Review Summary :
Having a very large viewing area, the Rhino Large View (4" X 2.6") + Grind - Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is a sure win for any beginner or hobbyist welder. Made from carbon fiber, it sets the standards for being a great safety welding helmet with auto darkening feature.
The helmet has a 2 year warranty for all components of the helmet and can be used for a variety of welding methods such as cutting, plasma arc, TIG, MIG, stick electrodes, shielded metal, etc. It is quite lightweight and adaptable for any welding situation as well as very durable. The helmet conforms to the safety requirements of many international standards such as ANSI, EN379, ISO 9001, CSA and much more.
As the information says, it has a very wide 4" by 2.6" viewing area in addition to its auto-darkening lens. The Rhino welding helmet is perhaps best known for its grind mode and can provide you the best safety when you take it to the workplace and prevent accidents as well. Choose from shades 4 and 9 to 13 with a reaction time of 0.00004 seconds, which is considered a quick reaction time. It's solar-powered so it's understood to be for beginner welders only and not very much for industrial use.
The Rhino Large also has a low battery indicator so you'll be prepared in case. You don't have to worry about installing the lens covers - it's setup just for you. The flexible design allows the welder to weld even in awkward situations.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Rhino Large View Welding Helmet
Q: What can be used to avoid the lens from darkening while grinding?
A: Yes, you can use the grind mode setting on the control knob.
Q: What are the cover plate sizes?
A: For the outside: 4 3/4 by 3 9/16 and 3 7/8. For the inside: 3 1/16 by 2 11/16. It can also be replaced.
Q: Is the carbon fiber design real or fake?
A: Unfortunately, it's just faux carbon fiber, but the design looks neat.
Q: Why is it not suitable for overhead welding?
A: Sparks from the welding flames could possibly cause accidents because the shield isn't going to fully cover your head so make sure you wear protection such as a flame resistant cap.
Q: Is it alright for TIG welding?
A: Yes, it can be used for TIG welders, aluminum and steel.
Q: Recommended magnifying lens for this helmet?
A: You can use any generic magnifying lenses for this helmet with no problem using Velcro tape, since this helmet doesn't have a custom magnifying lens.
Q: Does the helmet come with a bag?
A: Unfortunately, no. You may have to purchase a separate bag for it.
Q: What is the warranty for this product?
A: It comes with a 2-year warranty for manufacturing defects.
For an entry-level helmet, the Rhino Large View (4" X 2.6") + Grind - Auto Darkening Welding Helmet does pack a lot of competence and promise if you want to do welding in a variety of ways, this really is a great buy for something priced below $100.