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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    This came in today. I got it based off the videos and reviews from Oscar, SCSmith and a few others.

    The second photo is my phone held up to the lens.

    It will be a day or two before I use it but I will make sure I post my thoughts as well.




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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    So how do you like it? I am thinking of getting one but with the PAPR set up. Would love to know how you like it. Hearing good things and ready to pull the trigger if you give it a thumbs up. I will do a lot of gas shielded flux core for some heavier fabrication and don't want any of that in my lungs. Thinking the PAPR will be a good investment for my long-term health. Have had two cancers when I was in my 20's and not wanting a repeat of that experience. 51 now and every day is a blessing! just getting into welding in a serious way and love it.

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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    Surprisingly, really, as the manufacturer claims, the view through the glass mask, as through a normal non-darkened window glass.

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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H View Post
    So how do you like it? I am thinking of getting one but with the PAPR set up. Would love to know how you like it. Hearing good things and ready to pull the trigger if you give it a thumbs up. I will do a lot of gas shielded flux core for some heavier fabrication and don't want any of that in my lungs. Thinking the PAPR will be a good investment for my long-term health. Have had two cancers when I was in my 20's and not wanting a repeat of that experience. 51 now and every day is a blessing! just getting into welding in a serious way and love it.
    I have used my Crystal 2.0 several times now and like it. It does have a few differences over the Miller Digital Infinity.
    The Optrel is much clearer in picture but of course has a smaller viewing area. This mostly makes a difference if you keep the hood down while moving items or going from spot to spot to tack or weld. The larger viewing area of the Miller made that easier so I didn't bump into things. The clarity of the Optrel makes it easier to actually see what you are doing.
    I like the Miller headgear over the Optrel and will most likely swap the headgear and try out the Optrel that way. I have not done that yet so can't report on that.
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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    I have used my Crystal 2.0 several times now and like it. It does have a few differences over the Miller Digital Infinity.
    The Optrel is much clearer in picture but of course has a smaller viewing area. This mostly makes a difference if you keep the hood down while moving items or going from spot to spot to tack or weld. The larger viewing area of the Miller made that easier so I didn't bump into things. The clarity of the Optrel makes it easier to actually see what you are doing.
    I like the Miller headgear over the Optrel and will most likely swap the headgear and try out the Optrel that way. I have not done that yet so can't report on that.
    You might want to wait on retrofitting the Miller headgear onto the Optrel as I and others have done. Optrel is planning to lend me one of their new headgears to evaluate soon.
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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    You might want to wait on retrofitting the Miller headgear onto the Optrel as I and others have done. Optrel is planning to lend me one of their new headgears to evaluate soon.
    Thanks for the heads up

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    Re: Optrel Crystal 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Thanks for the heads up

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