The 3M Speedglas 9100 FX Air Welding Helmet with the award-winning 3M Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator has become one of the most popular PAPR Welding Helmets available. The 9100 FX Air features the Speedglas 9100XXi True-View auto-darkening welding lens with flip-up functionality which reveals a large, curved and clear high impact visor. This flip-up functionality allows the welder to seamlessly switch between welding and grinding tasks while maintaining their powered air welding respiratory protection. The clear visor also allows the welder to set-up, inspect and move around the workplace without the need to remove their face protection or break the positive pressure respiratory seal.

3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air with Adflo PAPR

Part Number: 547726

$2,341.90 Inc GST

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3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air with Adflo PAPR

Part Number: 547726

$2,341.90 Inc GST

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Product Features

Product Information

  • PPE Made in Sweden: All Speedglas welding helmets are made in Sweden with every lens still checked by hand.
  • Protection from Welding FumeSuper comfortable welding face seal follows the contours of both the helmet and the face to provide a positive pressure seal from pollutants. The exclusive airflow pattern of the respiratory welding mask evenly distributes filtered air throughout the entire breathing zone of the welder.
  • Welding Shield with Huge Clear & Curved Grinding Visor A smooth flip-up function reveals a huge 170x100 mm clear grinding visor with 180 degree vision.
  • Speedglas Welding Lens with True-View 3M Speedglas True-View has literally changed the way welders see, making what you see through the lens appear lighter, more detailed and colourful.
  • Largest Welding Mask Viewing Area Available:The huge Speedglas 9100XXi auto-lens combined with the Speedglas peripheral SideWindows gives you the largest welding shield viewing area available on the market.
  • Speedglas SideWindowsPreviously hidden peripheral hazards (beams, obstacles and other workers) are now visible through two, shade 5 side lenses (conventional shade 13 protection).
  • Highest Optical Rating Speedglas welding helmet series 9100 gives the welder the highest possible optical classification (1/1/1) and is compliant with AS/NZS1338.1.
  • Unrivalled Arc Detection and switching Photo-sensors capable of detecting an arc down to an industry-leading 1 amp with centre sensor for TIG applications.
  • All Welding Applications with Multiple ModesWith shades 3, 5, 8, 9-13 and multiple mode settings you can weld, cut, grind and tack, indoors and outdoors even with a completely hidden arc.
  • Welding Mask with Auto-OnWith Auto-On your welding helmet is instantly ready to weld; programmed to your last used welding setting.
  • Compliant with all relevant Australian & New Zealand StandardsCompliant with Australian & New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1337.1 (high impact face protection), AS/NZS1338.1 (eye protection) and AS/NZS1716 (respiratory protection).
  • Comfort & Ergonomics This harness sets the industry benchmark for comfort and ergonomics. The harness distributes weight perfectly, avoids sensitive areas and allows for complete customisation to your head.
  • The Signature Speedglas Silver FrontThe silver front on a Speedglas auto-darkening welding helmet is not just a design feature, it also reflects heat from the weld keeping you cool and comfortable.
  • Magnification Lens HolderBuilt-in holder for magnifying lenses makes attaching the lens easier and optimises the position for better vision.
  • Speedglas Welding PPE is a long term investment All Speedglas 9100 auto helmets have custom designed multi-function programmed logic chips that minimise the number of discrete surface-mounted components; leading to improved reliability and longevity.
  • Industry Leading Warranty Protection: Speedglas 9100 features a revolving three year warranty. Experience a problem with the welding mask in the first three years and your 3 year warranty protection starts again. Speedglas helmets are built to last.
  • The Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

