Personal safety is paramount when it comes to welding, as most people usually find out the hard way. Not only must you always wear protective gear when it comes to your hands and feet but you must also wear a reliable welding helmet for good measure. In this respect, we should point out that there are many types of welding helmets out there, and the fact that most of them are capable of providing you with basic protection makes it so much harder for us to choose the absolute best. Even so, we did manage to narrow it down to the ten best welding helmets out there, so that maybe you’ll have a point of reference when shopping for one yourself.
10Hobart 770286 Flip Front Welding Helmet
Ideal for a variety of welding jobs, this fairly basic welding helmet is bound to provide you with the protection any casual welder needs. Although not a professional helmet by any means, its handy flat front makes it very easy to remove when needed, while its conveniently adjustable fit allows it to be worn by almost anyone. Furthermore, this particular helmet is fully approved by ANSI, which means that it meets most safety standards possible.
9Protection Auto Darkening Solar Welders Welding Helmet
Thanks to its auto-darkening visor, this helmet is more than capable of providing you with advanced levels of protection against sparks, spatter, and harmful radiation. It will also improve your work efficiency by quite a bit thanks to its large viewing window that enables you to see the working area with virtually no restrictions whatsoever. Not only that but it also benefits from a variable shape control ‘C’ shade that can be adjusted between four different shade levels.
8Urparcel Welding Helmet
We should point out that Urparcel Welding Helmet uses an auto-darkening feature that comes in handy in more ways than one. The helmet’s exterior controls are some of the best you can find, controls that allow you to make adjustments on the fly without taking the helmet off. At the same time, it has a sensitivity knob that allows you to control ambient light in a very complex fashion so as to not have to worry about light discrepancies.
7GX-350S Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
This solar-powered welding helmet features an auto-darkening filter that switches from light to dark almost instantly. Also impressive is its ability to deliver optimum optical clarity to minimize eye fatigue thanks to its high-end optics. Furthermore, it also includes suitable applications like Stick, MIG, TIG, and a lot more. Not only that but it is also in conformance with GS, DIN-Gepruft, CE, ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3, and AS/SZS standards.
6W40 Insight Variable Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
Due to it being equipped with a quality lens designed to provide variable shade, this welding helmet is perhaps one of the most versatile out there. The reason we say this is because it has a wide viewing area, sensitivity / delay adjustments, four independent dimming sensors, and easy-to-use digital controls. At the same time, it allows you to choose between grind and weld modes, tip welding and arc welding, and the exact shade you require in no time at all.
5SmarTIGer Variable Auto Darkening (ADF) Welding Helmet
The Jackson Safety ADF is top-notch according to virtually all standards. One of the reasons behind this is its 9 to 13 adaptable shade variable, along with sensitivity and delay settings intended to give you the ability to choose between different features according to task durations. Furthermore, the helmet is made from lightweight, high-density plastic which protects the wearer’s face, forehead, neck, and ears at all times.
4Fibre-Metal by Honeywell Piperliner Welding Helmet
This particular helmet is built using specially formulated SuperGlas Plus materials, constructed in a rugged way that meets the needs of even the most demanding welders. Also worth mentioning is that this helmet is built according to high industry standards and that it benefits from a self-extinguishing construction. Impervious to moisture, this helmet is built in a way that prevents it from Pipeliner cracking, chips, or splits.
3Miller 251292 Classic Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Miller’s 251292 Classic Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet comes with 5 extra front lens covers and 2 extra inside lens covers for good measure. These are particularly useful because they will help the visor darken instantaneously and reliably without needing you to put in any sort of additional effort. What’s also interesting is the fact that it features fully-adjustable lighting filters that enable you to choose the right amount of light needed for each individual job.
2Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
Among its many features, Jackson Safety’s BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet has the capacity to provide optical clarity, diffusion of light, variations of luminous transmittance, angular dependence, and a lot more. As a result, this helmet allows you to focus on your welding from a variety of angles without losing any clarity during the welding process. Furthermore, the helmet benefits from a lightweight, high-density plastic construction that won’t cause you any discomfort in the long run.
1Antra AH6-260-0000 Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
Great for Arc, Mig, Tig, and Plasma applications, this high-end welding helmet from Antra can rightfully be considered to be the highest according to all industry standards. The reason we say this is because it features a large viewing visor which packs cheater lens / magnifying lens designed to provide you with maximum clarity and protection at all times. Not only that but it also allows you to choose between different sensitivity settings, which when combined with a step-less delay feature make it one of the versatile welding helmets money can buy.