I have one and like it. It is shaded a little more than I would like when
it is in the setting before you strike an arc. I also do not like the hood,
as it barely holds up the lens. It keeps falling down, and then when you
tighten it, it won't drop. I have heard from Ernie, and others that the
Huntsman 951P is the way to go for headgear that has the mechanics to hold
up the added weight of the lens and then drop down. This is only a half
issue since you keep the hood down more because of the on-off workings of
the lens. But when you do need to keep it up, it is a problem. (no pun
intended) AND, I don't really know if your hood will have new and improved
ratchets, etc, that deal with this problem.
Other than that, the autodarkening concept is a help to welding, as you can
start an arc more accurately, especially if you wear glasses.
I've had one for about five years and I love it. It is developing some
'places' on the lens. The 'places' darken all right, but are dark spots
in the lighten mode. These spots seem to grow a bit over time, almost
like a fungus. So far they haven't bothered use of the helmet.
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