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Welding gear and welding apparel from WeldingMart will keep you safe and comfortable through your work day.
Joining metal is not the same thing as hammering nails. While an average construction worker can get by with a sturdy pair of jeans and a reliable pair of steel-toe boots, a welder needs much more protective welding gear to keep them safe from the hazardous materials at their command.
A big part of welding correctly means doing it safely. Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, you need to take steps when welding to protect your skin and eyes from burns. WeldingMart is here to provide you an extensive selection of top-notch welding safety helmets, jackets, gloves, clothing and gear.
Whether you're looking for high-quality welding clothing, welding hoodies, a welding backpack, welding safety glasses or even a pair of Tillman gloves, you'll find exactly what you need at WeldingMart at an affordable price. Our welding safety apparel includes welders' safety gear for women as well as men. You will find a big wardrobe of Lincoln welding apparel here, whether you are looking for a Lincoln welding shirt, jacket, coat or apron. These items are available in a variety of sizes and price points to fit any body or budget. They are 100 percent flame-retardant to ensure your safety. If you want to get everything you need in one convenient bundle, check out our Lincoln Ready-Paks. Packed in industrial-strength duffel bags, these include must-have items such as a helmet, jacket, gloves and safety glasses.
At WeldingMart, we carry more than 25,000 items, from welding apparel to welding protective clothing and other welding gear, including consumables, accessories and other handy tools. We help you stay productive and profitable by offering outstanding prices, fast shipping and excellent shipping rates.
Contact our welding experts today: They have decades of experience out in the field and can pass on excellent recommendations and advice to keep you welding well.
Q: Why is safety so important for welders?
A: When it comes to welding, safety is essential because welding can be dangerous work if precautions are not taken. Welders use strong electrical currents and assorted gases to create an intense heat that results in extremely bright light and noxious fumes. This hazardous work area is about 2 feet from your face and only inches from your hands, so you have to be careful.
Q: What is personal protective equipment in welding?
A: Commonly called PPE, personal protective equipment is the special gear used by welders to shield themselves from the trade's dangerous aspects.
Most PPE items are worn by the welder. Made from stronger, thicker materials, these helmets, jackets, gloves and more are made to resist exposure to the hazards in a welding environment. Some PPE, however, takes the form of special machines that are set up at the job site, such as fume extractors.
Q: What PPE do you need for welding?
A: At a minimum, welders need the following important items:
Those are just the basics. Something else to consider, based on your worksite, is a fume extractor or respirator, to offer protection against weld fumes.
We advise not cutting corners when it comes to your safety. If you get injured, that can lead to costly downtime or worse. Ensure that any PPE you get is rated for the type of welding you would like to do, and that the manufacturer of that PPE has a good reputation for quality.
Q: Can you tell me how to wash a leather welding jacket?
A: A leather welding jacket, or any leather welding equipment, can be washed safely in a way that doesn't compromise its protective qualities.
In general, avoid your washing machine. Fill a tub with cold water and add a scoop of detergent. Let the jacket soak for about 30 minutes, so that the detergent can work its way into the fibers and loosen tough stains, then rinse.
Once the jacket has been soaked, you can scrub off any dirt, stains or grime. Tougher stains can be fought with dish soap. Once you're done, rinse in cold water and hang dry. You can use a clothes dryer on low heat as well.
Washing your welding leathers is important - letting them get too dirty risks contamination with metal particles, bodily fluids and any loose, harmful substances you encounter at a work site. But more importantly, you want to wash them for comfort, in order to keep your skin from getting irritated.
Q: Can you tell me what to look for in a welding apron?
A: Good fit and thick, high-quality material. Genuine cowhide or pigskin leather are highly rated, and the thicker, the better. The same goes for flame-retardant cotton and heavy denim. Avoid plastics such as polyester, because the material could melt into your skin.
Make sure the fit conforms to your body type and can handle the shifting and moving that your body does while on the job.