View Full Version : Looking to buy my first REAL helmet...
11-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Alright, I've done some reading and it seems that Optrel, Miller, Speedglass, and Jackson all have a good following. That is being said for the high end models.
What is to be said about the 150-250 dollar range of helmets? I am personally looking at the miller performance line although im not sure my LINCOLN welder would like it all that much! It is between the miller performance series, jackson pro variable, and speedglass 9002D helmets.
Help me choose!
11-25-2007, 08:33 PM
Did I ask the wrong question? haha. I think I may go with a speedglass but have seen a few people say they can't "See" the weld. Which makes me wonder about the others more...
11-25-2007, 09:10 PM
hello GrantH: in my opinion the people that say they can't see the weld might need to adjust the shade. some lenses go from shade 9-14. i don't own one but used one once and the shade was adjusted to 12 which is pretty dark. i have a regular hood with a 10 in it, and i can see pretty well. now to the question about the helment. its what you perfer, all good helments, (imo).
11-26-2007, 11:44 AM
Speedglass all the way. Best hood on the market IMHO.
11-26-2007, 02:04 PM
I just bought a speedglass9002x and its great ! if i wouldnt have got that I would have went with a jackson. miller helmets are made in China:mad: There is a 30 rebate from speedglass going on until the end of dec. With the rebate i got mine for 235 shipped
11-26-2007, 02:40 PM
i really think i am going to go with a helmet ~200 so i get a decent helmet with some adjustability. speed glass just may get my business!
11-26-2007, 06:47 PM
i have the speedglass 9002x and i like ti alot also..i do alot of stick work and quite a bit of tig and i can see really well on both.
My Jackson EQC hood has by far the best optics I've ever tried, and I've tried many, which is why I went with it. I used to run a miller, had trouble with out of position visibility, and hated the green tint it gave everything, regardless of what shade I used. Made the switch to the Jackson and fell in love.
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