13 Great Welding Gadgets for the Hobby Welder

Written By: Liam Bryant

Reviewed By: Russell Egan

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Gadgets are everywhere, even in welding. This is my top 15 list and I hope you will enjoy like I did, when creating it.

1. Portable Torch Kit

COLIBROX Portable Oxygen Acetylene Welding Torch Tank Kit
  • General Maintenance Work
  • Ideal for iron or steel welding, braze-welding, plus brazing, cutting, bending & forming
  • Waterproof Storage Compartment
  • Rear entry regulators for better balance on the small cylinders

If need to go portable with your torch, this just may be the kit for you. The Colibrox torch kit can weld metal up to 3/16″ thick and cut metal up to 1/2″ thick.

And, the bottles do come with this compact kit in addition to a striker, hose, regulators, goggles, and carrier.

2. Welding Sleeves

Lincoln Electric KH813 Welding Sleeves
  • Slip-on pair of welding sleeves for protecting the arms from welding spatter and heat
  • Made of 9 ounce flame-resistant material
  • Elastic cuffs at each end for protection and holding sleeves in position

These Lincoln Electric brand welding sleeves protect the arms from welding spatter and heat. They are 21 inches long and made from 100% flame resistant material. Elastic cuffs on each end hold these nice looking sleeves in place.

If you’ve been walking around looking like a heroin addict due to the burns on your arms, you need a pair of these!

3. Horseshoes

Heritage Forge Steel Horseshoes Set
  • Real horseshoes made from quality steel and sandblasted
  • Plain Shoe Size 1
  • 40 Shoes

These great-looking horseshoes by Heritage Forge are perfect for creating those arts and crafts for the house and barn. The rim shoe has a different profile than the typical flat shoe making your projects stand out from the rest.

Sandblasting has already removed all the mill scale and rust preventative coatings. Consequently, they are ready to be configured into just about anything your imagination can produce. The bare metal is ready for painting or clear coating.

4. Circle Cutting Guide

Hypertherm Plasma Circle Cutting Guide
  • Cut any size circle from 3" to 20" in diameter
  • Two metal wheels for smooth cuts
  • Magnetic base or suction cups for stable cuts on almost any surface

For perfect circles every time, use this deluxe kit with your plasma cutter to cut circles up to 20″ in diameter. This easy to set up kit comes with a rotating torch cap holder, 2 metal wheels and adjustable axles, an 11 inch (28 centimeters) arm, center pin and holder, magnetic base, and 4 suction cups for securing to a non-metallic material, all in a nice carrying case.

5. Extreme Gear Pack

Revco Industries Extreme Gear Pack
  • Backpack with reinforced side pockets and padded back
  • Holds helmet, jacket, gloves, grinder, tools, and more
  • Made in China

This Revco extreme gear backpack is great for keeping all your welding gear in one place. Even if it never leaves the shop, having a gear bag to store all of your most needed tools and accessories in can save you a lot of frustration when it’s time to start the next project.

Additionally, the black flame retardant material with red piping looks sharp and is ready to go when you are. Most noteworthy, it has a sleeve to keep your welding helmet dust-free. There is plenty of room for your gloves, jacket, grinder, tools, and more! Take a closer look here!

6. Pipe Saddle Templates

Pipe Pro Metal Cutting Guide Kit
  • Made in China
  • Includes 1-8/7", 2-3/8", 2-7/8"
  • Well Built with Sturdy Hinges
  • Easy to Use

Accurately mark your pipe for cutting saddles with this wrap-around cutting guide. There are also grooves for marking 22, 45 and 90-degree cuts. These guides take all the guesswork out of cutting the most commonly used angles for pipe. They are simple to use and durably constructed for many years of service.

The set comes with guides for three pipe sizes: 1 7/8″, 2 3/8″ and 2 7/8″ OD pipe. The pipe they fit is actually the common: 1 1/2″, 2″ and 2 1/2″ ID pipe sizes.

