Welding Masks

Welding masks are essential to protect the wearer from the side-effects of welding. Flash-burn, sparks and excessive heat are all common risks in the welding process, and welding helmets and masks provide much needed protection for the welders face and eyes.

RS Components offers a wide range of adjustable helmets and masks, with solutions to support your workplace requirements.

How Do Welding Masks Work?

In essence, a welding mask is a protective headshield that covers your face and eyes. It provides a fixed-darkness or auto-darkening viewing portal so you can concentrate on your work without your eyes being damaged by flashburn or errant sparks. They are typically constructed of fibreglass or Polyamide, which offers sufficient protection while remaining relatively lightweight.

What are the disadvantages of auto-darkening welding masks, compared with fixed-darkness masks?

There are two main types of welding mask- those that have a fixed-darkness viewing portal, and those that have an auto-darkening viewing portal. Fixed darkness usually have a flip-up face shield, so that you can see normally when you are not welding, and then nod your head to put the mask in place once you are ready to weld.

Auto-darkening helmets use a polarizing filter that automatically prevents harmful flash burn to the welder. This has the advantage that the wearer does not have to adjust their helmet for working, saving them time and effort. As they do not need to be adjusted, they reduce the risk of exposure to harmful light.

The main disadvantage of a darkening welding helmet is that they are often more expensive that their fixed-darkness counterparts. It is important to choose the welding mask that is best suited to the job at hand.

Applications

• Metal arc welding
• Gas tungsten arc welding
• Gas metal arc welding
• Plasma arc cutting
• Grinding
• Brazing

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Description Price Type Lens Size Flip Up Helmet/Handshield Material Series Adjustable Headband Auto Darkening Lens
RS Stock No. 790-2827
BrandRS PRO
£26.98
Each
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Welding Shield 108 x 83mm - Fibreglass - Yes -
RS Stock No. 171-6848
BrandRS PRO
£45.11
Each
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Welding Helmet 91 x 42mm - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 763-1294
Mfr. Part No.FUSV
BrandBolle
£139.94
Each
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Welding Helmet 110 x 90mm Yes Polyamide - - Yes
RS Stock No. 705-8807
Mfr. Part No.751220
Brand3M
£181.41
Each
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Welding Helmet 44 x 93mm - - Speedglas™ Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 358-2678
Mfr. Part No.OSC 1007300
BrandOptrel
£466.09
Each
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Welding Shield - - - Solarmatic Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 817-9369
Mfr. Part No.541825
Brand3M
£637.24
Each
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Welding Helmet - - - Speedglas™ 9100 FX - -
RS Stock No. 181-2930
Mfr. Part No.G-D580201
BrandJSP
£22.00
Each
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Welding Mask 108 x 83mm Yes Fibreglass - No No
RS Stock No. 184-6585
Mfr. Part No.751120
Brand3M
£201.67
Each
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Welding Mask 45 x 93mm - 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton (Faceseal), PA (Silver Front Frame), PA, PP, TPE, PE (Headband), PPA (Shield) Speedglas™ 100 V Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 187-9048
Mfr. Part No.701120
Brand3M
£268.80
Each
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Welding Helmet 44 x 93mm - - Speedglas™ SL - Yes
RS Stock No. 188-9542
Mfr. Part No.9100 XX
Brand3M
£455.40
Each
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Welding Helmet 73 x 107mm - - Speedglas™ - Yes
RS Stock No. 187-8638
Mfr. Part No.700020
Brand3M
£230.38
Each
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Welding Mask 93 x 44mm - - Speedglas™ - Yes
RS Stock No. 146-5763
Mfr. Part No.W000011115
BrandWELDLINE
£20.71
Each
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Welding Helmet 105 x 50mm Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 188-9543
Mfr. Part No.542800
Brand3M
£356.61
Each
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Welding Helmet - Yes - Speedglas™ 9100 FX Air Yes -
RS Stock No. 188-9547
Mfr. Part No.501826
Brand3M
£484.05
Each
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Welding Helmet 73 x 107mm Yes - Speedglas™ 9100 Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 184-8310
Mfr. Part No.100 QR
Brand3M
£212.49
Each
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Welding Helmet - - - Speedglas™ 10 QR - -
RS Stock No. 146-5761
Mfr. Part No.W000403668
BrandWELDLINE
£252.47
Each
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Welding Helmet 97 x 47mm - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 188-9545
Mfr. Part No.9100 V
Brand3M
£352.90
Each
Units
Welding Helmet 44 x 93mm Yes - Speedglas™ 9100 Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 188-9544
Mfr. Part No.9100 X
Brand3M
£398.91
Each
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Welding Helmet 54 x 107mm Yes - Speedglas™ 9100 Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 184-8306
Mfr. Part No.401385
Brand3M
£268.20
Each
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Welding Helmet 55 x 107mm Yes - Speedglas™ 9002NC Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 189-5264
Mfr. Part No.2883
BrandSIP
£30.90
Each
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Welding Shield 92.5 x 42.5mm - - 2185 Yes Yes
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