  • Synonymous with Respiratory Protection for WeldersOne of the most popular PAPR’s in the world, the award-winning Adflo has become synonymous with welder’s powered air protection and provides increased protection and comfort all day long.
  • Because you only have one pair of lungs The 3M Adflo provides a required minimum protection factor of 50 for mechanically and thermally generated particles and conforms to Australian & New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1716 (respiratory protection).
  • Exclusive Adflo airflow patternThe exclusive airflow pattern evenly distributes filtered air throughout the entire breathing zone of the welder. The intelligent PAPR unit keeps the airflow rate at a constant level. A diffuser spreads out the airflow pattern for your maximum comfort.
  • One Hour Rapid Charge Battery with Long LifeThe new Adflo lithium-ion battery charges from 0-80% of its full capacity in approximately one hour and lasts approximately 8-10 hours depending on conditions. Indicators assist the welder in knowing when to change the filters and to charge the battery.
  • Super Light Welding Respirator with Slim Profile On body powered air respiratory protection allows for full-mobility and the slim profile makes the Adflo perfect for use in tight spaces. The system has recently been reduced in weight by a further 15%.
  • Self-Adjusting Breathing HoseThe Quick Release Swivel (QRS) allows for one handed connection and release. The self-adjusting length means the hose is always kept close to the welder to prevent snagging on surrounding objects.
  • Stackable Protection from Welding Fume, Particles and Gases With the right type of filter, the respirator can effectively protect against both particles and gases - an important welding safety feature.
  • Standard & Airflow Plus The respirator airflow is always a constant nominal rate of 170 litres per minute regardless of the battery’s charge or the particle loading of the filter. For hot, humid jobs, you can increase the airflow to 200 litres per minute to reduce welder fatigue and increase your overall comfort and welding safety.
  • Industry Leading Warranty Protection: The Adflo PAPR features a revolving two year warranty. Experience a problem with the system in the first two years and your 2 year warranty protection starts again. Speedglas helmets and Adflo PAPR systems are built to last.
  • 3M and Australian Welding Supplies Pty Ltd warrants that the Auto-Darkening Welding Lens (ADL) and the Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three (3) years and two (2) years respectively from date of purchase. The warranty excludes failure resulting from improper use or modification of the ADL or respirator and factors beyond the control of AWS. Except where prohibited by law, AWS and 3M will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage arising from this 3M product, regardless of the legal theory asserted. In the case of a warranty claim, a copy of the receipt with date of purchase, along with a description of the fault must be enclosed. This warranty is provided in addition to other rights and remedies you have under law: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
    Specifications

    Additional Information

    Relevant Welding Helmet Standards Eye Protection - AS/NZS1338.1, Face Protection - AS/NZS1337.1 (High Impact), Respiratory Protection - AS/NZS1716
    Speedglas TrueView Welding Lens Yes
    Stick Welding Yes
    MIG Welding Yes
    TIG Welding Yes (industry leading detection down to 1 Amp)
    Grinding Feature Large Clear Grinding Visor (Flip-Up)
    SideWindow Peripheral Vision Yes
    Hidden Arc Mode Yes
    Welding Lens Viewing area 73 x 107mm + SideWindows
    Auto Darkening Lens Classification 1/1/1 & TrueView
    Variable Dark Shades Shade 5, 8, 9-13
    Light State TrueView Shade 3
    UV Protection Shade 13 (permanent)
    Switching time, light-dark 0.1 ms (+23 C)
    Delay (switching time, dark-light) 40-800 ms
    Comfort Exhaust Vents No (positive pressure seal for powered air)
    Head Harness Custom fit, two crown straps with ratchet mechanism
    Safety Helmet No
    Required minimum protection factor 50
    Air flow Level 170 & 200 l/min
    Adflo Battery Run Time 8 hours
    Adflo Battery Charge Time 1 hour rapid charge (80% capacity), 4.5 hours complete
    Product Literature

