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Old 10-19-2009, 07:03 PM
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Default Helmet woes.

Went out and bought a Miller helmet Friday, the one that they came out with when they built the roadster. Fair price, clearance at $220. Took it to work, put on my welding cap, grabbed the helmet and it didn't fit on my head. At the largest setting, it didn't fit. How much can an extra half inch of plastic for the headgear cost? Next up, Optrel.

I suppose I could get a haircut.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:14 PM
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Dale I just maxed out the head gear on my optrel and measured it. It maxes out at 8.5" from front to rear. If you can't fit you mellon in that then a barber might be the only option
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:25 PM
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[QUOTE=pumpertruck;312679

I suppose I could get a haircut.[/QUOTE]

Which one?...
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:22 PM
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My Jackson is almost too small too. Same price range and my mellon is only a 7 1/2"
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:11 PM
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My hats are a 7-5/8. I am at the max on most all ratchet head gear.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:46 PM
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I suppose I could get a haircut.
That option has made a difference for me in the past, as to whether my hard hit fit was tight as hexx, or a tolerable fit.Suspension was always maxed out for adjustment.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:49 PM
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Damn what could be in that head? Sorry couldn't resist.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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Damn what could be in that head? Sorry couldn't resist.
I'm pretty sure it is a honeycombed skull like elephants have. Only been knocked out once and that took a baseball bat from behind.

My youngest son has the same problem. He had a hard time getting his bucket hat stretched out enough in Navy boot camp.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:10 AM
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Usually Miller has a removable rubber cussion type pad in the back side of the head gear, when removed it adds about 1/2 inch to the diameter. Of course if you have to wear it all day then you're gonna want some kind of pad.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:37 PM
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I have this one my fabricator BIL gave me many moons ago which I had of my old FibreMetal. Requires an elastic at the back, elastic go's away you either try to find another elastic or put the old one back. Since I purchased a BWE I didn't need to look for a replacement. I tried to locate this unit on the net but no soap. If you want this one I can send it to you and you can search for an elastic.
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