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  Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

User Instructions for:  

• Utility 

• 9000XF  

• 9002D 

• 9002V 

• 9002X

 

Important: Keep these User Instructions for reference. 
 
 

 

List of Warnings within these User Instructions 

 

These products are designed to help protect the wearer’s eyes from harmful radiation including visible light, ultra-
violet radiation (UV) and infra-red radiation (IR) resulting from certain arc and gas welding processes when used 
in accordance with these User Instructions. Use of this product in any other application such as laser welding or 
welding processes that require shade 14 or higher filters may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss. Do 
not use any welding product without appropriate training. For proper use, see supervisor, or User Instructions or 
call 3M in U.S.A.1-800-243-4630.  In Canada, call Technical Service at 1-800-267-4414. 

Always wear ANSI Z87.1-2003 compliant safety spectacles in addition to any welding helmet.  Failure to do so 
may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss. In Canada, follow CSA Z94.3 and/or the requirements of 
the authority having jurisdiction in your region. 

Before each use, perform the inspection described in these User Instructions to ensure that all components are 
installed and functioning as intended. Use of 3M™ welding helmet assemblies that do not meet these inspection 
requirements or failure to use genuine 3M™ Speedglas™ replacement parts may result in permanent eye injury 
and vision loss

Do not use welding filters that are cracked, pitted or otherwise damaged as these conditions may compromise 
eye/face impact protection and may allow harmful UV and IR radiation to pass through causing permanent eye 
injury and vision loss

Should the 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto Darkening Filter (ADF) fail to switch to dark mode upon striking an arc, stop 
welding immediately and inspect the ADF as described in these User Instructions.  Continued use of an ADF that 
fails to switch to the dark state may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss.  If the problem cannot be 
identified and corrected, do not use the ADF; contact your supervisor or 3M for assistance. 
Severe burn injuries may result if these welding helmets are used for heavy-duty overhead welding applications 
where there is a potential for falling molten metal.  

Only operate these ADFs at temperatures between 23°F (-5°C) and 131°F (+55°C).   If used outside of this range, 
the filter may not perform as designed and may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss

 

 

 

 


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GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION 
 

This product contains no components made from natural rubber latex. 

Intended Use 

The 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets are designed to help protect the wearer’s eyes from 
harmful radiation including visible light, ultra-violet radiation (UV) and infrared radiation (IR) resulting from 
certain arc and gas welding processes when used in accordance with these User Instructions.   Two eye-level 
sensors on the front of 3M™ 

Speedglas™ Auto-darkening filters (

ADFs) react independently at the moment the 

welding arc is struck and cause the filter to darken.  The ADF switches back to the light shade (shade 3) as soon as 
the welding arc has stopped.  ADFs  can also be used for gas welding (oxy-acetylene) when the filter is in the 
”OFF” state, shade 5-6. Two lithium batteries are used as the power source. The ADF will switch off 
automatically 30 to 60 minutes after the last arc is detected.  Protection from ultra-violet radiation (UV) and 
infrared radiation (IR) is continuous, whether the ADF is in the light or the dark state.  In the event of battery or 
electronic failure, the welder remains protected against UV and IR radiation according to the darkest shade (shade 
13).   

3M™ 

Speedglas™ 

ADFs allow the welder to view their work clearly and safely during set-up, during the weld 

and after without interruption and without the burden or delay of manually lifting the shield or filter.  ADFs allow 
manual arc welding to be performed more quickly and accurately in comparison to traditional passive welding 
filter plates.  

3M™ 

Speedglas™

 9000 Series Helmets feature patented aerodynamically-designed vents to help exhaust exhaled 

air and reduce stuffiness inside the welding helmet.  The 3M™ 

Speedglas™

 Utility Helmet is not equipped with 

exhaust vents. 

3M™ Speedglas™  FlexView Helmets have an additional mechanism that allows the ADF to be lifted, exposing a 
4.75" x 3.6" (120 x 92 mm) clear polycarbonate lens.  The clear lens meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements for eye 
and face impact protection, making it ideal for chipping, grinding and precision weld preparation.  A spring holds 
the ADF securely on top of the helmet while not in use. 

 

USE INSTRUCTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 
 
Important Use Limitations:  

These products do not provide any protection from respiratory hazards that may result from welding processes or 
from other sources. 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmets may be worn in conjunction with certain respirator 
models. For more information about respiratory protection for welders, contact 3M Technical Service at 1-800-
243-4630. In Canada, call Technical Service at 1-800-267-4414.  