    Product Literature

    • Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100XXi Brochure

    • Speedglas Comprehensive Catalogue

    • Respiratory Protection Guide

    • Reclassification of Welding Fume White Paper

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    Reviews & Ratings
    This is the first Speedglas helmet I've owned and I love it. Great quality and a pleasure to use.
    Review by: Luke
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    I don't wake up every morning with a headache anymore! It’s the best money I've ever spent.
    Review by: Ayden
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    Find it very durable and versatile. It's so far been one of the best shields I’ve owned!
    Review by: Carl
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    They are the best helmets - latest tech, light, easy to use. I would not buy anything else!
    Review by: Ken
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    Allows me to do my job with the reassurance that I'm safe from welding fume.
    Review by: Joseph
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    Adflo is amazing for smelly jobs and in summer, plus the visibility is better than any other helmet available.
    Review by: Riki
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    It's comfortable, easy to use and keeps those fumes out! Simple, effective, practical. No need for anything else.
    Review by: Jarrod
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    Dont feel bad after a day of welding and it has never let me down.
    Review by: Peter
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    Makes breathing easier in smokey conditions and cooler in hot weather with great screen settings.
    Review by: Adrian
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    Keeps me cool and able to weld and grind without changing helmets. True-View is excellent.
    Review by: Michael
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    Comfort, practicability and safety equals health, productivity and profit. No other helmet system comes close.
    Review by: Gareth
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    Have not had one issue since I got it 6 years ago. Comfortable and effective.
    Review by: Dean
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    Used it for the past 4 years and never had a problem!
    Review by: Tye
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    Very clear vision with heavy duty protection. Best helmet I've ever bought, never had troubles with it.
    Review by: Lachlan
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    I love my Speedglas 9100 FX Air because it keeps my lungs clean, is reliable and really comfortable.
    Review by: Brendon
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    Clean fresh air all day. Unmatched visibility. Reliability. Cannot fault in 2 years.
    Review by: Daniel
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    The viewing area is amazing, plus the flip up shield makes life so much easier.
    Review by: Glen
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    It saves my lungs and I'm keen to live long and keep welding!
    Review by: Jared
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    Great comfort, great viewing lens, great consumables... why would you go for anything else?
    Review by: Seb
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    Love the clarity, SideWindows and how easy it is to use.
    Review by: Steve
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    Quality modern equipment that's durable and tough enough to handle harsh conditions.
    Review by: Matt
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    Love the feel of air conditioning in a powered air helmet while you're welding.
    Review by: Matt
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    Simply the best welding helmet that money can buy!
    Review by: James
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    Keeps me safe and gives me unrivaled clarity of vision.
    Review by: Mathew
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    My Adflo setup makes my job so much easier.
    Review by: Lane
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    Great viewing area, durable, flip up front, great piece of equipment.
    Review by: Matthew
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    Thanks to my FX Air, I go home healthier to my daughter and family.
    Review by: Kevin
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    Large screen simple switch between weld and grind and comfortable
    Review by: Callum
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    Clear large view and clean filtered air!
    Review by: Marius
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    Awesome viewing and all parts are replaceable.
    Review by: Kurt
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    Comfortable and keeps the fumes at bay
    Review by: Leo
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    A quality helmets that'll last a lifetime.
    Review by: Shawn
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    Superior protection and simple to use.
    Review by: Michael
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    Comfort, quality, durability, reliability, strength and versatility.
    Review by: Antony
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    Works great, keeps my lungs safe plus it's comfortable and convenient.
    Review by: Andres
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    Able to breathe fresh air when welding and grinding, no more coughing at the end of the day and great in the summer heat.
    Review by: DANIEL
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    I have had my helmet for about 4 years now and I love it for both grinding and welding with any process. The view is like no other helmet, and it'll save you from breathing in dust and fumes from welding/grinding/sanding steel. Also very comfortable to wear all day, and the battery life is unreal.
    Review by: Ryan
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    I love my Speedglas 9100 FX Air because it's comfortable enough to wear all day, can switch between filter shades with just a push of a button and allows me to have two hands free while tacking. It's also very durable, so needs little maintenance and works as hard as I do!
    Review by: Andrew
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    Comfortable and well put together with good vision. Switching to the powered air models was an even safer option, and now I wouldn't use anything else!
    Review by: stan
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    The FX Air with Adflo PAPR has been the best thing I have bought for all-purpose welding, cutting and grinding. The settings giving the variety to use for plasma and welding are great, plus you're not going home at the end of each day coughing up black gunk.
    Review by: Alex
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    Best eye protection I ever bought, and I feel so much better after doing a lot of welding day in day out. The air filters are so worthwhile, as we only have one set of lungs!
    Review by: Michael
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    Great vision when welding, love the flip-up clear screen for grinding and having fresh air come in when welding 6-8 hours a day. Definitely have noticed the difference being an asthmatic in the industry.
