Best Welding Helmets

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Best High-End Welding Helmet

Lincoln Electric VIKING 3350 Welding Helmet

For the welder who demands the best. Ultimate protection for people who need highly reliable, quality PPE. Here’s what we like & don’t like:

Pros:

  • VERY well balanced. Increases comfort and work stamina.
  • 4C optics give you the best visibility I’ve used in a helmet. No more lime green shading!
  • Great for all cutting & welding applications. VERY versatile.
  • Large 12.5 inch viewing screen
  • 3 year warranty
  • Has a low-profile button to switch between grinding mode and welding mode
  • 4 ARC sensors make the lense ultra-responsive and accurate
  • Solar cell recharges battery passively
  • Works well with a hard hat
  • Shade range 5-13

Cons:

  • The headgear has a lot going on and can be hard to set up. It will take some time to adjust and readjust to fit correctly.

Best Mid-Priced Welding Helmet

Hobart 770890 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet

The Hobart 770890 is a fantastic helmet for the price. Very sturdy with good viewing area. Clear views for both grinding and welding alike. Here’s what we liked (and didn’t) about the helmet.

Pros:

  • Grind mode and welding mode give you the right protection and visibility you need for the job
  • Large 9.3 square inch viewing area
  • 4 ARC sensors make the lense ultra-responsive and accurate
  • Solar panels help charge the battery passively
  • Sturdy helmet built to last
  • Very reasonable price for the features offered.

Cons:

  • A little on the heavier side
  • Has an unusual batter type. Order in advance so you have a spare on hand!

YESWELDER LYG-M800H Welder Mask

Good helmet for the price. It may not be great for daily use, but it’s a great bargain for the hobbyist, beginner, or those in school.

Pros:

  • Darkens up to 13 to suit all welding needs
  • Dual solar panels help charge the battery in various positions
  • Clear view to help you see the ARC
  • Comes with 3 replacement lenses and replacement battery
  • Good value for the hobby welder

Cons:

  • A little on the heavier side
  • Delay is longer than our other recommendations
  • People report that it is not as durable as our other recommendations.

Best Value Welding Helmet

Antra Auto Darkening Welding Helmet AH7-360-0000

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For the hobbyist or beginner. If you are learning to weld and not exposed to harsh climates, this helmet could be for you! Here’s what we think…

Pros:

  • Great for the budget shopper
  • Good clarity for the price
  • Solar panels for passive batter recharging
  • Shade range from 4/5-13
  • Works for all types of welding
  • On the lighter side
  • Good hood to learn with

Cons:

  • Good for hobbyists with occasional use. Several reports that daily use is not recommended.
  • Viewing area on the smaller side