Choosing tools and equipment is often difficult because you just don’t know which choice is the right one for you. Some tools are more important for the professional than the hobbyist and others work for both. As tools and equipment become more specialized, like fabrication equipment and welders, the choices become even more complicated and the prices become even more varied. I’ve been welding for a very long time and have come to rely on Miller Welding Equipment in my shop. That doesn’t mean that brands like Hobart, Lincoln, and even some of the discount models available today, aren’t great machines for what you are doing in your garage. It all depends on what you are doing, and how often, when choosing welding equipment. Each of the big brands have a variety of offerings for all skill levels and all price points. But what about the other gear? Gloves, jacket, sleeves, and a welding helmet are all things that you are going to have to be very comfortable with and so purchasing them requires some important decision making.
In this video, Andrew from Baker’s Gas walks us though a stack of welding helmets that vary in price dramatically, but that will all work to protect you and allow you to weld as cleanly and efficiently as possible. In addition, you can find links to reviews on these helmets below the video.
I can tell you that I’ve used Miller helmets off and on, and regularly use a Speedglas in my home shop. I’ve had mine for more than 10 years and have never had it fail me. In fact I like it so much that when I did break a part on it I purchased a replacement online instead of buying a completely new helmet. Maybe I’ll spoil myself with something new next year, we’ll just have to see.
Here’s the info on the video.
Baker’s stocks all of the top welding helmets- but we tell you the truth when it comes to how they stack up against one another. Andrew gives you a run down of the top selling helmets and what sets them apart. For a more detailed review of the helmets see the links below:
Crystal 2.0 Review: https://youtu.be/guSaVioJihA Panoramaxx Review: https://youtu.be/4Khsea0O_mc Miller Infiinity Review: https://youtu.be/sWFq-c1k91k ESAB Sentinel Review: https://youtu.be/XC1QhsjTGnA Top welding helmets: https://www.bakersgas.com/weldinghelm… Shop helmets in video: Viking 3350 Black: https://www.bakersgas.com/LINK3034-3…. Miller Elite Black: https://www.bakersgas.com/MIL281000.html Miller Infinity Black Ops: https://www.bakersgas.com/MIL280047.html ESAB Sentinel: https://www.bakersgas.com/ESA07000008… Optrel Panoramaxx: https://www.bakersgas.com/OPT1010000…. Speedglas 9100XXi: https://www.bakersgas.com/NAS711-06-0… Oprtel Crystal: https://www.bakersgas.com/OPT1006900….