Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Neosho Mo
    Posts
    68

    Default new auto darkening hood

    I'm gonna buy another hood soon and would appreciate yalls opinions on the pros and cons of the different respective hoods out there. Try to convince me to buy your preference. Thanks!
    Last edited by fencemaker; 10-07-2013 at 10:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    884

    Default

    Look at the three sold by HTP. Available either on their website or eBay. I have a Jackson NexGen, and prefer this one to my Jackson.

    http://www.usaweld.com/Striker-Steal.../90130-csv.htm

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Central CA
    Posts
    781

    Default Auto on

    Make sure it has auto on/off. I can't understand why the manufactures even make a manual on hood.
    My Jackson is manual on and so is my Miller Digital Elite.
    I bought the Miller Digital and love it, it's always on, and you never get flashed.
    In the pickup it's an old school hood, with diffent shades lens to change out, no room for more than one hood.
    Good Luck,
    Bob
    Millermatic 252 w/30A
    Big Blue Air Pak
    Ellis 3000 Band Saw
    Trailblazer 302 Air Pak w/ Wireless Remote
    8-RC
    Dynasty 200 DX
    XMT 350 MPa w/S-74 MPa Plus
    Millermatic 211
    Passport Plus
    Spectrum 625 X-TREME
    Lincoln SA-200 Blue Tint Red Face '63
    2-Lincoln SA-200 Red Face '68
    SA-200 Black Face '59
    SA-200 Green Lite '84
    SA-200 Green Lite '80
    SA-200 Red Face '69
    SA-200 Red Face '66
    SA-200 Green Lite '81
    '70 Black Face Round Barrel

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Neosho Mo
    Posts
    68

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Miller:312742
    Make sure it has auto on/off. I can't understand why the manufactures even make a manual on hood.
    My Jackson is manual on and so is my Miller Digital Elite.
    I bought the Miller Digital and love it, it's always on, and you never get flashed.
    In the pickup it's an old school hood, with diffent shades lens to change out, no room for more than one hood.
    Good Luck,
    Bob
    Which jackson hood do you have Bob? I really like the shape of jackson hoods they keep fire off of me better then any other I have used. I have a Jackson old school hood with passive lense that I use predominantly all the time and prefer, but I've been working with another guy part time that does not pay much attention and he will burn my eyes out if I don't watch it so I'm going to buy an auto darkener. another thing I really like about Jackson hood is how comfortable there headgear are as opposed to Miller,, Lincoln, and other hoods

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fencemaker View Post
    I'm gonna buy another hood soon and would appreciate yalls opinions on the pros and cons of the different respective hoods out there. Try to convince me to buy your preference. Thanks!
    I just ordered the new hood from Esab. Tried it out at my LWS. It has a large viewing area and the new technology that shows the colors great through the lens. My Miller shows everything as green. My Arc One is red. The Esab lets you actually see different colors, not just shades. Kinda pricey, but I like it. And it has some kind of anti-distortion tech-the filter works regardless of the angle you look through the lense.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 82

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.