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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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any suggestions on a good auto darkening helmet?

i already have a couple HF ones that work but i feel like getting something nicer since it is my eyes.

Have a couple non-auto darkenings i use but really enjoy the simplicty of having 1 helmet and being able adjust the shade darkeness quickly. A helmet with a grinding mode would be a plus too.
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I like miller helmets
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imo, auto darkening hoods are very over rated. get a good big faced hood(4.5"x5.25" or whatever it is) and a gold or silver lens.
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Speedglasses are really nice. Ive heard good about millers.
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imo, auto darkening hoods are very over rated. get a good big faced hood(4.5"x5.25" or whatever it is) and a gold or silver lens.
yeah, if i was welding in the field i would use a non auto helmet but in the shop ill take a auto darkening.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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I have an optrel satellite and it's just ok... I find myself using a high quality manual flip style with a big lense more often than not... it's amazing how much clearer the manual one is. I plan to get the high end speedglass as soon as I have some money laying around.
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I use a Jackson with the NEXGEN filter it works great.

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Ever since Speedglass got bought by 3M the quality has been subpar. I have went through 3 9000V lenses so far.

Miller is the way to go for sub $300.
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yeah, if i was welding in the field i would use a non auto helmet but in the shop ill take a auto darkening.
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I'm runnin an Miller elite too and I really like it
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Ever since Speedglass got bought by 3M the quality has been subpar. I have went through 3 9000V lenses so far.

Miller is the way to go for sub $300.
interesting..... I noticed the new helmets arent quite what the 10+ year old speed glass helmets are... maybe I'll look into a miller...
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