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anybody use this helmet?
thx! - ed
02-07-2008, 01:51 PM
They don't impress me . And, i'd never work in that place the movie shows. Those are not welders , they are SLAVES ! I sure hope they are getting paid what they deserve,
02-09-2008, 12:24 AM
I have seen them a couple times, I dont get it. I mean I know how it works but they are like 100 bucks, You can get some nice AD hoods for a little more and a little less. Why? Opening the thing by lowering your jaw? I think they are corny.
The CWI at my last job had one, it was heavy and just odd, puttin that thing under your chin.
Whats next? A can opener that you squeeze with your ***?
09-30-2008, 01:33 PM
re: Auto Dim Welding Helmet
I have to tell you, I have used a number of auto dimming helmets and didn't like a single one of them. I just don't like them. They are too dark before you strike is my biggest complaint. Shades are rated in numbers. Your MIG welding helmet has a 10 to 12 which is recommended for welding 60-250 amps. Your typical sun glasses are something like a 4. The darn auto shade helmets START at 2-4. They are dark before you begin and so you need some light to see what you are doing. You forget to turn them on, most have a small lense, I just don't like them. I love new stuff, I have tried a number of them because I WANT to get something better, I am always looking for something better to make my life easier. But after trying many different ones, I have never found one to be better than my Cherokee "Accustrike" helmet that I bought almost 20 years ago.
It works like this..
You open and close the shaded lense with your chin. You don't have to move it much, so don't think you have to open your mouth. Just a little separation of your teeth without even opening your lips will do it.
It opens to a very large 4x6 or so inch perfectly clear lense. You can weld a weld or two and then pop it open and grind and then put it back down (if you open it all the way it requires your hand to close it) for your next welds.
Yes you will see a quote from my article "Basics of Basics" to MIG welding on the site in the testimonials. He did that on his own I didn't even see it until I went to order a new helmet so I wouldn't have to bring the one I had home from work on weekends. I have NO CONNECTION WHAT SO EVER with this company. I actually sent him a letter almost twenty years ago after buying my very first helmet telling him how much I liked it.
I "pitch" this helmet to anyone who is thinking about buying a new helmet because it WORKS and works well.
They are only about $90.00 on the their site as I remember.
Click here for Accustrike Helmets
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