Antra AH6-260 Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Review
Rarely do we come across a welding helmet that ticks just about all the right boxes regarding comfort, performance, and price. The Antra AH6-260-0000 does not have the feature-packed itinerary of its competitors. However, what it lacks in style, it makes up in durability and substance. Quite simply put, this headgear is one of the most durable helmets I’ve ever come across. If you are looking for a cost-effective, professional welding helmet and intimidated by the number of options, this review might help you land on a decision.
Features in a Nutshell
- The Antra AH6-260-0000 can switch from a light shade to dark at a reaction time of 0.00004 seconds. The extremely fast response speed ensures maximum protection to your eyes from random flushing while welding.
- For tasks involving high precision, the helmet has an attached magnifying lens which allows welding even the smallest details efficiently and effortlessly.
- Another unique feature of this helmet is its complete protection from ultraviolet and infrared rays. While fellow competing welding helmets may provide against a few shades only, the Antra AH6-260-0000 allows complete protection from all types of radiation.
- The controls for the settings are quite easy to use. The sensors are also quite efficient and capable of detecting the smallest of changes in light density and making changes accordingly. The settings can be easily customized and even a welder,r who is using a solar powered welding helmet for the first time, does not feel out of place.
What I Liked
As a professional welder myself, I know how difficult welding can be under the scorching sun. The headgear feels nothing more than a burden if it can’t adapt to the changing light conditions. I really appreciate the idea of integrating 16 different types of shades, each built for working under different light conditions. If you want to disable auto-darkening, its adjustable sensitivity lets you do that too. Also, the un-shade time of this helmet is faster than any other welding helmets I ever used
Variety of Applications
Versatility is what the Antra AH6-260-0000 strives for. You can use the helmet for a variety of welding techniques including MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutting and Arc. While other helmets provide protection for just one or two techniques, this helmet is all encompassing in this regard. That way, it saves you the money and hassle of buying a bunch of helmets for different purposes. How cool is that?
Lightening Fast Response Time
The quick response time of the helmet means that you can be sure that even in the case of emergencies, your eyes shall not come to harm as the helmet shall change shades accordingly and very fast.
What I Disliked
Solar powered helmets are generally not encouraged for industrial use as they take a comparatively longer time to charge. However, if you have taken up welding as a hobby or as a subsidiary for another profession, it should work out fine.
While the Antra AH6-260-0000 isn’t the most beautiful or feature-rich helmet, yet there are some features unique to it. If you are keen on purchasing a budget helmet, comparing Antra AH6 with other products in the similar price range will definitely give you a better insight. Hope this review makes it easier for you to choose a capable welding mask for your professional needs.