3M™ Speedglas™ ADFs are not suitable for laser welding or welding processes that require shade 14 or higher 
filters.  Use of this product for these applications may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss

Only operate the ADF at temperatures between 23°F (-5°C) and 131°F (+55°C).  If  used outside of this range, the 
filter may not perform as designed and may result in permanent eye injury and vision loss. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS 

 
ADF Switching time 

Less than 0.15 milliseconds (9002 V and X) 

 

0.4 milliseconds (9002D) 

 

0.65 milliseconds (Utility, 9000F and XF) 

 

ADF Light state 

Shade 3 

ADF Off state 

Shade 5-6 

ADF Ultraviolet/Infrared 

Protection at all times - non-switching 


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Dark Shades:  

Utility: 10 or 11 

 

9002D: 10 and 11 

 

9000XF: 10, 11 or 12 

 

9002V & X: 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 

Viewing Area: 

Utility, 9002D, 9002V: 3.57" x 1.68" (91 x 43mm) 

 

9002X, 9000XF: 4.09" x 2.13" (104 x 54mm) 

Weight of Helmets - No ADF 

 

Utility / 9000 

   

 

327 g  0.7 lbs. 

9000 FV 

   

 

447 g  1.0 lbs. 

9000 HWR 

   

 

611 g  1.3 lbs. 

9000 HWR FV 

   

 

768 g  1.7 lbs. 

ProTop 

   

 

717 g  1.6 lbs. 

ProTop FV 

   

 

837 g  1.8 lbs. 

      SideWindows add 13 g or 0.03 lbs to the above 

 

Weight of ADFs including protection plates 

X size (9002X, 9000X, 9000XF)   

191 g  0.42 lbs. 

Regular size (Utility, 9002D, 9000V) 

166 g  0.37 lbs. 

Operating Temperature: 23°F to 131°F (-5°C to +55°C) 
Battery Type: Two CR-2032 lithium 3V batteries 
Battery Life:  

Utility, 9000F, 9002D & 9002V:  

2000 hours 

 

9000XF: 

 

   1000 

hours 

 

9002X: 

 

 

   3000 

hours 

ADF Use temperature 

-5°C (23°F) to +55°C (+131°F) 

Head sizes 

Fits hat sizes 6.5 (20.25 inches) through 7.8 (24.5 inches) 

Shield and Retainer Material 

Polyamide nylon 

ADF Housings 

Polyamide nylon 

 

REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ASSEMBLIES 

 

 
Replacement ADFs 
04-0000-15   

 

 

9002D ADF only 

04-0000-(shade 10, 11 or 12)X   9000XF ADF only 
04-0000-31  

 

 

9002V ADF only 

04-0000-21  

 

 

9002X ADF only 

 
ADF Replacement Parts 
04-0270-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Outside Protection Plate 9000, 10 per case 

04-0270-10X100  

3M™ Speedglas™ Outside Protection Plate 9000, Standard-package of 100 

04-0290-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, 9000 & 9002 F & V size (small), 5 per case 

04-0280-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, 9000 & 9002 Series X size (large), 5 per case 

02-0645-00 

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Headcover, FR cotton, 1/Case 

04-0480-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Accessory Kit 9000 X/XF, 5 Inside Plates and 2 Batteries  

04-0490-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Accessory Kit 9000V/F, 5 Inside Plates and 2 Batteries  

04-0320-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Battery, type CR-2032, package of 2 

04-0380-00  

 

3M™ Speedglas™ Battery Holders, Blue, 2 per case 

 
ADF Accessories 
04-0290-01 

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, Shade 1*, for Utility and 9002D models, 5 pack 


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04-0290-02  

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, Shade 2*, for Utility and 9002D models, 5 pack 

04-0280-01  

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, Shade 1* for 9000XF & 9002X, 5 pack 

04-0280-02 

3M™ Speedglas™ Inside Protection Plate, Shade 2* for 9000XF & 9002X, 5 pack 

04-0270-03  

3M™ Speedglas™ Outside Protection Plate, High Density, Scratch Resistant, 5 pack 

04-0270-04  

3M™ Speedglas™  Outside Protection Plate 9000, High Temperature 5 pack 

* Total shade level must not exceed shade #13. Do not use Shaded Inside Protection Plates for either 9002V or 
9002X ADFs. 
 
