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Old 04-10-2011, 12:57 PM
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I have a chance to buy a used Speedglas 9002x welding hood
for $150 asking price. What are your feelings on this hood? any good? It is an older model but in good working order with extra lenes for outside and in.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:15 PM
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I have one, and have been generally very happy with it, however the "friction clutch" style they use to hold the helmet in place (when you flip it up/down) don't work that well when they are new, and even worse with some use on them. I got on ebay and replaced my headgear with one from a jackson helmet, that uses "detents" to hold it in place. Cost me $19 and I couldn't be happier having done so.
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It is a excellent helmet but I have the same problem with head gear
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:07 PM
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thanks for the information.I guess I will take a look at it, try the head gear out and make an offer accordingly. what do you guys think its worth in good shape? He is asking $150. He is also a semi retired welder and I am hoping I can talk him into giving me some tutoring, Im willing to pay him some, to help improve my now barely existent skills or lack there of to me more accurate lol
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I have one, and have been generally very happy with it, however the "friction clutch" style they use to hold the helmet in place (when you flip it up/down) don't work that well when they are new, and even worse with some use on them. I got on ebay and replaced my headgear with one from a jackson helmet, that uses "detents" to hold it in place. Cost me $19 and I couldn't be happier having done so.
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It is a excellent helmet but I have the same problem with head gear
I have/had a least 10 of the Speedglas helmets, of various models, I think they are the best helmet on the market and I guess I'm only one who has never had a problem with the headgear.


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Old 04-10-2011, 03:45 PM
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My big head and 20" neck make adding leather sides. The added weight makes the clutch wear out faster. Otherwise I like the helmet.

Greenbuggy,
I would be real interested to hear how you made the Jackson modification.
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I have/had a least 10 of the Speedglas helmets, of various models, I think they are the best helmet on the market and I guess I'm only one who has never had a problem with the headgear.


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Jack, just out of curiosity. How come 10 helmets? I've had the same one for almost 4 years now and it was/is used just about every other day.

What ended up going wrong with them?
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My welding helmet is that old if you gave it a handpiece it could do my job .Must be close to 30yrs old
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I have 2 of them because I got tired of having to drag it home from work when I only had one. I guess the headgear is seems to be as good as the one in my Miller hood. The Speedglas headgear I did replace was because I accidently broke the band by tossing a heavy object on it. I will continue to buy Speedglas from now on.
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Jack, just out of curiosity. How come 10 helmets? I've had the same one for almost 4 years now and it was/is used just about every other day.

What ended up going wrong with them?
Jennifer,

Some women buy shoes, some member here buy handguns like popcorn, I collect welding helmets. I traded in a few of the older models on the newer SL models, I have 7 in the shop, 3 in the service truck, 1 at the race shop and a few others (non Speedglas) scattered around at my brothers and a friends shop. The only requirement is all black, no logos or decals.


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