Custom Welding Helmet
Welcome to our website. Here you will be able to find information on all types of custom
welding helmets. The idea of a custom helmet is to let your personality show. Lots of differing types of helmets
are available from skulls, to flames, to hellraisers, to NASCAR helmets. The choice is yours.
Most people opt for an auto-darkening helmet which is sometimes referred to as a auto
welding helmet. From a name brand standpoint, the Miller welding helmet is by far the most popular but for the
specific look you are going for it may require you to buy something other than a Miller helmet.
Some of the custom looks are derived from using a full or partial decal on the welding
helmet. Others do not use decals but instead use an airbrush to complete the design. Custom welding helmets that
have air brushed designs are usually more expensive due to the extra time it takes to make these helmets. The
great thing about air brushed helmets is that your choice of design is only limited by your own imagination. You
can go from mild to wild, but most people opt for something on the wild side. Why else would you want a custom
Just about all custom helmets are also auto darkening too. The cost of an auto darkening
is higher than a non auto darkening helmet but if you are looking for a custom helmet then you might as well get
the best protection too. Due to their design the auto darkening welding helmets are usually larger than the non
darkening types. Some of the smaller units will also have a flip up screen which is not that important with the
auto darkening models. Most of today's auto darkening helmets do not require batteries but use the
light generated from welding and/or sunshine to power the unit and keep it charged.
There are lots of different styles to choose from but keep in mind that no matter how
great a helmet looks, it has to be comfortable to wear too. You may want to consider a helmet manufactured
using lightweight composites. These types of helmets are much lighter weight than those made from standard
materials and lighter weight translates into more comfort and less fatigue.
Another consideration is the width of the viewing screen. Most welders prefer a nice wide
screen instead of the older models with narrow screens which makes the welder feel like they are operating in a
Most custom helmets use standard welding helmets and put their unique design on them.
Popular brands used for customizing are:
Miller Welding Helmets
Jackson Welding Helmets
Optrel Welding Helmets
Huntsman Welding Helmets
You are certainly not limited to the brands above but they do constitute the majority of
custom welding helmets made today.
Take your time when selecting your custom welding helmet. Units today are made so well
that you will be living with it for a long time. Get the design you want but don't' forget about comfort and
safety. Make sure any helmet you buy conforms to all Federal and state requirements for safety.