    Review by: Chris
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    My 9100 FX Air is one of the few welding helmets I've ever used and now I wouldn't use anything else. Crystal clear vision when welding or air arc gouging and the Adflo distributes nice cool air all over your face.
    Review by: Robert
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    Clear vision, can use it for grinding without changing your helmet, and the air flow does a great job protecting from fumes.
    Review by: Phill
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    In all my years of welding, I've never encountered a welding helmet this versatile, powerful, productive and safe. I cannot imagine not having one.
    Review by: Augusto
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    It's the most comfortable helmet to wear over a 12 hour period. Also easy to use even with the flip up lens for grinding and blowing down your job.
    Review by: Paul
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    Love the positive pressure system and clean air. Clear view both when welding and with the screen flipped up.
    Review by: Graeme
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    Like a space helmet for engineering! If you don't have one, you need it... can wear it all day whether grinding or welding, with no need to change the visor all the time.
    Review by: Anthony
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    Vision is the most important factor to welding for me, and this Speedglas helmet has the best viewing area.
    Review by: Damien
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    The most user friendly and comfortable helmet on the market, with minimal issues even in the harshest environments.
    Review by: Adam
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    Of all the welding helmets I've used in 42 years of experience, this is the best for me without a doubt.
    Review by: EDWIN
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    The Adflo is great given I weld a lot of paint and gal, glad not to be breathing in all that!
    Review by: Jarrad
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    Amazing quality, easy to use features, great for every job and great for your lungs... don't feel like I'm gasping for air after a day's work. Quality helmet!
    Review by: Kobie
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    Was experiencing headaches and throat irritation after welding without PAPR despite what seemed to be adequate workshop ventilation. Those problems stopped when I started using the Speedglas 9100 FX Air.
    Review by: Roger
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    This helmet is super comfortable and has the best optics of any I've used. Paired with the flip-up grinding shield and the Adflo PAPR, there is no comparison.
    Review by: Dom
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    Helps me stay protected from welding fumes and concrete dust. Love the big view. It also helps me stay cool. The auto on is an awesome feature.
    Review by: Luke
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    No more gritty eyes from smoke fumes and dust particles!
    Review by: Tony
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    I use it for everything: a versatile, reliable helmet that makes me look more professional as well. It's so clear and I love it.
    Review by: James
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    Love it because it's auto darkening, has a flip visor for grinding and keeps stuff out of my lungs. Don't have to swap helmets all the time.
    Review by: Scott
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    Been using this product for approximately 2 years now without any worries. Reliable and durable, with functions that are efficient to use and easy to maintain.
    Review by: MELISSA
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    I feel completely comfortable when using it. One of the best and safest helmets in the market at the moment.
    Review by: Lam
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    Having the Adflo stops me breathing in nasty welding fume, while the flip up screen lets me grind without breathing in all the dust!
    Review by: Luke
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    My FX Air is amazing, easily adjustable and stops me breathing in harmful fumes. Couldn't ask for a better helmet and can't recommend it enough!
    Review by: Michael
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    It's reliable, simple, easy to see through and the Adflo keeps fumes away without blasting me with air!
    Review by: timothy
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    It's been the best investment, my lungs say thank you!
    Review by: Campbell
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    Fantastic, can weld all day with no problems. Doesn't get hot or stuffy which is what I hate about a normal face mask.
    Review by: James
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    Can breathe 100% better, no coughing after welding gal. Best investment for my health.
    Review by: Jarrod
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    I'm an asthmatic, so the Adflo really helps with dealing with dust and fumes. Also really comfy to wear over a long shift.
    Review by: Glen
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    Large viewing screen, cooling attachments for 45+ degree days, filters and attachments for all needs. Industry leader, why would you choose anything else?
    Review by: Dylan
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    Love how all the stuff in the filters is not in my lungs, and no foreign bodies in my eyes anymore!
    Review by: Mark
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    The Adflo unit keeps up fresh air to breath, while the great field of view stops people speaking up and messing with you.
    Review by: Tim
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    Cool air on my face, and keeps sparks off my face and neck. Just makes fabricating and welding that much more pleasant.
    Review by: Grant
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    Best vision I've had while welding, comfortable for the user and supplies me with fresh, clean air to breathe.
    Review by: Zak
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    I weld a lot of galvanised steel and it's so nice coming home being able to breathe comfortably after a day of welding.
    Review by: Cabe
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    Very clear to see where you're going while welding and can do anything once it's on, best helmet on the market.
    Review by: Bradley
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    Love the clarity of the lens and how it is air fed. Keeps me from being exposed to welding fume all day.
    Review by: Tim
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    I'm now able to breathe filtered air and protect my health for the future.
    Review by: Joseph
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    Comfortable with cool filtered air. Nice!!
    Review by: Ron
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    Unlike other safety equipment, the guys actually like to wear them. Safe. Comfortable. Clean air.
    Review by: Megan
