Review Of Electronic Welding Helmet From Harbor Freight ~ by Old Sneelock’s Workshop

Review Of Electronic Welding Helmet From Harbor Freight ~ by Old Sneelock’s Workshop


Guts & Bourbon – music Hi I’m Old Sneelock Welcome to another episode of Old Sneelock’s Workshop I’m going to have to get one of those electronic helmets. Cause this one Though it works fine For Stick Welding Is not allowing me to hold my head in the proper position To do a good job of welding. After my attempt to weld the fan wheel With the other welding helmet I decided I needed to have an electronic helmet. And wouldn’t you know Harbor Freight had a sale on electronic welding helmets. Auto Darken Now this one is a Chicago Electric Welding Auto darkening weld helmet with Blue Flame Design I don’t think the Blue Flame makes it work any better, But it came with it for $39.00 bucks. Cheaper than the one without the Blue Flame. Okay I got a Blue Flame We used these at Demmer But the guys bought better ones They bought Jackson, or Lincoln, or Miller, welding helmets Harbor Freight has been reviewed on several Different websites The assumption is that this works okay. Takes a little bit of fiddling to get the adjustments right There’s supposed to be stops on Helmet so it only comes down so far. Course these aren’t flipping back and forth as much. So maybe it’s not as big of a problem But I can see enough See well enough to do the work. Even with the Which is the whole idea of the thing. Welding helmet worked pretty good but I’m going to have to come up with some place to keep it so it doesn’t get damaged I imagine if it gets dirty it’s going to stop working quite as well. But I was pleased with it. For an inexpensive welding helmet it actually did a pretty good job. This one Ah.. Had some Has some of the better bells and whistles on it. Than the other ones There was a Ah… 1/250,000 second Has a much faster reaction time than the one that is the next step up. In the price range. But only because this one was on sale. It’s an ANSI Z87 1-2003 TZA 294.3 VARIABLE SHADE 4 thru 9 It’s a shade 4 when it’s not on And a 9 through 13 when it is. I had it set about 11 1/2 I was very happy with it. It worked quite well. And it’s light weight too. I’ve used some of the old Flip front welding helmets. Which were nice. I mean You could flip the front up and not have to take the whole welding helmet off. But they got heavy. This one is really, really, light. Celtic Impulse – music

12 thoughts on “Review Of Electronic Welding Helmet From Harbor Freight ~ by Old Sneelock’s Workshop

  1. I have their plain looking cheaper one and I like it ..I have used it for a year now I like that the dark adjustment knob is easy to grab and turn when I want to change it

  2. The blue flame matches your outfit. Nice. I always slobbered mine up so I just held it. But I'm not a real welder either. Just a wannabe sometimes but not lately.

  3. I am a huge fan of this welding helmet. I purchased it for shop welding a school. Mig and Tig welding. Has worked very well and comfortable.

  4. Vladimir Cvetkoski  says "I would like to sell this helmet on Welders Corner."
    I don't own the rights to sell these. They are sold by Harbor Freight. I imagine you could contact the manufacturer.

  5. seeing the pic of the shed I thought for sure that there wood be a stall inside with a horse named ED telling you how to weld !

  6. seeing the pic of the shed I thought for sure that there wood be a stall inside with a horse named ED telling you how to weld !

  7. Great vid, just picked up one of these this eve. The helmet looks to be made very well. Excited to try it out. Have a $285 Miller hood that has all the bells, not sure which of the two will be better , the Miller is great but very heavy on your head. I highly recommend using a good set of welding gloves to cover your for arms from UV and sparks. Also the as a bald guy myself, I love using the cotton welding hats between my noggin and the hood straps, feels a lot more comfortable. Lastly the welding shirts offer a nice protection from heat and sparks. Oh, and it looked like you may be using flux core wire? I used it for years in my home shop with my Lincoln, once I finally graduated to a new welder I did set it up with gas for mig and WOW! what a huge difference it makes in a small garage, the smoke is down 90%, the splatter far less, better looking welds, and you can SEE while welding. I use flux core in the wind outside but not in my garage anymore. Happy welding.

  8. Jeez louise mister! Didn't you flash your eyes at the beginning?! It looked as if you tacked welded without the hood on ­čśŤ

  9. The Harbor Freight unit I have bit the dust a few days ago and I took it apart to change to batteries. Well, the batteries are spot welded (that's right) to the connection tabs. So, after pulling them off, I wrapped new batteries with electrical tape and reinstalled. It works fine. However, it is glued together from the factory and I had to re-glue it. My 24 year old Lincoln unit finally quit about the same time and it had worked all this time on the original batteries. Guess what? It takes some simple AAAs and has a battery port. I will probably buy another Harbor Freight but I would pay an extra 5 or 10 bucks for the batteries to be readily replaceable.

    BTW, their tubing roller is the best tool I have ever purchased from them. It kicks ass.

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