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Old 02-08-2013, 03:22 PM
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i've been using a Miller Pro Hobby and have always liked it with the MIG, but i don't think its hacking it with the new TIG machine. I have it turned all the way dark, and it seams fine while welding at the 120amps that i've been running on my current work. but... for up to another day afterwords i get some gnarly headaches in bright light.

just now i broke away from the KOH coverage and walked out to get the mail, being in the sun for 5 minutes my head is screaming! its fadding off in the time i've written this.

this is the nicest lid i've ever had.... what might a better one do for me? will it just be darker? or maybe will it provide better contrast? that would be awesome, as i'm afraid that if the lens is just simply darker i won't be able to see enough around the edges of the arc. i suppose i could deal, but it would not be awesome.

or maybe should i just try putting another shade over top of this one and deal with it?

i'm going to try turning up the sensitivity, maybe i'm just catching too much flash before the lens goes dark? i'll try that out today.



arrg. i'd rather spend money on parts/materials than a helmet!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:20 PM
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I only have the normal non switching helmets. I have a #10 glass for most stuff, a lighter one for low amperage stuff (20-40 maybe) and a #11 for aluminum when it is turned way up (100-200).

how does that correlate to the settings on yours?
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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The dial goes to 12, and I have it cranked all the way up.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:40 PM
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that's kinda dark.. maybe it is the reaction time?

do you see spots after you are done welding or not?
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I have a NexGen helmet and love it. I would buy it again! I have an older SpeedGlass that is my back up and still works very well although being old it is the smaller window and the darkness dial really never made a huge amount of difference. My NexGen recharges the niCad batts well if it's used quite a bit.
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Ditto on reaction time. When I was welding on my SAS with my dad I remember not turning up the sensitivity and it was killer and hour later. Amazing that the nearly undetectable millisecond it takes to react can hurt your brain so much.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:44 PM
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thanks for the tips guys, i turned up the sensitivity and ran three rods of filler through today (nor more drain hole in the bottom of my front housing), i guess i'll see over the next day or so if that makes a difference.

i've never had a problem with spots or anything, only just a highly increased light sensitivity for a day or so after a good welding session.

I'd be pretty happy if it does, and i can try turning the darkness back down a little bit.

i'll check out the Nextgen lids if i decide i need a new one!
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Yeah I was gonna say that usually if it is not dark enough you'll get spots.

Hopefully you figured it out with the sensitivity.
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Lol@ missing the thread of Tim experimenting on himself!
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I started with a NexGen and loved it. I did all processes in school with no issues. Recently I had a problem with it and they did a warranty exchange on the lens. So I did not want to take a chance on something happening on the job so i got a Speedglas 9001x and love this thing. It has side lenses so you dont feel enclosed when the hood is down. And it is lighter. If you like the miller products maybe step up to the digital series. The instructors got them at my school and liked them. Want to come by and try them both more then welcome. I have all processes in the garage to try out.
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