Welding Masks

Welding masks are essential to protect the wearer from the side-effects of welding. Flash-burn, sparks and excessive heat are all common risks in the welding process, and welding helmets and masks provide much needed protection for the welders face and eyes.RS Components offers a wide range of adjustable helmets and masks, with solutions to support your workplace requirements.


How Do Welding Masks Work?


A welding mask is a protective head shield that covers your face and eyes. It provides a fixed-darkness or auto-darkening viewing portal so you can concentrate on your work without your eyes being damaged by flash burn or errant sparks. They are typically constructed of fibreglass or Polyamide, which offers sufficient protection while remaining relatively lightweight.


What are the disadvantages of auto-darkening welding masks compared with fixed-darkness masks?


There are two main types of welding mask- those that have a fixed-darkness viewing portal, and those that have an auto-darkening viewing portal. Fixed darkness usually has a flip-up face shield, so you can see normally when you are not welding, and then nod your head to put the mask in place once you are ready to weld.


Auto-darkening helmets use a polarizing filter that automatically prevents harmful flash burn to the welder. This has the advantage that the wearer does not have to adjust their helmet for working, saving them time and effort. As they do not need to be adjusted, they reduce the risk of exposure to harmful light.


The major disadvantage of a darkening welding helmet is that they are often more expensive that their fixed-darkness counterparts. It is important to choose the welding mask that is best suited to the job at hand.


Welding Mask Applications


  • Metal arc welding

  • Gas tungsten arc welding

  • Gas metal arc welding

  • Plasma arc cutting

  • Grinding

  • Brazing

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Description Price Type Lens Size Flip Up Helmet/Handshield Material Series Adjustable Headband Auto Darkening Lens
RS Stock No. 790-2827
BrandRS PRO
€34.72
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Welding Shield 108 x 83mm - Fibreglass - Yes -
RS Stock No. 171-6848
BrandRS PRO
€53.88
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Welding Helmet 91 x 42mm - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 358-2678
Mfr. Part No.OSC 1007300
BrandOptrel
€605.92
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Welding Shield - - - Solarmatic Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 817-9369
Mfr. Part No.541825
Brand3M
€792.62
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Welding Helmet - - - Speedglas 9100 FX - -
RS Stock No. 763-1294
Mfr. Part No.FUSV
BrandBolle
€181.92
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Welding Helmet 110 x 90mm Yes Polyamide - - Yes
RS Stock No. 705-8807
Mfr. Part No.751220
Brand3M
€215.62
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Welding Helmet 44 x 93mm - - Speedglas Yes Yes
New
RS Stock No. 223-7927
Mfr. Part No.58 26 00
Brand3M
€133.01
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Welding Helmet - - PA Speedglas 9100 Yes -
RS Stock No. 181-2930
Mfr. Part No.G-D580201
BrandJSP
€28.89
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Welding Mask 108 x 83mm Yes Fibreglass - No No
New
RS Stock No. 224-5728
Mfr. Part No.02815
BrandSIP
€649.59
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Helmet 98 x 55mm - - PAPR WR2000 Yes -
RS Stock No. 188-9547
Mfr. Part No.501826
Brand3M
€545.94
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Welding Helmet 73 x 107mm Yes - Speedglas 9100 Yes Yes
RS Stock No. 206-5732
Mfr. Part No.7000000215
Brand3M
€462.85
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Welding Helmet 54 x 107mm - - Speedglas 9100 - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-0763
Mfr. Part No.7100054791
Brand3M
€1,771.58
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Welding Helmet 170 x 100mm Yes - Speedglas 9100 FX Yes -
RS Stock No. 187-9048
Mfr. Part No.701120
Brand3M
€349.44
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Welding Helmet 44 x 93mm - - Speedglas SL - Yes
New
RS Stock No. 218-0767
Mfr. Part No.7100112333
Brand3M
€1,285.02
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Welding Helmet 170 x 100mm Yes - Speedglas 9100 MP-Lite Yes -
New
RS Stock No. 218-0764
Mfr. Part No.7100166723
Brand3M
€1,557.78
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Welding Helmet - Yes - Speedglas 9100 Yes -
New
RS Stock No. 223-7926
Mfr. Part No.58 36 25
Brand3M
€600.11
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Welding Helmet 73 x 107mm Yes PA Speedglas 9100 Yes -
RS Stock No. 206-5738
Mfr. Part No.7000044615
Brand3M
€1,025.09
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Welding Helmet - Yes - Speedglas 9100 Air - -
RS Stock No. 184-6585
Mfr. Part No.751120
Brand3M
€227.64
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Welding Mask 45 x 93mm - 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton (Faceseal), PA (Silver Front Frame), PA, PP, TPE, PE (Headband), PPA (Shield) Speedglas 100 V Yes Yes
New
RS Stock No. 218-0778
Mfr. Part No.7100205306
Brand3M
€1,125.99
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Helmet 150 x 76mm Yes - G5-02 Yes -
RS Stock No. 189-5264
Mfr. Part No.2883
BrandSIP
€41.61
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Welding Shield 92.5 x 42.5mm - - 2185 Yes Yes