December 13, 2019
Great item for light duty bench TIG welding / Fabrication. Takes some getting used to as your nose and eyes are right up against the face lens and thus you field of vision is quite broad. Lowest light level is 3.0 and the auto-darkening lens works very well.
ProsLight weight ; easy to wear and get used to ; perfect for TiG bench work ; comfortable ; has a "on-off" switch (lens shade adjustment - grind setting) to preserve battery life. Very well made overall.
ConsNo head gear so adjustments are limited ; its like wearing a base ball cap ; lightest setting of the lens is 3.0 . OK, but Oprtel crystal is 2.0 ! Uses batteries, not rechargeable, 2032 x 2
Photos below are shown in "grind mode" 3.0 to get some idea of its pre-darken shade.
Note shade knob in grind mode ; this is also battery "off" selector ; to preserve bat. life. I also have 2.5 magnification lens mounted into place as wearing glasses with this hood I think would be difficult.