Very Glad I bought it.
November 12, 2020
The reason I initially bought the product was a gift for my daughter, but I ended up using it on a sea wall project with a lot of exposure to galvanized metal.
The respiratory filter works well. Its not a 100%- for example when I was burning the yellow plastic and tar off a 6.5 inch pipe I could still smell a little of it. In the shop when I take the helmet off, I really get a sense of what I haven't been inhaling. During the sea wall I was in all sorts of positions and not infrequently laying on the ground and the device did fine. The pre-filters are a must. The fogging in the helmet was minimal, but we were in a relatively cold area.
The welding visibility is very good. The shade controls are intuitive . they're a little hard to reach since you have to flip up the weld visor and reach inside ungloved, but its pretty easy to get the hang of.
I like having the grind shield and weld helmet all in one. The replacement lenses are relatively inexpensive (compared to other brands) and easy to replace. Lincoln cheater lenses are easy to place in the helmet. The filters are reasonable, based on what I have payed for a variety of other p-100 filters.
The battery lasts for as long as I care to work in a day.
The only thing I don't like is that the assembly that covers the filter and keeps it in place doesn't always snap easily into place. Its plastic and will require care for it to last. Also the battery does not slide on or off easily. You have to wiggle it for a bit to get it off. These are not huge flaws, and I will buy another one when the need arises.
added safety with the grind shield and welding lens all in one
Reasonably priced replacement lenses and filters
Makes welding safer
ConsThe apparatus that holds the filter to the air blower device is sort of cheap.
The battery is hard to get off