HAVS (Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome) is a disabling occupational injury specific to the welding industry that can lead to tingling in the fingers, a condition known as “white finger” and reduced sensitivity to temperature touch and pain. One influence that can increase the risk of HAVS is the force exerted upon the material being welded. Because welding tools create a vibration, it’s important to limit exposure time and reduce the probability of “white finger” caused by vibration. Vibration-reducing gloves may have a limited benefit, but the Welder’s Hand (Hamden, CT) is a MIG welding tool that accomplishes this by steadying the arm and hand to reduce trigger time – the amount of time it takes for the welder to depress the trigger and make it operate. By making the hand steadier, the weld is spot-on accurate, a straighter and stronger bead is produced, and both vibration time and the risk of HAVS are reduced.
Made in the U.S., the Welder’s Hand tool straightens cuts, reduces grinding, improves spacing, steadiness and visibility, and relieves stress on the forearm and wrists for anyone who welds – from novice to expert – in automotive applications, artistic work, industrial jobs and creative tasks. The price of the Welder’s Hand is $21.95 retail, $10 wholesale.
The Welder’s Hand, 460 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514, 203-675-1819, weldershand.com.
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