Welding has its history back from the Age of Bronze and Iron. Metalwork played a significant part in ancient times, and integrated welded lap joints trace hint about welding work in the ancient Egypt era. Throughout the years, safety measures are evolved, and now the welding helmets are more advanced. Before giving you Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 Review, take a glance on the importance of welding helmet.
Why do welders need a helmet?
There are some strict safety standards to be followed by welders, and a welding helmet provides personal protection to the eyes and skin from dangerous UV and infrared rays that are emitted by the arc. A good quality welding helmet is necessary because a damaged helmet will compromise the protection causing the retina to burn or the cornea to be inflamed.
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Viking 3350 series offer 4C lenses technology showing welding arc in the true light, instead of things being green like in regular helmets. Viking welding helmet provides blue light reducing strain on eyes and improved visibility, and a clear crystal view of the arc and puddle.
Viking welding helmet 3350 Features
Lincoln Electric VIKING 3350 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
1. THE SIZE OF THE LENS
The viewing screen size is 3.74″ x 3.34″, which is the same width as ordinary helmets but is much taller, giving you a lot greater vision. The auto-darkening lens size is critical; the size is also an important attribute to consider.
2. OPTICAL CLARITY
Lincoln 3350 4c has an optical clarity rating of1/1/1/1 which is the highest you can get. It eliminates distortion, removes blurriness, uniform shade, and provides consistent angle performance.
3. SHADE RATING
The shade rating goes from a lowest 5 to a higher 13. Shade 5 is similar to torch glasses which are extremely life for welding hood. Most welding hood only goes down to a shade 9. Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 has a wide range from 5 to 13.
4. THE HEADGEAR ON THE HELMET
Lincoln Viking welding hood has a big dial in the back and the headgear that finds the right spot on your head. These two things on the helmet add up to make the headgear comfortable to wear for a long time.
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What we like
- Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 increase productivity and prevents accidental activities.
- It has solar rechargeable batteries and has good battery life. It also has a LED indicator that flashes when the battery needs to be recharged.
- The 4Cs technology, i.e., Clarity, Color, Carat, and Cut, improves visibility and reduces eye strain by minimizing the green-tinted glow.
- Viking welding helmet 3350 has a three-year warranty for this helmet.
- Most impressive are the controls to dial in just the right shade when switching to different amplitude.
What we don’t like
- Viking black 3350 welding helmet has a little toggle switch between the lighter shades and the darker shades and couldn’t be all of the shadows.
- The glossy black coating on the helmet can be scratched.
- While the mask has a grind mode, there is no light or other indicator to let you know that it is in a grind mode while you are wearing it. One needs to take care that they do not flash themselves.
- The weight is a little more significant as compared to other helmets. Thus using it all day might cause fatigue.
Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 offers a premium range of welding helmets for both professionals and beginners. It is a combination of best optic rating, bigger view screen, and durability in harsh environments. The solar rechargeable battery makes it more convenient to use. It is comfortable to use in all types of processes, either MIG, TIG, or Stick. It is the best choice available in the market.