Viking 1840 Black Helmet Review
No matter who you are or what type of job you're doing, safety should be your number one priority when it comes to welding. With safety being so important, choosing the right welding helmet can be a tedious job. Luckily Lincoln Electric is known for their high quality and long lasting products.
I got to try out Lincoln Electric's Viking 1840 welding helmet after some friends wouldn't stop going on about it. Besides a couple of annoyances the Viking 1840 has exceeded my expectations, even with a very affordable price. In this review I'll go over what makes the Viking 1840 so great, so you can decide if this helmet would be right for you.
4C Lens Technology
One of the most important factors when it comes to choosing the right welding helmet is the clarity. With Lincoln Electric's 4C Lens Technology the Viking 1840 has some of the best clarity I've seen with a budget friendly welding helmet. The 4C Technology provides 1-1-1-1 optical clarity rating with improved visibility thanks partly to the reduced lime green tint. The 4C Technology also improves the Viking 1840's viewing area with a view size of 3.78in x 1.85in. With this improved visibility you'll have a better view of the weld puddles which means better welds.
Great Comfort and Design
Not only does the 4C Technology provide better visibility and clarity, but it also reduces the weight of the helmet. With a lighter weight than most other welding helmets, you'll be able to work longer without having any strain or discomfort on your neck. Even with a lighter weight, the durability of the helmet still seems to be great, which is surprising with all the stress I've probably put on my Viking 1840.
Longer Battery Life for Longer Use
With the better comfort letting you use the Viking 1840 for extended periods of time you'll probably be worried about battery life. Thankfully, the Viking 1840 was made with improvements to the ADF's circuitry, letting you get a lot more life out of the battery so you can get the job done without stopping.
Viking 1840 Helmet Features and Specifications
- 4C Lens Technology
- Perfect 1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating
- Pivot style head gear distributes weight evenly
- 3 year warranty
- Convenient external shade control
After reading over reviews and trying out the Viking 1840 myself I was surprised to find that there wasn't really anything I didn't like about it. With amazing clarity and great comfort I was so happy with my purchase, especially since it was extremely afforadable compared to similar helmets on the market.