1. Two words, Auto Darkening.
    these helmets are amazing, you don`t have to flip it up as much.
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    One word, broke

    :p Guess I can make do with what I have for a while....
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    being broke is the best time to practice!!!
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    where should one get a good auto darkening shield at a reasonable price?
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I have a hobart handler 175, got it from TSC, came w/autodarkening helmet. Works great.:)
  6. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    I just got my Hobart 135 today can't wait to use it. I see great things. Maybe not great looking but great none the less. Had a stick welder/ generator worked pretty good until the shop was broken into. After 5 years I am replacing it. Have a generator just in case of huricanes. So now I am covered.
  7. stang358

    stang358 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Now you can come up with a bunch of new projects! This should be interesting. Now let the creative juices flow!
  8. aleksei

    aleksei LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Not to sound like OSHA or anything; but people are aware that career welders (e.g. shipyard workers, etc.....) often have chronic neck injuries from "snapping" their helmets down, right? Given that this is for people who do it hundreds of times per day, it might not concern you; then again it might.

    Just thought you'd like to know.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    jackson has a auto darking helmet around a 100 bucks love mine
    i weld for snow plow contractors in the winter nice money if u don't mind being woke up at 3am for a broken plow. where a respirator rated for welding u wont regret it.
    my machines miller 250x mig and miller bobcat mobile welder
    everything is better after i weld on it.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    well what have u welded so far make some sparks

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