This is a dangerous job as we are all well aware and you will need protective gear. But not every welder will need the same gear. Depending from the amount of work you do and the type of welding you do the gear will vary dramatically. For example, someone who has a home garage and is welding now and then will need less protection then someone who is working full time on an oil rig or gas pipeline.
Working with different welding processes will also require more or less protection and also different materials from which the gear is made. There are a lot of things to take in account when choosing your gear and in this section, we have the articles to help you do just that.
Protective gear Buying guides:
Having a hood is not up to debate. You just have to have one. But depending on the amount of work you do there are multiple options. If you are a professional who is a full-time welder then you will need something reliable at all times with maximum protection unlike for hobbyists. In this article, we talk about how to choose the best one for you and we review the best options on the market.
For some of us being protected is just not enough. It has to look good too. We welders are artists deep down actually. Who else can create those beautiful perfect welds? In this article, you will learn how to customize your own helmet and see our reviews of the best looking options already on the marketplace.
Gloves are always needed when welding but the differences between various options are dramatic. Depending on the type of welding you do there are degrees of protection and other features like finger dexterity. In this article, we help you pick the gloves for your specific case and we also review the best options.
Protective hoods reviews:
Lincoln is the type of brand that rarely disappoints you and this hood is not an exception. But you should still read our in-depth review of its features to understand who is this helmet made for and what are the limitations.