Sheet Metal Fabrication
Safety gloves for sheet metal shops and welding
Shaping sheet metal into the desired shape can be a complex process that involves many different machines and tools within a fabrication shop. Because of the multi-step process of cutting, sawing and welding, fabrication shops use a wide variety of products.
During the cutting and sawing process it is important to protect ones hands against band and miter saws. Gloves that provide high levels of cut protection, but allow your employees to have a strong grip on the product is, important. That’s why we recommend gloves that have dots lining the fingers and palm like our N96797L gloves. These gloves have great breathability due to its nylon spandex shell, as well as a coating on the fingers and palm. Customers who need cut level 3 protection should purchase the SGSS92752.
Any machine shop should have rags, but especially sheet metal shops. Rags that can be used for everything from wiping off hands, to tools or parts are essential within a shop. Our best selling shop rag is colored polo (0106) because it relatively inexpensive and has the ability to absorb. Also, our white sheeting rags (o114) are a popular shop rag.
After the metal has been cut and sawed, it is usually welded into place. Welding gloves come in a variety of price points, but having something that has a foam lining and reinforced thumb (SGL4500) can ensure comfortability while working. An economical welding glove like the SGL4155 still provides cow leather with a 13” safety cuff and sock lining. A welding apron (S38126MW) can sometimes be required for specific jobs. Regardless of the job, welding safety glasses will help protect against bright sparks. Our STS1150 filters 99.9% of U.V rays and has a ratchet action temples to virtually fit any head size.