Lightweight, polyamide nylon materials make this helmet comfortable and durable. View Area W x H in. 3 3/4 x 1 1/2, Adjustable Sensitivity Yes, ANSI Approved Yes, Low Battery Indicator Yes, Auto Darkening Yes, CSE/CE Standard Yes, Switch time sec. 1/12,000, Power Supply Battery w/solar assist, Adjustable Fit Yes, UV/IR Coated Lens Yes, Variable Shades 9-12, Battery Included Yes. Extra protective lens covers included with helmet
Average Customer Rating:
(32 Reviews) 32
Rating Summary(32 reviews)
32 of 32(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
In using this hood, I have found I have excellent protection and lens adjustment that gives me the ability to create my designs without any of the distractions I have previously experienced with lesser quality equipment. The adjustable fit is also excellent and makes the comfort level very high. Thanks, Hobart for thinking of the chicks who use your products.
This is the first auto-darkening helmet I have bought. I have welded for years on personal projects with normal helmets and I can't say enough how much better it is to use an auto type helmet. This one is well built and will last for years. It shuts off by itself to save the battery and comes with extra lens covers to protect the main lens. The head adjustments are positive and quick. Overall a great helmet. If you want a flashy one just paint it or use stickers to dress it up.
I just weld for handy work and my projects ( I have a Jeep) but you can't go wrong with this helmet, it's light & comfortable and a pleasure to see what I'm doing before and after I start that arc. Should of got one a long time ago.
This is one of the nicest hood I have used to date. I have been welding about 15 years and have bought very expensive hoods before. The abuse I gave them it only made sense to by a cheaper hood as I break them on a regular basis. So I tryed the hobart and love it! You cannot beat the quality for the price of the hood. I will not buy another hood beside a Hobart again.
Welding is a discipline that takes practice. As a novice welder the features on this helmet permitting you to have two hands free to weld with both hands to steady the arc path is absolutely important. the helmet was an incredible asset in accomplishing simple solution to improve the quality of this novice welder.
I have been doing a lot of part-time welding work for several years and found this new auto-darkening hood to be excellent, with good safety protection from sparks, instant darking qualities, comfortable fit, and provides faster work speed.
I especially like the ability to do the work, when not welding, and still be able to see everything, while wearing the hood. The hood's green tinted, un-darkened lense is like looking through very good sunslasses and allows me to make adjustments to the work project, without removing the hood each time. Work is accomplished much faster and easier.
Also, most hoods are rated for a #10 light protection but with the adjustable settings, I use different settings for different types of welding and for my personal visual requirements. And it darkens, instantaneously, as advertised!
I like the hood for it's light weight, spark protection, ease of adjustments, the extra protective clear lenses provided with the hood, and most importantly, for first time auto-darkening hood users, it comes with clear, understandable instructions in the Owners Manual. I read the instructions, made the adjustments to the hood to fit me, and then went right to work.
This hood also reduced most of my head and neck stress by allowing me to do the welding without constantly lifting the hood and nodding-down the hood to cover my face, as with my old standard hood. An added bonus!
I enjoy my welding work a little more now and I think this is a good product for professional, part-time welders, and especially for beginners.