Save Phace Welding Helmets
Save Phace is known around the world for heir focus on producing high-quality head protection gear. Their products range from face shields, sport utility masks, military training masks, and a whole lot more. However, they're more well-known for their amazing welding helmets. They may not be as big as companies like Lincoln or Miller, but their welding helmets are some of the best on the market. I've put together a list explaining the best Save Phace welding helmets so you can decide for yourself which one would be perfect for you.
Save Phace Welding Helmet Reviews
As with all our reviews, I'm going to start off with my top choice. When it comes to Save Phace welding helmets the 40Vizl4 stands above the rest. For a surprisingly low price, Save Phace gives you a welding helmet with features on par, if not better, than a welding helmet that would cost you hundreds of dollars.
The main reason this is my favorite choice is definitely because of the viewing area and clarity, which is the first thing I always look for in a new helmet. With a massive viewing area of over 40 sq. in. you can see why I fell in love with this helmet. Plus I was surprised to find out that the 40Vizl4 is the only welding helmet in the world to have a 4" x 4" ADF integrated into a 180-degree welding lens.
I was nervous that with all the effort they put into the viewing area that the clarity was going to suffer. This was not the case though. With amazing optical clarity, four arc sensors, and an extremely fast switching speed, my weld puddles were extremely clear. To make it even better the 40Vizl4 welding helmet also offers a grind mode, sensitivity/delay control, and a lot more features you'd expect to find in a more expensive helmet.
Overall I'm sure you can see why I chose the 40Vizl4 welding helmet as my top choice. This is one of the few Save Phace helmets that I immediately wanted to purchase after trying it out. After using it continuously for the last year or so, the features on it still surprise me.
When it comes to the cheaper Save Phace welding helmets, the Gen X series blows past the rest. Some features might be lacking compared to their other expensive helmets like the 40Vizl4. However, it has everything you need for any job at a really low price.
To start with, the viewing area is about average coming in at 3.62" x 1.42". So it's not too big, but it's also not too small either. Plus it's the only helmet out of all of Save Phace's welding helmets to have an Optical Clarity of 1/1/1/1. For a helmet of this price, the view and clarity were surprisingly great, especially for the price.
Since the Gen X welding helmet is cheaper, some of the features aren't as great as a more expensive helmet, but that was expected. For example, you only get two arc sensors instead of four. The switching speed is slower than Save Phace's other helmets, with a speed of only 0.3ms. Also, there is no grind function, which I wasn't a fan of.
Even with all this information, the Gen X welding helmet still exceeded my expectations. Not to mention the weight and adjustability were great. So if you're in the market for a pretty basic and cheap helmet with some above-average features, I'd highly recommend the Save Phace Gen X welding helmet.
Another popular Save Phace welding helmet that I've noticed a lot more welders using is from their Gen Y series. Even though at first it may seem that it's the same exact helmet as the Gen X, it actually has a couple of major differences. Now, these differences do make the Gen Y more expensive than the Gen X, however, the improved performance made up for the cost difference.
The main difference that makes the Save Phace Gen Y better is definitely the adjustable ADF that's integrated into the 180-degree lens. Gen X on the other hand only has a fixed shade 3/10, limiting the jobs you can use it with. The Gen Y's variable shade 9-13 gives it the versatility that the Gen X lacks. And with the massive viewing area, you get to take full advantage of this, no matter what the job.
Another feature that I thought gave it an advantage over the Gen X, was that it included a grind function. Plus with the Gen Y, you don't have to rely on one power source. Instead of just relying on a solar cell (which can be annoying), the Gen Y includes a replaceable battery as well.
Overall, if you're planning on getting the Gen X, I'd highly recommend thinking about getting the Gen Y instead. For just a little bit more money you can get a welding helmet that's a lot more versatile and one that you won't need to upgrade for a long time.
The next Save Phace welding helmet that I really enjoyed was built specifically with the average everyday "Joe" in mind. With the Save Phace Cletus welding helmet, you get a pretty basic helmet for a cheap price. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles like the 40Vizl4, but it's perfect for a hobbyist or student. With the features it does have it really stood out above the other helmets in the same price range.
You get a surprisingly decent Viewing area of 3.82" x 1.85" with a variable shade 9-13. It also includes a grind mode, two arc sensors, and a really fast switching speed. Now I'm sure you can see why it stood out to me as an above-average budget welding helmet.
However, the main reason I thought that the Cletus welding helmet was a pretty basic helmet was because of the clarity. My weld puddles weren't as clear as I'd like them to be. However, the clarity is still more than good enough for your average welder. I also wanted to mention I wasn't too fond of the comfort. After a couple of hours, I started feeling a good bit of strain on my neck.
This last welding helmet will probably seem familiar to you and there's a good reason why. The 40 vizl2 is essentially the same as the 40Vizl4 except for one difference. With the 40Vizl2 you only get two arc sensors instead of four.
Besides the arc sensors, it's the exact same helmet. It's even around the same price too. I mostly just wanted to mention it because of how much I loved the 40Vizl4 welding helmet and some people prefer having just two arc sensors.