    3m speed glass xxi
    September 8, 2016
    By far the best helmet I have ever owned. Worth every penny and I highly recommend it!
    ProsComfortable, very clear, huge lens, side windows are great!
    By Matthew D.
    Awesome hood
    September 3, 2016
    Best hood I've ever bought
    ProsCrisp clear visuals
    By Barry W.
    Corpus Christi , Texas
    Awesome hood
    August 21, 2016
    I've been welding for a long time with many different auto dark hoods this is by far the best one I've had. I absolutely love it!!
    ProsLight weight. Super comfy. Love the grind feature.
    By james
    Excelent hood
    August 10, 2016
    Took a while to decide on this hood but could not be more satisfied with the quality and performance.
    By Austin C.
    Cobleskill NY
    August 6, 2016
    Amazing worth every penny and I like the head set you can change it to better fit you with your hat it's amazing just buy it
    ProsIt's awesome more clarity and better view of the arc and puddle
    ConsI thought I got stickers with it
    By stuart
    anytown, usa
    This helmet pretty much rocks.
    August 1, 2016
    The headgear is a little finicky to set up, but works well once set up. I bought this helmet for several reasons, but the main reason is that 3M makes it and they make the respirator designed to fit under it. The downward exhaust filter doesn't fog the lens and the helmet headgear doesn't interfere with the filter straps. A thought out system. Makes it a reasonable experience to wear a respirator (round pink vapor canisters, not the trapezoidal charcoal ones). The lens on the Speedglas is the big treat. I have been using a Miller helmet for years and switching to this blue-ish lens is a revelation. The puddle as a whole is more visible and, as an old guy, the magnifier lens fits right in a channel that is adjustable up and down so you can dial in where it is when the helmet is down. I use the helmet for TIG only, no grinding, so I can't speak to any other features. Not cheap, but I'd buy another one just like it. My only small gripe is that 3M didn't make it an easy helmet to grab one handed when it's lying on your bench.
    By Stan
    Abilene, TX
    Now I can see!
    July 28, 2016
    Helmet is lightweight and comfortable the headband is easy to adjust. The side windows are a added plus that you will immediately appreciate. The elusive "weld puddle" is easily seen. You will appreciate how well this helmet is vented. Be sure to purchase the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Crown Extended Coverage 06-0500-51, which will block out all glare. I also own a Jackson Nexgen that will not compare to the 9100xxi. This helmet is worth every penny spent especially if you are serious about welding and eye safety.
    By Frenchie
    WV-Ohio Valley
    Boilermaker, Union Welder
    May 21, 2016
    This hood will make you a more productive welder. The clarity, more visual area, lightweight, comfort, etc... To say... its like comparing a Lamborghini to a Volkswagen. If you think your satisfied driving a Volkswagen, drive it, you will get from point A to point B. BUT, if you try the Lamborghini, you will realize the there is no comparing the two. Borrow one at the job and see for yourself.
    ProsToo many to list....
    ConsNONE !
    By Jeremiah
    Somerset, Ky
    Best I had
    May 8, 2016
    After using the Miller elite I was contemplating on getting the Vega view 2.5.. I decided on the speedglas 9100xxi which I have no bad review. It works as it says. The head gear is awesome along with the view. To me it's the Cadillac of all helmets
    ProsEverything about the helmet
    By Don
    New baltimore mi
    May 5, 2016
    Optics are fantastic but lens keeps getting stuck in the dark state. Have to cycle through the sensitivity setting to make the lens function again. Works fine for a day or 2 and lens does it again. I'm not the only one having trouble. Some of my friends are having the same issue.
    ConsEverything else. Wouldnt recommend to anyone else till issues are resloved.
    By Maddog
    very good Hood
    April 29, 2016
    large view is nice, and you can see when someone walks up to your side
    Prosno more arc strikes outside the groove or on sensitive lines that are close to your joint
    By Jim S
    Minneapolis, MN
    Great helmet.
    April 29, 2016
    Best price that I found for this helmet. Great service. Thanks!
    By Danny
    Fremont nc
    New Speed glass welding helment.
    April 21, 2016
    Awesome helmet. Great optics. Best welding helmet that I have ever owned.
    ProsVery comfortable with great optics.
    By Cody J.
