Welding is a fabrication process used to join metal when making objects or parts for things like machinery. The process uses high temperatures to ‘melt’ two pieces of material together, which are then fused when left to cool. Whilst metal is the most common material in welding, on occasion, thermoplastics and wood are also welded together.

There are three main types of welding – these are Tig Welding, Mig Welding, and ARC Welding. Each type uses a different process and different equipment.

As Welding Gauntlets are used in applications which present a thermal hazard, they adopt the EN407 testing. Click here to read more about EN407.

Tig Welding

Tig Welding is a much more intricate process than Mig or Arc Welding, using a torch or ‘gun’ to heat up a metal rod, known as a non-consumable tungsten electrode, to effectively glue or join 2 pieces of metal together.

Tig Welding offers much more control and is incredibly precise, often leaves a cleaner finish than other forms of welding. For this reason, Tig Welding is generally used for minor repairs, within the automotive industry, and on smaller items.

Whilst Tig Welding can be used on many metals, however is not effective with cast iron.

We have three different Tig Welding Gauntlets available, shown below:

  • Made using Supple Goat-hide leather, offering maximum dexterity and tactility
  • Lined across the palm and fingers with 100% cotton – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Additional leather thumb-crutch to protect the stitching from heat
  • Twaron® heat-resistant thread for longevity
  • Durable split-leather cuff to protect the wrist and forearm
  • Available in sizes 10, 12, or 13
  • EN388: 2121X
  • EN407: 412X4X
  • Made using Supple Goat-hide leather, offering maximum dexterity and tactility
  • Split-leather is used on the back of the hand to offer an economical solution
  • Twaron® heat-resistant thread for longevity
  • Durable split-leather cuff to protect the wrist and forearm
  • EN388: 2122X
  • EN407: 413X4X
  • Made using Deer-hide leather, offering maximum dexterity and tactility
  • Lined across the palm and fingers with 100% cotton – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Additional leather thumb-crutch to protect the stitching from heat
  • Twaron® heat-resistant thread for longevity
  • Durable split-leather cuff to protect the wrist and forearm
  • EN388: 2121X
  • EN407: 412X4X

Mig and Arc Welding

Whilst Mig and Arc Welding are slightly different processes, they can be grouped into the same category as the fundamentals of the method are very similar.

Mig Welding uses a specialized ‘gun’ which manually feeds a metal wire, known as an electrode, at a set speed when the trigger is pressed (differing from Tig Welding where the wire and speed are determined by the welder). As the wire makes contact with the metals which are being joined, both the wire (filler metal) and the base metals melt, which subsequently forms a join and welds the pieces together.

The Mig Welding process involved a shielding gas to protect the metals from Oxygen and Nitrogen, found in the atmosphere.

Mig Welding is much quicker and far less intricate than Tig Welding and is often used for large joins and fabrications. The Mig process also uses higher temperatures, requiring a more heavy-duty gauntlet.

ARC Welding differs as rather than using an external gas source (as used in Mig Welding); ARC Welding uses an internal source.

We have a range of Mig Welding Gauntlets available. See first our heavy-duty Mig Gauntlets below:
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  • Made using top-quality cow-split leather
  • Double-layer leather palm and thumb offers increased protection and padding
  • 100% cotton liner surrounds the hand – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Additional leather thumb-crutch to protect the stitching from heat
  • Twaron® heat-resistant thread for longevity
  • Size 11 – available in 14” or 16”
  • Also available in Left or Right Hand only
  • EN388: 4234X
  • EN407: 41314X
  • Made using great-quality cow-split leather
  • Additional leather thumb-crutch to prevent wear on heat-exposed area
  • 100% cotton liner surrounds the hand – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Additional leather thumb-crutch to protect the stitching from heat
  • Twaron® heat-resistant thread for longevity
  • Size 11 (14” long)
  • EN388: 3134X
  • EN407: 413X4X

In addition to the above, we also have a number of more basic Mig Gauntlets available, shown below:

  • Made using good-quality cow-split leather
  • Single-layer design
  • 100% cotton liner surrounds the hand – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Standard cotton thread, protected with black leather welting
  • Size 11 – available in 14” or 16”
  • EN388: 3134X
  • EN407: 413X4X
  • Made using good-quality cow-split leather
  • Single-layer design
  • 100% cotton liner surrounds the hand – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Standard cotton thread, protected with black leather welting
  • Available in size 11 (14”) or size 9 (12”)
  • EN388: 3134X
  • EN407: 413X4X
  • Made using good-quality cow-split leather
  • Single-layer design
  • Reversible gauntlet can be worn on either hand
  • 100% cotton liner surrounds the hand – unlike synthetic fibres, cotton does not melt when in contact with a naked flame
  • Standard cotton thread, protected with black leather welting
  • Size 11 (14” long)
  • EN388: 3134X
  • EN407: 413X4X

If you are interested in more information on the above or any other products within our portfolio, you can contact us via the below:

Call – 01653 617718
Email – sales@just1source.com