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post #1 of 24 Old 10-29-2007, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Best welding gloves (your opinion)

Well I am tired of buying a new pair of gloves off the Mac truck every couple of weeks. I need a good lo profile glove (such as the Mecanix style) but something that will handle the heat and sparks of everyday fab work. I straight caught my most recent pair on fire today! Shoot me you opinions!

I CANNOT use those big ass traditional welding gloves! Especially fo' TIG!


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haborfreight or .com, i buy a bunch of stuff for my shop. got mechanics glove for 5 bucks been just as good as the ones i bought on snapon truck. just got three pairs of the the big grey gloves for $8. that cheap if i wear them out quick i don't feel so bad.
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http://store.cyberweld.com/tillmangloves.html

Ive used the first pair listed and they were great!! But cost a purdy penny. The second ones on the list ive been told were good to. but a tad bit more bulky. But they still contour your fingers better than the super thick square finger style
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Ive used the first pair listed and they were great!! But cost a purdy penny. The second ones on the list ive been told were good to. but a tad bit more bulky. But they still contour your fingers better than the super thick square finger style

Those are the ones I am actually getting ready to order I think. They look pretty reliable.

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Re: Best welding gloves (your opinion)

those look like good gloves. all the gloves ive used, the fingers on my left hand glove start to shrivle and get stiff untill i cannot really use it, and then holes burn into them and cause spatter to go into them and now i cant shake it off. they should have an exchange service, im sure someone out there goes through right gloves and could give me there lefts for cheaper and vice a versa.

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i use the lincoln electric gloves from home depot for all my welding needs...i have a nunch of harbor freight gloves but they stink like assholes when they get a lil too hot

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those look like good gloves. all the gloves ive used, the fingers on my left hand glove start to shrivle and get stiff untill i cannot really use it, and then holes burn into them and cause spatter to go into them and now i cant shake it off. they should have an exchange service, im sure someone out there goes through right gloves and could give me there lefts for cheaper and vice a versa.
That is what happend today! lol Except the damn rubber on the knuckles bursted into flames!

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Re: Best welding gloves (your opinion)

when i was welding my notches i was using mechanix gloves...had some molten metal go through it and some skin on a finger lol...not fun stuff

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damn those torchwear look nice but they better last for that price, i go thru a set a gloves every week and im just doing work on the side..


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Re: Best welding gloves (your opinion)

i use the torch wear gloves, and the mechanics fabricator gloves, both are all leather, both are 40-50 bucks and i have to order online no one carrys them around here, and i cant use the huge gloves as well, and all others catch on fire and burn me.
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i use the torch wear gloves, and the mechanics fabricator gloves, both are all leather, both are 40-50 bucks and i have to order online no one carrys them around here, and i cant use the huge gloves as well, and all others catch on fire and burn me.
So would you recommend the Torch Wear gloves? Are they worth the price?

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Ive used the first pair listed and they were great!! But cost a purdy penny. The second ones on the list ive been told were good to. but a tad bit more bulky. But they still contour your fingers better than the super thick square finger style

i used the 3rd pair, still fits your hand fairly nice, comfortable too!

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So would you recommend the Torch Wear gloves? Are they worth the price?

Werd...will they take the abuse!

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So would you recommend the Torch Wear gloves? Are they worth the price?
yes, they are similar to the MECHANIX FABRICATOR gloves, they are less bulky and dont get in the way like the other Huge gloves, but still offer the leather protection.

And they last longer than the regular mechanicx gloves! - mike
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yes, they are similar to the MECHANIX FABRICATOR gloves, they are less bulky and dont get in the way like the other Huge gloves, but still offer the leather protection.

And they last longer than the regular mechanicx gloves! - mike
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Re: Best welding gloves (your opinion)

if im doing straight welding, i will use some tilman gloves, like the elkskin ones or pigskin or whatever they are. but for doing lots of other stuff i just get some cheap gloves since i know i will rip them up fast when working with all the sharp edges and crap

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I hate wearing gloves period, so I usually just find the thinnest pair of Mechanixs gloves. But I also kinda dig the Tillmans, as long as they are thin, they seem to last a while.

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the tillmans that have the kidskin palm and regular leather back are great for tig, they don't shrink too bad. The mechanics fabricator gloves are real nice too.
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HAS ANYONE TRIED THESE GLOVES TO WELD WITH.I JUST BOUGHT A PAIR TO START WELDING WITH WHEN MY WELDER COMES IN.
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Re: Best welding gloves (your opinion)

those are more geared towards working gloves, multi use. stick welding is the one process i would get heavier gloves since your hands get close to the arc as the rod burns. as for wire feed processes, you can use gardening gloves if you really wanted to. the leather ones are nicer since they wont burn up as easy with a spark but the main thing is to protect your hands from getting arc burn. and the leather helps with heat but isn't as important depending on your personal tolerance.

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I use the standard tillman tig gloves for mig and tig or any kind of metal work for that matter. I love them. Very flexible and fit nice. Cheap too. What are they 12 bux or so a pair...
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Hi, I Have Recently seen, Here are the gloves I got from SHOWA Best, and it's up to someone else to figure out the type of welding gloves. They are comfortable, inexpensive and work well enough. I have used them for stacking firewood and welding. They are well-used They fit well, are tougher than leather and I would think they would dry much faster than Knitted.
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Hi, I Have Recently seen, Here are the gloves I got from SHOWA Best, and it's up to someone else to figure out the type of welding gloves. They are comfortable, inexpensive and work well enough. I have used them for stacking firewood and welding. They are well-used They fit well, are tougher than leather and I would think they would dry much faster than Knitted.
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