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NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Fly » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:06 pm

I bought a Lincoln Viking helmet a couple of years back. Jody said he really liked them. There
not cheap. My complaints are this. They eat batteries like a mouse eats cheese. The screen is
great if you can get it back into the helmet with out breaking the cheap slide plastic latches.

I have NEVER had this problem in 50 years of welding. NO more Lincoln welding helmets for
me. They spent more R&D on the lenses then the TWO dollar cheap helmet they housed it in.

I have the dam lenses ducked taped in the helmet now till I can buy another. You can bet this
will not be the only post I will post on the net.

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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Poland308 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:16 am

I've had mine for three years at least and I've only changed batteries once.
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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Rupes » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:32 am

My 3350 went through the first battery in 6 months or so I think.

I think its meant for sit down workbench welding which is primarily where I use mine. Everything else I use my BOSS brand (cheapo <$100) helmet. I wouldn't want to weld overhead in the Lincoln either. If I had my time over I would have bought an Optrel.
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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

My theory is buy your helmet from a specialised manufacturer. You don't buy shoes from Chevy, do you....(Insert joke hi-tops pic here)
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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby exnailpounder » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:40 am

Poland308 wrote:I've had mine for three years at least and I've only changed batteries once.

Same here. I really like mine. My buddy us a boilermaker and he tried my hood and went out and bought one for himself.
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NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Mglidden » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:22 pm

weldin mike 27 wrote:My theory is buy your helmet from a specialised manufacturer. You don't buy shoes from Chevy, do you....(Insert joke hi-tops pic here)


Aren't these all the rage though Image



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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Mglidden » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:24 pm

But on a serious note I had a Lincoln Viking and didn't really care for it. Since then I've had a speedglass 9100xx and a Jackson truesight 2 and loved them both.


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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Fly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Here is the deal. My helmet is a Viking 3350. The retaining frame latches do not whole the lenses in & I looked up the parts # KP4004-1. They said I must call them for a price. I tried
to e-mail them of that sight with no luck. So much for product support . Hell I would buy one if I could get hold of some one. I live in east Oklahoma & my closest dealer
is 50 miles from me. I though I could order one from them over the net?

Fly PS I finally found a replacement at Welding supply. I was about to order a different helmet.
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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby Poland308 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:00 pm

www.lincolnelectric.com/assets/servicen ... m10287.pdf

I believe in your owners manual there is a parts breakdown on page 9 you can find the part number for part 8.
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Re: NO MORE Lincoln Viking helmets for me

Postby weldin mike 27 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:59 am

Mglidden wrote:
weldin mike 27 wrote:My theory is buy your helmet from a specialised manufacturer. You don't buy shoes from Chevy, do you....(Insert joke hi-tops pic here)


Aren't these all the rage though Image



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I actually should have put Ford shoes.....for walking
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