If you are a welder who prefers to have excellent sun protection, taking a closer look at portable and rugged welding umbrellas make sense.
Because especially for a welder, it is essential to avoid sunburns.
So what makes a good welding umbrella?
A good welding umbrella withstands weld spatters and flames. Moreover, flame-resistant umbrellas provide wide-ranging shade. Most welding umbrellas provide a locking tilt mechanism for directional shading. Furthermore, you can get welding umbrellas the have a vent that allows wind and heat to escape.
Also, you should take a closer look at the stand, because some umbrellas have a stand already included while others don’t.
Moreover, it is essential, that your umbrella has a good stance and wind will not be able to blow it away.
So let’s take a look at the top umbrellas for welding applications:
Black Stallion UB150 FR industrial welding umbrella
The UB150 welding umbrella is made by the company Black Stallion which is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA. This yellow safety equipment is one of the best welding umbrellas on the market.
Because it is made of flame-resistant vinyl fibers, this umbrella easily resists weld spatter and sparks.
one of the best umbrellas
Moreover, innovative, flexible fiberglass ribs avoid warping. Because the umbrella is designed with a wind vent, it allows wind, fume and heat to escape.
Since welders prefer rugged equipment, the aluminum stand is additionally powder-coated for maximum robustness.
Thanks to carrying bags for umbrella and stand, it is easy to transport the welding umbrella.
Please take a look at the following review video to get a better impression of the Black Stallion UB150 FR:
- Height: 7’6″
- Diameter: 6/8″
Lapco 160 UM7VB welding umbrella
The Lapco welding umbrella is heavy-duty equipment made of vinyl fibers and aluminum frame. Thanks to the tilt function this is a very versatile umbrella.
- Diameter: 7 ft.
- Features reinforced seams sewn with binding.
- Supported by aluminum frame.
- Tilt function provides versatilitySpecification
- Diameter - 7 ft.
- Height - 6 0.5 in.
Wilson Industries 36884 welding umbrella
The Wilson welding umbrella protects from rain and sunlight. Moreover, it has a remarkable lightweight aluminum frame and a comfortable tilt mechanism.
Of course, it is made of water- and fire-resistant vinyl fabric.
- Height: 6.5 ft.
- Diameter: 7 ft.
The Wilson 36884 is probably one of the cheapest welding umbrellas on the market.
- Provides protection from rain or sunlight
- Lightweight aluminum frame and tilt mechanism
- Water- and fire-resistant fabric
Profax U65YT welding umbrella
The Profax U65YT umbrella is flame resistant, has a locking tilt mechanism and comes with a lightweight Aluminum pole. The yellow umbrella is made of coated polyester canvas.
- Height: 7 ft.
- Diameter: 6.5 ft.
Alternatives to welding umbrellas
If a welding umbrella is not the right equipment for you then you should check our welding blankets.
Moreover welding curtains and welding screens are something to consider.
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