Self-contained Welding Hood Respirator Opinions

Looking at the Hornell/3M & the Jackson Units.................any thoughts?
My buddy teaches welding via the Carpenters JATC Union Hall. His students
weld (SMAW) on the red oxide primed & galvanized metal studs and they are
budgeting for these units and are seeking opinions on brands, etc.
TIA,
Harp
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Harpman
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Do you have any links that you can share, I was looking at the 3M HT-748 but can't get a response from 3M of where to buy it, or even what the cost might be. I'm looking for something that also has a clear shield so that I can use it when working in my wood shop as well.
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HotRod
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or email me.. I'll get you THE best price.. Joe snipped-for-privacy@welderssupplycarolinas.com
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Joseph Pastor
I have had 2 of the Racal units the have worked fine for years, 3M bought Racal a few years back. Racal used to make Hornel's units too.
Both of mine are set up on Speedglas hoods.
A great combination.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
Does newsgroup etiquette allow self-promotion.....hmmmm! I was seeking unbiased opinions of specific brands via end-users, not a sales pitch on pricing! Don't take it personally, Joe....Just pokin' a little fun at ya! I have the luxury of buying at cost myself! (Hornell, Jackson, etc.) I would like to know success stories of brand name hood respirators you've sold.................want to make a wise recommendation to my buddy, based on feedback from folks like yourself! Never heard of the brand Ernie uses? Any info on that brand, Joe? Appreciate any help, thanks!
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Harpman
Harpman Please keep use posted as what and why you decide to go with a certain brand. I'm looking for something with a clear shield in front that has a welding visor that flips down and is possibly removable. Any ideas? Any ideas on cost?
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HotRod
Go to your local welding supply house, get them to give you literature on the Jackson ShadowAire System Hoods & the Hornell Speedglas Respirator Systems. Hornell was recently bought out by 3M, but you can see their systems @ hornell.com. I'm going to do my homework on the brand Ernie recommended! I'll get ya posted!
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Harpman

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