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    I have fiberglass welding blankets and I despies them. When ever I use them I seam too get little fibers sticking me no matter how carefull I handle them! The glass fibers are vary irritating not to mention hard to find when you do get stuck. So of all the blankets available which seams to be the most user friendly.

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    all mine a the same. I wear a pair of gloves when handling them so i dont have the same problem.
    trail blazer 302
    hypertherm plasma
    millermatic 251
    high feq. arc starter
    suit case (extreme 12vs)
    o/a torches
    way to many other tools to list

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    • #3
      I hear the carbon fiber blankets are more user friendly, but I'm too cheap to buy one. I use the black fiberglass. and I try not to handle it bare handed.
      Jeff

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      • #4
        i use the ones sold at harbor freight.about 7 ft by 5 ft. they are a chemically treated canvas,about $20.
        2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
        1- Blue star 185
        1- BOBCAT 250
        1- TRAILBLAZER 302
        1- MILLER DVI
        2- PASSPORT PLUS
        1- DYNASTY 200 DX
        1- DYNASTY 280 DX
        1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
        1- HF-251 BOX
        1- S-74D
        1- S-75DXA
        2- 12-RC SUITCASES
        1- 8-VS SUITCASE
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        • #5
          I hate my blankets too, I did a job for sprint cell phones where I had to buy 8 new 8' x 10'

          No matter how care full I am I still itch, when I pick them up and the sun beams in through the window you can see all the fibers floating in the air, They do however work good when you need them.

          I go dumpster diving every ouce in a while at the carpet store, carpet turned upside down works pretty good when your catching sparks falling from the ceiling, and they dont make you itch.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by J hall View Post
            I hear the carbon fiber blankets are more user friendly, but I'm too cheap to buy one. I use the black fiberglass. and I try not to handle it bare handed.
            I have a remnet of a blanket. It is alot tighter weave than my fiberglass and it doesn't shed. It may be a silica cloth. They are about halfway between fiberglass and carbon fiber in cost I think. I would do a search. There are some coated fiberglass as well. I buy alot from these guys mcmaster.com Only problem is the price goes up. Good luck

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            • #7
              From the Tillman site....



              Tillman Welding Blanket - O Pan Felt

              Soft, thick, affordable welding blanket provides protection up to 3000F. 16 oz. Black O Pan Felt material is non-flammable, non-melting, non-shrinking and scratch free!
              Miller Dynasty 200DX
              Miller Spectrum 375 extreme
              Miller Millermatic Passport
              Meco, Victor, O/A

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hunter View Post
                . So of all the blankets available which seams to be the most user friendly.
                I think the most user friendly blankets are the ones the pipeline/oilplatch companies supply I dont think I've ever used fiberglass ones?? I've just always used the canvas ones! I didnt even know there was such a thing.
                DODGE 1 TON 6.7
                PIPEPRO 304
                TO MANY TOOLS
                JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
                rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
                and easily upset
                go flames go

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                • #9
                  The fiberglass ones are usually called Fire blankets. Ive been looking for some type of waxy spray for my fire blankets.

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                  • #10
                    seems like adding wax would just make it flamable.
                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
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                    • #11
                      Habor F's welding blankets (made in Russia) are actually Linen. Linen has a higher flash point than cotton. I have used them and they are OK. I started a fire grinding this past fall and now use corrugated, framed, (on casters), shields around my work area. That, with the blankets, maybe will keep down the cost of refilling my fire extinguishers.

                      regards,
                      marcos

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                      • #12
                        i have silica blankets, nice and smooth.

                        http://www.etarp.com/specsheets/WeldShield1890ST.pdf

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                        • #13
                          My best welding blanket is my old asbestos one. I find this to be a shame and would have thought that a better one would have been developed by now.

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                          • #14
                            we use cow hides we get seconds with the brands scraches and marks theres no iching or burn thrue
                            MM140 AS
                            375 Xstream
                            Diversion 180
                            Dynasty 200DX

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                            • #15
                              Weld blankets.

                              I suffered from "blanket itch" so badly.....

                              Contact a company called AVS Fabrics. I did some research on this. They make a cloth that is spun from silica. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE !

                              Baby _ss smooth, no itch easy to handle, etc. etc. Stuff isn't cheap. But call the sales office. They have seconds that have marks on it and they can't sell it to the high profile refractories that use this stuff. Have a local canvas shop sew up the edges and have at it. I bought two sections of the stuff, a total of nine linear yards and it was 5 feet wide as well. I keep four blankets on the truck. I weld mostly on fancy boats.

                              Guaranteed, you will NEVER go back to fiberglass. EVER. Oh and the stuff is washable, too.
                              Mustangs Forever!

                              Miller equipment.

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