    Tacoma, Washington
    Best hood
    April 21, 2016
    Very happy with this product best hood I've ever used.
    By Jay C.
    West Virginia
    THE BEST!!!
    April 21, 2016
    I'm a union construction boilermaker and I weld on high pressure tubes all the time and many times in very small tight spaces! This is definitely the best hood I have ever owned and will ever own now!
    ProsSimply the best on the market
    ConsNo cons
    By Marlin
    Great Helmet
    April 18, 2016
    The color and clear view of this helmet is great. this is a nice helmet for all day use.
    By Bugsy
    Milwaukee, WI
    April 7, 2016
    Helmet was even better then I hoped. My 9002V was nearly 10 years old and finally getting tired, so I replaced it with this 9100XXi. What a big upgrade, the clarity of the lense in 3 shade makes moving around with the helmet down easy and safe. The clarity of the weld puddle is as good or better then the glass filters, which I thought would be impossible for a Auto Lens. Having the lowest price only made the purchase that much better.
    ProsLightweight Side Sheilds allow peripheral vision, even while welding Lense Clarity in all modes Very easy to use external grind button
    ConsHaven't found one yet
    By Ruslan
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Great helmet
    April 5, 2016
    Using it for about a year now so I can share about it here. Filter is 5 stars no doubt but head gear is not that great, so I will take one star off because of this.
    ProsOutstanding clarity lenses and filter, side shades are help as well. Light and comfortable. No flash arcs so far
    ConsCons: I don't know what was the reason, I guess that if you will keep it in the car during hot summer weather, it can deplete the batteries and screen will be flashing for no reason. I had to install new batteries and trying not to expose it to high heat, didn't have this issue for about 4 months now. Headgear... this is the only drawback I see in this helmet. No matter what adjustments I will do to the side knobs, but this darn thing will not stay up and will keep slowly sliding down, irritates too much. Also, it will also get off of head if you try to weld on the side or above yourself. Maybe I got defective head gear but it is what it is, read about the same issues from other reviewers.
    By Dave
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Nothing but problems
    April 3, 2016
    Nothing but problems. The first 9100XXi I got started acting up on the first day. The lens would flicker non stop until I cycled through the sensitivity. After a tack or weld, the lens would stay darkened until I cycled through the shade levels. Sometimes the lens would darken and go back to the light state mid tack or mid weld, cycled through sensitivity again and it would work for a while. Called up CyberWeld and they issued a replacement helmet. Second helmet worked great for the first month. Started to have the same issues as the first one so I thought that maybe it's something in my work environment that's causing the problems. Did some weld in different locations but sure enough the problems were still there. Indoor or outdoor, day or night, tig or mig or stick or plasma cutting, doesn't matter. Lately the helmet has had several indicator lights come on and the lens "locks" up and I have to remove the batteries to get it working again. Called 3M and they want me to send them the helmet and have them test it, 10 day turnaround. Settings: Shade: 10-13 Sensitivity: 3 ( @ 1-2 the lens doesn't darken unless all 3 sensors see the arc, @ 4+ darkens anytime I face sunlight while working indoors) Delay: 3
    ProsGreat view area
    ConsEverything Head gear
    By Bj
    Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Best hood
    April 3, 2016
    I stay under my hood for 60 hours a week this hood does the job comfortable to wear for long hours the view through the lens is pure speedglas quality.
    By Mack
    Houston, Texas
    March 28, 2016
    I am amazingly satisfied with this helmet! It's spacious, easy on my eyes and I love the side windows. Definitely worth the money!
    ProsGreat lens, side windows, roomy inside.
    By mike
    Millville NJ
    March 25, 2016
    By far the best helmet I've ever used. Everything about this filter is perfect.
    By Sergio
    La habra California
    Best investment ever!!!
    March 24, 2016
    I was hesitant to buy this helmet because of the price tag but than after struggling between millers and Lincoln helmets I realized I found perfection. I reviewed this helmet for like a week before committing. The clarity is amazing and easier to see the low amp welding stuff.
    ProsClarity comfort and size
    ConsAbsolutely none
    By Chip
    Seems good to me
    March 12, 2016
    I haven't used this helmet much yet, but there is nothing I don't like about it. That is usually the first thing you notice with something new, what's wrong with it...Darkens quick and correctly, I like the side lenses to notice something that may be going on while welding. The headgear works right too. Something you'd think all helmets would be like, but no.
