Welding Gloves....learned something new today!

Discussion in 'Hot Metal' started by EdCaffreyMS, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Maybe other know this, but its new to me, so thought I would share. Doing most of my work via the Forge, I go through a lot of welding gloves, and since I swing a hammer with my right hand, I only wear a glove on my left hand. This means that I go through left handed gloves quickly....and have this pile of unused right hand welding gloves sitting on the bench.

    Today I stopped by my local welding supply store, with the intent of buying a couple new pair of welding gloves...knowing that I'd only use the left hand one. I grabbed a couple of pair, and just happened to say to the clerk.... "Wish I could just buy the left hand ones!" He said "You can!" He took me in the back and showed me a shelf full of nothing but left hand welding gloves! WOOT! For the price of 2 pair of the normal welding gloves I buy, I got 8 new left hand gloves! Maybe this is something "everyone" knows, but it was news to me....and happy news at that! :)
     
  2. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Well I'll be.... and they're a quarter price of a pair? That's good to know!
     
  3. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Yep! The pairs that I intended to buy were $14.50 per pair, and the left hand gloves were $4 each...so a tad more then 1/4 the price....but still, not having to pay for right handed gloves that I'd never use....... :)
     
  4. WY_Not

    WY_Not Well-Known Member

    Buy a bunch of lefts, pair them with your rights, resell for profit. :lol:
     
  5. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Never thought of doing that, but I will admit to having tried to find another Bladesmith/Blacksmith who is left handed.....hoping I could trade a pile of right handed gloves, for a pile of left handed one! :)
     
  6. wall e

    wall e Well-Known Member

    We will be in touch after I get started with my forge Ed, Im a south paw. Lol
     

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