7. Magnetic Welding Holder

4Pc Welding Magnets and Clamps
  • Can hold and support any ferrous metal objects up to 50 lbs
  • Bright red color will help you locate it more easily
  • Arrow design steel magnet supports material at 45°, 90°, and 135°
  • Made of high-quality stainless steel with a powder coated finish

These handy devices are used to hold your project pieces in place at the desired angles of either 45, 90 or 135-degrees until tacked or welded. In addition, the holders are magnetic and built to last. They come in several sizes and are designed to free up your hands so your work can be done more efficiently and safely.

8. High Temp Felt Welding Blankets

YaeTek Welding Protective Blanket
  • High temp 4 x 6 feets welding blanket
  • Made of tear resistant pre-oxygenated Carbon Fiber
  • Temperature resistance to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Used for putting over equipment or floor surfaces

These are perfect for covering anything that might get damaged from cutting, welding, or grinding sparks. The 4′ x 6′ blanket is large enough to protect most items near the project being worked on.

The blankets are soft, pliable and heat resistant up to 1800 degrees F. They roll up for easy storage when not in use and come in several, larger sizes.

9. Victor Medium Duty Cutting Torch System

Victor Technologies Cutting System
  • Gas service: Acetylene, Oxygen regulators: ess3-125-540, fuel Gas regulator: ess3-15-510
  • Cutting tip: 0-3-101
  • Heating nozzle: 4-mfa-1
  • Welding nozzle: (w-1) 0

Victor has a long-established reputation for manufacturing quality equipment. Their medium-duty torch kit comes with everything needed to heat, cut and Oxy/gas weld.

In the box, you’ll get a cutting tip, welding nozzle, heating nozzle (small rosebud), regulators, hose, striker, tip cleaner, torch handle with built-in flashback arrestors and check valves; CA 1350 cutting attachment and soft-sided goggles with a shade five lens.

Just hook up to your preferred-sized bottles and start cutting steel with fire!

10. Magnetic Cutting Guide

Jackson Safety Magnetic Burning Guide
  • Provides a strong, durable straight edge while using a burning torch or plasma cutter
  • Precise tool used in structural thermal cutting and layout
  • Three 30-pound pull cast-in magnets
  • Made of durable material to withstand heat and spatter

This 24″ Magnetic Cutting Guide is designed to help the user cut straight lines quickly and easily. The two 30lb pull magnets securely hold the guide in place while you drag your cutting tip alongside for perfect straight-line cuts.

You will save so much time with this tool. There is no need to mark the metal or straighten the edges with a grinder after the cut.

11. Cutting Torch Guide Tool

RIVERWELD Cutting Torch Guide Tool
  • Fit ESAB/L-TEC PT-31 JG-40 and WSD-LG40 Cutting Torch
  • Roller Guide Wheel Spacer

This product is designed for a cutting torch and is meant to run alongside a straightedge to cut precise, straight lines. The standoff distance is adjustable. The guide will also keep the tip vertically during the cutting process.

This means less slag to clean after the cut.

12. Turn Your Angle Grinder into a Chop Saw

Grizzly Industrial Angle Grinder Stand
  • Holds most common grinders with no modifications
  • Approximate weight: 5.25 lbs

The Grizzly Angle Grinder Holder will turn your angle grinder into a chop saw. The heavy-duty metal stand makes a solid platform for cutting smaller items at varying angles. Now your angle grinder is more versatile than ever.

This universal tool is designed to work with most 4 1/2″ grinders.

13. Circle Cutting Stencils

911 Motorsports Plasma Stencil
  • Quick and accurate circle cutting
  • 5 pc. kit includes 10 hole sizes
  • Made in USA
  • Laser cut and etched from 1/8" cold rolled steel

For quick and accurate circle cutting. This 5 piece stencil kit includes 10 hole sizes: 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 1 3/4″, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″. The outside radius acts as bonus circle guides and a straight edge.

A laser has etched each stencil identifying each size plus centerline marks.

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