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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
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    Olive Branch Ms
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    Default Opinions on Helmets,,,Insurance

    Hey guys, I am wanting to upgrade my helmet. I have an auto-darkening already but I still get flashed occasionally at low amps while tigging. IOC has a Hornell Speedglas and the Miller Elite. I just wanted to get some opinions from you guys. Also, I am not having any luck at all finding someone to insure me for my business. They consider it too high of a risk. I was wondering what some of you small independent guys do for insurance. Thanks, Adam
    Webb's Welding and Repair LLC
    MM210 w/a 3035 spoolgun
    Syncrowave 250
    Spectrum 625
    Trialbazer 302 w/HF
    http://webbsweldingandrepair.com/home

  2. #2
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    Sep 2005
    Location
    Vernon Ct
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    I have the Miller Elite and just replaced it with something else. I did not like the curved front lens and the green arc. The curved front lens creates glare it looks like there are 2 arcs sometimes. I was not pleased with the optics since day one. I will admit it is a tough one. It's been dropped, thrown, kicked, and the lens started to melt from the heat from a big aluminum job I did. I have been using the Jackson NextGen EQC for a few weeks and love it. It has not flickered yet. Sorry Miller about the helmet, but all my machines are Millers.

    Insurance? Good luck and get ready to pay up!
    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.
    mdwelding@sbcglobal.net

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the info, Thats interesting about the rounded lens.I was looking at the Jackson's as well, Thanks, Adam
    Webb's Welding and Repair LLC
    MM210 w/a 3035 spoolgun
    Syncrowave 250
    Spectrum 625
    Trialbazer 302 w/HF
    http://webbsweldingandrepair.com/home

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lancaster, Pa
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    Default Speedglas

    I have a Speedglas (3/10) myself and I love it. The only trouble I have is if somebody is running equipment with a flashing yellow light on it, then my helmet acts like a disco light, trys to get in beat with the light. I never used it outside yet so I cannot report on that.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Dewalt Chop Saw
    4" Air Grinder
    Die Grinder
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  5. #5
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    Sep 2005
    Location
    Vernon Ct
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    I used a speedglass back in 1992 for a bunch of years. I came with the tigerhood and it was great.

    After the miller I almost tried the speedglass but the rounded lens cover worried me. It's a lot of money to spend and not like it.

    Hey Jet, want a miller? You pay shipping! If you don't like it send it back. It needs a battery.
    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.
    mdwelding@sbcglobal.net

  6. #6
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    Mike, I sent you a PM
    Webb's Welding and Repair LLC
    MM210 w/a 3035 spoolgun
    Syncrowave 250
    Spectrum 625
    Trialbazer 302 w/HF
    http://webbsweldingandrepair.com/home

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    London, Kentucky
    Posts
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    I have used Miller and Hobart autoadjusting welding headgears, and liked them both. I recently purchased a Speedglas 9002x Flexview, and I love it. When I weld ouside in the sunlight, I do have to adjust the sensitivity to prevent premature autoadjusting.

    Jim


    Hobart LX Welder
    Hobart Handler 180 Mig Welder
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma Cutter
    Victor O/A Torch Outfit
    Harris O/A Torch Outfit
    Various bench and hand held power tools
    Various assorted air tools.
    Welding tables, assorted jigs. etc.

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central IL
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    I've had a Nex-Gen for close to four years now and like it just as much now as the day I got it. Actually more, because I put it in a new Halo-X hood and it's a lot lighter than my old Shadow hood. Has an auto, weld, grind and cut mode so it is a very versatile lens and more adjustment than a Speedglas for sensitivity and delay. Also has four sensors so very, very rarely blinks. I highly recommend it, you won't be disapointed.
    Flash me! I'm a welder.

    American by birth, Union by choice! Boilermakers Local 60

    America is a Union

  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
    Location
    gate city virgina
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    Default hi

    im a novice and beginner in the field but i have a jackson journeyman eqc auto darkening lens and so far it has been great just not to excited bout seeing everything in green but i can look right at any arc and it dont even bother my eyes.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    West GA
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    Default hoods

    I have a miller and a jackson. Out of the two I like the miller elite because it is a lot lighter. i just get the miller about three weeks ago and it so find on here. So if you have the time you can get a good one for about half of a new one.

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