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REPORTS??? NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-darkening LENS replacement Shades 3-11
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 06:45PM

For those of us "Hobby Welders" Who have never been able to see well with a helmet...any lense / even Auto Darks...

This replaces your lense! Standard size... and instead of being stuck with 9-14 shade lenses...

This goes from 3-11 #5 is normally for Gas Welding.. $6.91 shipped from US!

[www.ebay.com]



I'll report when I get it in a few days...





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: WalterElias ()
Date: September 13, 2018 08:04PM

Just seeing that cheapo filter is making my eyes itch.....

Dan Kling
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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 08:10PM

Dan, how much do you weld? I ran 3" of bead today.... 3 " two weeks ago.... nothing for the previous 10 years.... I'd given my AutoDark to my friend...

I'm hoping #7/8 will work for me... #9 today was just "close" with a Mig Light.





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: WalterElias ()
Date: September 13, 2018 08:51PM

Not a ton of welding here but I know what itchy flash burned eyes feel like and seeing something that cheap just reminded me. Kinda like seeing cheapo wrenches makes my knuckles hurt in sympathy grinning smiley. Really just joking about it but I did have that immediate reaction and feeling.

I have a lower priced ArcOne helmet with an auto darkening, adjustable lens for the occasional welding and I've been happy with it.

Dan Kling
1961 Greenbrier Deluxe, 110 HP, 4spd, 3.89 stump puller
1963 Spyder Coupe, restored, converted to 4spd Saginaw
1967 UltraVan #299, The migration has begun, we're on the road again......Save the Whales!

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: September 13, 2018 09:50PM

Matt, if auto-dark doesn't work for you, then how will this auto-dark work for you? Seems the same product.

Standard sized lense? I use the BIG lenses! Maybe that's the new standard...

Bought my auto-dark at the welding supplier, better than the HF one I had at recharging.... Like to test them before welding by holding it up to the sun. Hard to do at night....grinning smiley Flashed my eyes with the HF when it wasn't charged up.

9 really too light for my mig.....

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:08PM

9 is too light for YOUR EYES...

Normal Helmets come with 9-13 shading..

This replacement for a standard / old fashioned helmet goes from 3-11

That's the difference! And less than $7 Cheapest Autodark Helmet is $15 on ebay from a China based seller. [ 4-5 weeks delivery time ]


THIS $7 unit is only $3.98 from China [ 4-5 weeks delivery time ]





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:16PM

Do you really want to risk that ONE and ONLY pair of eyes, to Chinese light filters?

Matt, Check your PM's

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:23PM

Come on...almost ALL systems are made in China!





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:44PM

Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> Bought my auto-dark at the welding supplier,
> better than the HF one I had at recharging....

> Like to test them before welding by holding it up
> to the sun. Hard to do at night....grinning smiley Flashed my
> eyes with the HF when it wasn't charged up.
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That's the "trick" with many products today... "Solar" with "Lithium Battery"

These must be left in a window when not in use..

I have 3 LED Room lights for power outages... they set in a south facing bay window.

The Helmet I borrowed today had to set in the direct sun for 1 hr. before I could use it..

I left it on a top Shelf facing a South window..





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 14, 2018 05:53AM

I've always left my HF helmet in its box. It's at least 2 years old and still works. I'll be more careful testing it before I use it now. Thanks!
I have a friend that is older than me. His eyes don't need any tint gas welding.

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: September 14, 2018 05:48PM

I have a Hobart Auto-darkening that is 15 years old. It has never lost its charge, even after being unused for 3 years. I do leave it hanging up in my shop, the lights probably maintain a charge.



Danny Robertson
Huntsville, Al
'64 Spyder (Daily Driver)
'63 Rampside (Rotisseried and in Progress!)

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 17, 2018 08:09PM

Latest revelation! Had 4 helmets today to figure this out!

Unless you weld often....any solar charged unit does need to set in the Sun for a day before using...

Borrowed some helmets to see if any were better...