Helmet Replacement Parts 
04-0012-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Helmet 9000 Assembly, with Headband 

04-0112-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Helmet Inner Shell 9000, Shield only 

04-0014-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Utility Helmet with Headband  

04-0114-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Utility Helmet Inner Shell  

04-0212-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Silver Front Panel 

04-0650-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Headband and Mounting Hardware  

04-0660-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Headband Mounting Hardware 9000 

04-0026-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Headband Pivot "S" Stop (Right), package of 10 

04-0126-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Headband Pivot "S" Stop (Left), package of 10 

02-0024-02  

3M™ Speedglas™ Replacement Sweatband, Cloth 

02-0024-01  

3M™ Speedglas™ Replacement Sweatband, Leather  

02-0024-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Sweatband, Plastic  

 
3M™ Speedglas™ Helmet Accessories 
02-0645-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Headcover  

18-0099-68  

3M™ Speedglas™ Throat and Side Protector, Leather 

02-0690-00  

3M™ Speedglas™ Throat Protector, FR Cotton 

02-0014-00NR  3M™ Speedglas Hard Hat Adapter  
02-0023-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ Hard Hat with Mounting Hardware 

 

 


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3M™ Speedglas ™ FlexView Replacement Parts 
04-0026-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ Headband Pivot "S" Stop (Right), package of 10 

04-0126-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Headband Pivot "S" Stop (Left), package of 10 

04-0116-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Inner Shell  

04-0116-00SW  3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Inner Shell with SideWindows  
04-0260-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Protection Plate, package of 10 

04-0361-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView Middle Headgear Panel  

04-0360-00 

3M™ FlexView Welding Auto-Darkening Filter Holder  

04-0216-00 

3M™ Speedglas™ FlexView  Front Panel  

 
 

 

 

ADJUSTMENT OF HELMET & VIEWING POSITION 

1) Adjust the overhead band to one of the custom fit positions for proper shield depth and to ensure balance and 
stability (Figure 1). The headband also has a ratcheted knob to increase or decrease its circumference. 

2) Check for proper viewing position. The recommended viewing angle between the face and shield is 10° to 12° 
(Figure 2). To adjust the viewing angle, follow step 3. 

3) Position the headband pivot stop so the peg on the side of the welding helmet (Figure 3) goes through one of the 
slots in the stop to obtain the desired viewing angle. 

 
ADF FUNCTION

 

 
ON/OFF Operation 

To turn the ADF on, simply press the ON button. The ADF automatically turns off 60 minutes after the last arc 
(30 minutes for the Utility and 9000XF models). The ADF can also be turned off manually by pressing the ON 


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button for two seconds.  The 9002D, 9002V and 9002X ADFs have an extra feature: After each short press of the 
ON button, the current settings (shade, sensitivity and delay) are displayed by flashing LED’s. 

 
Dark Shade Selection (9002D, 9002V and 9002X only) 

Up to five different dark shade levels are available to the user: 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, depending on the ADF model. 
Check with the Shade Guide below to determine the proper dark shade setting for your application. In order to see 
which shade the welding filter is currently set to, momentarily press the shade button. To select another shade, 
keep pressing the shade button while the LED is flashing until the LED indicates the desired setting. 
 
Sensitivity Selection
 (9002D, V and X ADFs) 

The photo-sensor system detects the welding arc and triggers the ADF to switch to the dark state.  The sensors are 
designed to respond welding arcs and not to normal ambient lighting or sunlight.  To change the sensitivity setting, 
press the sensitivity button repeatedly until the LED indicates the desired setting.   

9002V and X: 

Position 1  

Low sensitivity - for welding in groups.  

Position 2  

Normal sensitivity - for typical SMAW, MIG and TIG welding indoors and outdoors. 

Position 3  

High sensitivity - for low current or stable arcs (e.g. TIG welding at low amps) 

Position 4  

Very high sensitivity - for very low current, stable arcs and partially blocked arcs 

9002D: 

Low:     

Normal sensitivity - for typical SMAW, MIG and TIG welding indoors and outdoors.

 

High:    

High sensitivity - for low current or stable arcs (e.g. TIG welding at low amps) 

 
Finding the right sensitivity setting  (9002V and X ADFs) 

In order to find a suitable sensitivity setting, start with setting 2. This is the correct setting for most applications. If 
the filter does not darken reliably while welding, change to setting 3 or 4 until reliable switching is achieved.  If 
the sensitivity is set too high, the filter might switch to the dark state in response to ambient lighting.  If the ADF 
is being used in close proximity to other welding arcs, it may be necessary to switch to position 1 to avoid 
interference or "false triggering." 
 
