1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Freedom Welder's Helmet
Roland Bals is a professional welder. When he first started using the new all-plastic Freedom helmet, he says he found, to his surprise, that he was doing twice as much work as his fellow workers.
"You don't have to drop whatever you're holding to lift the helmet. You can raise the visor with your chin and chip away at slag, or whatever else needs doing, then lower the visor again without wasted motion," he points out.
The visor has a standard 3-in. by 5 1/4-in. gold-coated, polycarbonate resin plate protected resin plate protected by a clear tempered plastic plate. The viewing window in the helmet itself is made of clear plastic. There's plenty of room inside the helmet to wear glasses and the viewing plates are removeable for easy cleaning.
The "hands-free" visor is controlled by a strap running under the chin and an over-center spring that holds it in the open or closed position. Also, when desired, the helmet pivots up over the head. It's available with a padded leather headband or with a hard hat.
The new helmet retails for $79.50.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Accu-Arc Co., Inc., 510 West South St., Hastings, Neb. 68901 (ph 402 462-8052).
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