|Item Weight||2.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 11.3 x 10 inches|
|Item model number||770700|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Hobart 770700 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
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- Lightweight 1.1 lb (515 g) Polyamide Shell
- Ratcheting headgear with sweatband, hard hat adapter compatible
- Accepts standard 2" x 4 1/4" magnifying lenses
- 5 outside and 2 inside clear plastic protective lens included
- Additional plastic lens available see Hobart #770493
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I had been using a "cheap" lincoln auto-darkening hood while developing primarily my MIG welding skills, the helmet offered mediocre performance. The price was not much less than the hobart, but I quickly purchased it at Lowes/Home Depot.
During the past year, as I have become much more serious about welding and developing my TIG skills. I have been mentored along by a talented fabricator. During this period I have primarily used his Mountain auto-darkening hood. The Mountain offered much better auto-darkening performance, which of course allowed the user to focus on welding.
While searching for a new "professional" level helmet, similar to the Mountain I had been borrowing, I found the Hobart 770700 on Amazon for an amazing price. Both my more experienced peers/co-workers and myself have been impressed by the quality of the Hobart, the accuracy of the auto-darkening adjustability and the overall feel. I don't think I could be more happy given the price and performance. I don't like to emphasize the affect of a safety device on workmanship. However, in this situation the Hobart 770700 has offered ergonomics, auto-darkening performance and protection that has allowed me to focus on producing better welds. Given the less than $100 price of the Hobart it is a great necessity I would recommend to any welder.
Tested the helmet with very low current mig welding and shade set to "9", perfect and fast darkening even with lowest current, welding poodle clear viewable, markings on material even so, with a stick electrode of 4,5 Mm, I tried the shade "13" setting, fast reaction but a little to dark, lowered to "12", and again clear sight of poodle and material markings.The grind function and the exchangeable power cell is nice extra functions for a helmet with this low price.
The head harness is easy adjustable and keep the adjustments also when moving the mask a lot up and down.
The helmet feels, once adjusted, very light and is easy to work with, was using reading glasses inside the helmet without any problems.
Bought from Amazon, fast shipping and OK packing
Side note: I have a auto-dark helmet costing much more that must be turned on to use the auto-dark feature. Having to stop, take off my gloves to turn the hood 'on' is very annoying. THIS Hobart helmet does not need turning on!! Just put it on your head and go to work! LOVE IT!.
Now, stop looking and hit the purchase button for this helmet!
Larry the bald guy
*welding 46yrs, all metals, all processes, all the time
The auto dim performs good enough. I've been flashed plenty of times and flashing is not so bad... it's like getting hit with a bright LED light in dark, which takes a few seconds to recover. I think in the next year or two I'll buy a more sensitive helmet and have this Hobart as my back up. I definitely recommend an auto dimming, even when you are starting to learn to weld like me. Having the helmet on as you're striking the electrode makes learning faster and easier. I also recommend getting a "cheater" lens or a 150x or 200x magnifier lens because you really need to see the molten puddle and how it's setting.
Good luck everyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mucj better than my old Norther Hydraulics el cheapo model.Published 18 months ago by Dennis L. Odoms
After reading all the reviews, I settled on this helmet(partly because of the Hobart name) and I'm not disappointed. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Dogmom
It works. I have been using it work, it has not failed or have I been flashed by it not darkening fast enough, The head gear fits well and the helmet is not heavy during extended... Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by Jim
Works great for a non-professional welder. Good value. Works as advertised. Well made and solid helmet. I had no problems right out of the box.Published on October 3, 2013 by intlaero
On my second use, I tried using this helmet, and it would not auto darken when striking an arc. Pulled the battery and still over 3 volts, tried all the adjustments, and nothing. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by REALLY????
I bought this helmet for my brother as "payment" for help with a welding project. His helmet didn't always auto-darken. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by D. Chesavage
The helmet does a decent job while welding, the autodark feature works as advertised, but...
The rest of the helmet is pretty chintzy. Read more