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    Default what miller hemets are ya using?

    was looking at the prohobby but was wondering if i should go all out and get the elite.

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    I realize everyone is going to disagree with me & think Im an idiot, but I love this hood. Absolutely no light can penetrate from behind causing glare. Its very light weight so your neck is not sore from welding all day. I have an auto lens so I dont even take it off when I grind or wire brush between welds & its really good when youre welding in tight spots. This hood is very popular with pipe welders. You must wear a welding cap, but heck, I catch myself wearing a cap everywhere except at church. For Fathers day my daughter buys me welding caps rather then ties ha Good luck, Rodney


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    Everytime I go into Airgas I try on the Elite and today I finally broke down and bought the Elite Inferno. Going to break it in today. I will let you know how I like it later on.

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    I have to admit, That is the strangest looking hood I've ever seen. but, somebody must like them or they wouldn't sell. Very different
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    I bought a new BWE about 3-4 months ago as a spare for my Optrel, I didn't like it as much as the old Optrel I had so I sold it to someone would like it better than I did. I have since purchased a Miller Pro which I like much better, it is a bit lighter, seems more sturdy because of the moulding, has a shade #8 which I need, the headgear ratchet works much better, and I don't miss the extra viewing area of the BWE at all. The other good part is that it cost about $75 less than the BWE. JMHO
    Regards, George

    Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
    Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
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    Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
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    Default auto

    Quote Originally Posted by popsmrf View Post
    was looking at the prohobby but was wondering if i should go all out and get the elite.
    I don't want to burst anyones bubble but!!!! I hear alot of these people on this site saying how expensive welding is , now if your going to drop 300 bucks on a helmet and your a hobby welder that's crazy. I weld for a living and I have seen more than my fair share of guys with these types of helmets all happy in the morning with their new auto helmets and crying by lunch because they banged their headon a pipe and their 300 dollar helmet fell to the ground and shattered. I personally only use an auto lens in a pipeliner helmet (fiber metal) it works at -35 below my helper has knocked it off a mod and it fell to the ground unscathed. I payed 125 bucks for it and it's 2 years old with no problems. I use one out of nessisity(arc strike on the pipeline and it's a cut out). Another thing to they don't make you a better welder and some of the cheaper ones actually harm your eyes( that's why you should always wear safety glasses under your hood) Remember you r not cool going to emergency for a welders flash which is mostly preventable. Just my opinion Jef

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    I had a Lincoln Auto-dark that recently the lens just cracked. I dropped the thing million times unscathed and it gets shot by a rubber band and the lense cracks. So I got a Jackson auto-dark a couple months ago that I use for stick and Mig. Yesterday I bought a Inferno BWE for work. I only Tig weld at work so I'm not worried about screwing it up.

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    Default welding helmet

    I have a speedglass 9002x auto darkening. Banged it up on pipe a bunch of times, still works just fine. this is a quality product.

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    Default miller elite

    i got a miller elite for a gift. and it bets anything i have ever used this helmet is the lightist helmet 18oz its like wearing a hat. i can wear it all day
    welding or grinding or useing wire wheel .i was welding on a grain cart out in the feild. i was done with the job and set it on the fender of our welding trailer.and the wind blowed it off. well it ended up geting run over when i seen it and i wanted to puke i pick it up and it popit back in place the paint was crack but it still works today

    havent told the wife about that one
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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    I've had my big window elite for about 2yrs now and love it. But then I'm just one of the crazy hobby welders.

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