It would be pretty tough to imagine all of the world’s welding work being done without the use of one of our top 10 welding helmets. These specially adapted helmets provide physical protection to the head and face while also sustaining protected visibility and breathability throughout the operation. When it comes to shopping for one of these all-important pieces of PPE, however, there are a number of qualities to specifically look for in order to ascertain which are the best deals and which are those best left alone. Follow along as we apply all of our welding experience and PPE know-how to bring you today’s best welding helmets.
1. Yeswelder True Color Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Traditional welding helmets of the past beware – this tech-loaded True Color Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet by Yeswelder assures only the best views of the action without any compromise to safety. Users of this helmet will enjoy auto-sensing view generation that works to automatically sense the four arc types with a 1/1/1/2 optical clarity rating. A large-sized viewing screen and great wearer comfort also help to make this one a top pick.
2. Jackson Safety BH3 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Jackson Safety certainly deserves a spot on our list with its excellent model BH3 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet. This helmet features a high-quality auto-darkening lens system, 1/1/1/1 optical clarity, and a front cover design that really helps to alleviate common fogging and reflection issues found in other, competing models. A capable shading range of 9-13 and ease of use in conjunction with most magnification adapters gain this pick even more review points at the end of the day.
3. Lincoln Electric 3350 Series Welding Helmet
Lincoln Electric’s 3350 Series Welding Helmet is hands-down one of the best welding helmets out there right now. Some of this unit’s game-winning features include an expanded shading range of 5-13, highly reactive auto-darkening, a high-quality 3.74″x3.34″ viewing screen, a super-strong, outer protective shell, four excellent arc sensors, and even a perfectly configured grinding mode. A top-notch solar unit also powers this great helmet choice.
4. 3M Speedglass 9100 Welding Helmet
3M is known for many top-rated products and tools, and the company’s Speedglass 9100 series welding helmet is highly rated. We give this helmet top marks due to a plethora of great attributes: three high-quality ADFs, a built-in mag plate holder, side-window capabilities for decreased tunnel vision, and a headband and internal fit that is comfortable for just about any head size and shape. A highly breathable and highly impact-resistant shell are just a few more reasons this is one of the top welding helmets out right now.
5. DEKOPRO Solar-Powered Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
At the top of today’s group of low-cost welding helmets is the respectably capable and outwardly very stylish Solar-Powered Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet by DEKOPRO. With the power of flaming skulls adorning it, this economy welding helmet utilizes an auto-darkening ADF DX-500S filtration setup with a DIN4 light level, an optical clarity rating of 16.1/2/1/2, and a generous solar battery system that offers up to 5,000 hours of life per pack. Internal comfort, a solid shell system, and a light weight of just one pound also make a winner of this highly affordable choice.
6. Esab SENTINEL A50 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
High performance in a super space-age design and look sums up this stunner of a welding helmet from Esab. The aptly named SENTINEL offers a high optical rating of 1/1/1/2, True-Color Lens Technology, a nice 3.93″x2.36″ viewing area, and even an external grind switch for switching to grind mode without having to remove gloves or make other, extra movements. An additional color touch-screen control panel with eight, customizable memory settings is also sure to impress even the most seasoned of welders
7. Antra AH6-260-0000 Welding Helmet
Antra provides us with a certain, top pick among today’s field of affordable welding helmets with its model AH6-260-0000 Welding Helmet. With this economy helmet, users can rest assured with a 3.86″x1.73″ viewing screen, four, premium sensors, dual sensitivity and delay controls, and a shading range of 4/5-9/9-13 for ample coverage in most welding situations. Seamless magnification integration and a quality solar power unit also aid the user where others often profess to but eventually fail.
8. Miller Electric 281000 Digital Elite Black Welding Helmet
The 281000 Digital Elite Black Welding Helmet by Miller Electric is a true champion for all welding applications. The unit’s ClearLight lens tech helps clarify color and texture, while four, premium sensors, a finely-tuned grinding mode, and overall highly reactive controls definitely give a very real feel of competence during operation. Internal comfort and breathability are also exceptional here with size adjustability being quick and easy and tending to properly stay in place as well.
9. Lincoln Electric VIKING 3350 Steampunk Welding Helmet
Hitting our list again, Lincoln Electric really impresses with its VIKING model welding helmet. On the outside, this eye-catching hard shell is decked out in steampunk visuals – gears, cogs, and other, wondrous machinery – and utilizes 4C lens technology with crisp, 1/1/1/1 optical clarity. Internally, wearers can really get to work with a widescreen, colored, view panel, extended battery power, and plenty of comfort with a solid, stay-put fit.
10. Instapark ADF Series GX990T Solar-Powered Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Finally, we finish off our field-cutting list of today’s top welding helmets with Instapark’s ADF Series GX990T Solar-Powered Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet. Welding with any method or materials is easy with this model’s 5-13 shading range, a very large viewing area of 3.94”x3.86″, and four, quality arc sensors. When it comes to comfort and impact protection, you’re also served well here by a super-strong composite shell, adorned with a wicked, flaming, blue skull pattern, and strapping and banding that allows for minutely perfect adjustments and comfort all the way around that is simply unmatched in many other welding helmets out there right now.
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