Welding helmet lens opinion wanted: Any NexGen EQC or Jackson BOSS EQC users?
- I've used the EQC for the large window size, and found it to be pretty
heavy, but durable. I liked being able to replace the AAA batteries
at any convenience store. You almost never end up using the low
setting for grinding, so it's really only good for the weld and torch
settings. The shape of my head doesn't make for a good fit with
hoods, so I had to crank it pretty tight to keep it from sliding down.
I switched to a Miller Elite hood, and the frequent headaches I was
getting disappeared! Turns out the weight of the EQC was screwing up
my neck. If anyone tells you that a few ounces don't matter, they're
lying... and they've never worn a hood for 8 hrs a day. Only problem
was with TIG welding at really low amperages (like thin stainless
sheet), the sensitivity had to be turned WAY up... and the shape of
the Miller hood around the neck requires a leather cover. The Lincoln
hoods fit my shoulders better, but I don't miss the headaches. FOr
the money, I'd recommend the Miller Elite over the Nexgen EQC.
Performance is almost equal (the miller screen gets "lighter" when not
shaded), but the weight issue made the difference for me. The new
Elites claim to detect more than visible light, so your hood won't
turn off as you weld around the corner of a piece... but mine doesn't
have this, so as I go around a pipe, if I can't see the weld, it will
turn off if the sensitivity is turned too low.
--- In email@example.com, "tp" <tpeerson@...> wrote:
> If you use or have used either the NexGen EQC and/or Jackson
BOSS EQC Auto Dark Lens would you please give me your input? If
anyone out there has used both I'd like to hear your opinon. Thank you!