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HF Auto-darkening helmet

Discussion in 'Tools and Fabrication' started by joyRidaz, May 28, 2016.

  1. Coolerman

    Coolerman SILVER Star

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    Jan 5, 2004
    Paint Lick, KY
    I'm also in the HF camp. :D

    I have had my HF hood for over 5 years, and never had to replace the battery. It is the solar one and I leave it in a southwest facing window in my shop so it is always charged when I grab it. I use a 3.0X magnifier lens in it AND wear my reading glasses under it so I can see the weld.

    That being said I am considering moving "up" to an Everlast welder that can do Tig, Mig and Stick (Tig is lift start only no high frequency)
    So I guess I will be in the market for a new hood if the older HF hood can not do Tig...
  2. gregnash

    gregnash GuiltyByAssociation SILVER Star

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    Nov 4, 2011
    Carson City, NV
    For me the time is coming pretty quickly where I am going to replace the HF hood. I find that I am always having to adjust my position because I cannot see very well in the small viewing area. Other than that, the want for a larger viewing area, the hood does great.