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Red Fierce Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Variable Shade 7-13 with Grind Mode

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable and dependable
  • Suitable for a wide range of projects
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Product Overview

This Red Fierce Variable-Shade Auto-Darkening Helmet is made of polycarbonate making it lightweight. It is solar powered to eliminate the need for batteries. The finish is high definition with a quality graphical design. This helmet has 2 additional outside and inside cover lenses.
  • Variable shade 7-13 & Grind Mode with external knob
  • Solar powered with battery assist (AAA). Always on ready to weld.
  • 2 arc sensors
  • Hard hat compatible head gear
  • Continuously adjustable sensitivity and delay from dark to light
  • Two (2) extra inside and outside polycarbonate impact resistant clear lenses included. (KH778)
  • Cheater lens compatible
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NameRed Fierce Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Variable Shade 7-13 with Grind ModeDigital 1/1/1/1 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Huge Viewing Size 3.86 in. x 3.23 in. Great for MMA, MIG, TIG3-7/8 in. x 1-3/4 in. 9-13 Shade Welding Helmet3.9 in. x 2.4 in. W View Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet with Variable Number 4-13 Shade Lens
Safety FeaturesElectric ArcElectric Arc Other
Lens height (in.)4.333.233.823.86
Lens width (in.)3.543.861.732.44
Product Weight (lb.)112.51.55 lb
Helmet Type Auto Darkening,Lift Front
Helmet Lens Type Variable Shade Lenses
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Safety Apparel Product Type
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Safety Features
Electric Arc
Solar powered

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ANSI Certified,OSHA Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Questions & Answers


Can I use this to prevent getting the coronavirus?

Asked by hi July 7, 2020

No way ,,, Hammer

how do you turn it on

Asked by Boris April 14, 2018

The knob on the left side on the outside of the helmet. You need to put batteries in it also. Hope this helpful.

Where can I buy a soft draw string bag for my new Auto Darkening welding helmet?

Asked by 1976transam January 28, 2018

Lincoln Does not offer bags for welding helmets.

How many arc sensors does it have?

Asked by Perrier January 14, 2018

This helmet has 2 arc sensors.

Batteries must be dead is there a replacement lens auto darkening for this model

Asked by Doug September 28, 2017

2 triple A batteries back in biz

Does it support the cheater lens, and what size it should be?

Asked by weld111 September 10, 2017

Yes it can. See part # KH637 1.5 diopter or part # KH638 2.0 diopter.

Last time I used an auto darkening helmet, I developed a dull ache in back of eyes that lasted for a month or so.

Asked by Dave August 24, 2017

Make sure the helmet is charged. Put it in the sun for 4 hours. Also, turn the adjusting knob to a darker shade.

Is this suitable for viewing the solar eclipse?

Asked by Thooktha August 21, 2017

It will not work.

Can this welding helmet be used for the solar eclipse since it does have a rating of 13? There a...

Asked by Bob August 19, 2017

I have this helmet and just looked here for the specs to check the answer to this question for myself. According to NASA, yes, you need a minimum of 12 and 13 is optimal as 14 is too dim for some people. So, with all due respect to Lincoln's answer, yes, this helmet is able to view the eclipse as long as the specs are accurate but your eyes are on the line so you are taking your own chances. Here is a quote from NASA - Viewing with Protection -- Experts suggests that one widely available filter for safe solar viewing is welders glass of sufficiently high number. The only ones that are safe for direct viewing of the Sun with your eyes are those of Shade 12 or higher. These are much darker than the filters used for most kinds of welding. If you have an old welder's helmet around the house and are thinking of using it to view the Sun, make sure you know the filter's shade number. If it's less than 12 (and it probably is), don't even think about using it to look at the Sun. Many people find the Sun too bright even in a Shade 12 filter, and some find the Sun too dim in a Shade 14 filter — but Shade 13 filters are uncommon and can be hard to find. The AAS Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page (link is external) doesn't list any suppliers of welder's filters, only suppliers of special-purpose filters made for viewing the Sun.To find out more about eyewear and handheld viewers go to https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/eyewear-viewers

Where can I get a replacement knob for the shade adjustment? Mine fell out and is lost.

