Welding Helmets incorporate auto-darkening lenses.

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Featuring auto-darkening response time of 1/20,000 of 1 sec, Vintage USA helmet is stylized with 1929 Miller Logo, bald eagle, crest, US Flags, and patriotic stars. Elite version provides Auto-On/Auto-Off and Grind Mode in addition to 5 outside and 2 inside replacement cover lenses, fatigue-reducing comfort cushion, and helmet bag. Digital Elite includes programmable grinding, welding, cutting, and electromagnetic modes. Latter is used when arc is present but sensors are obscured.



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Miller Adds Vintage USA Design to the Elite and Digital Elite Series of Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets



o Retro design features 1929 Miller Logo, bald eagle, crest, US Flags, patriotic stars

o Available in Millers Elite (MSRP $349) and Digital Elite (MSRP $389) Series

APPLETON, Wis., July 7, 2008Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today introduced the Vintage USAElite and Digital Eliteauto-darkening welding helmets, which combinetoday's state-of-the-art auto-darkening technology with a sense of nostalgia. The Vintage USA design celebrates Miller's and the U.S.A.'s shared history through a compelling and bold design, while also providing the user with an auto-darkening response time of 1/20,000 of a second, the largest viewing window, and excellent low-amperage response. The Elite version provides an Auto-On/Auto-Off and Grind Mode, while the Digital Elite includes four programmable modes for grinding, welding, cutting and an electromagnetic mode for use when the sensors may be obstructed.

The Elite and Digital Elite series helmets are ideal for professionals and for those hobbyists who frequently Stick, MIG and TIG weld.

The Vintage USA helmet is available through welding supply distributors in the US and Canada and carry an MSRP of $349 for the Elite and $389 for the Digital Elite Series. Prices will vary by distributor.

We were really proud of the nostalgic feel that the Vintage USA helmet invokes, states Tom Sommers, product manager, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Its a bold design that is complemented by the industrial-grade, full-featured lenses of the Elite and Digital Elite Series.

Elite Series - Still The Benchmark

Millers popular Elite Series helmet features four independent arc sensors that respond in 1/20,000 of a second and comes standard with Auto-On/Auto-Off and Grind mode. Weighing in at 18 oz., Elite helmets are lightweight and comfortable and come complete with five outside and two inside replacement cover lenses, a Miller-exclusive fatigue-reducing comfort cushion and helmet bag.

Digital Elite Series - Weld, Cut, Grind by Personal Preference

Building on Millers Elite Series, the Digital Elite series was designed for professional welders demanding control and flexibility. Digital Elite helmets feature the precision of a digital control that allows users to set and store their shade, sensitivity and delay preferences for various applications: welding shades 8-13, cutting shades 5-8, grinding shade 3, and an X-Mode shades 8-13. The X-Mode provides full protection for those instances when an arc is present, but the sensors are obscured. X-Mode eliminates interference from sunlight and out-of-position welding angles, such as those found in pipe welding or in obstructed or hidden-cavity welds.

Miller Auto-Darkening Helmets are covered by a two-year warranty. For more information or to download a product spec sheet, visit Miller's Web site at www.MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-MILLER (800-426-4553), fax 877-327-8132 or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

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