Harbor Freight Tools Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Racing Stripe Design Product manual

Ta b l e o f Co n t e n t s
Safety ......................................................... 3
Specifications ............................................. 5
Operation .................................................... 6
Maintenance and Servicing ........................ 9
Parts List and Diagram .............................. 10
Warranty .................................................... 12
SAFETY
W ARNING
SYMB OL S AND
D EFINITIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
SPECIFICATIONS
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Th e w a r n i n g s , c a u t i o n s , a n d i n s t r u c t i o n s d i s c u s s e d i n t h i s i n s t r u c t i o n m a n u a l c a n n o t c o v e r a l l p o s s i b l e
c o n d i t i o n s a n d s i t u a t i o n s t h a t m a y o c c u r . It m u s t b e u n d e r s t o o d b y t h e o p e r a t o r t h a t c o m m o n s e n s e
a n d c a u tio n a r e fa c to r s w h ic h c a n n o t b e b u ilt in to th is p r o d u c t, b u t m u s t b e s u p p lie d b y th e o p e r a to r.
Re a d a l l i n s t r u c t i o n s b e f o r e u s i n g t h i s h e l m e t !
Use natural or forced air ventilation and
wear a respirator approved by NIOSH to
protect against the fumes produced to
reduce the risk of developing the above
illnesses.
1. D o n o t u s e t h e W e l d i n g H e l m e t i f t h e l e n s i s
c r a c k e d , if th e le n s o r s e n s o r s a r e d ir ty , o r if
th e le n s o r fr o n t r e ta in in g fr a m e is lo o s e .
2. K e e p w o r k a r e a c l e a n . Cluttered
areas invite injuries.
3. Ob s e r v e w o r k a r e a c o n d i t i o n s . Do not use
welding helmets in damp or wet locations.
Do not expose to rain. Keep work area well
lit. Do not use auto-darkening helmets in the
presence of flammable gases or liquids.
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6. D r e s s p r o p e r l y . Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry as they can be caught in moving
parts. Protective gear is essential to protect
against welding rays, some examples are: a
leather welding apron, welding sleeves, jeans
without cuffs, work boots. Wear restrictive
hair covering to contain long hair.
SPECIFICATIONS
Exposure to welding or cutting exhaust
fumes can increase the risk of developing
certain cancers, such as cancer of the
larynx and lung cancer. Also, some
diseases that may be linked to exposure
to welding or plasma cutting exhaust
fumes are:
• Early onset of Parkinson’s Disease
• Heart disease
• Ulcers
• Damage to the reproductive organs
•Inflammationofthesmallintestineor
stomach
• Kidney damage
• Respiratory diseases such as
emphysema, bronchitis, or pneumonia
5. St o r e i d l e e q u i p m e n t . When not in use,
helmets must be stored in a dry location
to inhibit rust. Always lock up helmets
and keep out of reach of children.
7. U s e e y e a n d e a r p r o t e c t i o n . When welding,
wear ANSI-approved impact safety goggles under
the Welding Helmet. Wear a NIOSH-approved
respirator and hearing protection when welding.
8. St a y a l e r t . Watch what you are doing, use
common sense. Do not weld when you are tired.
9. Ch e c k f o r d a m a g e d p a r t s . Before using any
helmet, any part that appears damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check
for alignment and binding of moving parts; any
broken parts or mounting fixtures; and any other
condition that may affect proper operation. Any
part that is damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced by a qualified technician. Do not use
the helmet if any switch does not operate properly.
10. Re p l a c e m e n t p a r t s a n d a c c e s s o r i e s . When
servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts can render helmet ineffective,
possibly causing eye damage, and will void the
warranty. Only use accessories intended for
use with this helmet. Approved accessories
are available from Harbor Freight Tools.
11. D o n o t w e l d i f u n d e r t h e i n f l u e n c e o f
a l c o h o l o r d r u g s . Read warning labels on
prescriptions to determine if your judgment
or reflexes are impaired while taking drugs.
If there is any doubt, do not weld.
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INH AL ATION H AZ ARD :
W e l d i n g a n d Pl a s m a Cu t t i n g Pr o d u c e
TOX IC FU MES.
4. K e e p c h i l d r e n a w a y . Children must never
be allowed in the work area. Do not let them
handle this helmet. Dress properly. Do not
wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts.
