Kemper America is dedicated to all varieties of welding safety equipment from welding fume exhausts and ventilation to welding helmets and safety wear. They want to ensure that welder’s worldwide are kept safe from the hazards of their jobs.
So, how do you choose which welding gloves are right for your applications?
- First, you should determine the hazards of your welding job. You could experience shocks, flames, hot metal, sharp or flying metal and arc rays.
- Secondly you should ensure that you get the proper fitting welding glove. Welding gloves are meant to fit loosely. In the event that a piece of hot metal were to get into the gloves this gives you, the welder, the ability to get out of the gloves quickly.
There are 6 basic types of welding gloves. They are specially made for:
- Stick Welding – These gloves are thicker leather to optimize protection.
- MIG Welding – These gloves are of medium thickness so that they provide the flexibility needed for the job. These gloves can be made of multiple types of leather.
- TIG Welding – These gloves are the thinnest to provide maximum flexibility needed for the job. They are made of various leather types and fit snug.
- Driving Gloves – They are for general welding and can be made of various leathers. They are thin and fit snug.
- Leather Palm Gloves – These welding gloves are used for general welding and are made from low-grade leather due to their general purpose.
- Ergonomic Gloves – These gloves are made to fit your hand they can usually be made from any material depending on what job you will need them for.
With welding being such a hazardous job it’s important to know your stuff when it comes to welding safety equipment. When it comes to welder’s safety Kemper America has you covered with their large variety of welding safety equipment.