Setting the Delay  

The delay setting controls the speed at which the filter returns to the light state after welding has stopped. In order 
to see which position it is currently set to, momentarily press the delay button. To select another setting, keep 
pressing the delay button while the LED is flashing until the LED indicates the desired setting. 
Position ─  

Fast recovery to light state - for spot or tack welding where the welder needs to have a clear view 

quickly after finishing the weld. 
Position │  

Normal position. 

Position +  

Delayed recovery to light state - for high amperage applications where bright weld pools must 

cool briefly before viewing. 

 
Gas Welding and Cutting 

3M™ Speedglas™ ADFs can be used for gas welding and cutting when in the OFF state. The ADF is shade 5-6 
when OFF. 

 
Replacing the Outer Protection Plate 


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1) Remove the silver front panel by pulling one of its upper corners away from the shield (Figure  4). Lift out the 
old ADF protection plate. 
2) Remove the protective film from both sides of the new protection plate, if applicable. Place the new plate into 
position, sliding its tabs into the ADF’s two slots (Figure 5). 
3) Place the silver front panel back into position by inserting its two bottom tabs into the openings in the shield 
shell (Figure 6). “Hook” one of the upper corners of the panel onto the shield. Then, using your thumb, push the 
opposite corner until it snaps into place (Figure 7).  

 

Replacing the Inner Protection Plate 

1) To replace the inner protection plate, first lift out the old plate (Figure 8). 

2) Remove the protective film from both sides of the new plate. Insert the two corners of one side of the plate into 
the corner “pockets” of the ADF. Flex the protection plate so you can insert the other two corners into the opposite 
end pockets (Figure 9).  

 
Installing Magnification Plates 

A standard 4.25 x 2 inch magnification plate, available from your local welding distributor, can be used with all 
3M™ Speedglas™ welding helmets.*  Simply remove the silver front panel and outer protection plate, place the 
magnifying plate in front of the ADF cassette, and then re-install the outer protection plate and silver front panel.  
No special adapter or retainer is needed. 

*Note: Do NOT use magnifying plates that do not fit under the outer protection plate. The outer protection plate 
MUST be fully seated with its two tabs inserted into the ADF’s two slots (Figure 5). 

 
Removing the ADF Cassette/Changing The Batteries 

Batteries should be replaced when the ADF does not turn noticeably lighter (shade 5 to 3) when switched on.  In 
addition, all 9002 models have a low battery indicator that will flash repeatedly when the battery should be 
replaced.   To change batteries, remove the silver front panel and then remove the ADF cassette from the helmet 
by squeezing the two tabs at the top of the ADF cassette (Figure 10).  At the bottom of the ADF cassette, there are 
two battery compartments. Carefully pry open the compartments using a small flathead screwdriver. The battery 
holders slide straight out; do not use excessive force nor insert the screwdriver farther than necessary when 
opening the compartments. Remove the two batteries and dispose of them according to local regulations.  Insert 
the new batteries (type CR-2032, Speedglas part no. 04-0320-00) into the battery holders (Figure 11). Push the 
holders into the ADF cassette until they snap into position. NOTE: always replace both batteries at the same time. 
Reassemble as described under "Replacing the Outer Protection Plate." 
 

Installing the ADF Cassette (except FlexView - see special instructions below) 
 

1)  Insert the ADF cassette bottom first so that the two retaining tabs fit over the edge of the opening in the shell 

(Figure 12) 

2)  Push the upper part of the ADF cassette towards the shell until the tabs at the top lock into the clips on the 

shell (figure 13). 

3)  Use a bright light to check for light leaks around the ADF cassette.  Re-instll as necessary.  Do not begin 

welding until all light leaks are corrected. 

 
Instructions for FlexView Assemblies (equipped models only) 

Disassembly 
•  To remove the lens assembly (consisting of the silver front panel, the 9000 lens, and the ADF holder), first 

lift it into the up position so it rests on top of the helmet. Then slide the entire spring assembly to your left 


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until it snaps into the unlocked position (Fig 14).  Remove the silver front panel assembly from the middle 
helmet panel.   

•  To remove the FlexView welding ADF holder, remove the rubber locking wedges from the inside of the 

four retention tabs (Fig 15).  Squeeze the two top and the two side tabs together (Fig 16). The ADF holder 
can then be separated from the FlexView silver front panel. 

•  To replace the ADF cover plate or batteries, the ADF must be removed from the ADF holder. To do so, 

gently pull on the top of the ADF holder while pulling the ADF in the opposite direction (Fig 17).  The 
ADF and holder will snap apart. 