Asked by Brent August 4, 2017

I think the best and actually cheapest option is to search for a complete replacement module from a third party. I found one with a grind mode and a replaceable battery pretty darn reasonably. In another post it seemed like the Lincoln expert didn't want to provide a replacement part. Maybe I got that confused. Anyway, I think an exact fit replacement module is the answer. Just make sure when you get it that it completely coves the opening and test it against a bright light to make sure it doesn't leak light anywhere.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Helmet
The helmet comes with easy instructions on which settings are best for different types of welding and a couple replacement lenses. It is very lightweight which is easy on your neck for extended periods of time.
by TDan
2 people found this helpful
Out with the old, in with the best!
I finally decided to get a new welding helmet to replace my current helmet that is over 10 years old. My old helmet did not have the auto-darkening feature so I was ready for an upgrade. I decided on the Lincoln Auto-Darkening Red Fierce Helmet found at Home Depot. I really didn't know I was getting such a great product at the time. First, the graphics are incredible. I am going from a plain black helmet to a helmet that looks like it has 500 horsepower. Second, the Auto-Darkening feature is even better than I have envisioned. It is like turning a light on and off. It goes to dark and back to light as quickly as the arc strikes the metal. Also, the solar powered feature is awesome. It looks like a solar powered strip off a calculator and no batteries are ever required. Another great feature is the Sensitivity and Time delay switches inside the helmet. This allows for three adjustments on the auto-darkening feature and a slow and fast speed on the auto-darkening feature. Some of the other features are the nice sweat band on the strap that goes across your forehead. The quick sizing knob on the back makes it easy for my son to resize the helmet and wear it. The side tension knobs allow you to set the correct amount of tension to raise and lower the helmet to weld. A quick flick of your head brings the helmet down for welding. To top it all off, Lincoln sends two sets of interior replacement lenses...Bonus! I have included several images of the features of this helmet. I am thrilled about my now Lincoln Welding Helmet and would absolutely recommend this product to any welder, from hobby welder to pro.
by JimmyDIY
25 people found this helpful
Batteries suck
Took mine apart and soldered in double A battery packs after it stopped working. If you dont have the patience to force apart the plastic and solder in battery packs , just save your money and buy the Chinese knock off.
by BranNunya
needs to have a blue h.d. shaded lens hammertime...
needs to have a blue h.d. shaded lens hammertime
by HomeDepotCustomer
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Seems good, I liked my last one so I thought what the heck. Hopefully I don't trash it as quick a...
Seems good, I liked my last one so I thought what the heck. Hopefully I don't trash it as quick as the last one.
by Mmfl
Barely used and it doesn't work anymore
I bought this helmet about 5 years ago and I have used it less than 20 times. It attempts to darken but occasionally lets the full arc shine through at full strength. I won't trust my eyes to this helmet anymore.
by gilbertjuan
by Javad
Started well, ended poorly
I bought this about 6 years ago replacing a cheap version I bought at Harbor Freight that stopped working. I have enjoyed this helmet very much. It was comfortable, worked great and even looked cool! However, lately I noticed it was slower to darken to the point that some pretty significant light bursts were getting through. Considering I had already maxed out the adjustments I looked for a fix online and discovered that the helmet has two internal batteries. I was then surprised to discover that the auto darkening mechanism (cartridge) is sealed shut with no way to open it. Although we all make mistakes, I am still yet to find anything on the operators manual that mentions the batteries even though other manufacturers provide an easy means of replacing the batteries. To be honest, I feel like Lincoln Electric doesn't want you to fix this. After learning how I can open the cartridge with a knife and replace the batteries, I then looked at my old Harbor Freight helmet. To my utter dismay, I discovered my "nice" Lincoln Electric helmet uses the exact same auto darkening cartridge as the "cheap" Harbor Freight helmet. Yes, the helmet itself seems a bit nicer, but that's ultimately not that important to me. What I want is a quality auto darkening system at a good price. Now that I'll be repairing both helmets, it looks like I'll have two of virtually the same quality. It's quite a disappointment.
by Jeff
1 person found this helpful
Great adjustable fit. The grinder option on the lens is...
Great adjustable fit. The grinder option on the lens is great for needing one shield. The sensitivity word s great. True to Lincoln's name for great products.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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