Superior Glove LogoClick to Call
MENU
Superior Glove Works, Ltd.

Bienvenidos a nuestra página web en Español, exclusiva para el territorio Mexicano.

Welcome visitors from Mexico! Visit our Mexico specific website in English.

Call us: (888) 428-1210

Superior Glove Newsletter

"Over 70% of hand & arm injuries could have been prevented with the proper protection equipment."

Injuries cost over $2000 on average. If reading our newsletter helps you prevent even one injury, isn’t that worth it?

Sign Up Now - it's free! (you can unsubscribe at any time)

No thanks, I don't need free safety tips or advice

Thanks for signing up!

Thank you for joining our newsletter list. You will receive your first issue shortly.

Don't forget to follow Superior Glove's social channels:

Close this and start browsing our gloves.

Superior Glove Newsletter

Hand injuries cost over $2,000 on average. If reading our newsletter helps you prevent even one injury, isn't that worth it?

You can unsubscribe at any time

No thanks, I don't want to prevent hand injuries.

Enjoying this post? Tell your friends!

Like this post? Share it!

5 Questions to Help you Choose the Best Welding Gloves

by Joe Geng on March 3, 2016

Comments (1)


Thanks to recent advancements in the glove world, welding gloves are nothing like they used to be. These days, glove manufacturers have access to higher performing materials and better sewing patterns. Because of this, nowadays, there’s a much wider selection of welding gloves to choose from than a few years ago.

Choosing the Best Welding Gloves

But if there are so many welding gloves on the market, how are you to know which ones are the best welding gloves for your application?

Well, that’s where we come in: here are five questions you should ask yourself when choosing your next pair of welding gloves.

 

1. What Type of Welding Are You Doing?

The number one factor in choosing the right welding glove for the job is asking yourself what kind of welding you’ll be doing: TIG, MIG, or Stick. Since each type of welding requires varying degrees of dexterity and heat protection, if you choose a glove that was designed for another type of welding, the gloves you’ve selected might not provide the right amount of protection you need to safely complete the task at hand (pun intended).

So, what are the key differences?

TIG Welding

Although TIG welding produces the lowest amount of heat, it also requires the best touch sensitivity. For both of these reasons, we recommend that you choose a goatskin welding glove with a Keystone thumb for this type of application. Out of all of the different types of leather, goatskin offers the best combination of dexterity and durability. The 398GLGB TIG welding gloves provide a tactile feel, and are flame resistant. Learn more about TIG welding here.

Endura Premium TIG Welding Gloves
Sample Button

Expert tip: When you’re choosing a pair of TIG welding gloves, a good test that you can use to determine how dexterous the gloves are is by checking to see if you can pick up a dime or a thin rob off of the floor while wearing them. If you’re going to be using them to do heavier duty work, patches on the fingertips and palms can help make the gloves last a bit longer – just make sure that they won’t affect your dexterity too much.

 

MIG Welding

While it may not come as a surprise, MIG welding products a lot of sparks and heat. For this reason, welders generally go with two different variations of hand protection: goat or cow grain gloves with a lining or lined, heavier weight cow split gloves.  The 505ALB has a unique sowing pattern, they’re sewn with Kevlar®, so they’ll last longer and the  aluminized back reflects up to 95% of radiant heat.

Endura Aluminized Back Welding Glove
Sample Button

These days, more often, welders are choosing lined goat grain gloves (like the ones pictured above) for MIG welding simply because they have better touch sensitivity. However, if you’re going for the cow split option, I’d recommend choosing a pair with a reinforced thumb crotch, since it’ll make your gloves last a lot longer.

STICK Welding

Unlike TIG and MIG welding, Stick welding produces really high heat and a lot of splatter, but doesn’t require a lot of dexterity. Because of this, when it comes to hand protection, if you work in this kind of field, your best bet is a heavyweight cow split leather glove with a really good lining – like our 505BUWS style.

