WHAT WE HAVE DONE?
BLIND BOX GAME
The shade and sensitivity is really good. The price point fits any budget.
I have this in a chopped pipeliner and I've been using it steady for about 8 months with no issues whatsoever. After 10+ years of welding I can honestly say that this is the best and my favorite lens/hood.
I wish they made the gold in a variable shade. The color and clarity are great with this lens. However I find that it’s a bit bright for me.
I've been a welder for over 15 years certified in any process you can think of and a few you probably can't. This is the nicest lens I have ever used; this thing is awesome. First off, this is a truecolor so everything looks like it is supposed to not blue or green tint. The gold is like any other gold lens it drastically helps reflect light back at the source instead of being sent into the lens. The switch time is instant there is absolutely no hesitation to going dark. It's a standard 2 inch by 4-inch lens so it will go in your standard shield as long as it's not a 4x4 or some proprietary nonsense. It's perfect for processes that put out more light like pulse-arc or titanium tig welding, yet it's fine for simple processes like stick or mig. You won't be able to grind with it as the sparks will set it off, but you could always have this lens in a flip up shield to fix this. If you have a shield you love like my old fibre metal that has a flip up 2x4 and you don't want to replace it, but still want a high-end auto darkening lens this is the route to go, I suggest this 100% buy without hesitation you will not regret it!
Got this lens to replace the one in my welding helmet. What I like the most is the very clear view prior to welding. The response time is quick, and the dark screen is very adequate. Haven't had it long so I can't attest to it's longevity.
First off, I have yet to test this with TIG, so I am rreserving the last star for after I try it with TIG.
I am out of touch with prices of competing auto dark lenses, so I am just comparing to other made in China auto lenses. In that framework, this lens is on the high side.
So far I have used it with MIG and Stick with no problrms
I like that it fits into a standard hood, I have mine in an older Huntsmsn hood.
What attracted me to this was the claim of 5 volt TIG with no flicker; I have had problems in the past with auto lenses being confused by the pulse, when the pulse goes from weld current to background current, so we will see how it goes, and I will updsate afterward.