1 A-D with battery only

2 A-D With Bat and Solar AND LOW BAT LIGHT!

3 A-D Solar only / HF unit from the 90's

4 A-D Solar / Battery [ litium ] / used last Fri. Set in window / Sun all weekend.
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1 New Bat Came alive-- worked great!

2 New Bat Same as #1

3 Setting in window

4 Worked BETTER than Fri....lense stayed as light...as #1 and #2

SO bottom line!! Even with LOW Battery... units will darken Fine! BUT

without good voltage / current they will NOT be variable! Only Super dark.

Sadly, Shade 9 is still too dark FOR ME, even with Stech MIG-Light [ available on Walmart.com for $26 / free ship ]

I must admit I made the best 3" weld bead in my life... on a 0.060" steel Seam Weld!

Also I had a #13 / #11 / #9 [ with Gold lense ] Lenses and 3 different Magnifiers.

And I've purchased a Forney / USA #8 to compare with the cheapy China Made A-D





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Re: Tip of the day??? update
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 21, 2018 09:41PM

Wow!!! cannot believe all the interest!! ggg I guess if you can't Glue it..forget it??

Anyway tested my NEW Forney #8 lense... Super dark! Darker than old #9 wiith gold overlay!

Received 3-11 Auto-dark lense replacement!

SCARY!!!!

No knobs / switches or intructions...

"Manual" LOL says Solar / l-ion powered.... "Electronic Energy SensorS",

Stops 99% UV / IR / harmful rays... Auto darkens to #3-#11 as needed..

Held it up to the Sun and slowly opened ONE eye.... ended up having a cig while watching the sun continuously for 7-9 minutes...

No Problem! [ waited until now to post to be sure! ]

Had my neighbor, ex production welder for FMC in the SF Bay area, Welding Armored Personnel carriers, etc... He loves it! He had quit welding 5 years ago due to visual problems...

Will update again in a week or so... after I lay 5 FEET of bead on a project...





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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 22, 2018 04:51AM

I cant see to differentiate between parent metal and rod anymore.

Product with new technology that would let me weld and save welder costs.

Update please...I have my old Huntsman hood with that size lens in it still.

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Re: Tip of the day???
Posted by: swamprat ()
Date: September 22, 2018 07:35AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> I cant see to differentiate between parent metal
> and rod anymore.
>
> Product with new technology that would let me weld
> and save welder costs.
>
> Update please...I have my old Huntsman hood with
> that size lens in it still.


Have you tried a magnifying lense in your shield.?

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Re: Tip of the day??? NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-dark LENS replacement Shades3-11
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 22, 2018 08:29AM

Yes...it's all too bright no matter what I try.

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Re: Tip of the day??? NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-dark LENS replacement Shades3-11
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 22, 2018 11:32AM

Phil, when welding is your lens a shade of green, or Black with only the weld area showing?





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Re: UPDATED Tip of the day??? NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-dark LENS replacement Shades3-11
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 02, 2018 08:09PM

Well, I welded for 2 hrs.....70" of Bead..... forearms were tender where shirt sleeves didn't cover....

It's 8pm PDT and no itch of the eyes.... ZERO effects from welding today...

This new Lense replacement is top notch in my opinion!

I still need to have light to the front of my helmet....and use a Stech MIG-Light to see..

This lense is fast acting... darkening and lightening..and I can adjust the piece or clamps without raising Helmet!





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Re: UPDATE!! NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-darkening LENS replacement Shades3-11
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: October 02, 2018 09:06PM

You can test the reaction capability of your lens before starting the weld. Grab the striker from your Acetylene tanks and stike a quick arc, If the lens reacts, go ahead. If not, set it out in the sun for awhile. MATT - can you list the source on Ebay? Something that will show us where to find it.

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Re: UPDATE!! NEW Tech 4-1/4 x 2" Auto-darkening LENS replacement Shades3-11
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 02, 2018 10:06PM

Seth... 1st post in this topic for an US seller


Search for "Lense filter shade 3-11" and they will all 290 come up.

[www.ebay.com]





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