Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 with 4C

The Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 the best welding helmet for the money. Hands down.

Featuring 4C lens technology to achieve the highest possible optical rating and boasting one of the biggest lenses in the industry, this hood is the top choice for newbies and professionals across the board. The Viking 3350 has 4 arc sensors that detect the flash at an almost unfathomable speed (.00004 seconds) to protect you every time.

The pivot style headgear is highly regarded and perfectly balances the helmet, reducing neck pain and allowing you to work longer without distraction.

Lincoln Electric has done an outstanding job with the Viking 3350. It combines the latest technology with comfort and affordability to give you the best welding helmet available today.

5/5

Pros

  • Highest possible optical clarity rating (1/1/1/1)
  • Massive viewing area
  • 4C Lens Technology
  • Unique graphic designs
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Shiny paint is easily scratched
  • A bit heavy

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Whats Good?

Highest possible optical clarity rating (1/1/1/1)

Rated 1/1/1/1 according to EN379 standards the Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 provides you with the best optical clarity possible. The rating ensures that the hood is up to par and will protect you when needed. Although its not required in the US, it is used as a benchmark for newer models.

Massive viewing area

The Lincoln Viking 3350 has an enormous (3.74″ x 3.34″) field of view allowing you to see the weld in whatever position you may be in. The more awkward the better with this hood. This is especially good for beginners so they can focus on the weld without having to squint or find the right position to see.

4C Lens Technology

Featuring the much desired 4C Lens Technology:

  • Clarity – 1/1/1/1 EN379 rated optical clarity
  • Color – True color view
  • Carat – Lightweight
  • Cut – Consistent shade from any angle

The lens improves visibility while reducing eye strain by minimizing the bright green glow so common with helmets.

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Unique graphic designs

Here’s the fun part. Lincoln offers 14 different designs to match your exact style. Camouflage? They have it. Zombies? Yep. The American flag? Lincoln has your back. Or if you just want plain black, they have that too. All hoods come with a set of stickers too, so you can customize it however you want.

Long battery life

There is nothing worse than having your battery die mid-arc and getting flashed unexpectedly. The Viking 3350 comes with solar rechargeable batteries. Just leave it by the window when you’re not using it and you’ll always have a fresh charge. When the batteries need to be recharged the helmet flashes an LED light so you wont be caught off guard.

Whats Bad?

Shiny paint is easily scratched

The glossy coat makes the helmet look beautiful but is easily scratched. Unless your big on vanity it’s a non-issue.

A bit heavy

Because of the massive viewing area the hood tends to be on the heavier side and might get bothersome if working all day.

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lincoln electric viking 3350

The Verdict

The Lincoln Electric Viking 3350 is a phenomenal piece of equipment for welders of all skill levels and all processes – be it MIG, TIG or Stick. The 4C Lens Technology leads the industry in optical clarity and the viewing size is unrivaled. It even comes with a carrying bag and a set of stickers so you can customize it to fit your style. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking for the best, or a professional who needs the latest technology this hood is an outstanding choice.

Specs and Features

5/5

Auto Darkening: Yes

Viewing Field: Width 3.74″ x Height 3.34″

Shade Range: DIN 6 – 13

Reaction Time: .00004 seconds

Weight: 21 oz (595g)

Sensors: 4

Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion

Warranty: 3 years

 

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