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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wow, I just purchased an auto dimming welding helmet. I never had one of these. I had to weld something where I had to stick my neck up around something and couldnt flip the old style helmet down so I thought I would go out and get one and move into the modern age. Wow!! That thing is the best thing since sliced bread for a novice guy like myself. I bought a Miller Pro Hobby. So far I am impressed. No more flipping down the hood or welding an inch off for me!!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fred from MO wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:11:06 09/19/12) Wow, I just purchased an auto dimming welding helmet. I never had one of these. I had to weld something where I had to stick my neck up around something and couldnt flip the old style helmet down so I thought I would go out and get one and move into the modern age. Wow!! That thing is the best thing since sliced bread for a novice guy like myself. I bought a Miller Pro Hobby. So far I am impressed. No more flipping down the hood or welding an inch off for me!!


I got the Lincoln 3350. It's actually fun to weld again because now I can see what I'm doing.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There ok if your the one welding but me I'll never ever use one of them again. I had to many nights of going to the hospital due to burned eyes from having one and being where others where also welding. All my helmets I have now I use the gold plated lens in
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Old, the auto dimming helmets may not be the best. However, I got more flashes using the old style helmet. Rod would strike before I got the helmet down. I too only weld once in a while. Love mine. My eyes are ok. Maybe the flashes have something to do with my memory, I Can't Remember Stuff, CRS.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been welding since I was 16 and never had a problem with the old type helmets but the auto type got me about once a week or more when I welded for a living. I'll stay with my old type with the gold plated lens
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Do not buy from Harbor ft. Buy a name brand and you will be happy
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My son is a tig welder and thats all he will use. His is expensive don"t know what brand he uses.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

can magnification lenses be had with auto darkening????
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

tomturkey wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:03:04 09/19/12) can magnification lenses be had with auto darkening????


Yes. Mine has a slot specifically for that purpose. So far, I don't feel the need for a magnification lens because my helmet has the LARGE window, which allows me to use my tri-focal glasses and focus through whichever portion is appropriate.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been using mine for more than 20 years. Got burnt eye the first time I used it, and the salesman said I would, but havn't had any problems since. I keep my old one around for when the batteries go dead, but most of the time when that happens I just make the trip to town.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Old, My dad had an old lincoln welder. I know what it feels like to get too many flashes, Hot burning sand in the eyes. Never got that much exposure with my Auto Dimming helmet. Doesn"t seem to bother my eyes. Don"t make a living welding either. I love my helmet. Definately better for my eyes, because of all the mistakes I make without using it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got a HF auto-darkening helmet. Adjustable from 9-13. Works very well. Had it about 5 years.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

got one from Lowes - its not batteries, but solar powered - like it so much, ordered one for a neighbor, too.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They maybe ok in a home shop but not mu home shop. Did welding for a living and spent to many nights with burned eyes and sand in them and hospital trips at 1am so they are not for me. Son learned the same thing as I did when he was in the navy and did welding. He used the auto dark helmets a few times and said NO WAY he too did not like burned eyes
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Auto Dimming Welding Helmet Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is because you used the cheap ones.
 
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