I don't weld very often and already had a cheaper (not Grizzly) auto darkening welding helmet. But I bought this one while it was on sale because I wanted to ensure I had better quality eye protection. This is a great auto darkening welding helmet for the price even if it isn't on sale. I can turn off the auto darkening and keep wearing the helmet for grinding. The sensitivity adjustment is much better than my cheaper helmet, and the headband is more comfortable.