Top 6 Welding Blankets Review 2018

In this article we review welding blankets, which are a safety equipment for welding.

In addition to your safety clothing (like leather jackets), a welding blanket protects equipment, property and the welder while welding.

This means, weld sparks and spatter will hit the welding blanket and will not burn a hole in your equipment. Moreover, welding blankets also provide protection against grinding sparks.

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Welding blanket materials

In detail, welding blankets are made of flame retardent and heat resistant fibers or leather. They vary in sizes and temperature resistant classes.  Overall, temperature resistance can range up to 1800°F (982°C) and you can even weld on top of some blankets.

Typical materials for welding blankets are leather, fiberglass and carbon fibers (PAN).

In addition, fiberglass works fine but can sometimes shed. Thus wear gloves when handling them because they can get itchy.

Welding blanket sizes

Besides the typical sizes which are 3′ x 3′, 6′ x 6′, 8′ x 8 ‘, 10′ x 10′ and 6′ x 4’ you can get almost any size you desire by cutting your own blanket.

Attachment of welding blankets

Some welding blankets have brass grommets to attach them. But you can also use magnets or grips to securely attach your blankets to the environment. Some people also use special sized frames to attach their welding blankets.

Insulate your BBQ Smoker with welding blankets

Moreover, I even heard of people using their blankets to insulate BBQ smokers to avoid temperature drop when it is cold outside. For smoker shielding, some people prefer blankets without fiberglass, to avoid small particles of fiberglass falling into their meat.

Top list of welding blankets

Felt High Temp welding blanket

Felt high temperature welding blanket made out of carbon fibers (PAN). This leads to a temperature resistance of up to 1800°F.

Weight: 16 oz/sq.yd.

High Temp Felt Welding Blanket: 6' X 4', Black

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Neiko heavy duty fiberglass blanket with brass grommets

The Neiko heavy duty blanket is a 100% flame-retardent fiberglass welding blanket. It provides a working temperature up to 1000°F.

Pre-installed brass grommets provide easy installation and hanging.

Weight: 19.8 oz/sq.yd.

Neiko 10908A Heavy Duty Fiberglass Welding Blanket and Cover with Brass Grommets Size 4 FT. x 6 FT.

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Hobart heat-treated fiberglass blanket

The Hobart blanket is extra soft and brass grommets are included. It withstands temperatures up to 1000°F.

Additionally a storage bag is included.

Hobart 770635 Heat-Treated Fiberglass Welding Blanket, 4-Foot by 6-Foot

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$28.99 $36.25
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Tillman 615B33 Panoxidized Felt welding blanket

Tillmans Black ThermoFelt 3′ x 3′ welding blanket is a good choice for welders.

Besides for welding, people use this insulating blanket for their pellet smoker.

3' X 3' Tillman Panoxidized Felt Back Welding Blanket

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Waylander Premium welding blanket

The Waylander Premium welding blanket is 100% flame-retardant. According to the manufacturer it is made of skin friendly vermiculite impregnated fiberglass.

Thus it withstands temperatures up to 1400°F. Moreover 12 strong grommets are attached to this blanket which makes it easy for you to hang the blanket.

Waylander Premium Welding Blanket 6' x 6' 1400°F Heavy Duty Vermiculite Impregnated Fiberglass with Brass Grommets

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$59.95 $99.95
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Steiner cowhide leather

Steiner’s natural cowhide leather protects anything from weld spark and spatters. The soft leather is good for auto body use.

Weight: ~ 3.5 oz/sq.yd.

Steiner 321-3X4 Side Split Cowhide Leather Welding Blanket, 3' x 4'

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$58.99 $75.00

Also read my post about welding curtains and screens (alternative for welding blankets).

Please feel free to share your experiences with welding blankets with us and leave us a short comment below.

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