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  1. #1
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    Default Cool belt and band

    guys,
    have any of you tried the coolbelt or coolband sold by miller ?
    summer is here and im looking for some heat relief and want some input before i buy anything..
    thanks
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  2. #2
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    no one has bought one of these products from miller ?
    i wish the local supply shop would rent them out for trial before actually having to purchase a unit and find out they are not that good.
    thanks
    SyncrowaveŽ 200
    Lincoln AC/DC 225/125
    Lincoln Weld Pak 100 wire feed

  3. #3
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    Default

    do a review search on the web or be the first to report on the item. miller is not exactly well known for making junk.

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    Default cool band

    A guy I used to work with had one he did not like it. He said it dried his eyes out but he wore contacts also. I thought it worked pretty good for it's size and will probably buy one this summer
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    Default Cool Band

    We purchased approximately 80 units of the Cool Band and added them to the Miller Elite welding helmet for our welders. We had good results with the helmet but had four units with issues; (1) One unit had a small fire in the charging base unit for the battery, (2) two units had issues with the batteries failing to take a charge, and (1) unit just plain quit working.

    I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate the cool band as a 6 or 7. It is really nice when you are in a hot environment to have the extra air in your helmet. It does lower your temperature inside your helmet and will reduce operator fatigue but given that I had an issue with 5% of the product we purchased I would have to take a few points off.

    I will say that Miller did fully back their product and gave immediate replacement of the failed units, so that is a huge plus.

  6. #6
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    thanks so much for your input.... every afternoon i think i will be trying one soon, especially when july and august get here....
    i still wish i could rent one for a day or two to try out before actually buying a unit.

    thanks again


    Quote Originally Posted by CloverField View Post
    We purchased approximately 80 units of the Cool Band and added them to the Miller Elite welding helmet for our welders. We had good results with the helmet but had four units with issues; (1) One unit had a small fire in the charging base unit for the battery, (2) two units had issues with the batteries failing to take a charge, and (1) unit just plain quit working.

    I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate the cool band as a 6 or 7. It is really nice when you are in a hot environment to have the extra air in your helmet. It does lower your temperature inside your helmet and will reduce operator fatigue but given that I had an issue with 5% of the product we purchased I would have to take a few points off.

    I will say that Miller did fully back their product and gave immediate replacement of the failed units, so that is a huge plus.
    SyncrowaveŽ 200
    Lincoln AC/DC 225/125
    Lincoln Weld Pak 100 wire feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by FABMAN View Post
    thanks so much for your input.... every afternoon i think i will be trying one soon, especially when july and august get here....
    i still wish i could rent one for a day or two to try out before actually buying a unit.

    thanks again
    I have had the Coolband now for two weeks. It is quiet and I think will prove to be useful. Also, it is well balanced so the extra weight is not an issue (only 17 oz.). Not two pounds as some have said.

    The weather here has not heated up so I really have not been able to properly evaluate the CoolBand.

    Time will tell.

    Griff

  8. #8
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    Default cool belt

    Hey have you been using your cool belt; and how has it been working for you? Is your hood removable so you can go from a hood to a face shield?

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