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6 Gift Ideas For Welders: What We’d Wish You Got Us!

Welding is a hobby that requires a lot of equipment. Not only do you need your working gear, but you also need safety equipment and/or other tools to make the job efficient.

This list contains six excellent gifts that any welder would love. If you are shopping for a beginner or an experienced welder, you can’t go wrong with any of these! If you are at a loss for new ideas, we have some unique gifts that may spark your interest!

1. Instapark ADF Series GX990T Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

Does your welder use the old fashioned, manual helmet? Does he or she need a new one? The auto-dimming helmet from Insta park is an amazing upgrade! Check out current pricing on various designs, including the American Eagle here on Amazon, they are rather inexpensive.

Unlike other welding helmets, the Instapark is much more ergonomic and comfortable, especially in warmer temperatures. Sometimes welders bypass their helmet because of how hot it gets from wearing them.

Instapark had this in mind when they improved the ventilation design of the helmet. The result is a comfortable helmet that anyone can wear for hours without problems. An auto-dimming, ventilated helmet will help speed up production and make the task more enjoyable!

 Welding is hard on the eyes, so it’s important that you make sure proper safety equipment is used, check out our article on welding and eye safety here..

2. Welding: It’s Like Sewing With Fire | Funny Welder, Repairman Unisex T-Shirt

Are you looking for a humorous, lighthearted gift? You can’t go wrong with a T-shirt from the Ann Arbor T-shirt company! Not only are these t-shirts a great conversation piece, they are printed on 100% USA grown cotton.

Prices are reasonable, so it won’t make a dent in your wallet. You usually can never go wrong with a funny T-Shirt related to a person’s trade. Check out this and other fun inexpensive designs – (Amazon).

3. Welding Skills, Processes and Practices for Entry-Level Welders: Book 1

Gifting a welding book is a great idea for both beginners and seasoned veterans! This book was originally written to be a complement to a specific set of welding classes, but the book is so well written that it can be used as a standalone guide.

Advanced welders will appreciate it as it is more comprehensive, and beginners will benefit because it contains “everything a welder needs to know.” Find this book on Amazon here for more details.

For additional welding book recommendations, check out my article on Top Five Welding Books welders should have.

4. Klutch Steel Welding Table with Tool Kit

One of the most useful pieces of equipment a welder can have is a welding table! This particular table is especially useful, as it comes with tools and supplies for holding your project in place.

It works as a stand-alone workbench or tabletop and even though it is beefy for the price still could easily be moved around the shop! The table is reasonably priced considering what you get with it and is well worth its purchase.

A second runner up would be this one here – KASTFORCE Portable Welding table. We like it because it is portable with locking wheels and also has a storage bench underneath for tools or equipment (and the price is right). The only downfall is it has a galvanized top so if you are looking for Heavy Duty use you may want to opt for the Klutch or just build your own table.

We picked these tables because they are plenty strong and great for beginners, the hobbyist and home workshop DIY’er. Both can put together fairly quickly enabling you to start using immediately.

5. Sheet Metal-Wire Gauge, Ruler, Keychain

Perhaps a thickness gauge is the perfect gift for the welder you have in mind. This gauge is both unique and practical. It has a key ring attached, and doubles as a tape measure! Unlike many other small metal measuring gadgets the print on this guage is easy to read.

We really like this as a simple gift, why? Because it is inexpensive, and with your keys attached you will always have that tool to measure something when you least expected you need it. A simple gift for any DIYer who is into metal fab or working on a project. Check out the current details here. (Amazon).

6. Welder Gag Gifts Coffe Mug

Here is another simple fun gift idea if you can’t think of anything else. You might want to look at these humorous coffee mugs for welders.

Or another option is this double wall stainless steel insulated travel tumbler for welders! These will spark a lot of interest and conversation!

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