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Hobart 770700 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Review

We are going to do a quick review about Hobart 770700 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet! I feel very sad to say though that this product is currently unavailable at Amazon, and that they currently have no idea when it will be back in stock. That doesn’t mean that you can’t purchase it from other online shops for the mean time. However, if you ask me, Amazon is the best place to do some online shopping. It’s easy to navigate around their website, and you can even zoom the items so you can take a closer look. Their products are made from top quality and have warranties. The website is ready to replace a product that you find unsatisfactory. Through the years, Amazon has become one of the go to online shops in America.


Hobart Welding Products is a brand name that you can put your trust in. They have been at this business for over 9 decades. They began in 1917 to be exact. They started with designing, testing, and manufacturing a full line of welding and cutting products that are industrial quality and easy to use. For sure, they will have a product that will satisfy your needs. They promise that they are committed to giving the best to their customer and are always ready to help, that’s why they made themselves easy to reach and easy for the customer to gather information from. Back in 2000, they added a full line of welding accessories that ranges from auto darkening helmets, to rod and wire, to hardware, tools, and a lot more. You see, it’s their goal to provide you with everything that you need so you won’t have to transfer from one shop to another.


Let’s take a look at Hobart’s 770700 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet. Below is an image of the product:


How does the helmet look to you? Do you like how it looks? Despite it’s appearance of looking like it’s heavy, it’s actually not. It is lightweight at 1.1 lb or that’s 515g Polymide Shell. It comes with a ratcheting headgear with a sweatband, and also has a hard hat adapter. The helmet accepts the standard 2″ x 1 1/4″ magnifying lenses. If you have the product, you will find that it has 5 clear protective lenses outside and two clear protective lenses inside.


The item weight is at 2.1 pounds and the product dimensions is at 16 x 11.3 x 10 inches.  It has a variable shade of 9 – 13. ANSI Z87.1-2003, CE and CSA certified. It has a 1/10,000 switching speed. Weld/grind mode switch; auto on and off. It uses one replaceable CR330 Lithium Battery, and it has a low battery indicator. The sensitivity and delay controls of the helmet are easily reachable and adjustable. 3.82″ x 1.81″ // 97mm x 46mm viewing field, and it has two independent arc sensors.


Here is a customer’s review about the helmet:


“Auto-darkening helmets have become quite standard with most welders, especially as they have become quite affordable over the past few years. My review is from an automotive/fabrication perspective, but I know this helmet would be great for any type of welding.
I had been using a “cheap” lincoln auto-darkening hood while developing primarily my MIG welding skills, the helmet offered mediocre performance. The price was not much less than the hobart, but I quickly purchased it at Lowes/Home Depot.
During the past year, as I have become much more serious about welding and developing my TIG skills. I have been mentored along by a talented fabricator. During this period I have primarily used his Mountain auto-darkening hood. The Mountain offered much better auto-darkening performance, which of course allowed the user to focus on welding.
While searching for a new “professional” level helmet, similar to the Mountain I had been borrowing, I found the Hobart 770700 on Amazon for an amazing price. Both my more experienced peers/co-workers and myself have been impressed by the quality of the Hobart, the accuracy of the auto-darkening adjustability and the overall feel. I don’t think I could be more happy given the price and performance. I don’t like to emphasize the affect of a safety device on workmanship. However, in this situation the Hobart 770700 has offered ergonomics, auto-darkening performance and protection that has allowed me to focus on producing better welds. Given the less than $100 price of the Hobart it is a great necessity I would recommend to any welder.” — Jeffrey Klein


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