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    Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Anyone have a fibre metal pipeliner hood? Is it any good? I would really appreciate feedback, as I've been wanting to purchase one, but I haven't found very much info on them!
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    I have one with a Miller A/D lens in it. Great hood, sturdy and compact, and I like the "old school" look. The ratchet head gear is good, but could be better.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    I've used them for years, and now with the new ArcOne auto lens they are that much better. Only problem I have had is the plastic retaining clips break very often. I take the metal retaining clips out of the old Jackson hoods grind them down to fit the pipe liner.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Awesome! Thanks a lot for the replys guys!
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    I've used them for years, and now with the new ArcOne auto lens they are that much better. Only problem I have had is the plastic retaining clips break very often. I take the metal retaining clips out of the old Jackson hoods grind them down to fit the pipe liner.
    Do you have any pictures of the inside of the hood?
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    Do you have any pictures of the inside of the hood?
    No sorry. And I'm out of town, be quite some time before I get home too.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    Do you have any pictures of the inside of the hood?
    The hood rocks, you can either A. Get a gold shaded lens, B. Go with a A/D lens. The hood has good coverage so you will never get burned. I don't use the ratchet headgear I use the hardhat adapter and it is comfy as hell. +1 Fibre Metal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilexelectric View Post
    The hood rocks, you can either A. Get a gold shaded lens, B. Go with a A/D lens. The hood has good coverage so you will never get burned. I don't use the ratchet headgear I use the hardhat adapter and it is comfy as hell. +1 Fibre Metal!
    Awesome! thanks, but I won't be needing a hard hat, as I am a hobby welder LOL. Where might i find a A/D lens?
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    Awesome! thanks, but I won't be needing a hard hat, as I am a hobby welder LOL. Where might i find a A/D lens?
    You can check on arczone website, you can buy a miller ad lens from cyberweld. usually they are plug and play minus a few brands like optrel and speedglas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilexelectric View Post
    You can check on arczone website, you can buy a miller ad lens from cyberweld. usually they are plug and play minus a few brands like optrel and speedglas.
    Good stuff. Hows the reliability of Cyber-Weld? I don't usually like buying stuff off the internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    Good stuff. Hows the reliability of Cyber-Weld? I don't usually like buying stuff off the internet
    Cyberweld and weldingsupply.com are my number one choice for most of my protective equipment. I don't really like to go to local welding supplies because I won't support airgas's garbage they try to market now.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    I like these, but shop around you can find better prices.

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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    I like these, but shop around you can find better prices.

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    $100?! Thanks, but i'll stick with the good old passive lens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    $100?! Thanks, but i'll stick with the good old passive lens!
    Thats what I do and im doing as a career. One day you will change your mind though.
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    I seem to remember getting my shade 9 for something like $59.95
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilexelectric View Post
    Thats what I do and im doing as a career. One day you will change your mind though.
    I see, I thought that A/D lenses made you blind after a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    I see, I thought that A/D lenses made you blind after a while?
    No, you won't even notice it. But you still catch a small glimpse. But usually the tint stops 99% of the harmful rays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilexelectric View Post
    No, you won't even notice it. But you still catch a small glimpse. But usually the tint stops 99% of the harmful rays.
    Okay! I guess i'll have to upgrade to a A/D sometime soon, Thanks for the tips!
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    You can buy the Fibre Metal pipeliner with a Fibre Metal high performance auto darkening lens already installed in it for around $200.00. from local airgas in my area. I highly recommend the newer version Fibre metal high perforemance auto dark lenses. Fibre Metal auto darkening lenses are made by Balder and the view is crystal clear and not a cheap lens which is actually a good thing when it comes to your eyes.. Overall price difference between buying the passive lens version pipeliner and adding your own Miller or Arcone auto lens would only be around $60.00 less. I have never used the Arcone or Miller Auto darkening lenses so I cant make that comparison. I personally prefer a passive lens...American Optical weld-cool, Filterweld, Lincoln High Visibility or Athermal gold for the majority of work but an autodark is a must have as well and some folks prefer to use strictly auto darkening lenses. Your call on what you prefer. Bare bones passive lens pipeliner can be purchased for just over $50.00 delivered to your door if you shop around.. add a shade 10 or 11 Athermal gold lens for another $25.00 or so and you have a hood that is hard to beat even if you were to go out and spend several hundred. But again, just my personal opinion.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    I started out with a Rhino auto dark. I love the AD lenses, they make start ups a lot easier.

    However, lately I've been using a Hobart $15 pipeliner style hood from Northern Tool with the Hobart gold lens and realized I've relied on auto dark for too long ! But the difference in clarity is night and day. I can see so much better with the gold passive lens, and it doesn't have that stupid dark green night vision-like tint to it. It's almost white. Even feels easier on my eyes.

    Definitely recommend the pipeliner hoods. I may buy an auto dark kit for it to keep on hand and get rid of the rhino all together.

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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by Lingd11 View Post
    Do you have any pictures of the inside of the hood?
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    Here's the inside of mine. I love that hood! I have the rubber band head gear also, but prefer the ratchet.
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Quote Originally Posted by akabadnews View Post
    I started out with a Rhino auto dark. I love the AD lenses, they make start ups a lot easier.

    However, lately I've been using a Hobart $15 pipeliner style hood from Northern Tool with the Hobart gold lens and realized I've relied on auto dark for too long ! But the difference in clarity is night and day. I can see so much better with the gold passive lens, and it doesn't have that stupid dark green night vision-like tint to it. It's almost white. Even feels easier on my eyes.

    Definitely recommend the pipeliner hoods. I may buy an auto dark kit for it to keep on hand and get rid of the rhino all together.
    This is what I mean when I say the Fibre metal Autodarkening lens is crystal clear and not a cheap lens. There is no sick annoying greenish yellowish tint. The color is true and pretty close to an athermal gold passive lens. An athermal gold passive lens is a hundred times better than any el cheapo gold glass or polycarbonate gold lens in my opinion. Well worth the $25.00 investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldtex View Post
    This is what I mean when I say the Fibre metal Autodarkening lens is crystal clear and not a cheap lens. There is no sick annoying greenish yellowish tint. The color is true and pretty close to an athermal gold passive lens. An athermal gold passive lens is a hundred times better than any el cheapo gold glass or polycarbonate gold lens in my opinion. Well worth the $25.00 investment.
    +1 on this phillips safety sells the true glass gold lens. $20.00 bucks
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    Re: Fibre metal pipeliner hood

    Can someone comment on the weight of the Pipeliner? I have a Fibremetal Superglas 706 and it is on the heavier side. I was wondering how the Pipeliner compared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smig View Post
    Can someone comment on the weight of the Pipeliner? I have a Fibremetal Superglas 706 and it is on the heavier side. I was wondering how the Pipeliner compared.
    ive never actually weighed it but even with the hardhat its lighter than my optrel. so its pretty light,
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