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    Default Deerksin or Kidskin for Tig welding?

    Deerskin vs. Kidskin Tig gloves

    Which is more flexible / supple and allows for greater dexterity?

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    Neither.

    You need to seek out the rare (and expensive)
    Uber flexible "best in class"

    Black squirrel scrotum gloves.

    It will make you such a good welder, that you won't even need a helmet anymore.

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    I use basic Tillman gloves for everything

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    I never liked deerskin ones I tried. My preference is Tillman 1338 (goatskin).

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    To answer your question, kidskin!

    Murf

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    I use Tillman 24 kidskin gloves. They run big.... I use size M, though all my other work gloves are large

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    I’d think about the damn heat not just dexterity- aluminum?

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    I use Tillman goatskin. Plenty of dexterity just watch out for hot stuff.

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    Wear whatever I want on my left hand holding the torch and nothing on my right hand feeding filler. Have started wearing nitrile gloves on both hands off and on depending on what I'm doing. I do not recommend doing what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Wear whatever I want on my left hand holding the torch and nothing on my right hand feeding filler. Have started wearing nitrile gloves on both hands off and on depending on what I'm doing. I do not recommend doing what I do.
    I used to go hard hand...then I stuck the filler and tungsten and let go before I shut it down...that'll wake ya up lol.

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    Rose pruning gauntlets (I got a couple pairs at Lowe’s a few years ago) fairly thin goatskin glove with a thicker gauntlet. Less than $20, do what you need them to do as long as you don’t drag your torch hand across a fresh bead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    Wear whatever I want on my left hand holding the torch and nothing on my right hand feeding filler. Have started wearing nitrile gloves on both hands off and on depending on what I'm doing. I do not recommend doing what I do.
    Check the HAZMAT on bare skin. UV rays not so good for bare skin.
    Talked to a guy who TIG welded once in the summer with just a V neck T shirt. SUPER MAN! Triangle burned onto his chest.

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    Tillman 1488 goatskin

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    You can wash dishes with the Tillman gloves. Just don't try to move around anything that is hot. You need some bear skin gloves for that.
    I use Tillman gloves and they are too thin for taking heat.

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    I like these for light welding I also use them for heavy welding but prefer the elk skin which is soft and still really takes the heat. I have arthritis and the standard welding gloves are pretty uncomfortable till they break in still gloves make it hard to get a good grip on the grinder too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Neither.

    You need to seek out the rare (and expensive)
    Uber flexible "best in class"

    Black squirrel scrotum gloves.

    It will make you such a good welder, that you won't even need a helmet anymore.
    Yes, I agree. And best of all, no animal need be harmed since the parts involved are left over from the neutering process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman109 View Post
    Yes, I agree. And best of all, no animal need be harmed since the parts involved are left over from the neutering process.
    EDIT: More seriously, I don't think that it makes that much difference what kind of leather so long as you have some gloves on.

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    Using these at work nice and soft goatskin.

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