Welding gloves’materials, price and how to choose a welding gloves
1. The materials are welding gloves made from
Welding gloves are special protective equipment used by welding workers. Welding gloves should have the requirements of anti-wear, anti-knife, anti-tear, anti-puncture, anti-combustion, anti-heat, anti-hot airflow, anti-metal slag, and sensitivity, and comfort. It can prevent the high temperature, molten metal, and splash spark in the welding process from causing hand injuries to workers.
Welding gloves are made of many materials. Because they are required to be wear-resistant and radiant heat-resistant, welding gloves usually made of a combination of cotton canvas and leather. The outer layer is widely made of leather such as split leather, genuine/grain leather, pigskin, goatskin, deerskin, etc. , The inner layer is made of BOA lining, thermal insulation lining, cotton lining, jersey lining, denim lining, and other materials.
2. Are welding gloves insulated?
Welding gloves should have good insulation performance, especially when the welder is working in a welding place that may be conductive, They must use welding gloves with insulating materials (or additional insulating layers) and the gloves need to pass the 5000V withstand voltage test before using.
3. Price and purchase method of welding gloves
The price of welding gloves is affected by factors such as leather quality, chemicals styles of tannery processing, sewing thread quality, production technology, and other factors. The prices are different. Generally, economic welding gloves cost 10 dollars a pair, and premium welder gloves cost 20 dollars a pair. When choosing welding gloves, the following factors should be considered:
As to leather. with different thicknesses from 1.0mm to1.3mm, there’re many parts for cowhide, for example, neck part, shoulder part, belly part and other parts, different thicknesses and different parts of the skin are different in quality and price. Different leather materials have different properties such as high-temperature resistance, puncture resistance, abrasion resistance, and sensitivity.
Leather processing technology
Different processing techniques are used in the production of welding glove leather will result in different hardness of the leather; some leathers are prone to mildew and red spots, which means that materials with impurities are added in the process of processing the leather. In addition to the hand feeling of the leather, products with no odd smells, suitable hardness, and average thickness will have a better product experience for welder workers.
The fireproof performance of high-quality fireproof thread is better, and whether three-strand or two-strand thread is used will also affect welding gloves’ durability.
The choice of lining
The quality of the lining is very important because the lining directly touches the hands. Some low-quality welding gloves are made of variegated lining, and the thickness is different. If the hands are not thoroughly cleaned after use, it will undoubtedly bring great health risks to the welder. In addition, many variegated linings are made of chemical fiber materials. Sparks splash during welding can easily cause burns. We should choose high-quality linings.
There are many factors that affect the price of welding gloves, for example, the length and size of the gloves and whether the gloves meet the CE requirements will affect the price. Users should choose the appropriate welding gloves according to the price and experience.