Hi - I've recently joined (https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum...lding-after-long-break-will-need-help.105303/) I currently have an old school hold up infront of your face mask that I have at least been able to use whilst I try and get my welder up and running. I have an auto helmet somewhere I think that I bought on a whim at a car show many years ago. I don't know the state of it but will probably dig it out and at least have a look at it. I'm considering getting a new hemet to make things easier and be more confident that I am protecting my eyes. I've been reading other threads on this section of the forum and esab seem to be popular. Esab Warrior seemed well liked but that appears to be have been replaced by an Esab Savage A40. It's more than I wanted to spend but if it makes it easier to weld and keeps my eyes safe its worth the money. What do you think guys? Is this the way to go? I know you can spend a lot less and certainly a lot more but I'm not going to be out there welding every day, I'm getting older!, although also all my cars are getting a lot older!