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Here is a picture of my new helmet. Already just using it twice I can't be without it.
 

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controls

Inside on the top of the lens are the controls.
 

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Idiot protection

Everyone has to do this if they eant to stay in business.Install a sticker stating the common sense that the user should have.
 

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Comes with this

The helmet even has it's own bag. It has a front pocket to hold extra lens covers. Miller included 20 of each, inside and outside plastic lens covers.:D
 

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I just bought a Uvex autodarkening shade too. I used mine the past three days and absolutly love it. The Uvex was $270 and has the controls on the side. You can adjsut the shade from 5-13. It also has a setting for grinding. The other settings are the same as the Miller.
I love the flames:flamedevi

<img src=http://www.uvex.com/Images/satblack.jpg>
 

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:smoking: Funny you should post this today. I bought one in december and I just tried it out for the first time this morning. I dont have the high-dollar one like you got but I sure do like the way it performs. I only paid $59.00 fer my cheapo and it dont even require batteries. (Solor-Powered) When I used it this morning I still kept raising the hood out of habit.2funny
 

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Originally posted by johnray13
HAHAHAHAHAHA that was good Mow LOLL
Just an example of someone with too much time on their hands, unlike our good friend slipshod who actually works his equipment!
My 2210 is sitting in my garage (long story) with a good wax job. Been able to push some snow, though, in the last month. :jumprope:
 

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Autodarkening is the only way to go! Unless you don't mind frying your retinas. It's almost impossible to close the lid before striking the arc, even with the chin "powered' helmets.
 

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Originally posted by sixchows
Autodarkening is the only way to go! Unless you don't mind frying your retinas. It's almost impossible to close the lid before striking the arc, even with the chin "powered' helmets.
How long has the autodarkening been around?
 

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You guys are KILLING me talking about these helmets. I still have the cheesey hanheld one that came with the welder. YUCK!!!! I was going to pick up a normal head mount one, but I realy want to get a auto one, so have not spent the cash yet.

How well do the cheaper ones work? I know you get what you pay for, but do they work OK for lite use?
 

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Cheap one

Originally posted by Ingersoll444


How well do the cheaper ones work? I know you get what you pay for, but do they work OK for lite use?
Don't know:truth:
 

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To be honest with you, the ADF cartridge is the same on the $170 helmet as the $270 helmet. The only difference are more whistles and bells. On the basic model you only get one shade level vs. a range of 5-13 on the $$$ one. You also get a setting for grinding and controllers for delays etc. If money is a concern, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of the cheaper ones (which was ($169) at my welding supply shop. Once you use it, you'll never go back to the old stlyle. I would stay with a brand name like Miller or Uvex. I would want to risk my eyes on some cheap Chinese knock-off.:dazed:
 

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size

Originally posted by johnray13
To be honest with you, the ADF cartridge is the same on the $170 helmet as the $270 helmet. The only difference are more whistles and bells. On the basic model you only get one shade level vs. a range of 5-13 on the $$$ one. You also get a setting for grinding and controllers for delays etc. If money is a concern, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of the cheaper ones (which was ($169) at my welding supply shop. Once you use it, you'll never go back to the old stlyle. I would stay with a brand name like Miller or Uvex. I would want to risk my eyes on some cheap Chinese knock-off.:dazed:
The size of the viewing field is different on some I looked at. The Delay feature is nice also. It allows you to slow down the process of turning the lens clear after the arc stops.
 

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reaction time

The amount of time it takes for the lens to darken is between
0.0000625 sec. and 0000500 sec. depending on model. That works out to 1/16,000 to 1/20,000 of a second. Fast enough for me.
 

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Paul asked:

How well do the cheaper ones work? I know you get what you pay for, but do they work OK for lite use?
How well do the cheaper ones work? I know you get what you pay for, but do they work OK for lite use?

My cheapo $59.00 one works fine for the small amount of welding I do. Its lens switching speed is (1/20,000) second. The darkness settings range from 9-to-13. Beats the hell out of a hand held Paul.
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Ive been selling them on the truck for at least 9-10yrs. The prices have come way down lately, used to be over $400.
 

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I must be an odd ball then as I still prefer my old style shield. I use a fibermetal brand (IMHO Jackson hemets / shields are pityfull especially the headgear portion.) I have a brand new auto darkening helmet in the cabinet and have only used it two times or so. I still grab my fibermetal and go about my welding routinely most every day I weld on something or other. Never fried my eyes except when I was stupid and just ran a couple of quick tack without a shield.
 

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Originally posted by johnbron
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My cheapo $59.00 one works fine for the small amount of welding I do. Its lens switching speed is (1/20,000) second. The darkness settings range from 9-to-13. Beats the hell out of a hand held Paul.
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Well thats nice to know. And the price is REAL good. I SO hate the handheld one. Why do they eaven ship it with welder? The normal style are not realy any more cost.
 
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