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 9100 is designed for optimal comfort and protection. The 9100 helmets have a smooth up-and-down pivot action that gently locks in the ‘up’ position, and the suspension keeps the helmet closer to user’s head – making the helmet feel lighter, more stable and balanced at all times. The 9100 helmet also includes Shade 5 Side Windows, to allow you to see others working around you, and solid inserts to block the windows out when needed.
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!