    By Ryan
    jacksonville fl
    March 11, 2016
    Had a 9100v years ago was not that impressed tried Jackson Miller and Lincoln .Took some advise spent over 400 for this and wow I was impressed. Definitely blue for real. Love it. Worth every penny.
    ProsClarity. Color. New grind button .
    ConsYour co workers being jealous and wanting to have it.
    By Shon
    Yankton, South Dakota
    Best ever!!!
    March 10, 2016
    It is so clear and easy to use I wouldn't want any other
    By Chris S.
    Winchester tn
    February 21, 2016
    The head gear is the worst I've ever put on and tried to work with. I hate it. And this helmet was over $400. The view is better in speedglass but My miller dig elite is way more comfortable.
    ConsHead gear is horrible
    By Mike
    Sequim Washington
    Spend the money. This helmet is worth every penny.
    February 20, 2016
    Recently I discovered my two year old Lincoln Welding Viking 700G helmet was dead. This was supposed to be a solar powered shield, but I discovered it had two lithium batteries soldered into the circuit board which when they fail the helmet turns to junk. This Viking helmet was no longer supported (after two years!) so I couldn't find a new OEM replacement shield. With a large and difficult TIG job on my following weeks schedule I turned to CyberWeld for help in finding a new helmet. I was open to anything but Lincoln Welding. After spending about an hour reading tech info and reviews I settled on the 3M SpeedGlas 9100XXi. Yes it is expensive, but more importantly it is worth every penny. This helmet will allow you to weld in positions and lighting conditions that would have been impossible before and still give you a weld quality that was only possible under ideal conditions when using a helmet of lesser quality. with the 9100XXi you can actually see color while welding, and believe it or not this really does seem to help with depth and detail perception, something that I can not put a price on when welding 0.035" 4130 upside down in the cramped and dark confines of the aft end of an aircraft fuselage. I am so glad I spent the money!
    ProsUnbelievable visibility, both when the shield is darkened and when it is not. Excellent head band retention system. I thought having your breath exit out the front was a sales gimmick but was I ever wrong. The built in ducting for exhaled air completely eliminates the lens from fogging. Tinted side panels are nice in tight spaces where you would normally bang your head before realizing you can't fit that way. Replaceable batteries! Excellent parts and information sheets included with helmet. Comes with several extra external and internal protective lenses.
    ConsI've used this helmet for about 10 hours straight now and have not had a single complaint.
    By Ed
    Billings, Montana
    Best helmet I have ever owned
    January 23, 2016
    My last helmet was the Digital Elite and this helmet beats it hands down. The clarity is so much better while welding and the shade 3 for grinding helps to see your work piece better than the Miller. I used to love the gold lenses before the ADH helmets came out and this is pretty close to the view I had with those. I have had Jackson and Miller helmets in the past and they don't hold a candle to this helmet. Having independent controls for the friction and park position is great. Also having the switch for the grind mode on the front makes switching modes much faster. The head gear is much more comfortable and the fact that that there are so many adjustments makes it easy to get the perfect fit. The best thing though is being able to breathe without having to redirect your breath so the helmet won't fog. This is really nice when welding in cold weather. The only thing that bothered me is there is no indication the helmet is actually on since it detects motion to turn on. I did get flashed once and that was the first arc but since then it has worked flawless. You can always press the shade button to make sure it is on.
    ProsExhaust vent Clarity Comfortable Independent controls for friction and park position
    ConsNo indicator that helmet is on
    By Chris B.
    Wow amazing hood
    January 17, 2016
    I've been itching to buy this when it came out,but price not bad but intimidating made me wait. The wait was worth it. The clarity is one you have to experience your self. The external grind mode is awesome, take a bit to get used to. 3m really needs to send a DVD for instruction on getting to know the hood I think. Paper just isn't really help full my only complaint. I have a Jackson true sight that I thought was state of the art when I got it but know it's going to be a back up, hopefully never to be used again. So back to the speedglas. Hood is light weight nice head gear & the adf is unmatched in my mind. If you want the best hood buy this one. Oh and in the clear state it's clear some tint but not to much like my Jackson true sight.
    ProsClarity,head gear,external grind mode,light weight
    ConsNeeds dvd instructions for proper set up
    By angie d.
