Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, Black/Orange, Digital Elite, 3, 5 to 8 / 8 to 13 Lens Shade
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|Brand Name||Miller Electric|
|Number of Items||1|
|Part Number||257 217|
|Size||3-4/5 inches x 2-2/5 inches|
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The auto darkening welding helmet is of nylon construction and it includes lithium batteries, magnifying lens holder, 5 outside and 2 inside cover lenses and helmet bag. It is of series - digital elite. Hazardous material.
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The one thing I've noticed is that, if you're watching someone else weld from a distance of even a few feet, it's likely that the helmet won't darken. To solve this, when I'm observing others, I just crank up the sensitivity so that even the lights in the room darken the lens, and then it works just like a fixed shade helmet.
Realistically, if I were to do it again, I'd probably save a few bucks and get one level down in the Miller line (Digital Performance). It doesn't have the X-Mode, but I haven't had much luck with that mode. I thought it may solve the problem I mentioned above about observing others, but it doesn't seem to help the situation. The Digital Performance also has one fewer arc sensors and a slightly smaller lens, but those factors don't matter too much for my purposes. If you go down to the Digital Pro Hobby helmet, you also lose to cut mode, which is pretty handy if you ever do plasma cutting.