Just an example of someone with too much time on their hands, unlike our good friend slipshod who actually works his equipment!Originally posted by johnray13
HAHAHAHAHAHA that was good Mow LOLL
How long has the autodarkening been around?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.
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.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:
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.Originally posted by johnbron
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.