When it comes to welding helmet decorations, we live by a simple credo: flames = good. So when we heard about Hobart’s XTV-series auto-darkening helmets, our first question was, “Do they come in flames?”
Yes. Yes, they do.
Besides the sweet graphics, these are indeed auto-darkening helmets. If you’ve yet to use one, you’re totally missing out. Just think: no more “head flick,” no more wondering if you’re really lined up before you start welding, and no more flashes. In normal mode, it’s like looking through a pair of medium-dark sunglasses, but 1/12,000 of a second after you strike an arc the helmet darkens to a full welding shade — adjustable between a #9 and a #12.
(Our advice: stick to #10 or darker. It’s good for you.)
The XTV series features adjustable shade, lens sensitivity, and delay, and street pricing starts right around $150 — a great investment in your
welding grinding career.