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    Enables me to go home feeling safe and protected. Not breathing in harmful toxins is the best!
    Review by: Nathan
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    Great for controlling dust and fumes, the guys at work love them. Why didnt we get them sooner!
    Review by: paul
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    My 9100 FX Air meets all my fabrication demands, giving me great visibility and control while keeping me comfortable and safe from hazardous welding byproducts. I wouldn't recommend anything else.
    Review by: Geoff
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    I'm a third year apprentice and I have never had weld flash or respiratory problems because of my 9100 FX Air. Both the helmet and the Adflo are second to none!
    Review by: Chase
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    This welding helmet helps to protect my lungs from welding fume and cools my head during summer sessions.
    Review by: Freddie
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    Been using since 2009 when doing general fab and pressure welding. Was such a relief with all that dust around and made welding quite relaxing and stress free.
    Review by: Shaun
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    Helps my asthma, allowing me to do my job better! I've always used Speedglas and always will!
    Review by: Kyle-jaimes
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    Great quality, with consumable parts and spares that are easy to find as I travel around the country doing site work. Love the look and design, plus it's durable enough to have survived many drops and throws!
    Review by: Justin
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    Absolutely awesome quality when darkened, I mostly use the FX Air for an easy switch from weld to grind.
    Review by: Spencer
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    It's comfortable and has never flashed me on startup like other, cheaper helmets have done in the past.
    Review by: Rod
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    Clear view, plus the benefit of air moving around my head whilst welding in the north west.
    Review by: Dustin
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    Best thing to use on hot day. Everyone at work gets jealous of my 9100 FX Air!
    Review by: Nick
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    They are super comfy and the Adflo lets me leave work feeling good!
    Review by: Nicholas
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    Stops all the fumes from going into my lungs.
    Review by: Joel
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    This is the ultimate welding helmet!
    Review by: Dean
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    We have found them very effective and comfortable to wear, allowing us to weld safely and well.
    Review by: Philip
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    I love my Speedglas helmet, it fits well and is comfortable to wear all day! Also love the large grinding shield when the lens is flipped up, not to mention the colours through the lens are the best I have used!
    Review by: Richard
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    Protects me from fumes without straining my eyes like conventional helmets! As an apprentice, I want to keep good health and still be fit for work in 30 years.
    Review by: Devon
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    A quality helmet that I can trust! I know I'm breathing clean air due to the filtration from the powered air unit. I've also found the helmet to be very comfortable to use and wear.
    Review by: mike
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    I've been a boilermaker for 35 years, and every time I pull on my helmet I think of how many lives this would have improved had it been around 35 years ago.
    Review by: Colin
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    It helps a lot on my job, with no fog moisture unlike other brands. Unique, cool and highly recommended!
    Review by: Junie
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    Best money I ever spent - no coughing up all that black stuff at the end of the day and so easy and comfortable to use.
    Review by: Ben
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    Reliable, study, comfortable for the operator and removes all the contaminants allowing us to work safely.
    Review by: Brad
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    Love the option of using it as a face shield, as well as the clean air from the Adflo PAPR!
    Review by: Denis
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    It's the best helmet I’ve ever worked with. Absolutely love it!
    Review by: Brad
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    From TIG welding 0.5mm mild steel to MIG welding 40mm steel plate, buying this helmet was the best decision I could make. Simply the best!
    Review by: Jason
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    Nothing better than the quality this produces... plus the filtered air is amazing!
    Review by: Tristan
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    It's the best! Even though my helmet has seen a lot of welding over the past 5 years, it's stood up to it all. I recommend this helmet to everyone that welds and personally wouldn't work without one - for me it’s the baseline now. I'm big on my health so the biggest reason I love this helmet is not breathing in fumes, with no more holding my breath or trying to dodge the plume.
    Review by: Jonathon
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    Once I finally bought one, it was a dream come true and I've never looked back!
    Review by: Phillip
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    I use my 9100 FX every day - excellent for breathing fresh air in summer and keeping me safe!
    Review by: Giovanni
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    Very good helmet works even better then I thought it would.i would defenetly recommend it.
    Review by: Blake
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    My 9100 adflo is going great after 5 years
    Review by: Alan Leach
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    Best investment i ever purchased for work is my 9100fx air speedglas adflo set up
    Review by: Ryan
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    I use a speedglas helmet with my adflo respirator. And I have barely anytime off sick compared to the other guys on site.
    Review by: Luke
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    I had a 9000 for 4 years than upgraded to the 9100fx adflo unit. Great helmet lightweight and versatile for all welding and cutting jobs
    Review by: Robbie
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    I have used them since 2003 and find them very good
    Review by: Paul
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    Great invention. Wouldn't weld innershield without mine.
    Review by: Dale
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    I've had a few different air fed helmets over the years . I rate my Speedglas helmet with Adflo as the best over the others I've had!
    Review by: Darren
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    Love mine to pieces
    Review by: Ben
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