Great helmet, nice upgrade
May 27, 2016
I'm normally a fixed shade guy, but there are more and more instances popping up where an auto helmet would be beneficial. Previously we were using the $50 specials from HF, but they're clearly not rated for professional use and struggle with some low amp tig settings.
This helmet is amazing for the price. All digital controls, a CLOCK, an arc timer for tracking your actual welding time (great for budget purposes), a ridiculous amount of headgear to keep things comfortable on the head, and what really sold me on it was the size of the lens compared to so many other options that only have that little 1-2" high lens.
The ONLY thing I am not happy about is the travel limiter for flipping up and down. If you have it set to practically touch your chest, when you flip it up it is so far forwards it doesn't want to stay up. That said, it's an auto helmet, so it's primarily down anyway, and I'm 90% sure it can be taken off and function a little more like old school headgear if you need it to. But that isn't enough of a downside to give this thing a low score. So far I'm loving it.
Consheadgear can be finicky as mentioned above
headgear is also very custom fit, which is nice, but if you typically share helmets with other welders it may be a pain to do so