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Best Foundry Gloves 2024

2 Comments18 January 2024

While certain tasks require gloves with exceptional mechanical protection, melting and pouring metal to produce castings is one of those jobs where the right choice of gloves is crucial, and can mean the different between enjoying your work, and letting it change your life forever. If you're looking for reliable gloves that will help you worry about one fewer thing in life, you've come to the right place.


At, we stock a wide range of heat resistant gloves that can offer protection from intense heat of up to 500°C. Heat resistance isn't the only quality that makes a good foundry glove, though, which is why sometimes finding the right pair for your needs can take too much time. If you're having trouble deciding, read on to find out which gloves we deem suitable to use with molten metal, and have made their way to our list of Best Foundry Work Gloves.

Polyco Foundry Heatbeater Heat Resistant Gloves 7576

Polyco Foundry Heatbeater Heat Resistant Gloves 7576The best place to start is with a pair of heavy-duty gloves that have little competition when it comes to resistance against large splashes of molten metal. The Polyco Foundry Heatbeater Heat Resistant Gloves 7576 are coated glass fabric gloves with Kevlar felt that protects against contact temperatures of up to 500°C for 27 seconds. They provide enough dexterity and grip to allow you to safely perform all the tasks they've been made for, while the comfortable construction ensures they can be used consistently.

Key Features: Withstand contact temperatures of up to 500°C for 27 seconds; resistant against small and large splashes of molten metal


Ejendals Tegera 118A Welding Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 118A Welding GlovesWith maximum resistance against splashes of molten metal, as well as being abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistant, the Ejendals Tegera 118A Welding Gloves are an excellent choice if you're looking for a more general protection of your hands, wrists and lower arms. They can withstand contact heat of up to 100°C, and are highly resistant against burning and convective heat.

Key Features: Maximum resistance against splashes of molten metal, resistant against abrasions, cuts, tears and punctures, longer cuff protects wrists


Ejendals Tegera 139 Heat Resistant Metalworking Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 139 Heat Resistant Metalworking GlovesIf you feel you need to choose between good protection against mechanical risks and excellent heat resistance, this next pair is bound to change your mind. The Ejendals Tegera 139 Heat Resistant Metalworking Gloves offer maximum levels of abrasion and tear resistance, and a high Level 4 resistance against cuts. When it comes to their heat resistant properties, rest assured we've got you covered as well. These Ejendals Tegera Metalworking Gloves feature maximum burning and molten metal resistance, as well as high convective and radiant heat resistance.

Key Features: Maximum abrasion, tear and puncture resistance; protect against splashes of molten metal; reinforced fingers and thumbs


Portwest A500 Leather Welding Gauntlets

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Offering great grip and dexterity along with some good mechanical resistance, the Portwest A500 Leather Welding Gauntlets are great for all sorts of heat-risk tasks like welding, fabrication and foundry work. They provide contact heat resistance up to 250°C, and are made with cow split leather to provide a soft and conforming fit that's comfortable to the touch. They provide maximum burning behaviour resistance, making them particularly suited to environments with open flames.

Key Features: Heat resistance up to 250°C; great grip; comfortable cow split leather


Ansell Safe-Knit Guard 59-416 Kevlar Welder Sleeve

Ansell Safe-Knit Guard 59-416 Kevlar Welder SleeveWhile this last item might not be a glove, it is nevertheless a crucial piece of equipment when it comes to dealing with molten metal. The Ansell Safe-Knit Guard 59-416 Kevlar Welder Sleeve offers protection from contact, convective and radiant heat, as well as small splashes of molten metal. Moreover, it will keep your arms safe from cuts, tears and punctures as well, for a peace of mind no matter what task awaits you.

Key Features: Protective sleeve made of Kevlar material; excellent mechanical and heat protection for your forearms; ideal for work with molten metal


We hope our list of suggestions can help you save time and energy with finding the right pair of heat resistant work gloves for you to do your job safely. We are, however, aware that everyone's needs are different, so it's quite possible you still haven't found what you're looking for. In that case, we invite you to check out our full range of Foundry Work Gloves, or even Heat Resistant Gloves.

Do you have any questions about our gloves, or would you like a recommendation? You can get in touch by leaving a comment in the comments section below, or contacting our experienced Customer Care Team at 020 7501 0597.