ESAB Sentinel A50 Welding Helmet Review
The Sentinel A50 is ESAB's new top of the line welding helmet, designed for customers who're very serious about safety and utility. With a large viewing port, a quality lens, amazing comfort, the Sentinel A50 welding helmet offers the best protection and features possible.
Who Is This Helmet Best For?
If you're not the type of person to compromise, this is definitely the helmet for you. ESAB is well known for their high quality, premium products and after personally using the Sentinel A50 I can tell they put a lot of time and thought into their new helmet. It's a top of the line helmet that was built to last and stand up to abuse, which makes it perfect for professional use or for those serious DIY enthusiasts. With a superb clarity and a blue tint that works perfect for TIG welding, it's suited for a variety of jobs.
Lens with Great 1/1/1/2 Optical Clarity Rating
Every experienced welder knows that for projects that require you to be precise, clarity is vital. So it's important that you use a welding helmet that offers perfect clarity with a wide vision range, allowing you to work unhindered.
Shade Settings of 6-13 with external Grind Mode
Most Auto-darkening Helmets on the market typically have a shade range of 9 and 13, which is usually acceptable for smaller jobs, but it's just not enough when it comes to lower TIG rating projects.
Sentinel A50 Features and Specifications
- 3.93 x 2.36 in. (100 x 60 mm) viewing area. 1/1/1/2 –5-13 ADF.
- Revolutionary shell design - high impact resistance nylon.
- Color touch screen control panel with 8 separate memory settings.
- Externally activated Grind Button - shade 3 grind mode.
- Halo™ headgear
The clarity and larger view area makes it possible to weld in tighter spots. The HALO headgear is simply amazing and unique too. It's a five-point-contact headgear that's completely adjustable, letting the weight of the helmet to be shifted around, reducing pressure and increasing comfort for those projects that require long hours. With 4 sensors you can be assured that the helmet is very responsive, providing ultimate eye protection from arcs.
Some of my favorite features that make the Sentinel A50 really stand out is the external grind mode button located on the side of the helmet, making projects even easier. Another feature that stood out to me is the removal of the analog display, replaced with a full-color LCD touchscreen panel with easy to use functions. The LCD panel also includes 8 different memory settings.
The only complaint I have for this helmet is the slightly high price tag. For example the Lincoln 3350 is slightly cheaper, but with the Sentinel's unique features and design the price is justified.
If you're on the market for a high quality, cool welding helmet from a trusted company, the Sentinel A50 is perfect. The clairty of the lens, increased vision range, and amazing features makes this helmet a great choice of protection for any project no matter how big or small.