The process of buying welding gloves is not straightforward. It may not be as simple as grabbing the first pair you see and handing them to your employees. There are various welding methods, and each one necessitates using a specific type of welding glove to provide adequate protection from hazards such as sparks and heat.
Types of Welding Purposes
Primarily, there are three types of welding –
- Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
- Stick Welding
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
MIG welding is a type of welding that joins metals using an electric arc and a metal electrode. It is commonly used to repair pipelines, tanks, and other heavy industrial machinery. Mallcom’s F834 is ideal for MIG welding & heavy sheet metal handling.
Stick welding is a type of welding that uses sticks as a heat and material source. It is commonly used to join metals or other pieces when no other welding method would suffice. The welding process begins with the stick being fed into the torch, where it is melted and fused to the metal. This method is used in both repair and new construction projects.
Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) welding is a type of welding in which Tungsten electrodes are used to join metals. This process is used in aircraft engines, medical equipment, and other applications that require high-temperature resistance.
Features To Look For In Welding Gloves
When selecting welder leather gloves, we ought to look for fundamental features such as heat and spark protection, grip, comfort, and breathability.
Heat & Spark Protection
Welder leather gloves ought to protect the hands from intense heat and sparks. Stitched with Pararamid Fabric, Mallcom’s F834 supports better absorption of heat. Moreover, they offer resistance to contact heat and come with a rating of 3 (≤ 350°C for 15 secs), which is on the higher end of the spectrum. It is EN 407 (Thermal protection) compliant, which testifies to its authentic capabilities. Lastly, it resists molten splashes and maxes out with a rating of 4.
The F834 also comes with the following compliances EN 388 (mechanical risks) & EN 12477 + A1:2005 (Protective gloves for welders), which reinforces its durability quotient.
Gloves offering tight grip help prevent accidents during welding or cutting. They must be snug enough to keep dirt and debris out of the hand while not being so tight that they cause discomfort or restrict movement. The F834 not only reduces the risk of severe burns but also allows for a better grip on the welding torch, resulting in more consistent and accurate welds.
When it comes to welder gloves, you want them to feel snug but not constrictive on your hand. The fabric should be soft but durable, as it should not tear easily under pressure.
The F834 has a tear rating of 4, which is the maximum on the safety spectrum. Welders frequently work in extremely hot environments with high levels of exhaust fumes, so breathability is essential. Adequate ventilation is required so that the fumes do not accumulate inside the glove.
The F834 offers all of the aforementioned benefits right off the bat to give the user comfort on account of being lined with non-woven cotton fabric. Its Insides have 190 GSM cotton layering that supplies the user with the constant comfort of breathability needed for extended use. In addition, the cuffs are lined with jeans fabric which reduces skin irritation and adds to the comfortable experience.
Iron Fist Against Molten Splashes: F834 Split Leather Welder Gloves
Mallcom India has played a significant role in maintaining hand-protective gear standards for nearly four decades as part of its ongoing pursuit of raising the bar of head-to-toe safety. The F834 is a leather welder glove par excellence, offering a unique combination of thermal protection, abrasion and puncture resistance, resistance to contact heat and molten splashes, and comfort, making it an automatic choice in maintenance, civil, assembling, and heavy engineering.