View Full Version : Welding helmut for MIG


12-07-2006, 02:49 PM
Welding helmut for MIG.. Any recommendations?? Do the cheaper Northern Tool auto darking units work as well at the $200 units??

Phil V
12-07-2006, 03:40 PM
I have a $49.00 Harbor Freight auto darkening helmet that works great for me.

12-07-2006, 05:23 PM
I have a $49.00 Harbor Freight auto darkening helmet that works great for me.

Concur. Only I think I paid 75 for mine on sale a few years ago.

12-07-2006, 06:40 PM
I also have the Harbor Freight $49 helmet. No complaints. If you don't have one around you they have a website.

Jayson M
12-07-2006, 07:29 PM
Check out [url]www.accustrike.com. They sell a welding helmet that you can open and close the shutter with your chin.It's about $75 and money well spent,it gives you an extra hand to work with.

12-07-2006, 09:50 PM
Great info, thanks to all

12-09-2006, 10:58 AM
I second the accustrike. I just don't like the auto darkening hoods, I have tried many of them and don't like them. In fact, I got sick of bringing my accustrike home so I bought a new one for work just recently so my old one could come home. :)

I have to say that the new one has couple of improvements. That and being my old one was used for about 12 years regularly, I am blown away at how good this helmet fits and works. I thought my old one was nice, but it was showing it's age. This new one fits like a glove!



12-12-2006, 07:01 AM
I really like the auto-darkening helment when working in tight areas such as fender wells and such. I would not go back to the non-darkening ones I used to use.