A welding jacket is a crucial piece of welding safety equipment to protect your body and arms from spatter, burns, cuts and radiation. The main two types of welding jacket are leather and cotton. Cotton provides protection for light welding applications and leather gives you more thorough protection. If you’re welding overhead or stick you require a full leather welding jacket.
A drill press is a machine used to cut holes into metal, wood and other materials. Drill presses come in various shapes and sizes, including floor standing units, benchtop drill presses and magnetic drill presses. Most drill presses are operated by turning a handle which moves the head of the machine with a drill attached down into the work piece.
If you already know which type of drill press you’re looking for, choose one of the quick links below. If not, read more below about the different types of drill press and see our full buyers guide to find the best one for your needs whether you’re a woodworker or welder. Updated 6th March 2020
Having a pair of boots that will keep your feet safe when you’re welding, will provide comfort when wearing them for long hours, and will last you years is something that we all want! Below are our recommendations for some of our favorite welding work boots that do all of those things. Updated March 6th 2020
Aside from your primary welding tools such as the welder and your safety equipment, there are lots of other small tools that will help you out when welding. To get the best results you’ll want to have tools that can help hold your metal in place while you weld, and mark the metal you’re using. If you’re creating slag you’ll also need tools to clean it up afterwards. Here’s our list of useful welding tools that will help you and are good to have around the workshop.