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Why Welders Choose the New ESAB Sentinel A50

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ESAB has introduced a fresh, revolutionary welding helmet design with its new Sentinel A50 helmet. The Sentinel A50 is a top selling products at Baker’s Gas and Welding. While there’s no shortage of affordable, high quality helmets on the market from brands such as Speedglas, Miller, and Lincoln, is there something special about the Sentinel A50 that’s causing many welders to give this new comer a shot?

A Comfortable Welding Helmet

The ESAB Sentinel A50 is one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, using a sturdy shell design that is supported by its five-point HALO headgear. Weighing in at 1.4 pounds, the Sentinel A50 minimizes fatigue for welders working in the shop all day.

The headgear is fully adjustable with 500,000 different contact point combinations, five times more than typical welding helmet headgear. Users can easily adjust their helmets and shift the weight around which reduces pressure points throughout the course of the day. Using the ratcheting feature, welders can make small or large adjustments.

Excellent Vision for Welding

While the fit of a welding helmet may be the first feature most users notice, the vision and clarity will be a close second. Comfort doesn’t count for much if you don’t have clarity. The Sentinel is rated 1/1/1/2 for clarity and offers full control to adjust the shade for a range of 5-13 ADF.

Welders can switch into grind mode by using an external switch. The shades on the Sentinel A50 are easy to swap out. Users have the option of buying additional clear or amber lenses when purchasing the helmet from Baker’s. Furthermore, the curved lens and the smooth, anti-scratch finish keep sparks from landing on welders and prevents damaging the lens.

The curved design of the Sentinel may stand out in particular for buyers since it makes the most of its 3.93 x 2.36 inch viewing area. This curved field of vision offers better awareness of other workers and projects at job sites.

An Easy Welding Helmet to Use

Right out of the box, this welding helmet makes it easy for welders to set up and start using. The quick start guide and color touch screen control panel makes for simple use. This backlit display can be read in low-light settings, and the intuitive options and overall design make it possible for welders to start welding almost instantly.

However, this efficient approach to the helmet design isn’t the only way the Sentinel can save welders time. It also offers 8 different memory functions so you can program your shade preferences for the welding processes and projects that you use most.

Adjustments, swapping out parts, or changing a lens are all designed to be simple and hassle free. Most users report that they can replace the front cover lens in less than the 10 seconds.

The shades are powered by a combination of solar cells and replaceable batteries. When you strike your arc, the four sensors on the Sentinel A50 will engage in a standard 1/25,000 seconds.

An Affordable Welding Helmet

While the Lincoln Viking remains the most affordable auto-darkening welding helmet in its class, the ESAB Sentinel makes up for its slightly higher price with features that enhance comfort, safety, and easy use. As of this writing the Sentinel A50 is priced at $299 with free shipping in the continental US.

Add ons, Accessories, and Warranties

This sturdy, well-designed helmet comes with a three year warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While making your purchase at Baker’s Gas and Welding, check out the add-ons and accessories such as an extra clear or amber lens, an additional inside lens, batteries, or sweatbands.

Learn More about the ESAB Sentinel A50 Helmet

Dig deeper into the specs and features of the Sentinel A50 welding helmet at Baker’s Gas and Welding. Check out the competition on our welding helmet page or visit our promotions page for the latests sales, rebates, and combination offers on welders, welding gear, and welding supplies.


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