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    Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    I found a old 900x2 on Facebook marketplace for 50 like title says. I am considering buying it. He says all it needs is new front lense and headband.

    I know it was top of the line long time ago but now is it worth the 50 bucks or should I get a used hobart or that yesweld v2 on Amazon??

    I would post pics but can't figure out how. I'll edit later if I find out.

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    Re: Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    Price consumables and check availability. I like standard lenses...easy to access replacement. Looked at a cute esab a few weeks ago. Helmet was reasonably priced. Lenses where like 7 bucks each. I left it for somebody else. I buy std lenses in large quantities.

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    Re: Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    Your helmet is by far the most important essential to your welding setup. ESPECIALLY for gtaw, where the arc length, and puddle are typically very minute.

    If u lost ur hearing, you could still tig just fine. Lose your sight, and ur done welding. Period.

    While that helmet was a top performer in its day, I would personally look to something newer. I understand that 250 to 300$ is a grip of cash, but its more important and necessary than whatever else u might think is a priority.

    Save the 50$ and 20 to 30$ ,(outer lens/headband) be patient, earn Xtra cash if u can't, and buy a new optrel vegaview, or any ebay used optrel you can afford that still operates.

    I'm an optrel d!Crider. Best optics hands down,.

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    Re: Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by PainfullyBonded View Post
    I found a old 900x2 on Facebook marketplace for 50 like title says. I am considering buying it. He says all it needs is new front lense and headband.

    I know it was top of the line long time ago but now is it worth the 50 bucks or should I get a used hobart or that yesweld v2 on Amazon??

    I would post pics but can't figure out how. I'll edit later if I find out.

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    Looks like you can still get parts for those.
    They are very good lids but Iím not sure I would give $50 for that one.

    If you do end up buying it make sure you try it on.

    A lot of guys find the headgear to be a pain in the azz to adjust.

    Itís a learning curve
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    Re: Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    Speedglas has a new helmet that is basically a newer version of that with the newer style lens that has better optics. I'd price out the new helmet and the new lens separately. If you don't mind a dirty older shell and can save $100 or so might be a good option. If the helmet in question works properly, you could also offer less money but just from reading on here, there are some decent new helmets with better optics for very reasonable prices.

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    Re: Found old speedglass 900x2 helmet for $50 should I buy?

    The helmet alone isn't worth much. It all depends on how good the auto dark lens is. A new one of decent quality
    would be over $100 dollars. I just bought a new Lincoln Viking for my Fibre Metal helmet. !t was $130 dollars.
    I Choose the Lincoln as it had a two year warranty. I find so many of the $80 / $90 dollar replacements only
    last a few months I think This Lincoln is the clearest one I have ever used.

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