vegan welding gloves?

topic posted Thu, March 30, 2006 - 2:17 PM by  Daniel
I've been looking all over the place for gloves with no leather that would be suitable for welding. I found several materials (nomex, kevlar, carbon-x) that would work, but the gloves made from them have leather parts. I've looking for a pair that's thin with good dexterity and a pair that's really thick with good insulation (for different types of welding), both are gauntlet style. Does anyone have any ideas where I could get some?
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  • Re: vegan welding gloves?

    Thu, March 30, 2006 - 3:09 PM
    I'm guessing you'll have a hard time finding something with a gaunlet, as you're probably talking specifically about a welding or motorcycle glove at that point. I would suggest law enforcement ( and cooking catalogues. I think you can get kevlar sleeves in the heavier duty cooking catalogues. It's been a while since I've done this search myself (looking for motorcycle gloves), or I'd have more specific pointers. Other than the need for a gauntlet, these look like they'd fit the bill for glove #1.
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      Re: vegan welding gloves?

      Thu, March 30, 2006 - 5:58 PM
      My friend was looking for some heavy duty gloves for electrical and metal work and found some at Home Depot. (The Walmart of hardware stores, I know). There are parts on the gloves that look like leather, but it says on the tag that they are all man-made materials. I can't remember the brand but I know there was a pretty good display of the gloves and they have different kinds for different purposes. I'll try to find out the brand name from him.
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        Thu, March 30, 2006 - 6:01 PM
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        • Re: Speaking of gloves

          Thu, March 30, 2006 - 6:28 PM
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