Why is welding apron important?
According to the statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association: US fire departments responded to an average of 4,580 structure fires involving hot work per year in 2014–2018. These fires caused an average of 22 civilian deaths, 171 civilian injuries, and $484 million in direct property damage per year. Indeed, a welding apron is an excellent way to protect your clothing from catching fire.
Source: National Fire Protection Association
How can you protect yourself while welding?
Therefore, Princeton University recommends the following for welders: Eye, face, hand/arm, head and body protection (leather gloves, leather welding aprons, gauntlets, safety glasses with side shields, welders helmet or welders goggles) are required that are appropriate to the potential hazards encountered during welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding or other spark-producing operations.
Furthermore, the Code of Federal Regulation says Protective clothing – General requirements. Employees exposed to the hazards created by welding, cutting, or brazing operations shall be protected by personal protective equipment under the conditions of § 1910.132 of this part. Appropriate protective clothing required for any welding operation will vary with the size, nature and location of the work to perform.
Which apron is the best?
To answer this question, we need first to understand what causes most welding fires. Welding fires are caused by: Hot slag (droplets of melted metal), sparks, and torch flames. Combustible materials are touching clothing. For all the above, leather provides the best protection. Hence, we produce the best aprons.
- Most affordable and long-lasting personal protective leather
- Includes welding apron and a shoe cover
- Made of soft leather
- Easy to handle and feels extra light and comfortable
Are Trojan aprons adjustable and durable?
Adjustability and durability are two essential features of Trojan apron for welding. We make our aprons from top-grain leather; therefore, they are highly durable. You can wash it with a damp cloth, dry it, and it’s ready to use over and over again.
Moreover, Trojan Apron is available in multiple sizes. The stripes for the neck and back are adjustable, so you can easily pull them to tighten or loosen them easily.
Also, with this welding aprons, you get leather boot covers from the same durable cowhide. Once again, the welding apron and shoe cover are flame resistant. Hence, you get a relaxing time at work. It also has an adjustable belt option. You can fit it according to your preference.
Leather: Buffalo Leather
H Buckle: Stainless Steel
Wanxiang Shan –
I needed shoe cover and apron that would allow me to add and move wood around in a large wood stove, the apron will provide good protection while turning wood. Excellent protection from the heat of the embers in the wood stove. I have tested the shoe cover and apron with wood burning and they work great in regards to heat resistance. All in all, I believe this is a great product for the price and if I need more I will be ordering these again.
After receiving burns again to my feet from sparks or slag, I bought these. They work great, and I wish I had bought these years ago. It takes a month to recover from the burns, where as, it only takes a minute to attach these. It just makes sense.
Wear boots or shoes these items will cover it nicely, easy take on/off.
Richard Copeland –
I bought these for those hot Texas summer days where I only need to do a quick spot weld or two and do not want to change into full jeans and leather shoes. These cover my tennis shoes and help to keep little holes from forming in them. I would definitely buy these again.
We bought this for our sons welding class and he says it is comfortable. The teacher asked my son where he got it and that he really liked it
Christopher Stclair –
This was a really surprisingly great buy for me! I was expecting much lower quality for this price.
Honest Canuck –
I spent considerable time pondering how best to protect myself and my clothing while MiG welding, and eventually settled on this leather apron. Good Choice! It is easy to put on and take off, not at all confining, fits me (5.8″) perfectly, and provides excellent protection.