•  To remove the FlexView middle helmet panel, pull one of its upper corners away from the helmet (Fig 

18).  The FlexView protection plate can then be removed for replacement (Fig 19). 

 
Assembly 
•  To install the lens into the lens holder, first align the lens’s two bottom tabs with the two corresponding ridges 

at the bottom of the lens holder opening (Fig 20). Once both of the slots are seated on the ridges, slowly press 
together the top of the lens holder with the top of the lens; they will snap together securely.   

•  Remove the protective film from both sides of the new FlexView protection plate (Fig 21) prior to its 

installation.  

•  Lay the new FlexView protection plate into the opening on the FlexView inner shell so the plate rests in the 

opening. 

•  Reinstall the FlexView middle helmet panel by first inserting its two bottom tabs into the inner shell (Fig 22).  

Next, push the middle helmet panel’s two top corners until they snap-lock onto the inner shell. 

•  Reinstall the ADF holder with ADF into the FlexView silver front panel by aligning the four holes on the lens 

holder with the four tabs on the black side of the silver front panel. Secure one corner at a time by pushing 
together the lens holder and silver panel so each tab snap-locks (Fig 23).  From the inside, reinstall the rubber 
locking wedges in the slot at the tip of the retention tabs. 

•  Place the lens assembly on top of the helmet. Align the four oval slots on the spring assembly with the four 

knobs on the middle helmet panel (Fig 24). Recheck the alignment prior to sliding the spring assembly to your 
right.  If properly aligned, the assembly will snap securely onto the middle helmet panel. 

•  Use a bright light to check for light leaks around the ADF cassette and FlexView assembly.  Re-install as 

necessary.  Do not begin welding until all light leaks are corrected. 

Note: Standard (non-FlexView) Speedglas helmets can be converted to FlexView systems by using the 
components supplied with the FlexView Replacement Kit 04-0460-00.   To accommodate the FlexView Middle 
Helmet Panel 04-0361-00, the two ADF retainer clips must be removed from the Inner Shell using a diagonal 
cutting pliers or similar tool. 
 

INSPECTION 

Carefully inspect welding filters before each use. Cracked, pitted or scratched filter glass or protection plates can 
seriously impair protection and reduce vision. The sensors on the ADF must be kept clean and uncovered at all 
times to provide correct function.  Check for cracks in the shield and look for light leaks.  All damaged 
components should be replaced immediately. 

 

 

Before each use, perform the inspection described in these User Instructions to ensure that all components are 
installed and functioning as intended. Use of 3M™ welding helmet assemblies that do not meet these inspection 
requirements or failure to use genuine 3M™ Speedglas™ replacement parts may result in permanent eye injury 
and vision loss


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Do not use welding filters that are cracked, pitted or otherwise damaged as these conditions may  
compromise eye/face impact protection and may allow harmful UV and IR radiation to pass through causing 
permanent eye injury and vision loss.
 

 

 

Checking for Proper ADF Operation: 

Under normal lighting conditions (not welding), look through the ADF and press the ON button. The ADF should 
change from the off state of shade 5-6 to the ON / light state of 3. If the ADF does not turn light, replace the 
batteries and re-test.  Optionally, the ADF can be observed switching between light and dark states by pointing 
any television or VCR remote control device at the ADF sensors.  The infrared signal produced by these remote 
controls is a safe substitute for a welding arc. 

NOTE: If the ADF does not function as described above, immediately contact your supervisor or 3M 
representative. 

 

CLEANING AND STORAGE 

Clean the welding helmet with mild soap and lukewarm water. Do not use solvents. Clean the welding filter with a  
clean, lint-free tissue or cloth. Do not immerse ADFs in water or spray directly with liquids.  Store equipment in a 
clean dry and dust-free environment at room temperature. 

 

Table 1.  Recommended Guide for Shade Numbers 

 

(Adapted from ANSI Z49.1-2003)

 

Operatio

n 

 

Electrod

diameter 

inches 

 

Arc 

current

amps 

 

Minimum

Protective

Shade 

 

Recommende

Shade 

Number 

 

< 3 

 

< 60 

 

 

--- 

 

3-5 

 

60-160 

 

10 

 

5-8 

 

160-250 

10 

 

12 

 

Shielded 
metal arc 

 

> 8 

 

250-550 

11 

 

14 

 

  

 

< 60 

 

 

--- 

 

  

 

60-160 

10 

 

11 

 

  

 

160-250 

10 

 