    United States
    great product ....great transaction
    January 10, 2016
    Great transaction....easy to work with.
    By Adam
    Wilmington, NC
    Great helmet
    January 9, 2016
    Great helmet. Put my digital elite to shame. Like going from black and white to HD
    By Jeff
    Excellent hood!
    January 5, 2016
    Been welding for a few years. Went from a harbor freight hood to a miller pro hobby, to a lincoln viking, to my new 9100xxi.....night and day difference is an understatement. Super high visability. Worth every penny
    ProsGreat visability Peripheral vision with side view
    ConsNone so far
    By Jason W.
    racine, WI
    excellent hood
    January 3, 2016
    Best welding helmet on the market, great price and arrived quickly.
    By Vu
    Lancaster, Pa
    The Best
    December 27, 2015
    Lens clearly and shield great cover my face . I love it too much.
    By Eric
    Bonita Springs, FL
    The Best
    December 18, 2015
    This has to be the best welding helmet available. I have been using a speedglas helmet for 8 yrs and this is a big improvement over that one. Visibility is excellent for grinding. If you can afford it, there is nothing better.
    By scott
    the best out there on the market
    December 9, 2015
    I have been a proud speedglas user for the past 23 years with no complaints. They are always innovative in both the design and functionality of their equipment.
    ProsOptical clarity is unmatched not to mention the ease of switching from weld to grind mode on the fly. And don't forget the speedglas reputation of dependability.
    Consnone what so ever.
    By Ted
    Toronto, Canada
    Great shield
    November 26, 2015
    I can't believe how clear this lens is, now that they have a grind button and an automatic start this shield is the best I've ever owned. Don't hesitate, it's a great shield that is worth every penny.
    By Dirtynails
    This lens is a game changer!
    November 13, 2015
    The XXi crushes any other auto lens. It is better than a passive gold lens and (because I own some) it is better than the American Optics Weld Cool in my opinion. The absolute finest auto lens you can buy.
    ProsIf you think your gold passive lens is good you have not looked thru an XXi.
    ConsZero, nada, nothing........ it is worth every penny.
    By Jason
    Okeechobee FL
    Best out of the 3 I have
    November 11, 2015
    I have 3 hoods a pipeliner with a huntsman auto, miller digital elite, and now the speedglas 9100xxi. This hood is amazing..... Point blank. I know it is expensive, but you get what you pay for. And your eyes are worth a lot. Everyone has their own opinion. I weld for a living so only the best for me. Beside all the speedglas owners I have talk have had their hoods for a long while.
    By brandon
    Jefferson city MO.
    November 9, 2015
    The view is incredible compared to my old titanium elite, definitely a good investment.
    By Peter
    Santa Cruz, California
    Very happy
    November 7, 2015
    Cyberweld shipped the helmet fast so that was nice. The helmet itself is so clear and adjusts so fast that it almost feels like the lens is broken. It doesn't seem like it could be doing its job but it obviously does (i am not blind yet). To say that this is a high quality helmet is an understatement. It is pretty amazing on all accounts. Fits great. Lightweight, stays up, does exactly (and more) of what it is supposed to do. I'm glad I got this instead of a cheaper helmet and I could not be happier.
    ProsAmazing viewing quality. Does everything its supposed to and more.
    By Jeff562
    Saint Louis
    Magic Button
    November 1, 2015
    Excellent optics and ergonomics. The blue color and clarity is very intense . Great idea to add the front button for grinding. Their is nothing worse than hitting buttons on inside of hood with welding gloves on making an X-ray weld . Button is weird at first . Once you get a feel for it , it's awesome..... Can't beat the signature design of the vents to breath through in Speedglas Hoods . No fog period ....
    ProsEverything is awesome .
    By Lance
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Never owned anything else
    October 12, 2015
    Speedglas is everything you need in a professional helmet. Love the 9100xxi. The HD filter is amazing!!! See colors, heat zones and etc. This is the helmet everyone else is copying. from the filter all the way down to the head gear.
    By Edward
    Paterson nj
    Best ever...
    September 24, 2015
    20 years welding first time ever truely impressed with a welding helmet. The clarity is unbelievable , even when welding you can see exactly what your welding.
    ProsDefinition, clarity, comfortable ,lite weight. No eye tension.

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