This new 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Filter 9100XXi was designed to let welders spend more time concentrating on the job, and spend less time adjusting their ADFs. When you can’t make out all the details or distinguish colors through the auto-darkening filter of your welding shield, it can make welding more challenging. Now, a new auto-darkening filter (ADF) from 3M – incorporating next-generation optics and simplified controls – gives welders a more detailed and realistic view of the workpiece, with less of the greenish “night vision” look associated with conventional ADFs.
The 9100XXi ADF is compatible with all welding helmets in the 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Series 9100. However, outside access to its grinding and memory modes requires the silver front panel included with the 9100XXi ADF kit. This panel can only be used with Speedglas helmets 9100, 9100-Air and 9100-QR.
How's your close up vision?
To be the best welder you can be you may need to use a "Cheater Lens" -- or "Magnifying Lens"
Not sure which Magnifying lens to choose? check out this Technical Focus Paper written by Arc-Zone founder Jim Watson Choosing Welding Helmets and Goggles (.pdf) We think you will find it interesting and informative!