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Posts: 106
From: Bixby, Ok. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-13-2001 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach72   Click Here to Email mach72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reading the post on spot welders reminded me of a hood that I have been using for a while. I bought an auto dimming hood from Harbor Freight that works well. It is called the chameleon, it normally sells for about $160-170, but you can catch it on sale for $130 once in a while. It has an adjustment from shade 9-13, and has a solar panel to charge the batteries. You have to place it in BRIGHT SUNLIGHT for about 20 min. before first use or after not using it for a while. It also has a 3 year warranty. I saw a Lincoln welding rep using a hood available through Lincoln, but the auto dimming mechanisn sure looked like the one on mine. I know that harbor freight has some poorly made import crap, but they do have some quality stuff also. This hood has been well worth the money. Thanks, Tom

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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-13-2001 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an auto-dimming hood that I bought from Eastwood. Awesome unit.

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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 01-14-2001 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
one the best investment's in the world steve+

ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
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have a great day!!!!!!!!

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From: Granada Hills, Ca., USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 01-22-2001 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PJHMustang   Click Here to Email PJHMustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone lacking welding skills as much as me needs all the help they can get. The automatic dimming hood is something I won't ever be without again.

If you can't afford to do it right, how can you afford to do it again?

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