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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    I'm sort of interested in trying those save phase hoods, but not because of whatever they are in the optical clarity realm, but because of the low volume in size. Probably make it a little easier maneuvering around under a dash board welding a little whatchacall on some roll cage. They also have a wide viewing lens around the auto darkening cartridge. My favorite LWS doesn't carry them and one of the others isn't easy to deal with, so I doubt they'll let me take one on a test drive. Has anyone used one of those hoods?
    I had never heard of them before this... interesting though.....

    http://www.savephace.com/Welding

    Still using my 10 year old Miller Big Window Elite...

    Darned thing keeps on going... just have to pop in new batteries every couple of years...

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  • ryanjones2150
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    I'm sort of interested in trying those save phase hoods, but not because of whatever they are in the optical clarity realm, but because of the low volume in size. Probably make it a little easier maneuvering around under a dash board welding a little whatchacall on some roll cage. They also have a wide viewing lens around the auto darkening cartridge. My favorite LWS doesn't carry them and one of the others isn't easy to deal with, so I doubt they'll let me take one on a test drive. Has anyone used one of those hoods?
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  • snowbird
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    Prices are definitely higher in Canada, i checked some hoods on amazon.com and the same on amazon.ca.... It's like our dollar is worth .50 cents us.

    An American friend might be priceless

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  • H80N
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    Here is an article from "The Fabricator" that explains it..

    1+1+1+1 = Clarity


    Everything you need to know about autodarkening helmet optical clarity

    PRACTICAL WELDING TODAY® JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015


    http://www.thefabricator.com/article...-1-1-1-clarity

    Last edited by H80N; 08-12-2015, 03:45 PM.

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  • Welder1990
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    Apparently the en378 4 digit rating isn't an American thing even though Lincoln uses it so maybe I will call up.miller but before I drop 300+ bucks on a lid I'm making sure it has top of the line clarity. I don't care what names on my hood might end up buying a lincoln but they seem to cost more in Canada.

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  • Welder1990
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    Apparently the en378 4 digit rating isn't an American thing even though Lincoln uses it so maybe I will call up.miller but before I drop 300+ bucks on a lid I'm making sure it has top of the line clarity.

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  • tommy2069
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    don't know about optical clarity but I see pretty good out of my elite it's never let me down other than batteries going dead once a year. I keep spare batteries in my glove box. if anyone was wondering what batteries fit the elites I always buy energizer 2450's they work with no problem

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  • Welder1990
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    Optical clarity rating

    Alright how's everyone one? Good? That's nice.

    Yes this is another helmet thread but it's a bit different couldn't find anything in the search so I'm askin. Welding helmets have an optical clarity rating the best being 1/1/1/1 the worst being 3/3/3/3. My optrel **** the bed and I want a new auto good still keep a pipeliner as back up. But auto hoods are handy dandy. I'm looking at a miller digital performance but miller doesn't seem to advertise there optical clarity rating and of really love to know what it is because that's the number one make or break thing for me and an auto hood. Much thanks to any man or women who can help me out.
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