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Old 07-23-2014, 07:23 AM
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Welding Hood

So I just started Welding school a few weeks ago and they gave us a nice Jackson hood but it's not an auto darkening lens. It works fine for me for stick welding but pretty soon I'll be working on my tig skills and would like to get an decent auto darkening hood.

I have been looking at getting an Lincoln Viking 3350 series since they are reasonably priced and have a big viewing area.

Just wanted to see what you more experienced welders would recommend in the around 200 dollar range give or take 50 bucks.

Hopefully once I'm done with school I'll be headed for the pipeline so keep that in mind for recommendations.

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Old 07-24-2014, 02:12 PM
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Ended up buying a Jackson W60 Nexgen. Cost more than I wanted but should last me a long long time.



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Old 07-24-2014, 02:20 PM
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good deal get a harbor freight unit for those places where you don't want to compromise your good helmet

i have had my HF unit for 12 years and it always works my 250$ ARC one broke on day 1 and customer service sucks

I finally got it replaced by AirGas but come on 2 weeks later WTF
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Thanks for the tip. The school provided the same hood but with a fixed number 10 shade so I have a spare if for some reason the lens stops working. It's already got a few gotchas from getting to close while learning overhead. Lol


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Old 07-24-2014, 02:34 PM
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Welding Hood-imageuploadedbyag-free1406241110.823374.jpghow about this one?
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:02 PM
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Minion

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Old 07-24-2014, 03:04 PM
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Attachment 315850how about this one?

That is awesome. Is that yours? I've always liked the look of the pipliner hood.


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Old 07-24-2014, 03:45 PM
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Not mine. I just found the pic on the internet. The pipeliner is nice. All the people I know cuts the bottom of hood off so you can tuck your chin. Almost all the welders around here use these. Welding Hood-imageuploadedbyag-free1406245532.844705.jpg
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:06 PM
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Regardless it's cool.

I've seen a few of those pancake hoods at the local welding supply but I haven't played with one. I've read that they are really good at keep any reflection of then son from coming in behind and making a glare. I think they look silly but I'm a function over form guy. If it works it works.


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Ive used this style huntsman since I began welding. Its very durable and you don't have to flip up the lens, it slides up. I'm a 6G certified welder and I weld steel casing for auger boring. So I'm in the mud, it gets dropped etc. Great helmet and not that expensive.


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