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New Lid
« on: August 26, 2016, 06:26:00 PM »
Snagged this nearly unused helmet off CL this morning for a cool $125. It's a Jackson Truesight version 1. I have an older Jackson NexGen that I absolutely love.

This thing is stupid clear and has a big window. It is a yellow/orange color instead of the old green. It'll take a while to adjust to that. Their newest version of this model has a crisp light blue tint, which is the cat's ass. The cut mode is adjustable shade 5 to 8 instead of the old fixed 5, and it saves whatever you set it at. Buttons are easily pushed from underneath with a welding glove on to go between modes.

Takes 2 AAA batts instead of 2 giant watch style which is nice. I don't like the headgear, but they don't make the old style 270 anymore, so another thing to get used to. The plain, non-flismy helmet is what I love most about Jackson. The miller's always seems wimpy to me, especially when you have you head smashed up against something trying to see.

The cover plates are some molded bullschit instead the plain simple clear sheet ones the other uses, but they at least left enough room to stick a clear flat one in front of the molded front one. Amazon wants about $4 each for the cover plates and of course you have to buy 10 fronts and 10 backs  Bslap









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Re: New Lid
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 08:48:32 PM »
Nice. I've been meaning to get a new one for about 15 years or so.
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Re: New Lid
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 09:48:06 PM »
Just pretend your buying a new pair of Shoes Bruce and you`ll have it tomorrow.
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Re: New Lid
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 11:17:25 PM »
Just pretend your buying a new pair of Shoes Bruce and you`ll have it tomorrow.

No can do Steve, I gotta buy shoes tomorrow.
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Re: New Lid
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 11:18:41 PM »
Looks like a quality helmet! Don't know how guys welded all these years with out auto darkening ones!
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Re: New Lid
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 01:55:02 AM »
that thing has moving parts knobs and buttons.    can you adjust them with a hammer? :))

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Re: New Lid
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 08:39:35 AM »
 
that thing has moving parts knobs and buttons.    can you adjust them with a hammer? :))

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Re: New Lid
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 12:53:35 PM »
that thing has moving parts knobs and buttons.    can you adjust them with a hammer? :))

The old nexgen has survived more hard falls than I'd like to admit. I had 2 for a while, but the 2nd on didn't survive being run over with the forklift. There's still an old flour scoop hanging on the wall for air arcing or if the batteries are dead on the auto.

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Re: New Lid
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 02:06:00 PM »
that thing has moving parts knobs and buttons.    can you adjust them with a hammer? :))

The old nexgen has survived more hard falls than I'd like to admit. I had 2 for a while, but the 2nd on didn't survive being run over with the forklift. There's still an old flour scoop hanging on the wall for air arcing or if the batteries are dead on the auto.

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Re: New Lid
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 11:54:43 PM »
Don't know how guys welded all these years with out auto darkening ones!

Auto darkening isn't needed for O/A welding. It's only this new fangled electric welding you need the fancy hoods for lolx
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