The ESAB SAVAGE PAPR is the most affordable ventilated breathing protection system on the market. We have seen and reviewed a lot of PAPRs and we are here to tell you what we think of it. It is fully NIOSH approved and is recommended for professional fabricators at a price point even an occasional welder can justify.
Wild External Features
The Savage A40 is designed to be functional for a welder. You can adjust the welding shade or tap into grind mode from the side of the helmet. This is a big deal because when you have a PAPR on you really need to keep the helmet on and down for ultimate protection. On the inside it is the classic analog adjustments. Super simple to use and adjust delay and sensitivity.
To turn on or adjust the PAPR blower you can easily feel the button behind your back. Its large and simple one tap, two tap, hold system can be controlled without having to take the unit off completely. Also paired with noise/beeps so you can hear the change as you press the buttons. LCD display indicates the air flow, battery level, and filter status.
Crazy Optical Performance
This system has three air flow adjustments ranging from 170 to 230 liters per minute to flow. That is right up there with the best systems as far as air flow is concerned. The system comes with two replaceable filters, pre filters, and a spark arrestor. On the digital read out it shows you the air flow, battery life and indicates if the filter needs to be changed.
Top notch filtration at 99.9% of fine particles in the air during routine welding procedures. Plus backed by the ESAB 2 year warranty.
This PAPR is a lot of bang for your buck. Battery life (8 hours), Air flow (up to 230), ADF quality (large and clear) rank this right up there with the best. The biggest difference is really that it is at a more affordable price point. If we were to compare this to another PAPR it would probably be in line with the Viking PAPR by Lincoln Electric. Only thing it is missing or a negative to this PAPR would be that it does not have an integrated grind shield. However there is the external grind button.
Overall we would recommend this PAPR. It comes in at a super competitive price point and has the majority of the features we look for in a PAPR. If you have questions or need a quote please contact us and we are happy to help. Watch our YouTube video for an exclusive promo code on this unit!
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