Antra AH6-260-0000 Review 2016 & 2017

Antra AH6-260-0000 welding hoodThe solar powered Antra AH6-260-0000 is one of the best regarded auto darkening welding helmets on the market today. It is beautifully designed, extremely durable and best of all it is very light, meaning it’s ideal for working under the hot conditions experienced while welding. The Antra AH6-260-0000 is also versatile, it can be used for TIG, MIG, Arc and even plasma applications.

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Who This Helmet is Suitable For

As with many welding helmets on today’s market the Antra AH6-260-0000 has a good sized viewing screen measuring 1.78 by 3.86 inches. This enables near perfect vision while performing whatever type of welding you are undertaking. As mentioned earlier this helmet is suited for most welding types, including Arc, plasm and of course MIG and TIG. The helmet is compatible with magnifying or cheater lenses, has a superb grinding feature, a step-less delay and an excellent plasma cutting feature. The many functions mean this flexible helmet and the affordable price tag mean it is the ideal welding helmet for beginners or hobbyist welders.

The Main Features and Specifications

Dimensions 12 x 9 x 9 inches, weight 435g, extremely light and comfortable to use

Crafted from durable polyimide nylon

Perfect to be used while carrying out TIG, Arc, MIG, MAG, SMAW plasma and even grinding

Automated power function

4 Premium sensors

Super light lithium battery backed up with solar panel

Good sized viewing screen measuring 1.78 by 3.86 inches

Shade level 16 protects the user against IR and UVC radiation

Compatible with both cheater lens and magnifying lens

Step-less delay feature

Adjustable sensitivity knob

Both time delay and sensitivity can be adjusted continuously

Variety of shades including 4/5-9/9-13, these cover all common welding and plasma activities

a switching/changing time of just 0.00004 seconds from light to dark

A delay of just 0.1-1.0 seconds from dark to light

The helmet is in accordance with standards: ANSI Z87.1/DIN/EN397 CSA Z94.3

Rapid assembly, just 1 minute to get the helmet ready to use.

What is included?

Antra AH6-260-000 with auto-darkening lens

Cheater lens

Adjustable sensitivity knobs

Good sized viewing screen

Pros

  • This is one of the best priced welding helmets available
  • In this price range it has amongst the best spec you can find
  • Good sized viewing screen
  • The adjustable sensitivity knobs really help you to adapt the helmet quickly while you are working
  • Lightweight and long lasting, replaceable lithium batteries
  • Auto darkening functionality allowing the helmet to automatically adjust to the intensity of IR and UVC radiation that you are being exposed to

Cons

  • Viewing screen not quite as large as other more expensive helmets
  • Durability not as good as other welding helmets/models
  • Some of the nuts/fittings are low quality and can break easily with heavy usage

Customer Reviews and Scores

The average rating for this welding mask is 4.4 stars out of 5. This is the average of 615 reviews – 67% of these were 5-star ratings.

In Conclusion

If you are looking for a comfortable, versatile and well-priced welding helmet to use for MIG, TIG, Arc or plasma welding this is definitely the helmet for you. There are few other welding helmets with these specifications within this price range. The ease of adjustability is the main selling point for this product and make it the [perfect purchase for anyone who is new to welding. If you will be welding professionally or for extended periods of time then we would not recommend this product.

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