Re: What welding helmet?
I don't know about the best deals or when, but when it came to vision protection while welding I was not even willing to try an inexpensive or discount helmet. I've got a Miller, not the top of the line or the bottom. Very happy with it. The helmet has multiple sensors to trigger the lens which is useful if you are welding in an area where one or more of the sensors could get blocked. Just got to be careful not to let the batteries go bad, did it once, won't make that mistake twice.
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