MAINTENANCE
W ARNING
SAFETY
W h e n u s in g h e lm e t, b a s ic s a fe ty p r e c a u tio n s s h o u ld a lw a y s b e fo llo w e d to
r e d u c e th e r is k o f p e r s o n a l in ju r y a n d d a m a g e to e q u ip m e n t.
12. Ma i n t e n a n c e . For your safety, service
and maintenance should be performed
regularly only by a qualified technician.
SAFETY
13. Th i s h e l m e t p r o v i d e s p r o t e c t i o n f o r i n t e n d e d
p u r p o s e s o n l y . There are certain applications
for which this helmet was designed. Do not
modify this helmet and do not use this helmet
for a purpose for which it was not intended:
a. Th e W e l d i n g H e l m e t is not suitable
for laser welding or Oxyacetylene
Welding/Cutting processes.
b. Th e W e l d i n g H e l m e t will not protect
against severe impact hazards.
c. Th e W e l d i n g H e l m e t will not protect against
explosive devices or corrosive liquids.
SPECIFICATIONS
14. U s e o n l y a t t e m p e r a t u r e s w i t h i n t h e o p e r a t i n g
ra n g e fo r y o u r m o d e l a s s ta te d o n th e
s p e c ific a tio n s c h a r t in th is m a n u a l.
15. Maintain the helmet and lens correctly
to help ensure reliable protection:
a. Clean filter’s surfaces regularly. Keep sensors
and solar cells clean using a clean lintfree tissue/cloth. Do not use any solvents
on filter’s screen or helmet components.
Protect filter from liquid and dirt contact.
Do not immerse the filter in water.
b. Should the Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
not darken upon striking an arc, stop
welding immediately and have the helmet
checked by a qualified service technician.
c. Regularly replace the Front Lens Cover
if it becomes cracked, scratched,
pitted, or otherwise damaged.
d. Do not make any modifications to either the
Auto-Darkening Filter or the rest of the helmet,
other than those specified in this manual. Do
not use any replacement parts other than
those specified in this manual. Unauthorized
modifications and replacement parts will
void the warranty and expose the user to
the risk of personal injury. Do not open or
tamper with the Auto-Darkening Filter.
16. Do not place the Welding Helmet’s AutoDarkening Filter on a hot surface.
17. SEV ERE PERSONAL INJ U
B L IND NESS m a y o c c u r i f
fo llo w th e a fo r e m e n tio n e d
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r u c tio n s .
18. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
OPERATION
SAV E TH ESE INSTRU CTIONS.
MAINTENANCE
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Sp e c i f i c a t i o n s
Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Power Source
Solar powered cells with battery
assistance (not rechargeable)
Operating Temperature
14° to 149° F
Resting Shade
Shade# 4
Shade Range
9 to 13
UV/IR Protection
Up to DIN 16 at all times
Lens Type
ANSI Z87.1-2010 approved
Viewing Area
3-3/4" x 1-2/3"
Welding Protection
Types
For processes including MIG/Flux welding, stick
welding, TIG welding (10+ amps), plasma arc
welding/cutting and air carbon cutting. Not for
Laser Welding or Oxyacetylene Welding/Cutting
Lens Switching Speed (Clear to Dark)
1/25,000 second
Sensitivity Adjustment
Min – Max adjustable
Grinding Mode
Transforms helmet to grinding shield
without shade flickering
Power ON / OFF
Fully Automatic
Shell Material
High Impact-Resistant Plastic Polyamide Nylon
Storage Temperature
- 4°to158°F
Features
Ratcheting headband with replaceable padded
sweatband, 2 independent arc sensors which
reduce the risk of blocked sensors during out-ofposition welding, variable Shade Control Knob
adjusts from #9 to #13 with a #4 resting shade,
Delay Control Knob, Sensitivity Control Knob
OPERATION
SPECIFICATIONS
SAFETY
Description
Sh a d e G u i d e Ch a r t
Ar c Cu r r e n t ( Am p e r e s )
10
20
5
15
Stick/Arc
Mild Steel MIG
40
80
30
60
9
10
125
100
10
10
(CO2 shielded)
11
Aluminum MIG
10
TIG
10
11
Plasma Welding
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11
12
11
11
12
13
12
13
500
13
13
10
10
450
350
12
12
11
9
300
275
13
12
Flux Core
Plasma Cutting
250
225
11
(argon shielded)
Mild Steel MIG,
175
150
11
12
12
13
13
MAINTENANCE
W e ld in g
Pr o c e s s
13
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Op e r a t i n g In s t r u c t i o n s
Re a d t h e ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION s e c t i o n a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h i s
m a n u a l in c lu d in g a ll te x t u n d e r s u b h e a d in g s th e r e in b e fo r e s e t u p o r u s e o f th is p r o d u c t.
