Top Jackson Welding Helmets 2018 Review

Jackson welding helmet

Construction welder with helmet

With the right welding equipment, your job can be more than a passion.

Among protection gear, Jackson welding helmets are worth a closer look.

Jackson Safety is a well-known manufacturer of welding equpiment.

They’ve been manufacturing safety glasses, gloves, helmets and respirators for several years.

Many people say, Jacksons’ welding helmets provide enhanced sight capabilities and a good through vision.

Before we present you the list of Jackson welding helmets below, you can read why it makes sense to get a solid welding visor and what to look for before making a decision.

Why buy a welding helmet?

During welding, it is crucial to protect your head and neck from hot spatter, liquid drops of metal and UV light. Without additional protection clothing, welding helmets provide better safety than welding goggles because they cover more parts of your face.

A well-designed welding helmet protects your eyes and skin from severe damage during welding.

Ok so far, but how to choose the right welding helmet?

How to choose the right welding helmet?

Choose a design that suits you best

Auto darkening welding helmet - USA style

Auto darkening welding helmet – USA style

Because welding is more than a profession, your style and gear will represent you as a real guy who does his job. Often you can choose between looks like:

  • USA style stars & stripes
  • Skulls & bones
  • Hot flames design

Consider auto-darkening technology

First, you need to think if you’d like to invest in an upper-class technology like an auto-darkening welding helmet. With an auto-darkening filter (ADF) attached to your welding helmet, your lens will automatically darken when the sensor detects the initial arc flashing up. Find out more about ADFs at the inventors web site Optrel.

Jackson Safety uses innovative ADFs from its partner Balder.

Generally, ADF provides more safety, quicker work speed and a higher comfort. Additionally, you can say that your work quality will increase because you do not need to handle your helmet and your sight is improved.

On the downside, auto-darkening welding hoods are, of course, more expensive.

ADF technology greatly enhances your welding job. If you weld very often I’d recommend you to take a deeper look at the products with auto-darkening welding functionality.

Also read: Top custom and cool welding helmets.

Below is an overview of welding masks from Jackson for you.

Top Jackson welding helmets

Jackson W10

With the W10 series, Jackson offers a passive welding helmet (=no ADF included), that has a good fit and is in the lower price range.

The Jackson W10 meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards, integrates a standard shade 10 filter and is ultra-lightweight.

Because of the weight of only 6 ounces, you can wear it all day long without neck pain. Additionally, when you work on a construction site that requires wearing a hard hat, the Jackson welding helmet W10 HLX is adaptable also to hard hats.

According to Jackson, the W10 welding helmet is ideal for students, hobbyists and inspectors.

Jackson Safety Fixed Shade W10 HSL 100 Welding Helmet (14975), Black

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Jackson W40 Insight – Black

The Jackson W40 Insight is a variable auto darkening welding helmet. To suit your weld application, you can adjust your lens shade from 9 to 13. Two batteries of the type CR2450 are integrated.

Moreover, you can adjust sensor sensitivity and the ADF delay time.

4 independent auto auto dimming sensors and two different modes (welding, grinding) are a pretty good deal on this low priced ADF helmet.

According to the manufacturer, you can use it for MIG welding, TIG welding as well as for arc welding and grinding.

Jackson Safety 46131 Insight Variable Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, HaloX, ADF, Black

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$106.00 $148.99
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Jackson W40 Insight – Stars & Scars

This is almost the same helmet as described already above. To enhance your style and express your patriotism you can choose this “Stars & Scars” styled helmet.

Jackson Safety Insight Variable Auto Darkening Welding Helmet (46130), HaloX, ADF, Arc Angel Graphic

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$121.00 $157.30
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Jackson WH70 – BH3

The Jackson BH3 is another auto darkening welding helmet.

In detail, the ADF has a variable shade ranging from 9 to 13 and you can adjust sensitivity and delay according to your weld task. Thanks to the aerodynamic designed front shield fog and heat will reflect much better than on other helmets.

It has a switching time of 0,15 ms and is solar powered which means there is no need to add batteries or recharge it.

Of course, this piece of equipment meets ANSI/ISEA Z87.1+2010 standards.

Additionally, it comes with three headgear adjustments for different tasks and welders.

Jackson Safety WH70 BH3 Helmet - Variable Auto-Darkening Filter with Balder Technology (2/Pack) - R3-37191

1 used from $1,500.00
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$1,237.00
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Jackson WH70 – BH3 PAPR

The Jackson WH70 welding helmet is an even more improved auto darkening welding helmet with an external knob to change your shade without removing the helmet. Of course, you can also adjust switching delays, too.

Additionally attached is the Airmax Elite powered air purifying respirator (PAPR).

The PAPR welding mask helps you to breathe clean air during welding.

The respirator provides you with a constant air flow. Thanks to vibrating and sound signals you will get noticed when it is time to change the air filter or batteries.

This bundle helps you to protect yourself from dangerous weld fumes.

Take a closer look:

JACKSON SAFETY 40839 AIRMAX ELITE PAPR with BH3 Air Headpiece, One-Size

1 used from $1,500.00
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$1,497.89

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