Last Updated: April 1, 2021 by Louis Sham
When it comes to durable and long-lasting welding helmets Antra is the name that strikes the mind first.
Antra is a well-known supplier and manufacturer of welding helmets and its related accessories. Their welding helmets are considered as the best welding helmets in the market.
Though there are huge varieties of welding helmet at Antra’s warehouse, but we have selected the Antra AH7 860 001X welding helmet.
AH7-860-001X is one of the highest-rated and top-selling welding helmet with no complaints at all.
That’s the reason we have reviewed the Antra AH7-860-001X welding helmet so that you will have a clear picture of its features and pros and cons.
Without wasting further time, let’s move towards the Antra AH7-860-001X review.
Here you go!
Antra AH7 860 001X Welding Helmet Review
- Viewing Area: 3.86 x 3.5 inches
- Weight: 535grams.
- Optical clarity: 1/1/1/2
- reaction time:1/25,000 second
- delay time: 0.1 – 1.0 S
- Shade range: 4/5-9/9-13
- Sensor: 4 premium arc sensor
- Material: polyamide-nylon
- Operating mode: weld, cut and grind
- Solar and battery operated
- Compatible with cheater lens/magnifying lens
- Meets ANSI Z87.1-2010, EN 379 4/9-13, CSA Z94.3 standards
It makes you able to focus on weld puddle and arc deeply so that you can perform your job most effectively. It has amazing switching speed which won’t let your eyes damage.
The material of the helmet is quite durable and rugged that it won’t get damaged easily.
Antra AH7-860-001X gives users a comfortable welding experience. As it is light in weight so it can be easily worn for a longer period.
Auto Darkening Filter / Lens:
Antra AH7-860-001X features the industry’s large viewing window.
Yes, you read it right. Its viewing window is about 3.86 X3.56 inches big which enables you to see the surrounding without bending into an awkward position. Also, form this viewing window you can easily focus on your welding process. It is quite sufficient for a welder.
Viewing window has a technologically advanced auto-darkening filter that is coated with a special material to filter out the UV/IR and other harmful rays.
Auto-darkening filter is equipped with double layers auto-dimming LCD shutter which works with the help of 4 arc sensors that are located outside the window.
When these sensors detect any spark or glare, the control unit quickly switches on LCD shutters. Once the welding strike is subsided, the control unit switches off the LCD shutter.
See, how efficiently Antra give protection to welder’s eyes.
The welding process emits lots of harmful UV and IR radiation which are filter out by the Auto-darkening lens that has a special UV/IR filter.
Crystal Clear Visibility:
The auto-darkening filter of Antra AH7 has an optical clarity rating of 1/1/1/2 which means you will be going to experience a crystal clear image with no blurriness or distortion.
Clear visibility is very important for welding with finishing. Otherwise, a distorted or blurred vision can destroy all your efforts.
So with Antra AH7-860-001X, we guaranteed a crystal clear visibility.
Variable Shade Range:
Antra AH7-860-001X is equipped with a variable shade range that you can set according to the nature of the job. With the help of these shade range, you can select the level of darkness that you will experience during the welding arc.
Usually, Antra AH7-860-001X has 4/5-9/9-13 shade range in which 5-9 and 9-13 are the shade range for welding purpose whereas form grinding job the light shade is 4, on which ADF lens will not work.
Sensitivity & Control Delay Settings:
Antra AH7 welding helmet has delay control and sensitivity adjustment settings which are in the form of an analog dial in the control pad. These two features are of extreme importance. Delay control dial will determine the time to recover from dark shade to light shade. Whereas, the sensitivity dial is all about how sensitive a lens should be for weld arc.
Full Face & Neck Coverage:
A welding helmet is meant to protect your face and eyes from harmful rays. It would be of no use if it does not give proper coverage to the face and neck. Luckily Antra AH7-860-001X has a well-designed shield that gives full neck and face protection. This way you will be remain protected from debris, spatters, and harmful UV/IR rays.
The hood of Antra AH7-860-001X welding helmet is made up of polyamide nylon which is quite light in weight but at the same time, it is quite rugged. Antra is quite comfortable to wear and it’s all because of the polyamide material and its comfortable headgear. It has ratchet gear with fastening springs for easy adjustments.
Antra Ah7 860 001x Welding Helmet can be used for:
Let me tell you, it is not only a welding helmet rather it can be used for grinding purposes as well. when it comes to welding, you can do multiple tasks with its such as high amperage welding like TIG, low amperage welding like MMA, plasma cutting, stick welding, and MIG
WHAT DID I LIKE ABOUT ANTRA AH7-860-001X?
As mentioned earlier Antra AH7-860-001X has one of the largest viewing area with the help of which you can deeply focus on your work.
Secondly, I really like its build. It is made up of polyamide material, which is really flexible and light in weight. But being light in weight it is durable too and can withstand all kind of impact and bumps.
Then comes to its user interface which is very easy and simple to understand. It has analog dials that can be handled easily. From its interface, you can adjust delay and sensitivity setting, choose between different shade ranges, and can switch on the grind mode.
WHAT DIDN’T I LIKE ABOUT ANTRA AH7-860-001X-860-001X?
Antra AH7-860-001X is designed in such a way that there is less space between the internal part of helmet and the nose, so you cannot wear any respirator while wearing this welding helmet. So you have to be very careful while dealing with respiratory fumes.
Antra AH7-860-001X welding helmet is indeed one of the best welding helmets in the market. Its highly responsive ADF with outstanding optical clarity gives you a safe and sound welding helmet. The protective front shield gives complete coverage to the neck to keep it safe from sparks and spatters. Antra really have focused on user’s safety while manufacturing this gem.
If you are a hobbyist or true welder, Antra AH7-860-001X can be the best option for you.