Welding Helmet (34358) Awarded Car Mechanics “Best Buy”

car mechanics magazine award 34358 welding helmet best buy

Welding Helmets

The August 2017 issue of Car Mechanics Magazine performed a product group test on a range of welding helmets, awarding the Draper Solar Powered Auto-Varioshade Welding and Grinding Helmet (stock number: 34358, part number: WSP687) as the magazines “Best Buy” and overall winner. The review highlighted the helmets superior physical protection compared to the other models on test, along with its comfort, build quality and impressive visor size.

we feel that the WSP687 offers the best combination of specification, performance and price
-Rob Marshall – Car Mechanics Magazine, August 2017

The helmets were tested on their comfort, size, ease of hands-free movement and range of adjustments including sensitivity, delay, and shade control. The helmet’s friction and how well it held position was also tested, along with the work area visibility and how quickly the helmet darkened once the arc was struck.

The Draper has the largest visor on test, which extends further back over the head than the others, offering additional protection from sparks and spatter. We were also impressed with the sturdy feel of the moulding, which makes the helmet look and feel more expensive than it is, and appreciated the document listing spare parts, along with their part numbers. We expected the replacement translucent front lens, which wraps around the helmet, to be expensive, so its £2.54 official price was a pleasant surprise.
-Rob Marshall – Car Mechanics Magazine, August 2017


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