Welding Helmets 2020
Sacramento Welding Supply
Happy New Year from all of us here at Harris Gas. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family. Now that the holidays are over, let’s get back to work and talk about welding! Today we will focus on three of the best welding helmets in the industry in 2020. Let’s get started.
Like any other helmet, welding helmets are used to keep you safe and out of harm’s way. Welding helmets are used to prevent welding injuries like arc eye and retina burns. Luckily, today’s helmet technology is top notch and you will be able to find various models that you can pick from that will keep you safe and sound.
3M Speedglas 9100: This model is a top contender for the best welding helmet on the market. This model includes an extra large size helmet making it suitable for most types of users. It is also great because of its Auto-Darkening Filter 9100XX that responds in only .1 milliseconds. This helmet has a window on every side, increasing your peripheral view. All windows have a filter that can be adjusted in five ways in order to darken or lighten every side. Pros – large windows, long battery life, specially shaped like the human head, and infrared & UV rays protection. Cons – No solar power cell.
Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet, Black, 3350 Series: This model is also a top contender for best welding helmet. This helmet has solid features and performance that makes it a great value for your money. With this helmet, welders will have a high 1/1/1/1 optical rating. Its cartridge is tested in four categories that include clarity degree, distortion extent, viewing angle consistency, and shade uniformity. This test resulted in this product scoring the highest for each category. This Lincoln helmet is also known for rapid switching time, minimizing eyestrain. Pros – 1/1/1/1 optical clarity, auto test button, hardhat compatible, four sensors, rapid switching time. Cons – heavy and expensive relative to competitors.
Miller Electric Digital Elite Welding Helmet: This is probably one of the most reliable and best auto darkening welding helmets in the market. This helmet is lightweight, weighing in at only 1.13 lbs. This helmet has a large viewing area and digital operation. Meaning that you will have a better peripheral view because it is large to see clearly and enough when working on a project. This helmet gets its power from lithium batteries that will give you much needed power to see well even if the weather is bad. Pros – auto darkening mode, clarity, magnifying lens holder, wide viewing angle. Cons – needs turning occasionally and expensive.
Keep your head and face safe as welding can be a dangerous job without the right equipment. Consider investing in one of these helmets to keep yourself safe. For more information on welding helmets visit us at Harris Gas.