505BUWS-480-Blue-Extended-Palm-Thumb-Patch-Kevlar-Sewn-Hamilton-Welders-IMG

Sample Button

 

2. Which Type of Leather Should I Use?

If you’re going to be doing TIG or MIG welding, we suggest choosing goat grain gloves. As we’ve already discussed, when it comes to durability and touch sensitivity, goatskin offers the best of both worlds. It’s kind of like the Goldilocks of welding gloves, if you will: it’s not too thin (like sheep skin), and not too heavy (like cow grain). It’s just right. Our handy infographic about how to choose the right leather glove.
Infographic leather glove

However, if you know you’re going to be doing Stick – or Oxyacetylene – welding, go with a lined cow grain or cow split glove. Trust us: you won’t regret it.

 

3. Would I Benefit From Wearing Gloves with Kevlar® Stitching?

This, thankfully, is a pretty easy question: whenever you have the option available to you, always choose a glove that features Kevlar® stitching. While cotton or nylon threads will burn when they’re hit with sparks and degrade under high temperatures, Kevlar® won’t!

stitching
Some other blogs we’ve read claim that Kevlar® thread will actually improve the overall heat resistance of the glove. Of course, that isn’t the case: the Kevlar® will simply improve the seam strength and durability of your welding gloves over time. To put it in other words, skimping on stitching is like buying a sports car but neglecting to buy car insurance: either way you slice it, it’s a terrible idea.

 

4. Which Thumb Style Should I Choose?

Though it usually comes down to personal preference, we tend to prefer a wing or keystone thumb. Most people find them to be more comfortable and ergonomically-shaped, in comparison to straight thumb styles.

 

5. Are Cut Hazards a Risk? 

A lot of welding jobs involve serious cut risks, since moving sheet metal and handling large pieces of metal with sharp, rough edges goes hand-in-hand with a lot of welding tasks. So, if you find yourself working in one of these applications, your best bet is to choose a glove with a Kevlar® lining – like our 399GKGL5.

399GKGL5-480-IMG

Sample Button

If these gloves sparked an interest, click the Get My Sample button now!

 

 

We like to make sure the information you’re getting is current and up-to date so we keep our blogs updated.

Updated – July 25, 2017. New product photos and information.


Like this post?   Rate it.   Save it.   Share it!

Rating: 5.00
based on 4 rating(s)

Click a star to rate:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...

 

Share Your Comments

Reader Comments

valentinodicroza@gmail.com'

This is the great blog. Each and every body part is important for us, then how can we ignore our hand. We can’t even imagine life without hand. So for your hand’s best safety it’s necessary to use high quality gloves, whenever you are doing welding work. You can go through prosafetyguide.com to get high quality welding gloves in cheap rate.

Reply Welding Products - February 17, 2017



Related Articles

Email Newsletter

Newsletter: Send me useful tips, industry articles and new product announcements (every month or so).

Subscribe today
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Superior Glove™ website. On some pages, you can make requests and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name and Company Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Website address

How We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when making an inquiry or requesting consultation only to complete that request. We do not share this information with outside parties.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

Although information from those who contact us through our website is used to improve the design of it, it is done in a non-identified, purely statistical fashion. We do not share it with outside parties, in any form, at any time.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Accessibility Policy

Superior Glove Works Ltd. is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities. View our Accessible Customer Service Plan.

Let's Connect
 

Superior Glove Works Ltd. – Work and Safety Gloves Copyright 2017 | Call us: 1-888-428-1210
A leading manufacturer, distributor and wholesale supplier of work, safety and industrial gloves since 1910.

Sign up ONE TIME ONLY for free
unlimited access to all of our downloads.

*After signing up, this page will refresh and you’ll be able to download.

BEFORE YOU GO

Download the Definitive Guide to Hand Protection for FREE.

Hand Injury Rates are Reduced by 60% when using the right gloves.

No thanks, my hands are safe