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    I'm Thinking On Buying A Hornell Speedglas (flex View).does Anybody Have An Opinion On This Helmet,(good Or Bad).and Does Anyone Know If You Can Add The Adflo System To Any Speedglas Helmet,or Does It Just Fit The One In The Kit. Thanks

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    I am partial to jackson helmets i think they seem to have more protection than most other brands of helmets, but the speedglass's seem to be realy light weight. I have a Jackson nexgen and i would reccomend considering one of those, I am realy happy with it.
    Last edited by wayne21; 02-04-2007, 10:38 PM.

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    • #3
      I work with a couple of welders that use the hornell lids with the adflo pack. They like them a lot and say the helmet is very light weight. I how ever do not have experience with using hornell products, I use the North powered air respirator and it works with most lids and face shileds.
      Jonny

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      Esab PCM 1000

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      • #4
        i love my speed glass helmet i find it works better than (dare i say) the miller ones but thats just my preference. its light weight, durable, and t works with my north filter mask.
        trail blazer 302
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        • #5
          You ask about helmets and you will get about as many answers as there are brands. I love my Miller BWE.

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          • #6
            arc
            they may well have to remove you from the site for such blasfumy. just kidding , i realy like my BWE also but like Pitalplace said you will likely get several opinions as every one tends to like diferent things in a helmit and as such no one helmit will keep every one happy. too many vereables, i have the older model BWE and they have added more features to it here recently.
            odds are good the air system will work with most all the big name hoods. dropping them a e-mail to there website suport would likely get you a verification as to its usability.
            welcome to the board.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            • #7
              I ahve used many different speed glass helmets but I can say id go witht he miller ones anyway I find them extreamly light weight I can honistly say I have no complaints in them. Im thinking of getting the joker one myself.
              Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

              Ryan

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              • #8
                Take a look at the bottom of the page....looks like the adflo will work for the flex view....
                http://www.hornell.com/hsi/hsihome.html
                Mike
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                • #9
                  in my personal opion

                  i own a millermatic, arc one, jackson next gen, and 2 speedglas hoods i would take the speedglas over any of them there light, durable, and compact second chioce would be the next gen

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                  • #10
                    joker

                    Originally posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
                    I ahve used many different speed glass helmets but I can say id go witht he miller ones anyway I find them extreamly light weight I can honistly say I have no complaints in them. Im thinking of getting the joker one myself.
                    Wait till you weld for a living and your helper runs over your 400 dollar helmet. Most of those helmets won't work when it's cold out . I have a Fiber metal pipeliner withan auto lens in it it'll work down to -20 c the millers won't. My helmet and lens together was under 2oo bucks. Save your money for a machine or quality tools instead of getting sucked into buying somthing because it looks cool. Learn how to weld without one first ( an auto helmet that is) Then when you get really good and can take care of s-hit drop the money otherwise spend your money on welding lessons. Jef

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                    • #11
                      You only have one pair of eyes, either use a standard flip glass helmet, or get an autodarkening one with built in safety features. I use a Speedglass 9002X and it works great. I suspect other high end ones do as well.
                      Jim
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                      • #12
                        yep. ya only get one set (for now any way) so, stick to a good name brand and you should be fine. just pick the one with the options you think will suit you best, there are lots to chose from.
                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
                        sigpic
                        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                        summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                        JAMES

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                        • #13
                          You want to find one that fits your head and is comfortable to wear. I have a BWE and am happy with it. I find that when I am stick welding or mig on a long weld or big project I use my fixed lens Jackson that I have had for 15 years or so. I love the way it fits my head. It was like $50 back then with a gold shade lens that I bought not knowing what it was but had heard about. Dumb luck on the lens. I hate welding without it now. I am thinking about trying a Next Gen as I hope the headgear to be the same as other Jackson. Someday.
                          Amos F

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                          • #14
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                            I too vote for the speedglass 9002X, that's what I have. It's light and durable. Before I bought the helmet, I went to one of my lws's and asked them their opinion about speedglass vs. miller elite series. They claimed that a local company purchased the elites for their employees but were so dissapointed in the quality that they returned them and replaced them with speedglass. I don't know how true that story is, but there is an opinion for you.

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                            • #15
                              I've have the speed glass helmet with the three cartraige air filter pack for about 7 or eight years and I love it when I have to work in semi confined areas, it cost the company like $800.00 for helmet and filter pack combined.It hangs up next to my $24.00 jackson I always grab for first for most jobs.You have to check the air flow with the meter that comes with the helmet and the batery pack and charger that gives about 8 hours on a charge, I bought a spare battery. I also have to get certifide for that and other reserators I use by the company safty manager.Oh yes the filter cartraiges come 6 to a pack for about $180.00, thats about $90.00 per change.

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