Welding accessories keeping you safe and making it easy
At Repco, besides our welder range, we also stock a range of welding accessories to keep you safe and make the job easy. Whether you are Tig, Mig, Arc or Oxy welding they all have similar traits and we have the safety products to protect your eyes and hands and the tool range to make light work of your welding job.
Using a welding helmet - why?
The welding helmet is critical when doing any electric welding. It is designed to protect your face and eyes from the welding flash and spatter of molten metal. Don't use a helmet and welding flash can blind you and skin and eyeballs are no match for hot molten metal. Most helmets cover your head and should all have the auto darkening lense so you can see what you are doing in complete safety. The new type of helmets allow you to use both hands on the job at all times. Some come in cool colours and designs, even a chrome look so it makes a nice change from basic black.
Leather gloves that go up your fore arm are another important safety item. Welding melts metal so any parts you weld gets extremely hot to touch. The gloves give a good account of themselves in stopping a lot of the heat and welding spatter burning your hands and arms.
Other tools you find useful are a chip hammer to remove weld slag and spatter, a good wire brush to clean down the weld, a welding cart or trolley to house your welder, tools and accessories and make it easily mobile so you can get it close to the job.
Welding produces fumes so if in a confined space, with not a lot of ventilation, getting a mask or respirator designed for welding that filters the air you breathe is a good idea.
For all your welding equipment and accessories visit the Repco website and shop online and see our CIGWELD brand of welders and accessories. View what is on offer and check availability and prices for the items you need. If you want more help and information contact or visit your local store and one of our staff members will sort it out for you. So head into Repco for your welding accessories and browse our other categories like welding, soldering and butane to see what else you require. With over 400 stores across Australia we are bound to have one near you.