American Welding Society Forum
I'll stick with the auto lenses in my hoods. As far as the autos not working in the cold, it was -15 workin in MN last winter an never had any problems with mine. Plus the hood looks flimsy and would melt pretty quick if you got against somethin hot. Plus, I'd have copenhagen spit runnin down my chin from openin an closin my mouth all the time. lol
my friend has a large farm and does a bunch of his own stuff, well as farmers do. He likes it alot but told me he's not much of a welder so it helps so he can get the stick close then close the hood. Looks pretty neat, I did some research on it and cheaper than auto's, made in USA. Love my pancake though and the more I'm out welding in the sun the more I hate the traditional hood.
cummingsguy you have a pancake?? I'm kinda thinking of getting one. I really think they'd be greta to eliminate the glare for behind you. Which brand do you have??
Thanks and this chin shield has a fan inside it as well to help circulate the air but yeah you would think you're jaw would tired from this
Chris I have a Wendy's pancake. Love it and comparing by looks online I'd have no other. Plus it's been dropped off a 8 foot step ladder several times and just like a Timex, keeps on tickin'.
Thanks I'm currious of the depth of the pocket to get?? i think the one they call the Chita can take a regular lense or some autodarks and this is the one i thought of getting
looks like your jaw would hurt after awhile
I guess the idea is to keep your head down, your mouth shut and weld. I looks kinda cool but I use my auto darkening helmet with the cutting torch and a clear lense is no good for that.
interesting Idea, it makes sense but I would prefer to stick to my auto darkening hood. I would almost rather have the same chin switch activate an auto darkening hood in some sort of "manual mode"
it looks like it would be good for the shop that they filmed it in but not in the field. i'll take my pancake any day!
p.s. i would be in the same boat as tighand with the whole copenhagen drool haha!
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