Originally Posted by lowROLLERchevy
the mask doesnt darken right away !!!! it lets that first bright flash of arc make it to your eyes
and any time the welder sputters for a moment, like when your unsteady hand moves away from the work a slight bit... BANG ... lense lightens .... no delay AT ALL ... so the next arc you get goes right to your eyes again
i could seriously get less arc eye if i just left the helmet on the bench and looked away while i welded
Exactly why I don't trust ANY auto-darkening helmet. My eyesight is too valuable to trust to a piece of electonics that could fail at anytime! I'd much rather give the ol' nod of the head. Plus my conventional helmet was $45, a couple hundred less than a "good" auto-darkening. Leaves me more money for consumables, gloves, etc...