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  • Argh! Torn between options!

    Okay, Okay, I know it sounds dramatic but its not.

    I am trying to find a scondary hood for out of place work or straight welding without needing to grind and cut.

    I have a Titanium 9400I that I love dearly, I have welded with it for a year and then some and built a lot of stuff with it.

    I want a helmet or maybe goggles that are really light, my Titanium is heavy and is a pain to work on stuff under me, like if I am in a lint trap on a ladder having to weld in braces to keep $hit from falling apart and I am above the weld having to look down or lay down, its just heavy and uncomfortable, or I am in a ceiling somewhere welding in braces and I keep slamming my helmet into the braces around me.

    When fabbing in the shop, its awesome. Got the grind shield and its fast and great BUT for those jobs, like the one I am going to in an hour, where I have to weld on a site and its not super comfy and roomy and I slam my helmet into everything around me to get my wits around myself I want to have something else I can bring.

    This all started when I picked up a digital performance after I left my hood at a job site and noticed how light it was in comparison and I want something light to bring with me on smaller jobs. I know there's 200+ helmets out there but I would like something light but digital, I was even thinking about Millers goggles because those are really light but I don't know how good the body protection is considering it only really hides your eyes. I actually was really considering Millers goggles but wanted to see what else was out there.

    if there's a welder, there's a way

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    A Golden Gorilla.....???

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    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

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    • #3
      Or Maybe one of these................??

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      *******************************************
      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        Originally posted by H80N View Post
        A Golden Gorilla.....???

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        **** H80N, you have a 3D printer??
        Richard
        West coast of Florida

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ltbadd View Post

          **** H80N, you have a 3D printer??
          Nope.... those are off the shelf.... chinee............found them on the net
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          *******************************************
          The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

          My Blue Stuff:
          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
          Millermatic 200

          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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          • #6
            I've used the Miller hood with the auto dark. There great when it's like it was today, 25° and 30mph winds. Not so much when it's 100° and humid.

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            • #7
              http://m.northerntool.com/products/s...9139_200669139

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              • #8
                Ya know.... Not really what I had in mind...........
                if there's a welder, there's a way

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                • #9
                  I have the digital elite it's light and works flawless but it's relatively bulky and I just can't stick my head into those real tight spots. The Miller goggles with the cloth hood sounds like the correct choice for you in this case. It's almost as cool as those Star Wars hoods.

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                  • #10
                    Have actually heard some good things about the Save Phace Welding Helmet in tight places.....

                    Don't know about the Captain America Graphics though... plain black would be my preference
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                    *******************************************
                    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                    My Blue Stuff:
                    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                    Dynasty 200DX
                    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                    Millermatic 200

                    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                    • #11
                      I think Oldgrandad is right on this one, mainly because I have been trying to sell myself on those goggles since they first came out. Now I am just getting so tired of lugging my helmet around and slapping everything around me and fearing its going to fall down and break and all these things. For bigger fab work like all day projects where grinding, cutting, plasma cutting, welding, more grinding etc. and it would get really messy, sure. Put the titanium on and let it rip but for these small 1-2 hour jobs I think the goggles would come in handy...

                      as a plus point, I would be the first to have them where I work..... hot $hit.
                      if there's a welder, there's a way

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                      • #12
                        The Weld-Mask Auto-Darkening goggles would be the best bet.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I am pretty much sold, planning on the amazon Saturday delivery...... Need to have a word with the wife
                          if there's a welder, there's a way

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                          • #14
                            That goggle hood thing is like birth control for weldors. No way are you getting any hot chics with that thing. <br />
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                            Have you learned nothing this far? Dadgum Scandinavians...<br />
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                            Seriously, I too have heard solid things about the save phace hoods...light weight, low volume....I may get one. As much as I like the Captain America motif, I think the all black is also more my style. You can even get it in matte black and ready to accept your own fancy schmancy paint job if you like. After reading up on them last night, I think the Gen Y is my answer.

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                            • #15
                              Okay, you got me interested.

                              I am looking..... What is the whole 180 degree vision about?
                              if there's a welder, there's a way

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