SAFETY
Fu n c t i o n
The Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet is designed to protect the eyes and face from sparks, splatter, and
harmful radiation under normal welding conditions. The Auto-Darkening Filter automatically changes from
a clear state to a dark state when an arc is struck, and it returns to the clear state when welding stops.
B e fo r e W e ld in g
Te n s i o n
Ad j u s t m e n t
K n o b
SPECIFICATIONS
The Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet comes ready for
use. Prior to first use, remove the protective film from
both sides of the lens (if not already done), adjust the
position of the headband, select the correct shade
number for the welding application, and test the helmet
for proper operation as described below.
Check the Front Lens Cover to make sure that it is
clean, and that no dirt is covering the two sensors
on the front of the Filter Cartridge. Also check the
Inside Lens Cover and the Lens Retaining Frame,
and make sure that they are secured in place.
Inspect all operating parts before each use for signs
of wear or damage. Any scratched, cracked, or
pitted parts should be replaced immediately before
using again to avoid severe personal injury.
Sh a d e
Co n t r o l
K n o b
Fi g u r e A
1. Select the shade number required (see Shade
Guide Chart on the previous page) by turning
the Shade Control Knob. Be sure that the
shade number of the Welding Helmet is the
correct shade number for your application.
No t e : If a selection of shades are recommended
for your application, try the darkest setting first.
2. The shade number can be set from 9 to 13 by
turning the Shade Control Knob until the arrow
points to the desired shade number. See Figure B.
G r i n d Mo d e Se t t i n g
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Sh a d e Co n t r o l K
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12
10
MAINTENANCE
3. Remember to check with the Shade Guide
Chart on the previous page to determine the
proper shade number for your application.
Im p o r t a n t : Test the helmet auto-darkening filter lens
before welding. While wearing the helmet, briefly
strike an arc, keeping your face and eyes turned
slightly away, and to one side. The lens should darken
evenly when not directly facing the arc. If it does not
darken properly, do not use the Welding Helmet.
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OPERATION
Sh a d e Nu m b e r a n d G r i n d i n g Mo d e Se l e c t i o n
Fi g u r e B
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So l a r Ce l l s
Adjust the Headband so that the helmet
is seated securely on your head as low
as possible and close to your face.
This Welding Helmet utilizes high performance solar
cells as its power supply, and has a built-in 3V lithium
battery as power backup. No change of battery is
needed. Under normal welding conditions, users
can expect a battery lifetime of more than 6 years.
Adjust the Headband height by tightening or loosening
the top strap until the Helmet fits snug on your head.
Once the Headband is properly adjusted, lower the
Helmet over your face until the proper angle is found.
Then turn the Tension Adjustment Knobs on either side
of the helmet, locking the helmet’s angle in place.
To p St r a p
Sh a d e s
User-selectable variable shades from 9 to 13 are
adjusted with the Shade Control Knob (shade variable).
This product is in full conformity with related DIN, ISO,
EN379 safety standards and ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard.
Fi l t e r s
H e a d b a n d
Ad j u s t m e n t
K n o b
The ultra high performance of UV and IR
Auto-Darkening filters provides the user’s eyes and face
with full protection against UV and IR radiation during
the entire welding process, even in clear state. The
UV/IR protection level is up to shade 16 at all times.
Te n s i o n
Ad j u s t m e n t
K n o b
SPECIFICATIONS
Adjust the Headband width by turning the
Headband Adjustment Knob to make sure the
Front Lens Cover is aligned with your eyes.
SAFETY
Ad j u s t i n g H e a d b a n d
Ma g n i f y i n g Ch e a t e r L e n s
Fi g u r e C
Ti m e D e l a y a n d Se n s i t i v i t y
OPERATION
To attach a magnifying cheater lens (sold separately)
to the inside of the helmet, slide the cheater lens
into place underneath the tabs located on the lower
right and left sides of the Lens Retaining Frame.
At the moment the welding operation is started, the
filter screen automatically changes from clear to dark.
The operator can vary the amount of time it takes
the filter to return to a clear state and the sensitivity
of the sensor using the controls inside the helmet.
The Sensitivity setting changes the amount
of light needed to make the filter react.
ANSI Z87.1-2010
Variable Shade 4/9-13
MAINTENANCE
D a r k t o Cl e a r Ad j u s t m e n t K n o b
Adjusts the speed the lens changes.
