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    good deal?

    Buying a new speedglas 9000 with a 9002x shade (?) Not sure what the 9002x means though. 150.00 + shipping. I already committed to it as I didn't have alot of time to debate it.
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    Don't know about how good a deal it is but give us a review on it as I need a good helmet cheap. I have terrible eye sight (diabetic) and want a good auto darkening that will hold a cheater lens.
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    You will like that setup the 9002x self darkining lense is a good one I have 2 of these helmets ,one for work & one for the hobby shop.
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    tomsign
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    know what you mean Charley, ny eyes are bad too, I bought the cheater lens when I purchased my miller elite
    really didn't care for the cheaters, even made my welding worse then what it was
    so I purchased a set of drug store reading glasses to wear under the hood
    that work very well for me (but everyone is different - and each there own)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsign View Post
    know what you mean Charley, ny eyes are bad too, I bought the cheater lens when I purchased my miller elite
    really didn't care for the cheaters, even made my welding worse then what it was
    so I purchased a set of drug store reading glasses to wear under the hood
    that work very well for me (but everyone is different - and each there own)
    I had to do the same thing Tomsign.Walmart 2.50 strength.Worked like a charm.
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    I guess I'm lucky. I can actually see better without my glasses at welding distance. I just have to be careful to remember where I put my glasses when welding because I can't see well enough without them to find them again
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    gadget, dang it...... thats twice youve forced me to spit pepsi all over my keyboard.... to the OP: lowlife, the only experience ive had with 3m's hoods are my throwing them at a hole 20 ft away in a contest... they stood up to that abuse, so for sure they are rugged. either way, the way that i look at it, if you can find a big name hood like that for cheap, then you are 2 steps in front of the rest......
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    Cheaters work well for me, I have 2 strengths but my helmet is not made for them. They do not work well in conjunction with the magnifier glasses though. I just need a good helmet with a nice clean lens then either would work but cheaters are more convenient.
    Millermatic 140
    Thermodynamics 190C plasma cutter
    Plasma Trace (custom built by me)
    Victor O/A torch HVAC size
    Craftsman 15" floor model drill press
    Craftsman 6" metal lathe
    Wilton horizontal band saw
    Porter Cable 60 gallon compressor
    Clarke parts washer
    Craftsman 10" table saw
    Ryobi 8 1/2" sliding miter saw
    Homemade bench top english wheel
    Homemade plannishing hammer
    Tons of hand power tools
    1500 sq ft shop
    & an over active imagination

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    Quote Originally Posted by SICFabrications View Post
    gadget, dang it...... thats twice youve forced me to spit pepsi all over my keyboard.......
    Stan,
    To prevent further loss of Pepsi, I won't tell you about setting my glasses on a chair thinking I would remember them before sitting down (kneeling working on a PC). Needless to say the crunching sound reminded me where I put them when I sat down. Sorry guess I did tell you after all... I owe you a Pepsi.
    Units owned Longevity PROmts 200

    Force Cut LP80 plasma cutter
    Longevity auto dark welding helmet

    Atlas 10x36" lathe
    Craftsman 5HP 30 Gal compressor
    Home made CNC router/plasma/hot wire foam cutting, 3D printing table powered by Longevity Force Cut LP80
    Home built aluminum foundry, HF 4x6 bandsaw

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    Gadget, I just figured you kept them there to see where you had been.
    Steve
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