Lincoln Viking 1840 Welding Helmet Review
No matter who you are or what type of job you're doing, safety should be your number one priority when it comes to welding. With safety being so important, choosing the right welding helmet can be a tedious job. Luckily Lincoln Electric is known for its high-quality and long-lasting products. Besides a couple of flaws, the Viking 1840 has exceeded my expectations, especially for a welding helmet under $200. In this review, I'll go over what makes the Lincoln Viking 1840 welding helmet so great, so you can decide if its right for you.
Lincoln Viking 1840 Welding Helmet
4C LENS TECHNOLOGY
One of the most important factors when it comes to choosing the right welding helmet is clarity. With Lincoln Electric's 4C Lens Technology the Viking 1840 has some of the best clarity I've seen with a budget-friendly welding helmet. The 4C Technology provides 1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating with improved visibility thanks partly to the reduced lime green tint. 4C Technology also improves the Viking 1840's viewing area with a view size of 3.78in x 1.85in. With this improved visibility, you'll have a better view of the weld puddles which means better welds.
GREAT COMFORT AND DESIGN
Not only does 4C Technology provide better visibility and clarity, but it also reduces the weight of the helmet. With a lighter weight than most other welding helmets, you'll be able to work longer without having any strain or discomfort on your neck. Even with a lighter weight, the durability of the helmet still seems to be great, which is surprising with all the stress I've probably put on my Viking 1840.
LONGER BATTERY LIFE FOR LONGER USE
With the better comfort letting you use the Viking 1840 for extended periods of time you'll probably be worried about battery life. Thankfully, the Viking 1840 was made with improvements to the ADF's circuitry, letting you get a lot more life out of the battery so you can get the job done without stopping.
After reading over reviews and trying out the Viking 1840 myself I was surprised to find that there wasn't really anything I didn't like about it. However it is one of the cheaper Viking series welding helmets, so it won't have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive one. Even though its more of a basic welding helmet, it'll still provides you with the clarity and protection you need for most jobs.