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Old 09-03-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
 
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Default Any welders here? Helmet shopping

Looking to purchase a new welding hood for mig and tig. Have been looking at the Speedglas 9100x and Miller Digital Elite. Anyone have experience with either of these? Or suggest others. Looking to spend ~300 or less.

Know of a place to try them on?
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I have the miller elite series. I also have the speedglass. I don't prefer one over the other. ones at work, the other at home.

the miller is slightly bigger. both were over 300 with tax if I remember right.
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Thanks. The miller is actually $180 right now after rebate, so Im leaning towards that one. Trying to figure out if the speedglas is somehow worth the extra $130.
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Thanks. The miller is actually $180 right now after rebate, so Im leaning towards that one. Trying to figure out if the speedglas is somehow worth the extra $130.
where is that at?

I have this one and cyber weld is one of the cheapest RELIABLE companies out there.


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where is that at?

I have this one and cyber weld is one of the cheapest RELIABLE companies out there.


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Lol, on your link there is a $70 rebate for that helmet til the end of the year. Brings it to $200. The plain black one is another $20 cheaper

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i bought a cheap hobart auto dimming helmet years ago from farm&fleet. i love it but others hate it..

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I really like the 3m speedglass helmets. We had a couple of them in the SAE workshop at school. Auto dimming response was really quick. When tack welding with my crappy Harbor Freight helmet, I start seeing spots because it doesn't respond quickly enough.
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got mine at menard for $70.

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Thanks for the input guys. I was able to play with the Digital Elite at the local store today and liked it. They only had Speedglas 100's so I couldn't compare unfortunately. My coworker also suggested looking into Jackson's.
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Fuck those fancy looking painted up Hood's... I got a auto dim Metalman thats beat to piss, Gets the job done and gets me paid... I purchased it @ Wisco Welding Supply down on Western Ave in the City... I had a old fucking cheap one that you had to replace the lenses on that I purchased @ Terrace in Villa Park before that, I keep that around for people to borrow or If someone wants to watch...
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An extra $100 or $200 now for better eye protection is a lot cheaper than eye surgery later in life. Not really looking to purchase a basic hood.
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