The new Tweco WeldSkill auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors for enhanced performance at an affordable price. It can be used in both weld mode and grind mode and will darken when TIG welding even at 5 amps. The helmet has a large viewing area of 3.86 in. x 1.69 in., weighs 16 oz., and uses solar power to eliminate the need to change batteries.

When switching from light to dark, this WeldSkill helmet darkens in 33 microseconds, or 1/30,000th of a second. When switching from dark to light, users can select from three switching speeds. Operators in high-amperage applications prefer a longer transition time, giving the red-hot weld puddle a chance to cool.

Tweco placed the sensitivity and delay knobs on the outside of the helmet shell so that operators can make adjustments while welding. When the helmet is set down, a recessed lens design prevents the faceplate from touching the table, protecting it from scratches.

“The four-sensor WeldSkill helmet offers an unmatched combination of safety, performance and value,” says Indy Datta, Product Line Management. “It was built to withstand the rigors of daily fab shop use, but with an MSRP of $129, DIY welders can also enjoy professional-grade functions that make welding easier” (view video).

The helmet comes in four styles: Carbon Fiber, Patriot Eagle, Chopper Rider or Skull & Fire.

The WeldSkill helmet is priced at $129. For more information, visit www.thermadyne.com.