Safety Apparel protects welders from sparks, heat, UV rays.

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Leather welding jacket, made from split cowhide, features heavy-duty stitching and reinforced snaps. Made with INDURA 100% flame-resistant cotton, cloth welding jacket features reinforced snaps down front and on sleeves. Knee-length leather apron, focusing protection on chest and thighs, is made from split cowhide and features neck and waist straps with quick-connect buckles. Made from INDURA 100% flame-resistant cotton, 18 in. long welding sleeves offer cool, lightweight protection.

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New Safety Apparel from Hobart Welding Products Offers Affordable Protection for Welders

o Leather / cloth welding jackets, leather apron and welding sleeves APPLETON, Wis., November 18, 2008--Hobart Welding Products introduces a variety of welding apparel, meeting the demand for quality protective gear at an affordable price. New items include leather and cloth welding jackets, a leather apron and welding sleeves. Ideal for the garage, shop or outdoor use, the new items are made from high-quality materials designed to keep sparks, heat and ultra-violet rays from harming exposed skin. "Welding injuries happen too often due to improper protection," states Caleb Krisher, product manager, Hobart Welding Products. "Safety apparel such as fire-retardant sleeves and leather jackets take only a moment to throw on and protect against nasty burns and otherwise needless trips to the emergency room." Hobart safety apparel is offered through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Prices and availability may vary by retailer. o Leather Welding Jacket - To meet the protection demands of most welding applications this jacket is made from a high-quality split cowhide, heavy-duty stitching and reinforced snaps, which increase its durability. The HOBART® logo adds a branded detail to a patch on the left chest and deep ergonomic pockets allow for quick and easy access. Hobart's Leather Welding Jacket is available in three sizes: L, XL, XXL. MSRP $60 o Cloth Welding Jacket - A lightweight alternative to leather is Hobart's cloth welding jacket. Made with INDURA 100-percent flame-resistant cotton this slate-black jacket features reinforced snaps down the front and on the sleeves, a HOBART® branded patch and pocket. The cloth welding jacket is available in three sizes: L, XL, XXL. MSRP $35 o Leather Apron - Perfect for the shop or garage, Hobart's leather apron offers lightweight protection for the chest and thighs. Made from split cowhide, this knee-length apron features neck and waist straps with quick-connect buckles that adjust to a proper fit. One pocket on the chest and three along the bottom provide ample storage. MSRP $20 o Welding Sleeves - Keep bare skin covered from sparks, heat and ultra-violet rays. Made from INDURA 100-percent flame-resistant cotton, Hobart's 18-in. long welding sleeves offer cool, lightweight protection and a wide elastic band at the top of the sleeve for added comfort. MSRP $8 For information visit, call 1-877-HOBART1 (877-462-2781) or write to Hobart Welding Products at P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058. Hobart Welding Products offers a complete line of industrial-grade Stick, MIG, TIG and spot welders, plasma cutters and generator/welding power sources designed for easy use. Hobart products are available through farm and tool retail stores as well as welding supply distributors. Hobart Welding Products is a division of Hobart Brothers Company, Troy, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). Based in Glenview, Ill. ITW is a multinational Fortune 200 company that engineers and manufactures welding products, fasteners, components, assemblies and systems for customers around the world.

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