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my new welding helmet, pics

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by rdn2blazer, Jul 26, 2006.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I had to buy a new helmet so I decided on the top of the line Miller Elite series auto dark "Joker" unit. I had a top of the line Jackson auto dark before and I can say this Miller is a way better helmet. its really light and I like how flexable the shell is. when you got your head crammed in a tight spot it will flex and allow you to get into position better.

    the click dial to tighten it on your mellon it a positive locking dial, my jackson would allways loosen a click or two and would drive me nuts. I like to wear my helmet kind of tight so it dont move around on my head. it has on/auto off, shade adjust. 9 thru 13, sensetivity adjust., and delay adjust. the graffix look pretty cool too, my kind of art work.
     
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    awesome helmet! care to tell us how much you paid for it? I want to get an auto darkening helmet but the price kills me.
     
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    I love those helmets. I've got the American flag one and it works AWESOME! The harderst thing was to get the sensitivity right outside in the direct sunlight. It kept kicking the helmet on but I've got the setting down now.

    but since I saw the Joker one a while back I've been trying to convince myself it's time for a new one


    is that the 135 under the helmet?
     
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    I paid way too much for it but I needed it right away. the box had a price of 329.99 on it but through my buds company discount I paid 295 and change out the door for it. then I came home and look it up on cyberweld.com and see it for 249. :doah:, but ca tax and shipping would have cost too. besides as I said I needed it so I was ok with what I paid.
     
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    miller 175
     
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    I wanted Speedglass but no one around here sells them so I could not try one on first. I like the side windows they have in there helmets.
     
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    How do you like yours? I can't stand my 175. Being 110 it just doesn't have the power to weld fast at all. It's very finicky and slow.
     
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    Cool helmet, I keep thinking about getting an auto darkening thingy, but the old school head flip is just so cool, especially when a) the helmet gets out of adjustment and either flies off or doesn't come all the way down, or b) when it whacks you in the chest...

    Seriously, that thing is smokin cool....

    I thought the 175 ran off 220, not 110?
     
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    my Miller is 220V, what kind of 175 do you have thats runs off 110V??????
     
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    thanks noah, I would HIGHLY recomend an auto dark, I hate the old school flip hoods. my first hood was a flip hood and I still have it for a back up. I have the same problem with a flip hood, never seems to come down right. you cant beat an auto dark hood for convenience.
     
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    IIRC, the 175 can be set up for 110v.

    Those Miller helmets are sweet. I was checking em out the other day at National Welders. If I get an auto helmet, it'll be one of those.
     
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    Figured I'd post a pic of my new Hobart helmet. Sears was running a special and I figured for half off, it was calling my name.

    Welding Helmet.JPG
     
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    very nice! is it all adjustable?
     
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    Nice helmet....I still may get an auto darkening one...I welded all day the last 2 Saturday's with my old skool flip helmet and was getting pretty good at it, so am gonna have a hard time spending money for something I will only use once in a while...
     
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    Yes. Shade, sensitivity and delay are adjustable.

    DSC02662.JPG
     
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    Call me a nerd but I would pay a stupid amount of money for an auto darkening helmet that looks like a storm trooper helmet from star wars.
     

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