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Old 08-31-2015, 10:22 AM   #11
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Thank you for posting the incident. Will watch out when buying gloves for pouring aluminum. take good care of the burnt.


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Old 09-22-2015, 02:17 PM   #12
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Don't know if this will help or just confuse the matter, but after reading this I decided to test my Harbor Freight welding gloves - they look a lot like yours. After about an hour in the oven at 200 degrees F the linings were still in good shape, no wrinkling or warping or melting. Did you test your gloves to 200 degrees F or C?

I still had the tag on mine, they were:

Chicago Electric
14" Split Cowhide Welding Gloves
Item 97033
Flannel lined
Made in Pakistan

I think these gloves will be OK, but I'm going to test every pair of welding gloves that I get from HF from now on - maybe I just got lucky. Thanks for the warning.

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Old 09-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Default totaly agree no plastic in any welding glove

i am not a professional welder by trade or anything, but do have a Lincoln weld pro 175 mig and weld a lot on the farm and other projects, and yes the back of the hand to just past the wrist does often get very hot, enough that i often have to stop and quickly pull my gloves from my hands before it starts burning my skin, so no way should plastic or any substance like plastic that melts easily should be in welding gloves.

guess what i am saying is even if you aren't running the big machines in an all day welding work environment, you still don't want plastic in your welding gloves. not even for the little tiny welders that will barely stick 2 pieces of sheet metal together. even those can splatter a big gob of liquid goo metal on you, and it hurts. don't even wear synthetic shirts, pants or socks when welding.....oh man, the socks and shoes, they seem to be a magnet for for hot slag for me..

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Old 09-26-2015, 02:06 AM   #14
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Item 97033
Flannel lined
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The gloves I have are labeled "China"

They are not flannel lined. At least not the gauntlet portion. The fingers are a knit cotton like material and the part that failed "the gauntlet" were lined with a very thin, wispy synthetic cloth with a very fine weave (blue in color). My little test was performed on glove parts that were cut from the gloves and placed on a cookie sheet. The leather and the finger material worked as expected but the gauntlet material failed quickly. The burn on my hand was mostly second degree with some third degree. I now have a tender layer of new skin. The good news is I only lost half a day in the shop. I just bit my lip and worked with the one good hand.

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Old 09-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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Dnalot,

I hope the healing of your hand is moving quickly.

I have a few questions: The burns on your hands, in the pics, indicate the damage to the hand, now you say that the pieces of glove that was placed into the oven work as expected, except the gauntlet. So the question must be asked is the damage, to your hand, on the hand or on the wrist?

You say the cut pieces worked as expected with the exception of the gauntlet portion,correct? What were you working on? Most of the welders and other hot workers I know wear long, buttoned down sleeves. The sleeves would of course add a layer of protection,were you?

Are you a professional at working with hot items?

While I have no dog in the fight, I must say I find a few grey areas in your story.

If your point is do not buy HF gloves,so be it, buy gloves like Tillman or such.

I am ready for this story to pass into the vast wasteland of the net.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:14 PM   #16
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I think the majority of the members of this forum understand the point I was making. I have no beef with Harbor Freight or China. I had an unfortunate experience and I wanted to spare anyone else a similar experience.


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