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  1. #1
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    Question Helmet-digital or regular Elite?

    Is the digital Elite worth the extra $$ over the regular Miller Elite welding helmet??
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    Would love to here everyone's response to this. Some people prefer the auto on of the old Elite. The digital Elite has a UV sensor and will turn to dark even if weld spark is not visible. That is what I hear.
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    Well, I just bought the regular Elite after hearing that and also cause it seems prices are going up. Its about 1000 times better than my old helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumple View Post
    Well, I just bought the regular Elite after hearing that and also cause it seems prices are going up. Its about 1000 times better than my old helmet.
    Thanks,
    Grumple
    Yes, and the new digital is better again.
    The one thing I'm not so fond of with the digital is having to remember to turn it back on if you haven't been welding for 15 minutes or so.
    I've found the X mode on the digital to be excellent for restricted view or for outside welding where the sunlight will trigger the lens unless you have your sensitivity turned down very low.
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    Thats fine but I plan on doing all my welding indoors so I won't have to worry about that for now anyhow. Also, the extra money went towards a pulser so I will have that too. Its all good.
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    I have a plain jane black elite that is 4 or 5 months old and I have just gotten used to reaching inside and pushing the reset button before striking an ark because it doesn't "auto on" with out doing so.
    That is my work hood.
    My 2 auto shade hoods here at the house( harbor frieght -just totally quit.... older jackson ajustable shade- auto shade insert.... always freaks out.) have given in and I was thinking about another elite for here so I am interested in input on this too.
    Randall

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    I have the miller performance series right not but thinking of going with an Optrel Satellite or a digital elite. Any real reasoning to pick one over the other?

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    i love my digital elite, it has a shade for every occasion. The mag trigger is great too. I can tig weld at low or high amps, plasma cut, torchweld and grind all with one hood. Optics and fit are great too.
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    I love my Digital Elite, It's great. You only need one helmet for everything I used to have 3. And it is Super light and durable!!!
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    There is only $40 difference between the Elite and Digital Elite (black models on ebay). I would rather buy the Digital since it will detect magnetic fields to darken.
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