I got a cheap (25 eur) autodarkening welding helmet. It is working excellent!! The shade can be regulated from 9-13 DIN. the sensitivity is also adjustable and there is a TIG welding mode. It has two sensors, a battery and a solar battery. Perhaps the only complaint is visibility. The front protection plastic has a covering film on it (like on new LCD screens), but it has bubbles in it and is, well, a bit foggy. The visibility would be better if I removed the plastic film, but I want to keep it as long as possible to protect the UV filtering plastic below. Anyways, I recommend a autodarkening helmet to any newblet welder. It makes you a ton more precise. Now i can hold the electrode with two hands.