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  • #16
    I actually got it today for my b-day. It fits on me better than the flip front that came with my small MIG and looks like it will last me for a while. (I only get to weld on weekends and only for a couple hours at best )

    Thanks all for your replys


    • #17
      congrats on the new hood, the optrel is well spoken for by many so you should be happy with it.
      happy B-Day.
      thanks for the help
      hope i helped
      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
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      • #18
        hey, sorry if I missed something, I'm in the process of changing jobs and haven't been on the forum for awhile. I thought you were welding at school? If not, what are you up to now?
        Again, ditto fun4now,
        Happy belated birthday
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time


        • #19
          I've got a HF at home & a two hundred & sixty some-odd dollar Radner in the shop. I like and use them both. The 'cheapie' is a little lighter and more comfortable, but the overall picture or vision in the Radner is a little better.

          Something I've heard from other folks is that the cheapies are more fragile, and can't be dropped as many times, or from as high as the expensive ones without breaking.

          The only time I've ever been flashed by either is when the photocell (above the lens) can't 'see' the arc. This happens when I'm up in a tight spot or welding something inside of a cramped space, and the photocell is above or pushed up against a solid object I'm trying to look under.

          "Gone are the days of wooden ships, and Iron men.
          I doubt we'll see either of their likes again".

          Circa 1920.
          Unknown US Coast Guard unit Commander.