Review Summary :
Showing off a unique helmet design, the Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 Black Welding Helmet is known for passing the EN379 standards for clarity and optical performance, having a perfect 1/1/1/1 optical clarity. Among the Viking series of Lincoln's products, this one has the biggest viewing area so far.
Giving you a user friendly approach in controls, the Lincoln Electric Viking is great for both hobbyists and professionals at a quality price. It auto darkens greatly and if you are looking for an upgrade from a cheap, entry-level helmet, you can go with this one and you will definitely feel the difference.
You will also definitely love the optical clarity with this auto darkening welding helmet. Some helmets of this level aren't very cheap so this is a great buy for beginners or hobbyists who want to save a couple of dollars and still get the same kind of clarity they want during welding.
Its shades come in DIN 6 - 13 and a grind mode. The sensitivity and delay can be adjusted well, with a 0.00004 second delay or switching time for light to dark, and 0.1 sec. min. - 1.0 sec. for dark to light. The quick switching will guarantee you safety from flashes.
Other than the 1/1/1/1 high standard optical clarity, it also complies with ANSI Z87.1 standards and CSA Z94.3 so you are surely guaranteed with a professional standard.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 Welding Helmet
Q: If the lens doesn't work and flickers, could it get replaced using the warranty?
A: Yes, but try replacing the battery first. You can also try charging the solar panel for longer periods of time. If it doesn't solve your problem, contact Lincoln Electric for the warranty information.
Q: Does this version of the 3350 have the new head gear?
A: Yes, it does.
Q: Where is the helmet made from?
A: It is made in China.
Q: Is a cheater lens applicable for this helmet?
A: Yes, you can use a cheater lens.
Q: Does this particular welding helmet have spare lenses? What else is included with the helmet?
A: Yes, it has 5 spare lenses (outside), 2 spare lenses (inside) and a helmet bag.
Q: Is there another helmet design variety for this model?
A: You can look for welding supplies that could sell this Viking 3350 model with a different graphic design.
As a whole, the Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 Black Welding Helmet packs a lot of visual optical clarity at a very cheap price, so it is a great buy for beginners, intermediate welders and professional welders as well. You won't have a problem looking for extra lenses since this one's got a lot of spare in the package. The Viking 3350 is a sure winner if you are more concerned about the price and the quality alike.