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07 Feb 2011 11:42 #11153 by Johnniehec
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Does anyone use one of these?

cgi.ebay.co.uk/Auto-Darkening-Solar-Weld...&hash=item19c2bca847

I'm still using a hand held visor but with sills to be welded auto has got to be the way to go! Is £20 false economy? The Aberdonian in me is attracted to this price!! Seems to be down to viewing window size, the cheapies seem to be about 90 X 40 mm. Is there any advantage in spending £50, £200 or more?
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07 Feb 2011 11:53 #11154 by mlines
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I have one and its fine apart from one issue. It does not fit my head well and the head adjustment is poor. Unless it is done up tightly it "flops" down during use. I guess thats one of the key differences, the expensive ones are designed to be used all day, every day comfortably. This one is only suitable for occasional use.

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07 Feb 2011 12:02 #11156 by biggaz
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This is usefull i was thinking exactly the same!

Thanks, sounds ok for me then although i have a large head! Machinemart have them for £60 but didnt fancy paying that..

Martin are they better to weld with than the handheld, apart from the obvious bonus of having two hands available?

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07 Feb 2011 12:11 #11157 by mlines
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Much better than the handheld.

There is another small problem. The darkening feature reacts to normal bright light so if you are working with bright lighting to prepare and adjust your work it keeps going dark at inappropriate moments.

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07 Feb 2011 16:07 #11159 by trextr7monkey
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We have a Sealey one and a Machine mart jobbie, both seem decent enough but weren't cheap, if the e bay guys can do them for less then then go foir it, after all it is a welding helmet and will take a few knocks and drops.
We always wear hats under the helmet which overcomes the difficulties of kids with small heads.
No comparison with the hand held things. Its like the difference between the caveman's axe and a laser

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07 Feb 2011 16:14 #11161 by vitara_mad
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ive had one of the cheap ebay ones for about 2 years now its exelent & would not have a standard welding mask ever again

get one you won't regret it

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07 Feb 2011 16:37 #11162 by Johnniehec
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Cheers guy looks like it's yes then! 3 - nil. :cheer:
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07 Feb 2011 18:01 #11165 by X8GGY
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4-nil !

I've got a £40 one, and it's fantastic...

Is that buggy finished yet?...

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