Miller Digital Infinity Review
With a viewing area of 13.4 sq. inches the Miller Digital Infinity takes the prize for the biggest lens in the industry – an ideal feature that allows you to see the full weld even if you’re working at odd angles. The helmet is also equipped with X – Mode which electromagnetically senses the arc so it darkens when you need it to every time, even if the sensors are blocked. Conveniently located digital controls let you adjust the settings to your exact need and the buttons are big enough to press even while wearing gloves. All these features do come with a bit of extra weight but nothing most people can’t deal with. The Miller Digital Infinity is a fantastic helmet for most welding types, including the big 3: TIG, MIG and Stick.
- Massive viewing field – biggest in the industry
- 4 operating modes including X-mode
- Infotrack Lens Technology
- Redesigned headgear with oversized comfort cushion
- Conveniently located digital controls
- Automatic On/Off
- On the expensive side
Massive viewing field – biggest in the industry
Coming in at whopping 13.4 sq. inches, the lens on the Miller Digital Infinity is the reigning champion in terms of size. The huge field of view means you’ll see the full weld while being able to monitor the surroundings for potential hazards. You wont miss a thing while wearing this hood.
4 operating modes including X-mode
With 4 distinct operating modes the Miller Digital Infinity ensures you’ll only need one piece of equipment to do any job.
- Weld – Shade Range #8 – 13
- Cut – Shade Range #5 – 8
- Grind – Shade range #3.5
- X-Mode – Is used with shades #8 – 13. It electromagnetically senses the arc, eliminating interference from sunlight. If the sensors happen to be blocked the lens will still darken, keeping you safe from unexpected flashes.
Infotrack Lens Technology
InfoTrack is Millers patented technology designed to help increase productivity. It keeps track of and displays arc-on time so you know exactly how much welding you’ve done that day. It also allows you to set the time and an alarm so you know when to call it quits for the day. Unlike any other digital display out there the Miller Digital Infinity provides a multi-language help menu for those who prefer their native tongue.
Redesigned headgear with oversized comfort cushion
Redesigned with optimal comfort in mind, the headgear on the Miller Digital Infinity is beyond adequate. Featuring a huge padded cushion for the back of your head and numerous adjustable straps, the headgear will fit comfortably on even the most stubborn head shapes. A removable and washable padded front strap ensures you’ll be able to wear this hood all day without a problem.
Conveniently located digital controls
Despite its myriad of options the digital controls on the Digital Infinity is surprisingly easy to use and understand – with or without gloves. Adjust the mode, shade range, sensitivity settings and more without having to guess as with analog controls. As an added bonus, the readout includes a digital clock so you wont miss lunch while your having fun welding.
With the automatic on/off feature you never have to worry again about accidentally getting flashed. This welding hood darkens in .00005 seconds every time you strike an arc, ensuring your complete safety.
With such a massive lens the Miller Digital Infinity tends to be a bit on the heavy side but after you use it a few time and your neck muscles develop it’s not much of an issue. The catalog of features included with the hood more than make up for the weight anyway.
A bit pricey
A professional level hood is going to be on the more expensive side but that’s because it’s packed with features. Compared to other similarly price hoods, the Miller Digital Infinity is a steal though.
The Miller Digital Infinity takes all the most useful features you could ask for and packs it into one amazing piece of protective equipment. Boasting the biggest lens in the industry, you’ll be able to see all of your surroundings and more, all while reducing tunnel vision. The 4 operating modes allow you to switch shades to accommodate almost any task. The Infinity includes the X-mode feature that electromagnetically senses the arc to prevent interference from the sun, ensuring it darkens only from the arc. Millers patented InfoTracking technology helps with increasing productivity so you can get the most out of your day without wasting time. Overall the Miller Digital Infinity is a work of art that will surprise even the most veteran welder.
Specs and Features
Auto Darkening: Yes
Viewing Field: Width 4.4″ x Height 3.1″
Shade Range: DIN 3, 5 – 13
Reaction Time: .00005 seconds
Weight: 23 oz (650g)
Power Source: 2 Lithium ion batteries with solar backup
Warranty: 3 years