I can’t even count the number of posts we’ve made on this site about welding helmets, but I will drive home the point again. They’re important, and can be quite stylish too, but that’s beside the point.
What one really needs to know about welding helmets (apart from the fact that you need them to protect your beautiful eyes), is how to pick them. That’s important too.
I just found this article online over at Welding Magazine:
Welding Helmets – What you need to know before you buy
On the job or in the garage, every welder needs protection to prevent eye damage.
As a general rule, spending more on a welding helmet will increase comfort, improve your welding ability, result in higher quality welds and ensure your safety.
Unfortunately, selecting a helmet can be confusing if you’re not familiar with the latest auto-darkening lens technology and national safety standards.
This article will help you sort through the clutter and point out the most important things to consider before investing in this important piece of safety gear, while showcasing some of the industry’s top trends and designs.