12 

 

Gas-
metal-arc 
welding 

 

  

 

250-500 

10 

 

14 

 

  

 

< 50 

 

 

10 

 

  

 

50-150 

 

12 

 

Gas-
tungsten-
arc 

 

 150-500

10 

14 

  

 

< 500 

 

10 

 

12 

 

Air-
carbon-
arc 
cutting 

 

  

 

500-

1000 

 

11 

 

14 

 

  

 

< 20 

 

 

6-8 

 

  

 

20-100 

 

10 

 

  

 

100-400 

10 

 

12 

 

Plasma-
arc 
welding 

 

  

 

400-800 

11 

 

14 

 

  

 

< 300 

 

 

 

  

 

300-400 

 

12 

 

Plasma-
arc cutting 

 

  

 

400-800 

10 

 

14 

 

Torch 
brazing 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

3-4 

 

Torch 
soldering 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 


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Carbon 
arc 
welding 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

14 

 

  Plate thickness, inches

 

< 1/8 

 

  

 

  

 

4-5 

 

1/8-1/2 

 

  

 

  

 

5-6 

 

Gas 
welding 

 

> 1/2 

 

  

 

  

 

6-8 

 

< 1 

 

  

 

  

 

3-4 

 

1-6 

 

  

 

  

 

4-5 

 

Oxygen 
cutting 

 

> 6 

 

  

 

  

 

5-6 

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

Condition Possible 

Solutions 

Make sure the batteries are installed properly 

Make sure the correct batteries are being used (CR2032) 

ADF will not turn ON 

Try replacing both batteries with new batteries, then checked the Low 
Battery indicator 

ADF shuts OFF and won’t 
turn back on 

Try replacing both batteries with new batteries, then checked the Low 
Battery indicator 

Check that the protective film has been removed from both sides (if 
applicable) of the outer protection plate 

Verify that the two sensors on the front of the ADF are not blocked by 
weld spatter, hands, pipes or object being welded 

Are you using the right 3M™ Speedglas™ ADF model? The 3M™ 
Speedglas™ Utility ADF is not recommended for welding processes other 
than MIG (GMAW) and Stick (SMAW). 

ADF does not trigger 
reliably or turns light 
intermittently while 
welding 

Review the sensitivity adjustment instructions and confirm that you are 
using the appropriate setting for your type of welding process 

ADF turns dark when 
others are welding nearby 

Reduce sensitivity.  If this is still occurring at setting 1, use curtains or 
other methods to block light from other welder's arcs. 

ADF steadily pulsing 
light/dark with no arc 
present. 

Check surrounding area for process or safety strobe lights.  Strobe lights 
can trigger ADFs from a long distance or by reflecting off ceilings.  
Reflected light from strobes not visible to the eye may be strong enough to 
trigger the ADF.  

ADF is “blurry” 

Check that the protective film has been removed from both sides (if 
applicable) of the outer protection plate 

ADF has spatter bonded to 
the outside and/or inside 
glass surface 

ADF is permanently damaged and not covered by warranty.  Always use 
outside and inside protection plates. 

  


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WARRANTY 

In the event any 3M OH&ESD product is found to be defective in material, workmanship, or not in conformation 
with any express warranty for a specific purpose, 3M’s only obligation and your exclusive remedy shall be, at 
3M’s option, to repair, replace or refund the purchase price of such parts or products upon timely notification 
thereof and substantiation that the product has been stored, maintained and used in accordance with 3M’s written 
instructions. 
 


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EXCLUSIONS TO WARRANTY:  THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ANY EXPRESS 
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR 
OTHER WARRANTY OF QUALITY, EXCEPT OF TITLE AND AGAINST PATENT INFRINGEMENT. 
 
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Except as provided above, 3M shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or 
damage, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential, arising out of sale, use or misuse of 3M 
OH&ESD products, or the user’s inability to use such products.  THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE 
EXCLUSIVE. 

 

3M and Speedglas are trademarks of 3M. 

 
 
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

In United States, contact:  

 

 

In Canada, contact: 

Internet: 

www.3M.com/occsafety

  

Internet: 

www.3M.com/CA/occsafety 

Technical Assistance: 1-800-243-4630    

Technical Assistance: 1-800-267-4414 

For other 3M products:  

 

 

For other 3M products

1-800-3M-HELPS or 1-651-737-6501   

1-800-364-3577 

 

3M Occupational Health and 
Environmental Safety Division 
3M Center, Building 0235-02-W-70 
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 
 
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