Welding Accessories to Keep You Cool and Productive This Summer
Sure, summertime means high temperatures but does that mean you’re going to wait until October to tackle the welding jobs waiting for you right now? You probably already know the basics: start early in the day or wait until early evening; stay hydrated; stay clear of direct sunlight if you can; and most important, take that break before you overheat. Staying cool isn’t just a matter of comfort, because extreme heat brings on fatigue, and fatigue means loss of mental sharpness and a greater chance of accidents.
The secret to summer welding is using gear that will help keep you cool even while you’re knocking out the punch list. This is a great time to add new equipment that will keep you going no matter what the temperature. You can get plenty done and work longer than you thought possible with these keep-cool ideas, great deals, and free shipping available now from Baker’s:
The Miller Coolband
It’s comfort and safety combined: power-assist vents replace the stagnant air inside your helmet with fresh air, which not only reduces the temperature by up to 8 degrees but also reduces lens fogging as well. Staying cooler means working longer and being more productive. Miller’s new design boasts a longer battery life and an easy to use oversize power button. The lightweight design is balanced, and it’s compatible with most Miller helmets. Also, stay on task by stocking up on replacement filters and battery packs in order to keep going until the job is done.
Compatible gear: The Miller Coolbelt
You can pair the Miller Coolband with the Miller Coolbelt for maximum effect: reducing temperatures under your hood by 17 degrees. The lightweight design and the swivel-quick connection means you’ve got the mobility you need plus extended wearability.
Dual air speeds and directional control give you total command of your comfort. The airflow covers your head and face so heat exhaustion doesn’t need to cause unnecessary fatigue or injuries. Work safe. Work smart. Work cooler. Your kit comes complete with additional filters, hose and headgear, shroud, and AC power adapter.
Optrel Welding Helmet
If you’ve been thinking about a new helmet, Optrel’s all weather, Expert Series E684 is just the ticket. Keep cooler thanks to superior helmet design up to 23% cooler compared to unpainted or dark helmets. You can adjust the two-channel air distribution inside the helmet toward your nose, mouth, or forehead, which improves overall comfort while reducing fatigue.
Of course, you still get Optrel’s autodarkenig filter technology, with the set-it and forget-it Adaptive Autoshade Pilot technology. Maximum clarity means greater accuracy and precision every time. This helmet brings productivity, safety, and comfort.
Caiman Airflow Gloves
Not many people wear gloves during the high-heat of summer, but welders do: why not protect your hands and keep them comfortable with a trusted name like Caiman?
Stitched with Kevlar thread and made with American deerskin leather, you’ll enjoy these exclusive Caiman features: protection against sparks and spatter by reverse-scalloped Tuff-Steer cuffs; corrugated foam and perforated leather that disperses heat off the back of your hand; Caiman’s form-fitting design featuring pre-curved fingers; and Boarskin patches at the palm, the lean-on, and the index finger. Priced right and close at hand, Caiman gloves are where the work gets done.
OK: you’ve cooled down your head and your hands, but don’t forget about lightweight welding sleeves and welding aprons. They’re cooler than jackets and provide excellent coverage too.
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