No more lame rod guards
July 4, 2012
I resisted buying these because new rods will generally come in their own tube container that works fine. However, I have had a few start to fall apart and make a mess of the rods, plus they were hard to use while wearing welding gloves.
These rod containers are SOLID and will not only protect your rod from bumps, but the rubber gasket will keep out moisture as well. I have set up a color code for the rod I use. These blue ones get aluminum rod only. (Orange get mild steel rod, and yellow get stainless rod.) This reminds me to make sure my TIG machine is set to AC (blue) or DC (orange & yellow).
ProsBeefy - will protect the rod from rough handling
Color - Blue for my aluminum rods
Textured outside - easy to open and close with welding gloves
Straight - I've seen others that are like a banana
Will last forever
Looks professional - beats the cardboard box I was using before
ConsWas hoping the blue color would match my Miller equipment. It more matches the Bosch blue-green color.