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Old 08-01-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

my helmet got crushed by god knows what and it broke the UV part and now it doesn't work, so I'm in the market for a new one. Has anyone ever used the "Proline" brand?
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

Don't know anything about that one!!-----Been using the "huntsman" since 1951.
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

I used one for a while but the uv thingy popped out and broke... It was almost as much as a new Miller helmet to replace so I bought a Miller...

The Miller is a much better helmet. Made better, fits better, better settings, and better protection.

Maybe you'll have better luck finding a cheep replacement. Good luck!
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

I'm a Jackson man and I don't usually use an "instant on" helmet. If you do a lot of starting and stopping, like when welding sheet metal, you will feel it.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

Quite frankly I have a harbor freight special $50.00 auto darkening, has a adjustable dark setting. Has worked well for me for over 4 years.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

My eyes aren't Harbor Freight material & my helmet won't be either. My sight is way too important to me.
I have 2- a Miller & a Jackson. I prefer the Jackson.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

Put me down for having a Miller. Easily the best I've used.

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

I have a Jackson and it is a great helmet. Hey Rockable, I have noticed when welding on sheetmetal and doing lots of tacks that my eyes feel tired. Anyway, they make a great helmet.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #9
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

If your shop is dark, try the helmet first before buying.. Some helmets are too dark before you strike a weld.

How to test? I just bought one last week at the weld supply. I told the guy I want to try it in a dark place. He said we do that in the restroom

He held the door open just a bit while I was in there with no light on

Can't believe the difference in several I tried.

I also went with the huge lens. He said the lens is called Natural Color??

If you get jammed in a tight spot under the car or dash, you sometimes can't quite move your head a bit more to see out of the small, standard window. The huge lens really helps with that.

it was 275 on sale ..but at least I can see now. I'll look at what brand it is.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #10
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

we have 3 jacksons and a miller elite.

For the money the jacksons are preferred. Better head gear too if ya got a big grape like me
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

I have a Miller Elite Digital. I have a Huntsman at work and a POS HF one also.

The miller is a bit more spendy. But I can actually see out of it better than any helmet I have ever used.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
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Been using Jacksons for years....LOVE them, Afordable, NEVER brake, USA made, put a gold plated lens(or buy auto dark) in it, and start welding... Ive use MANY helmets, and cant weight to put my Jackson back on!!!

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:45 PM   #13
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

got me a Miller with fancy flames on it which I was told will help me weld better and assist my brain in generating more creative ideas. The flames really make the difference...my brain can sense it.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:04 AM   #14
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

There is a lincoln out for about 150 that is supposed to be pretty good bang for the buck.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:09 AM   #15
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

i like how light my miller elite is...
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:22 AM   #16
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

Miller or Jackson are the best on the market,its your eyes and as far as bragging about a $50 HarborFreight piece of shit, that just ads to the old saying,DEAF,DUMB AND BLIND,
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #17
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Default Re: anyone ever used a "proline" welding helmet?

I bought a Miller and am waiting on it to arrive
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