Choose the helmet for welding

In this article, I will talk to you about how to choose the helmet for welding https://toolsngoods.com/best-budget-welding-helmets/. As I already told you in the article on PPE for welding, the helmet is a fundamental element, an accessory you cannot do without if you want to work safely.

Welcome back to the blog of steadily.com, the first Italian site on do-it-yourself welding.

In this article, I will talk to you about how to choose the helmet for welding https://toolsngoods.com/best-budget-welding-helmets/. As I already told you in the article on PPE for welding, the helmet is a fundamental element, an accessory you cannot do without if you want to work safely.

TYPES OF HELMETS FOR WELDING

There are basically two types of helmet:

  • Traditional welding helmet
  • Automatic darkening welding helmet

Traditionally, the  welder’s helmet is equipped with a tinted glass visor and is the classic helmet that old welders used to move it every time between welds.

The one with automatic dimming is certainly more modern and, as the name implies, is equipped with a self-darkening viewer.

SELF-DARKENING WELDING HELMET

The self-darkening welder helmet is certainly a choice dictated by comfort and the desire to work safely and efficiently.

In fact, the mere fact of having the possibility to hold the helmet without always having to lift it to see where you are going to weld is a great advantage and a considerable time saving.

Furthermore there is the possibility to adjust the level of dimming.

In fact, the viewer is transparent when it is not welding, like normal glass, and darkens when the welding arc starts.

This degree of darkening of the viewer is measured in DIN ranging from 6 to 13.

Level 6 to 9 is used for low amperage welding such as MIG welding and TIG welding.

DIN 9 to 13, on the other hand, are used to protect against high amperage welding and high thicknesses.

The screen is a photosensitive liquid crystal which, thanks to sensors, recognizes the light source and darkens the glass in a few milliseconds.

Then it becomes transparent again in a fraction of time adjustable by the operator.

Your hobby level helmets usually have 2 sensors while in professional welder helmets there are 3 or 4.

On some models it is also possible to adjust the sensitivity so that the helmet does not darken when another operator working nearby triggers his welding arc.

These self-darkening viewers can only be powered by batteries that can be replaced, or by replaceable rechargeable batteries and integrated solar cells that recharge the batteries themselves thanks to the sunlight.

So you also get an ecological helmet!

CHOOSE THE HELMET TO WELD

The choice of helmet must therefore be made based on the type of visor, but not only.

In fact, I recommend that you also consider the width of this viewer because when we work we must have the best possible view to keep the pieces to be welded under control.

I also recommend that you wear a helmet when you choose it to check its weight, strength and comfort.

A light, yet sturdy and comfortable helmet allows us to work several hours without getting too tired.

Obviously, in addition to protecting ourselves from ultraviolet and infrared rays, we must also consider the size of the mask that will have to protect our skin from the splashes that are released from welding.

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES

  • My old VALEX helmet
  • My helmet nuoco Arroweld
  • More TACKLIFE examples
  • or TELWIN

CONCLUSIONS

If you are a type who cares about aesthetics, you can choose from many shapes and colors, designs and various patterns.

But don’t forget to put safety first when you sell and you will see that the fun will be guaranteed.

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