Uses an auto darkening filter so welders can match the shade of the lens to the environment in which they're working. Viewing area measures 3.93" by 2.36". Easy to use controls. Complies with both ANSI and CSA standards. Trusted brand name among welding helmets and safety products. Shade adjustment from #9 to #13.
Helmet may feel too tight for some people, making it uncomfortable at times.
Designed for safe arc welding and cutting with a plasma arc. Will run from solar power in case the battery power fails. Helmet charges while you're welding. Viewing area measures 3.5" by 1.375". Meets a variety of standards, including GS, ANSI and CE. Shade adjustment from #9 to #13. Works quickly to darken the viewing area.
Not necessarily designed for heavy-duty use. Works better for hobbyists.
Primary shade adjustment from #9 to #13, as well as #5 to #9 in some modes. Viewing area measures 3.86" by 1.73", which ranks ahead of most helmets in this price range. Versatile helmet will work on grinding, cutting and welding work. Battery will charge via solar. Includes knob to adjust sensitivity quickly and easily.
May not fit well for some people. Sometimes will not darken quickly enough.
One of the largest viewing areas you'll find in the market at 3.85" by 3.15". Includes a solar charging option to ensure you always have power to run the helmet. Meets ANSI safety standards. Shade adjustment from #9 to #13. Works quickly to darken the viewing area when needed. Both blue and orange colored helmets available.
Not made for all-day welding work. Sometimes doesn't reach darkest setting.
Performs well in a variety of work conditions. Offers shade adjustment from #9 to #13, as well as #5 to #9 in some modes. Offers a viewing area of 3.86" by 2.09", which is larger than most helmets in this price range. Lightweight welding helmet that's good for hobbyists or those with basic welding jobs. Includes solar charging battery feature.
May be tough to fit helmet properly. Sometimes doesn't darken fast enough.
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