Kemper America’s dedication to the safety of welders has driven them to develop a variety of equipment specially designed to protect the health of welders. Welding helmets are one of the most vital pieces of safety equipment as it protects your face and eyes from the hazards of the job.
So, how do you choose the perfect welding helmet for you?
With the variety of welding helmets on the market with graphic designs and customizations, welders are often lead in the wrong direction when it comes to quality because they like the way a welding helmet looks rather than how it performs.
- Is the welding helmet ANSI Z87 certified for welding?
- Does the helmet fit securely, providing the best protection?
Here are some features you should know about to determine which is the best welding helmet for you:
- Do you want a fixed shade or Variable Shade Lens?
A fixed shade lens is a set UV and IR coated dark-tinted glass. It can cause neck strain due to the constant head nodding required for a welding job. A variable shade lens is just that. It allows you the option of having the helmet in place before you strike the arc and has an adjustable shade level bases on the light coming in.
- Is the viewing area big enough for you?
This is a big factor in choosing your helmet. You want to ensure you can see your entire job through the lens.
- Does it come with a warranty?
A welding helmet is a big investment, not just in product but because of it’s job. You should try to find a welding helmet that comes with a warranty to make sure you’re covered in case of any malfunction.
Make sure when choosing a company for your welding safety equipment that you give the industry leaders at Kemper America a call first. They can provide you with the perfect welding safety equipment for your job.