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Welding hood. Fully automatic - £29.99 instore @ Lidl
Welding hood. Fully automatic - £29.99 instore @ Lidl

Welding hood. Fully automatic - £29.99 instore @ Lidl

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I just bought this in Lidl, I'm a welder and have been for 45 years so I basically know a bit, lol. My company bought some similar to this 8 years ago, nearly £180 each and this is better.

You can adjust the shade from 9-13 which covers most kinds of welding, MMA, TIG, MIG, HARD FACING AUTOMATED CLADDING etc.

It's solar powered so no batteries to change, very comfortable and gives good neck coverage.

Nice smooth finish inside but I'd imagine the front will scratch quite easily.

Pretty sturdy, I thought it would be weak but it's not.

I'm only going to use this at home so it'll be well cared for.

Other patterns were available, plain Black, flames but this took my eye.

3 year warranty too. I'm happy.

Go easy on me, I don't post a lot.

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backinstock

Thanks, I'll get one for my wife.



Good swap

Thanks, I'll get one for my wife.
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Thanks, I'll get one for my wife.

backinstock

Thanks, I'll get one for my wife.



Good swap

Original Poster

LOL.

op what type of welding for stainess steel? thx

The same thing can be had on ebay for around £16 (this is still a good deal if you're desperate for one)

Banned

What a lovely looking helmet!

It's a great fit for the shape of my head
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/853690975394385921/MynGKsKQ.jpg

I read it as Wedding hood at first oO

Bargain... yes you can risk your sight on ebay for a few quid, but this will be built to some sort of regulations.... and be of sturdier stuff.

I'm also a welder and wouldn't be seen dead in that X) I have a miller helmet which is perfect, worth every penny

Heated great price. My son is after a mig welder, does anyone know if the Parkside Inverter Welder Lidl are selling is the same as a mig welder? Obviously - I have no clue....;)

Elkelriko

Heated great price. My son is after a mig welder, does anyone know if the … Heated great price. My son is after a mig welder, does anyone know if the Parkside Inverter Welder Lidl are selling is the same as a mig welder? Obviously - I have no clue....;)


No

Original Poster

Miller, you've paid for the name. Even Miller hoods are styled better nowadays, lots of different patterns. We use Speedglas at work, they paid well over £150 a few years ago, they're still around £100 now. This one from Lidl is faster reacting than the Speedglas we use. At £29.99 it's a good hood. I served my time as a welder in 1971-1975, I've worked everywhere from fab shops to shipyards to oil rigs. I'm 61 now so I know what I'm talking about. This hood is ok for most ops, it's made in Germany and has a 3 year warranty, probably Miller has a One year warranty. I don't doubt that the Miller is good, it will be excellent but as I said, there are Plain Black ones available too, you don't have to get something a bit loud if you're happy with Plain Black. Each to there own. I'm happy.

ssc1

op what type of welding for stainess steel? thx


Tig is best

jasee

No


Thank you.

Original Poster

Elkelriko. No, the Inverter welder at Lidl is for electrodes only or as we call it, Stick welding. It's not a MIG welder. A MIG welder will use a coil of wire, not electrodes. Don't ask me what is a good cheap MIG welder, we don't use MIG at our company.
By the way, MIG means Metal inert gas.
Tight means Tungsten inert gas.

Original Poster

Oops, typo, Tig, not Tight.

I like the picture on the Lidl website of the guy welding together all the stolen Bicycles ....bet he knows a thing or two about welding........Much Heat added ...

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Hondo

I like the picture on the Lidl website of the guy welding together all … I like the picture on the Lidl website of the guy welding together all the stolen Bicycles ....bet he knows a thing or two about welding........Much Heat added ...



​Hahaha.

Could do with a new helmet to replace my ageing ESAB.
Heat added.

Not tried these particular helmets but I'm fairly sure they will be made in China. With a pure solar power helmet you will still find it has a small battery hidden inside the lens; this needs to be kept charged in order to work....so leave it hanging up in good light when not in use (leaving it face down or in a cupboard will kill it off pretty quick). Also check that the whole lens darkens evenly (try turning your head slightly as you are weling and look through a different section of the lens) if you notice it gets lighter/darker then take it back. Also check that the lens fails safe (stays permanently dark if it goes wrong). Some helmets when tig welding are not sensitive enough and when using slope down on power they can brighten too early and hurt your eyes (sometimes on pulse welding also).... check if you are likely to be doing this.
If it passes these tests then it will be a good buy.

Heat for such a lovely and descriptive deal detail by the op.
Good effort.

scooterboy55

Elkelriko. No, the Inverter welder at Lidl is for electrodes only or as … Elkelriko. No, the Inverter welder at Lidl is for electrodes only or as we call it, Stick welding. It's not a MIG welder. A MIG welder will use a coil of wire, not electrodes. Don't ask me what is a good cheap MIG welder, we don't use MIG at our company.By the way, MIG means Metal inert gas.Tight means Tungsten inert gas.


Thank you for the info, it's very much appreciated. Son makes gym equipment in his spare time as a hobby, and hinted at a mig welder for his birthday, and me being a lady at the wrong end of 50 (with no clue on such things) decided I would surprise him! Think it best to buy him a bottle of Old Spice (or Brut) and let him buy his own damn welder!!!

Lidl was selling a arc welder as well. Was thinking of getting one but I see a few people talking about a mig welder. Are they better?

muttonman

Lidl was selling a arc welder as well. Was thinking of getting one but I … Lidl was selling a arc welder as well. Was thinking of getting one but I see a few people talking about a mig welder. Are they better?



My wife says she prefers squirty, whatever that means.​

MIG is probably easier for a newby. MMA is easy enough with the right welder and the right rods and lots of practice. But most folk find mig easier to start out with as the welding position is constant (unlike mma where the rod gets shorter as you weld).

backinstock

My wife says she prefers squirty, whatever that means.​



​Squirty?? I don't think she's talking about welders

Just bought this, however I was disappointed to find that the prefilter was plastic.This always gets hit by sparks so I don't think it's going to last long. It looks as though it is replaceable. Though personally I think I'll tape a piece of glass over it

RoosterNo1

Bargain... yes you can risk your sight on ebay for a few quid, but this … Bargain... yes you can risk your sight on ebay for a few quid, but this will be built to some sort of regulations.... and be of sturdier stuff.



How would one risk their sight with one from eBay? is the filter lens far superior of the one in this deal? anyone who welds knows what their preferred shade looks like so if it's what their used to and the mask reacts instantly then there isn't a problem. Are you a salesman by any chance?

savingbritainmoney

How would one risk their sight with one from eBay? is the filter lens … How would one risk their sight with one from eBay? is the filter lens far superior of the one in this deal? anyone who welds knows what their preferred shade looks like so if it's what their used to and the mask reacts instantly then there isn't a problem. Are you a salesman by any chance?



Salesman ??? hahaha - just someone with a little common sense - the materials used and build quality are often awful on cheap stuff - Ive had a couple of fellow welders buy twice because of shoddy plastic parts falling off - the clip around the faceplate is typical .. as are little gaps from ill fitting parts, YOU risk your eyes if you like.
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