ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
11/19/19 6:27 p.m.

I have a horrible freight flux core welder I got from a buddy.  Its messy but surprisingly more often than not it does the job.

It had a helmet with it, but it has died.  The auto-dim does not dim any more.

 

Suggestions for a new one?  Or is there an easy way to fix this one?  I tried taking it apart, but nothing looks serviceable.

 

I don't spend much time welding at all.  Just want something to protect my eyes.  And preferably not end up in a landfill within a few years.

engiekev
engiekev Reader
3/31/20 7:32 a.m.
Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
3/31/20 7:35 a.m.

The auto dim might just have dead batteries from lack of use. Set it in the sun for a couple of hours and try it again.

My current helmet came from Northern Tool. It was reasonably priced and gets the job done. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
3/31/20 7:41 a.m.

I hate auto-dim helmets.  I mean, I love the concept, but in practise I find them to not always work well.  I use an old, simply, manual helmet I bought for about $20 from Lincoln about 15 years ago.  It never doesn't work.  

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
3/31/20 8:55 a.m.

You had to ask!

 

This sent me off on a search for a new welding helmet cause mine is getting a bit flaky.

 

The Lincoln 3350 is calling my wallet.

 

Pete

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
3/31/20 8:56 a.m.
engiekev said:

This hazard fraught helmet has been pretty sturdy for my use:

https://www.harborfreight.com/welding/welding-accessories/welding-helmets-goggles/blue-design-auto-darkening-welding-helmet-61610.html

I ended up getting this in red (not sure if slightly different or not).

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
3/31/20 9:22 a.m.
NOHOME said:

You had to ask!

 

This sent me off on a search for a new welding helmet cause mine is getting a bit flaky.

 

The Lincoln 3350 is calling my wallet.

 

Pete

Man, that is all the pennies.  

engiekev
engiekev Reader
3/31/20 9:26 a.m.
ProDarwin said:
engiekev said:

This hazard fraught helmet has been pretty sturdy for my use:

https://www.harborfreight.com/welding/welding-accessories/welding-helmets-goggles/blue-design-auto-darkening-welding-helmet-61610.html

I ended up getting this in red (not sure if slightly different or not).

Make sure to pickup the rotary nose picking kit while you're at it

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