Northern Industrial Welders Large View Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
I've only owned the product for a week. Initially impressed with the size of the viewing window. I wear bifocals, and it can be a challenge to use the lower portion of my glasses with a standard welding hood. The window in this one is great.
The major complaint I have is the suspension frame attaches to the mask with plastic screws. Tonight I broke one of them while trying to tighten the tension knob to prevent the hood from pivoting too fast.
Looks like I'll be making a mod to the hood by swapping the plastic hardware for 1/4-20 metal.
For the price, I would have expected a better fasteners.
June 1, 2013
Great welding helment
I purchased this welding helmet some time ago and found it to be good when compared to higher priced helmets. The automatic darkening feature allows me to see where I need to weld before pushing the trigger on my mig torch. The oversize view is very helpful for those who were glasses like I do.
April 26, 2013
best value for your bucks
i am an employee for the local school system purchased this product with discount i got in the mail very good i use this every weekend i am aprofessional welder and give this product 5 stars . i have also purchasde one for my use on the job. i also purchasewd welding wire and avise to use@ home and one for work . i also purchasewd the extended warranty. no problems yet for 5 years and still running, way to go nothern tools, keep up the good work , i will always be aloyal customer
April 23, 2013
Great Helmet for price!
I purchased this helmet about 3 years ago for classes at the community college. I would use it for 4 hours of almost continuos welding, 3 times a week. I never had a single issue with this helmet. Just replaced the protective plastic inserts every once in a while. I'm cheap, so that wasn't until I couldn't use the helmet effectivly any longer. You can change them out very quickly. After I completed my classes, I left the helmet sitting in the cupboard for about a year at least. I pulled it out one day to try out my new wlder, and it still works great!
April 23, 2013
Made me a better welder!
I bought this helmet to replace the cheap-o $50 unit I had been using. What a difference! I immediately became a better welder because I could see the weld much more clearly. Yeah, I know; you get what you pay for. If you have one of the entry level helmets and want to improve your welds, put it in a garage sale and get this one.
February 4, 2013
Poor head gear
I received one of these helmets for a Christmas gift. I just took it out of the box the other day. The helmet gear was adjusted so the helmet would not come down.
The "limitation Washers" on the side were out of time. IT WAS A PAIN in the rear to get everything timed and working to the point I could see out of the screen.
I have been welding for over 40 years and haven't experienced any head gears this difficult to work with. Although the helmet seems to work ok the
head gear is a piece of junk. During the process I managed to break one of the adjustment washer tips. These are very brittle.
January 18, 2013
Head gear broke under warranty,and was replaced .Second one had the same problem and parts are not available so I will be shopping elsewhere for a replacement.
December 5, 2012
I have used this helmut for about 5 hours of welding time. It is a great value for what you get. The large viewing area is really a plus. The head band took a little while to get adjusted right, but once I got it it has fit great and is comfortable. Adjustments for darkness give good control. Previous helmut is a Miller digital, which works comparable, but does not have the viewing area. Price was much higher too.
December 3, 2012
This helmet performs as well or better than helmets twice its cost. I bought it to be a backup helmet, but I use it almost always. Great value, and a great helmet independent of cost
October 15, 2012
I love this hood. Would have given it five star except the tensioners do not stop the hood from falling down. Easy fix with a thin piece of rubber between the hood and the adjustnent knob.
October 8, 2012