Tweco introduces new WeldSkill welding helmet

The new WeldSkill comes in three unique designs and is completely solar powered.  

St. Louis, Missouri — February 27, 2014 — Tweco has released the WeldSkill, the company’s latest addition to its line of welding products. 

The new Tweco auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors for enhanced performance, featuring both a weld mode and a grind mode. The company says the helmet has a large viewing area of 3.86 inches by 1.69 inches, weighs 16 oz., and uses solar power to eliminate the need to change batteries. The company says the helmet comes backed by Tweco’s support, quality, reliability and a two-year warranty. The new helmet comes in three popular styles: Patriot Eagle, Skull & Fire and Yellow Dragon.


Performance and Value


When switching from light-to-dark, this Tweco helmet darkens in 33 microseconds, or 1/30,000th of a second, one of the fastest reaction times available (by way of comparison, a human eye blink takes 3/10th to 4/10th of a second). When switching from dark-to-light, users can select from three switching speeds: short (0.25 seconds to 0.35 seconds), medium (0.35 seconds to 0.50 seconds) and long (0.50 seconds to 0.80 seconds). Operators in high amperage applications prefer a longer transition time, giving the red-hot weld puddle a chance to cool.

Designed to combine safety, strength, flexibility and comfort, Tweco says the   WeldSkill four-sensor helmet passes every one of the 49 tests required under the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards. This includes the ability to retain its auto-darkening performance even after high impact by a steel ball. Tweco placed the sensitivity and delay knobs on the outside of the helmet shell so that operators can make adjustments while welding. When setting the helmet down, a recessed lens design prevents the faceplate from touching the table, protecting it from scratches.

“The four-sensor Tweco helmet offers an unmatched combination of safety, performance and value,” says Indy Datta, Tweco Brand Management. “It was built to withstand the rigours of daily fab shop use, but with an MSRP of $142, DIY welders can also enjoy professional-grade functions that make welding easier.”

The Tweco line includes an extensive array of products from the basic manual welding tools and accessories to MIG guns, consumables and a complete selection of products for precision robotic welding applications. 

For more information Tweco’s WeldSkill, please visit the company online at VictorTechnologies.com.


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3 Responses

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for this in-depth review. I am a beginner and looking for welding machine that performs the best with top security.
    But the marketplace is full of with a lot of helmets that make me confused which one should I buy.
    Thankfully, I have found your in-depth guide that makes my purchasing decision easy.
    Thanks again for this great review.

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