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Old 10-22-2009, 05:00 PM
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7-7/8 here, the old style headgear from Speedglas goes plenty big enough. I bought some extra headgears and modify it to fit all of the types of helmets I use.

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Old 10-24-2009, 12:56 PM
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So are heads just getting bigger as we evolve, or is this crew just a bunch of freaks?

I always thought this was a small problem, my head gear barely fits, but if I try to wear a welders cap under it, it fits more like a yarmulke. Perhaps a manuf will read this board and not discriminate against those with large heads
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:46 PM
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Could it be that most of that line is off shore sourced and a china head is smaller than ours? When I had long hair a ball cap was the 4th hole now that it is a buzz cut they are hole number 3???
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:01 PM
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It isn't just headbands. Have any of y'all with big hands tried buying gloves in the last couple of years?
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:49 PM
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Gloves, my ***. Just wait til you have to buy a new import jockstrap.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:09 AM
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Ouch, Cutter. And I thought I had a big Norwegian head.
Charley. Gangsta welder.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:21 PM
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Well my fat head fits nicely into my still almost new helmet.

My size is a 7 3/8 considered in the large sizes and the headgear on this unit goes to 8 1/8 at least by my measurement.

I really like this helmet except for it does not have a setting for longer duration which does not work well when I used the spot feature on the aluminum spoolgun. Had to use the $50 cheapy auto dark.
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