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  • Optrel Welding Helmet

    Has anyone had any experience with the Optrel OSE Satellite helmet. I am looking to purchase new helmets for my shop & wanted to get some imput before hand. Any advice would be helpful, Thanks.
    Rangerod

    Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

  • #2
    Maybe try this thread?

    AAA,at this site has one,and talks a little about it.By the way go ahead and post there,and see if you can get more info.They won't bite,If they do I will delete them.

    I bet you guys didn't know I had all this power at my finger tips.
    http://www.chaski.com/ubb/showflat.p...sb=5&o=&fpart=

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    • #3
      Optrel Welding Helmet

      Rangerod,

      I have a Satellite and I think it works great. What questions did you have, I'll try to answer them.

      Cowboy
      Thanks..... Cowboy

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      • #4
        Optrel Welding Helmet

        Hey Cowboy

        How do the controls being on the outside of the helmet work out for you? I noticed that the helmet has a rounded front surface, how does it take wear on the front protective lens, I have a bunch of roughnecks in my shop & the equipment takes a bit of a beating? Last but not least how do you like the lens itself as far as sensitivity & functionality? Thanks for any imput you can give me.
        Last edited by rangerod; 02-24-2003, 06:43 PM.
        Rangerod

        Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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        • #5
          I bought a Jackson Journeyman for about $135 with no adjustments and it works great. Reaction time is 1/25000 of a sec. I have never seen a arc flash!!!
          Todd Eldridge
          [email protected]
          Newbie Hobby Welder

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          • #6
            Rangerod
            The controls on the outside are real handy for just reaching up and changing the shade dial as you go, depending upon what you are doing. The helmet has a button for when you are grinding, it won't darken , you just push it for grind and then push it again for welding. Blinking red light inside lets you know that you are in grind mode. The front lens holds up pretty well, I had concerns about that also. I checked on the price of replacements and they were $14.00 for packgage of 5, not to awful bad. I'm guessing that you already have looked at it on the net? If not they do have a web site. As far as how long it will last, I guess time will tell . I'm real careful with my stuff but a bunch of roughnecks can break anything. It has a sensitivity dial and a delay switch that allows an ajustment of the reaction time of the filter to become bright again. It has two ranges to choose from shade 5-9/9-13. The helmet is light and pretty comfortable. It is not a cheap helmet to buy, but it is one heck of alot better helmet than the cheap one my buddy bought for $90.00.
            www.optrel.com Cowboy
            Thanks..... Cowboy

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            • #7
              Opterl Welding Helmet

              Cowboy & Srubrn

              I always like to try to get any information from people out in the field who are using the products if possible before making a large purchase. Thats what I like about this site, people are always willing to freely give you good sound advice without making a person feel out of place. Kudos to Hobart & the people on this board.
              Rangerod

              Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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              • #8
                Another vote for the Jackson Journeyman. Mine is the variable and I really like it.

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                • #9
                  Optrel Welding Helmet

                  Scott V

                  Forgot to thank you for your input.
                  Rangerod

                  Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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                  • #10
                    Rangerod,

                    us Ranger owners have got to stick together in this lovefest of true blue lovers!

                    Hey,I like that,I can be mean to Miller owners again.Now that my powermig works.

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                    • #11
                      I have heard that controls on the outside of the helmets are more prone to getting banged up and broken. I guess it all depends on how 'rough' the 'roughnecks' are. I'm curious as to what other helmets you have considered and your assessment of them. I have a speedglas utility and want to move up to the 9000V but don't want to make a $270 mistake.

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                      • #12
                        Ranger Welder Fan & Welding Helmet

                        Scot V

                        Thats right we do have to stick together Actually to be honest with you I do own nothing but Lincoln at home but it is just by chance. I looked at my options and the majority of the time I was in the right place at the right time (price wise). At work I have nothing but True Blue and honestly they both have quality procuts. We have from a Millermatic 135, Millermatic 250, to a Syncrowave 350. I love both sides of the house. Thanks for the support

                        DaveD

                        I have used a Hunstman for about 3 years now & love it. Although I did have a worker who burned his eyes pretty badly using the same type of helmet. We sent it in to the company they said nothing was wrong with it & still sent another new lens. You woud not belive what happened to the poor guy again, yup burned his eyes again. After that I bought they guy a Jackson, don't remember what model, its been a while, he never had
                        Rangerod

                        Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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                        • #13
                          DaveD,the speedglas would not be a $270.00 mistake.I had a 9000v for five years,and still works great.

                          Rangerod,thats about what happened to me,except one.I went out to buy the sp175 plus.My engine drive,the guy backed out of the deal,and bought a trailblazer 301g.The Lincoln 305g was a steal at $3150.00,and the trailblazer was $3190.00.still a good price.I went for the best dc arc,and the quieter unit.It also has a very nice dc lift arc tig,and adjustable inductance.It welds like my Mk inverter did.I used the same Ln9 feeder on both.Thats the feeder I sold to get my esab mobliemaster 4 across the auto cc/cv wirefeeder.Then I just happen to walk in while they where they where running a demo on the powermig with the python setup.So long to my Mk2000A in that deal.The lincoln is just too easy to weld aluminum with.The Mk took alot of work to get dialed in.The powermig you just pull the trigger.So thats my Lincoln story.I just went with what I thought was the best welding arc.Nothing has changed my view on that yet.The power mig on .023 almost changed it,but Its dialed now also.Atleast I have a few other brands to even things out.

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