Minimum: 0.1 seconds
Maximum: 0.9 seconds
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Se n s i t i v i t y Ad j u s t m e n t K n o b
Adjusts the amount of light needed
to activate the lens to darken.
Fi g u r e D
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Co m m o n Pr o b l e m s a n d Re m e d i e s
1. Ir r e g u l a r D a r k e n i n g Or D i m m i n g
a. Headband has been set unevenly on both sides of helmet (unequal distances from the eyes to filter’s lens).
b. Reset Headband to reduce difference in distances to filter, if necessary.
SAFETY
2. Au t o - D a r k e n i n g Fi l t e r D o e s No t D a r k e n Or Fl i c k e r s
a. Front Lens Cover is soiled or damaged (change the cover).
b. Sensors are soiled (clean surface of the sensors).
c. Welding current is too low (turn Sensitivity Adjustment Knob to the “MAX” position, if necessary).
3. Sl o w
Re s p o n s e
a. Operating temperature is too low (do not use at temperatures below 14° F).
4. Po o r V i s i o n
SPECIFICATIONS
a. Front/Inside Lens Cover and/or Filter soiled (change it).
b. Insufficient ambient light.
c. Shade number is incorrectly set (reset shade number).
5. W e l d i n g H e l m e t Sl i p s
a. Headband is not adjusted properly (must be lowered).
St o p u s i n g t h e H e l m e t i m m e d i a t e l y i f a n y o f t h e m e n t i o n e d p r o b l e m s c a n n o t b e c o r r e c t e d .
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
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Ma i n t e n a n c e a n d Se r v i c i n g
SAFETY
Pr o c e d u r e s n o t s p e c i f i c a l l y e x p l a i n e d
in th is m a n u a l m u s t b e p e r fo r m e d
o n ly b y a q u a lifie d te c h n ic ia n .
TO PREV ENT SERIOU S INJ U RY FROM TOOL FAIL U RE:
D o n o t u s e d a m a g e d e q u i p m e n t . If a b n o r m a l n o i s e o r v i b r a t i o n
o c c u r s , h a v e th e p r o b le m c o r r e c te d b e fo r e fu r th e r u s e .
L e n s a n d H e l m e t Ma i n t e n a n c e
Replace the Front Lens Cover if it is damaged
(cracked, scratched, soiled or pitted).
SPECIFICATIONS
1. To Re p l a c e t h e Co v e r :
a. Remove the Front Lens Cover by gently
pulling up the central part of the Lens.
See Figure E. If the unit has a frame over
the front of the lens, lift up on the tab at the
bottom of the frame to access the lens cover.
b. Remove the protection film from both sides of
the new Lens if it comes with a film covering.
Place the new Lens into place by bending it
slightly and sliding it between the tabs at each
side of the lens until it snaps into place.
c. Make sure that the Lens is securely installed.
If the unit has a frame, make sure that the
frame is snapped securely into place.
Fi g u r e E
OPERATION
2. Cl e a n t h e Fi l t e r L e n s with a clean
lint-free tissue or cotton cloth.
3. D o n o t i m m e r s e the lens in water or
any other liquid. Do not use abrasives,
solvents or oil based cleaners.
4. D o n o t r e m o v e the Auto-Darkening
Filter from the Auto-Darkening Welding
Helmet. Do not try to open the Filter.
MAINTENANCE
5. Storage temperature: - 4° to 158° F.
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Pa r t s L i s t a n d D i a g r a m
PL EASE READ
TH E FOL L OW ING
CAREFU L L Y
SAFETY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL
AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO
MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS
OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES
THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Pa r t s L i s t
SPECIFICATIONS
Pa r t
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
D e s c r ip tio n
Front Lens Cover
Shell (Welding Mask)
Tension Adjustment Knob
Auto-Darkening Filter
Inside Lens Cover
Lens Retaining Frame
Lens Retaining Frame Screw
Q ty
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
Pa r t
8
9
10
11
12
13
D e s c r ip tio n
Headgear Screw
Headband Adjustment Knob
Ratcheting Headband
Positioning Plate
Sweatband
Shade Control Knob
Q ty
2
1
1
1
1
1
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
Re c o r d Pr o d u c t ’ s Se r i a l Nu m b e r H e r e :
No t e : If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
No t e : Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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SPECIFICATIONS
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As s e m b l y D i a g r a m
L im ite d 9 0 D a y W a r r a n ty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges
prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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