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Welding Tool List

Required & Supplemental Materials:

Work Clothing Guidelines:


100% Cotton (Most popular)  or 100% Wool (Best Choice)
Avoid synthetics like nylon, rayon and polyester
Free from frayed edges that might catch on fire
Relatively tight-fitting to avoid wrinkles or folds that might catch sparks


Long sleeved to protect the arms
High buttoned collar to protect the neck
Long enough to tuck into the pants to protect the waist
Flaps on pockets to keep sparks out of pockets


Long enough to cover the tops of the boots
No cuffs


High topped leather boots (recommended) or shoes (no tennis shoes!)
Steel toed (recommended but not required)


Thick enough to protect welder from sparks

Tools and Supplies needed for Welding Program:

All items will be needed by the first class meeting!

  1. Medium shade, full face shield and headband (#5 or equivalent)
  2. 1 Arc welding shield Auto Darkening prefered
  3. 1 Clear face shield and head band for grinding
  4. Clear cover lenses for the welding helmet (2)
  5. 1 shop cap
  6. 1 leather or flame retardant cotton cape or jacket
  7. 1 pair of light leather gloves
  8. 1 pair leather welding gloves, gauntlet type
  9. 1 set of tip cleaners (long style optional)
  10. 1 spark lighter
  11. 1 slag hammer (chipping)
  12. 1 wire brush-plain, long handle
  13. 1 pair slip joint pliers
  14. 1 pair vice grips
  15. 1 pair of wire cutters
  16. Boots or high top shoes (no tennis shoes allowed.)
  17. Ear plugs
  18. soap stone
  19. 1 pair safety glasses (with side shields). Required by law. If you do not have eye protection, no shop work will be permitted.
  20. 12 foot Tape Measure
  21. Adjustable square - 12 inch
  22. Fillet weld Gauges
  23. 3/32 Tungsten E3 10PK (needed if taking Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)

Vendors: Matheson, Airgas, Praxair, Harbor Freight Tools, Menard's, Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.

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