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Old 04-01-2006, 06:08 PM
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funny I use the 10 gold in my old jackson tooo
Mee too. Flip lens Jackson,#10 gold lens hard to beat, but that Speedglas is nice too
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:17 PM
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I have found the # 11 shade is about as low as I can go when using the gold lenses (which I like as well), for sure they provide an excellent look at the weld, but the increase in perceived light is noticeable.

The 'full' lens 'galaxy' model is what I like for tig :
http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...rel.htm#galaxy
Its super light and comfortable + cheap (relatively)

I do I have a mucho expensive 'Satellite', which is used mainly for Mig welding, it has been an excellent helmet.

You should buy the Arc-one Viper with one of their bigger auto-dark lenses- I have been looking at their ad in Practical welding

Take one for the team and finance some consumer testing :evil:
http://www.arc1weldsafe.com/variable...lxtremehelmets
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:51 PM
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......I have a Huntsman 411P, sounds like the same description, fiber with rivets......
Same one, just has the smaller window. Best hood made IMO. Light in weight to boot. You just need to add a little neck protector.
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:09 AM
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I have the Huntsman 430p with the flip-up lens. Love the rivets. cutter, a lot of times your hood is on and your not welding so if it falls down or slips off your head when you bend over and you kick it into next week it dont matter if you can see thru it or not the current huntsman headgear has knobs on the side and I hate that. I had an old hood for years that I had tacked the screws at the perfect tension and never had to adjust it.Wish they still made that style.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:00 PM
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I got this Lincoln Ultrashade "silver" as a freebie with a since departed PT185. It is solar-powered, lightweight and has a comfy headband. I usually use it for TIG. I am still in the habit of flipping it up after the weld.

An "old" Jackson 4x4 lives on the MIG machine and is used there and the only problem with it was the pivots had to be rebuilt for a couple bucks. #5 faceshield lives on the plasma cutter.
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:32 AM
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Same one, just has the smaller window. Best hood made IMO. Light in weight to boot. You just need to add a little neck protector.
Does your beard get caught in the rivets //
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:12 PM
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I prefer my Jackson Shadow over anything else I have tried. It is sturdy and compact, allowing me to wedge my face into anywhere I need to be and just rest my upper body weight against it. A year or so ago I put a number 12 gold filter plate in it, mainly for arc welding. Lately I found it to be way to dark, mainly for 45 amp tig welding, especially when wearing sunglasses. So I dug up an old number 10 gold plate and it made a world of difference in being able to see the joint. The head gear on the shadow isn't fantastic, but it's tolerable. I have heard rumors that they will be updating/improving the head gear this year, and if so, thats when I plan on purchasing a NexGen autodarkening helmet.
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