Professional welding helmet
February 8, 2015
This is a great welding helmet, what I love about it is the top balance of the helmet, the helmet is light weight and what weight there is sits on the top of your head which causes less neck strain, when you are wearing the helmet for extrended periods of time this is a great feature. With the two bands that go across the top of your head and the lower adjustment that sits low on your neck the helmet stays better on my head when I am welding out of possition and moving around, it does not come off also it is comfortable. One important thing is to spend some time too get the bands across the top adjusted correctly, make sure you can not stick your finger in between eather band. Another feature about this helmet is the adjustment knobs on the side, one is for the drag coming down, the other is for the positioning of the helmet on the top of your head, it has a latch or notch which will keep in the upper possition and you adjust how strong or no notch at all. I like that. Lenses is great I see much better with this helmet, I had a Next gen helmet. Another feature that I like is the preferal vision, the helmet is designed where the front face peace sticks out alittle where you receive very little arc while you are welding, and if you do not like what little arc you get, you can place some blinders on, that comes with the helmet. Another unique quality of this helmet is the front face piece, as I mentioned the is a small gap where air can flow and the stand off keeps a little cooler, and the breathing helps from fogging, I did have a slight problem with this using the Miller magi-faction lense, I took the lense out, for a minute then placed it back in, with no other problem so far. I also bought the top cover and the chin guard which I love, this could account for the fogging, The head and chin guard are a fabric type of material, advantage is it is light weight, disadvantage is under large globs of hot metal it will fail, recommend lether. I have not had any problem so far, I try to keep my head from large splatter. Changing front lense is easy two tabs in lower back, bottom of lense, squeeze and pull out, then replace with new one. I am enjoying my new helmet, it is built well. If you decide on getting one, take time to set up all of the adjustment before you weld, you will be happier with this product.
ProsWell balenced on my head, side vision, light weight, gap in front face shield which keeps inside of helmet cooler, with breath extraction to sides. Two head bands and lower neck adjustment. Great optics, slide in magnification holder, easy replacement front lense, head and chin guards, two side adjustments.
ConsNo colorful helments, if you buy head cover, glue the clips to plastic loops that attaches to cloth before you install it, they break easily, be careful with alignment before you place clips on, they do not remove easly, which is good, they will not come off.