Welding Helmets & Masks

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For top-of-the-range welding masks and helmets, Engweld is certainly the place for you. Brought to you by trusted manufacturers in the world of welding, you can rely on the welders' masks, helmets and welding goggles available here for full face and eye protection across a range of welding tasks.

High-Quality Welding Masks & Helmets

Engweld stock a high-quality range of ADF welding helmets & grinding helmets, welding masks, air fed welding helmets & spares including from global manufacturers including 3M and ESAB

Safety is of paramount importance in any profession, but when we’re talking about the world of welding, safety is an even greater concern, and rightly so. Working with flammable gas, molten metals, harmful fumes and even the risk of potential explosions, we have to ensure everyone has the proper safety equipment, with welding helmets a huge part of this. For our full range of safety equipment, click here: Protection & Safety.

Staying Safe with Welding Helmets

A welding mask or helmet is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment you can have. Aside from the obvious safety benefits, it is realistically near enough impossible to weld without one. The arc burns so brightly that you cannot look directly at it with the naked eye and see clearly, while it is also highly damaging to your eyes to look at something that bright.

That's where the mask you buy today will come in. They offer protection for your eyes from the bright light of the torch fire, but it also offers protection to your skin from the risk of flying sparks and nasty welding fumes eminating from the weld pool, making them some of the most important welding equipment you can have.

If you're struggling to work out which welding helmet is right for you, you can check out our handy buying guide: 5 things to consider before buying your new welding helmet.

Even if you are on a budget, we do not recommend simply buying the least expensive helmet unless it is exactly what you need. Always take your time, cosnider your requirements and explore your options. The ideal welding mask can have a big impact and deliver long term benefits.

If you are not sure, please do not hesitate to contact us for help and advice.

Recommended Welding Masks / Welding Helmets

The most popular air fed welding helmet we sell if the ESAB sentinel A60 air, which offers active lens shade 5-13, has 4 arc sensors, CE Optical Classification of 1/1/1/1 and now certified to TH3 to protect the welder with the highest levels of respiratory protection. ESAB offer a 3 year warranty on the helmet and 12 months on the blower unit.

Another popular air fed option is the Speedglas G5-01 VC, which offers the flip up visor so you have a wider range of vision when grinding. Also rated to TH3 the highest level of respiratory protection so you can be assured, your welders are getting the highlest of protection. See also fume extraction for advice on the correct level of fume extraction protection.

For those welders purely TIG welding, look no further then the auto darkening welding helmet Speedglas G5-02, with curved glass auto-darkening filter (ADF), variable dark shades 8-12, this is a specialist welding helmet for TIG welders with its large ADF filter and natural curved technology, you can select the the right settings for each task and help reduce eye strain which can improve the quality of every weld.

For those welders welding MIG, TIG, MMA and also plasma cutting, a good auto darkening option is the ESAB Sentinel A60 welding helmet with 1/1/1/1 EN optical clarity. With active len shade 5-13 so you achieve all shades required, also for plasma cutting. With a 40% larger viewing area than the previous Sentinel A50 and a 3 year warranty, you can rest assured ESAB have got you covered. See here for all ESAB sentinel A60 welding helmet lenses and spares.

Welding Helmet Spares and Consumables

If you cannot find the welding helmet, welding mask or spare part you're looking for, please contact your local branch or sales representative who will be happy to help and offer any technical support and guidance needed. Contact Us

Reminder that you can choose to view prices for our welding helmets inc VAT or ex VAT for trade customers.

Frequently asked questions around Welding Helmets

Can you weld without a mask?

You should never weld without a mask. Your eyes would be exposed to dangerous sparks, which can lead to sigificant eye injurires and even blindness. Wearing a welding helmet also protects your face from burns and reduce dangerous fumes entering your body. Aside from the safety concerns, it will also be extremely difficult to see exactly what you're welding without a mask, due to the extremely bright lights involved.

What are the main types of welding helmets?

Air fed and auto darkening are the most popular types of welding helmet, both offering significant benefits compared to regular manual welding shield and visors. Additionally, we do also offer powered air respirators which are extremely useful for other construction settings, but not welding.

How dangerous can welding fumes be?

Fumes are one of the biggest factors that a welding helmet deals with. The presence of higher levels of chromium and nickel in stainless steel significantly increases the toxicity of welding fumes compared to those from mild steel. Additionally, welding aluminum can produce ozone, which may lead to symptoms such as watery eyes and sore throats. Prolonged exposure to welding fumes is associated with serious health risks, including pneumonia, asthma, cancer and reduced lung function. In response to these hazards, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) updated its enforcement guidelines in February 2019, mandating appropriate safety measures for all welding activities in the workplace, including air fed helmets. Recent scientific studies have also established a link between mild steel welding fumes and certain types of cancer, underscoring the need for stringent controls during such welding processes. Clearly, you need to consider the importance of welding masks to prevent any of these issues.