There’s so many choices if you are looking for the best welding helmet for you. I can’t exactly force you to buy a helmet which I think is personally a great buy, because we might not have the same preference. What I can do for is though is gather helmets with the best reviews and sales, so you can view all them in one place. You won’t have to go through different pages to make sure that you are given the best. Of course, I will not be giving you an entire catalog, but only the top welding masks for this month.
Without further adieu:
1.) SPERIAN PROTECTION S8500 BIONIC FACE SHIELD
What I like about this welding helmet is the fact that nothing is covering your face but a transparent lens. Take a look at the picture:
It may look delicate, but it isn’t. The lens has two coatings that protects it from harm. There is a coating on the inside and another coating on the outside. As you can also see from the picture, this welding helmet offers a full face protection. There were people who said that the lens is misty or cloudy, but there were a lot more who contradicted this and said that the lens is very clear. I like the fact that the lens doesn’t limit the wearer’s view of his or her surroundings. Sadly since the lens is made out of plastic, it will most likely diminish in time. Good news though! You can easily replace the lens with only a five dollar budget. If you want, you can also buy a new one at only 25 US Dollars!
Here are some more information with regards to this helmet:
– Weight: 2 pounds
– Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.8 x 9.2 inches
– ASIN B001VXXUWK
This helmet possesses an enhanced protection from airborne debris and has quite the noticeable optics that has been combined with an increased visibility. This helmet has been designed with the thought of allowing the user to use it for an extended period of time. Thus, this helmet was made with light weight materials and it has a balanced ergonomic design. To add more comfort, this helmet has a cell foam at the back of the headgear. This helmet is breathable, removable, and washable.
Here’s an interesting review from a verified customer:
“This face shield is awesome and a great deal! It does its job and feels comfortable. There are a number of adjustments you can make so it fits perfect. I wear it with goggles and a respirator with no issues. I do have hearing protection that fits over my head, and although they don’t fit perfectly over this shield, I can still get them to fit with it on. I’m very happy with this purchase!” – Amazon Customer, Amazon.
2.) ANTRA AH6-260-0000 SOLAR POWER AUTO DARKENING WELDING HELMET
This helmet is Amazon’s number one best seller. This helmet has been specifically designed for Arc Welding and for cutting processes such as MIG, MAG, TIG, SMAW, and Plasma Arc. A thing to note about this helmet is that if there is a case of an electrical failure, the welder will still remain protected from UV and IR radiation despite this. This is with accordance to shade 16. It also offers a large viewing size of 3.68 x 1.78 inches with 4 premium sensors since this is an automatic helmet.
This helmet has been made from high impact polyimide nylon, so you can be rest assured that it is strong and won’t collapse easily. There’s a switching time from light to dark in 0.00004 seconds. And also, a dark to light delay time of 0.1-1.0 seconds Step-less Knob adjustable.
You have to manually assemble this welding helmet though, but no worries, it’s easy and takes only less than a minute.
Here’s some more information:
– Weight: 1 pound
– Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 12 inches
– ASIN B00WAEYV8
Here’s an interesting review from a verified customer:
“Love my helmet so far. It may not feel as fancy as more expensive and heavier welding helmets but it absolutely gets the job done and comes with a ton of features. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to pick up a well priced but functional welding hood.” – Justin Lewis, Amazon.
3.) NEIKO 53847A INDUSTRIAL GRADE WELDING HELMET WITH FLIP LENS
There’s not much to say about this helmet, but this product really boasts about it’s ability to protect the wearer from UV and IR light rays. It also has a large 2 inches times 4 1/4 inches lift front viewing area with the shade of number 11. What makes this helmet comfortable to wear though is all thanks to the two way adjustable headband it has been equipped with.
This product meets the ANSI z87.1 standards, certifying that it truly is equipped for usage. However, unlike the first two I showed you, this helmet is not auto darkening or auto shake. This type of helmet is what we call the “Passive” helmet. You have to flip the lens down when you are about to start welding and you have to flip it up again after.
Here are some more information:
– Weight: 12.8 ounces
– Product Dimensions: 1105 x 9.5 x 7.6 inches
– ASIN: B00015JQ10
Here’s an interesting review about it:
“I like this helmet a lot, once I got it adjusted correctly to stay on my head at the critical times. I know that the ANSI approval is supposed to mean something but in this case, it really did. At no time, did I feel in danger or awkward. As someone who is really just learning to weld, the helmet had to be adjustable to fit my big old head and it had to stay put. Staying put is a big deal.” – Terri Lynn Shanahan, Amazon.
Hopefully, from these three examples you have been given an idea on what time of helmet you want. If you noticed the three helmets were very different from each other, in the end the helmet you should go for should be the one that fits into what you do. Do not go for a helmet that isn’t appropriate for the type of job that you are doing or else, you aren’t going to get the full capacity of the helmet. You’ll just be wasting money.