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Offline m_fumich

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HF auto tint welding helmet
« on: August 28, 2020, 09:37:27 AM »
Is there any reason I shouldn’t buy the auto tint welding helmet from HF. I’m sure there are better helmets out there. As with many things, I prefer to buy the best I can afford. What other helmets are worth the additional price without having to pay through the nose for it?


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Re: HF auto tint welding helmet
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 04:52:48 PM »
I'm not sure of the quality of the HF helmets and self darkening lens. You only get two eyes, so choose wisely.

I'm more of a fixed shade kinda guy, though I recently moved from a #10 to a #9 and a pair of +2 magnifying glasses to help me see better under the hood.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pyramex-Emerge-Safety-Glasses-with-Gray-Frame-and-Clear-Full-Magnifying-Lens/122228278941?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=422540905854&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I have a Lincoln helmet with the larger view area, though I have been looking at a jackson so I can use it with a mangifying lens.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CLEAR-WELDING-OUTER-COVER-LENS-4-1-2-X-5-1-4-POLYCARBONATE-QTY-5/222004651232?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHADE-9-4-5-x5-25-GLASS-WELDING-HELMET-LENS-4-1-2-x-5-1-4/332013814172?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Re: HF auto tint welding helmet
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 12:18:38 AM »
I'm not sure of the quality of the HF helmets and self darkening lens. You only get two eyes, so choose wisely...

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Offline ken w.

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Re: HF auto tint welding helmet
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 09:47:35 PM »
I was looking for an auto darkening helmet too. I would ask the same question - what's the difference between the HF and Hobart helmets ? They are both made in China , have the same specs , etc. I get the same answer - It's youe eyes. So , I bought the Hobart from Tractor Supply for $ 100.00. It's black. I could have bought a camo or flame helmet for $ 20.00 more. I guess I trust Hobart more than HF.

Offline highland512

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Re: HF auto tint welding helmet
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 08:10:12 AM »
I have a HF auto hood I use with my 120v wire feed machine, it seems to work fine. AvE did a very good review of a cheep auto unit and a Lincoln unit.

For stick welding I still use a Fibre-Metal Tigerhood with #10 glass, preferably with the gold tint. I tried arc welding with the auto hood and I always got a headache, Im positive that cant be good.