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Old 09-06-2016, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wondering if anybody has worn a shop apron in a machine shop. I used to wear one cleaning parts to keep solvent off of my clothes. Now working with a lathe and mill all day, I see metal chips stuck in my clothes as an issue. Question is, what's the best material for keeping metal chips off and not absorbing machine coolant?
I used to use a Mechanix Wear apron and it worked well but it was stiff, hot and uncomfortable. Any ideas or pointers?
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Yup, wore one all the time when i was in the machine room...use to buy wear guard aprons....as long as it had the necessary pockets, it was nothing special. Metal chips were never a real issue, nor swimming in coolant. Sounds like your job can be pretty messy.
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I wouldn't say messy. I just don't have uniforms so I try to protect my clothes as much as possible. My uncle who has been a machinist his entire life said to watch the metal chips because it can do serious washing machine damage, not to mention cut up other clothes during the spin.
The CNC stuff isn't an issue but I do a lot with a manual South Bend lathe and a Bridgeport mill. Not a lot of shielding on those.
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When I worked on the shop floor, I used a denim apron. I also bought the blue or green carhart work clothes (or some cheaper version of work clothes) and didn't worry too much about getting oil on them. Metal chips weren't my concern, the old Moog Hydra-Points were basically a fancy Bridgeport and coolant went everywhere. Went through a lot of work boots.
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I wouldn't say messy. I just don't have uniforms so I try to protect my clothes as much as possible. My uncle who has been a machinist his entire life said to watch the metal chips because it can do serious washing machine damage, not to mention cut up other clothes during the spin.
The CNC stuff isn't an issue but I do a lot with a manual South Bend lathe and a Bridgeport mill. Not a lot of shielding on those.
Always used the air gun to blow off the metal chips before going home, so they were never an issue. Yeah...use to go through work boots to. Oil and coolant did a number on them.
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Apron also know as loose clothing that can get tangled in moving parts of convention machines
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Always used a shop coat. Protected sleeves as well, and chips/shavings stayed at the shop. All of them.
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I use a leather welding apron. I bought it for blacksmithing work but it works very well keeping hot chips from welding themselves to my hide.
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