The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review

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Welcome to The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review. In this article, I will cover four very good wood carving aprons and what features they offer to carvers. The first apron is the least expensive and each apron after that cost more than the one before it.

Product Warning!

WARNING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!

These products may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.

For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Explanation of product warning:

All of these products except the leather apron use chemicals to help bind the weave of the fabric to help give them their “ballistic” quality protection. The State of California requires warning to be issued when these chemicals are used. Hence, the product warning.

Let’s get started:

FastCap Ballistic Nylon Apron

FastCap Ballistic Nylon Apron

Highland # 167231

Detailed Description:

This rugged apron is made of durable black nylon, has pockets and compartments to keep your essential items accessible. The apron’s length falls just above mid-thigh, allowing ease of movement.

Back straps are designed so the weight of the apron’s contents is carried on the shoulders with less stress to the neck area. Super strong tie strings are securely fastened with heavy stitching for long wear. 

Benefits you’ll receive from this product:

This apron is good for wood carving, woodworking, painting or any other messy project you might have. The nylon fabric is very tightly woven to give added strength to protect from flying wood chips; this is why it’s called “Ballistic”. This short nylon apron will give moderate protection for your clothes and is machine washable and hang dry. Its adjustable ties allow for a comfortable fit in either the standing or sitting positions. The five front pockets are convenient and have reinforced seams. 

 

Woodturner’s Ballistic Apron

 

Wood Turner's Apron

Highland # 167232

Detailed Description:

This rugged durable black nylon woodturner’s apron has two pockets in the bib to keep all your essential items close by and accessible. The Woodturner’s apron covers down to the knees for greater protection.

Back straps are designed so the weight of the apron’s contents is carried on the shoulders with less stress to the neck area. Super strong tie strings are securely fastened with heavy stitching for long wear. 

Benefits you’ll receive from this product:

Although this is a wood turner’s apron, it is also very good to use as a carving apron, as it is made from the same durable nylon as the FastCap apron. Its longer length will add greater protection for your knees and legs from carving chips and sawdust. It doesn’t have as many pockets as the FastCap apron, but you might like the longer length.

The nylon fabric of this apron is very tightly woven to give added strength to protect from flying wood chips; this is why it’s called “Ballistic”. This nylon apron will protect your clothes and is machine washable and hang dry. Its adjustable ties allow for a comfortable fit in either the standing or sitting positions. The five front pockets are convenient and have reinforced seams.

 

Kilt Ballistic Apron

 

Kilt Apron

 

Highland # 167233

Detailed Description:

This rugged “Ballistic” apron, made of durable black nylon, has five pockets and is nicely laid out to keep all your essential items close at hand. The Kilt apron covers down to the knees for greater protection.

Back straps are designed so the weight of the apron’s contents is carried on the shoulders with less stress to the neck area. Super strong tie strings are securely fastened with heavy stitching for long wear. 

Benefits you’ll receive from this product:

The Kilt apron is a great combination of the Woodturners and the FastCap aprons. It has the length of the Woodturners and the pockets of the FastCap apron, making it very convenient for your tools and protects your legs at the same time.

This is a great addition to your safety apparel.

Leather Shop Apron

 

Leather Shop Apron

Leather Shop Apron worn

 

Highland # 116401

Detailed Description:

This top-grain leather apron is tougher than ordinary canvas or nylon aprons. It’s stain-resistant and gives excellent mid-thigh protection. The flaps over the lower two pockets are reinforced with rivets to keep shavings and sawdust out. The upper left pocket is divided for pens; the upper right is the perfect size for index cards or cell phone. Adjustable nylon straps cross over the back with speed buckle closure.

21″ wide x 27″ tall (from the bottom of neck scoop to bottom edge of the apron).

Now available in a larger size!

The Extra Large Apron is ~7″ wider and each strap is ~6″ longer. Everything else is the same.

Benefits you’ll receive from this product:

This apron is excellent for wood carving. It’s very high-quality leather and provides great protection from knife slips and cuts. The pocket flaps are great at keeping out any unwanted sawdust and wood chips. It’s well-built and worth the extra money. Being leather it is a bit heavy for small frame people.

This is a great addition to your safety apparel.

Summing it all up:

In this article on The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review, we covered the differences between all four of these aprons. We talked about their “ballistic” quality protection, their pockets and compartments to keep your essential items accessible, their length, back strap designs, and their Super strong construction. I’ve also covered the benefits to you for each apron.

If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment please feel free to do so.

I would love to hear from you and help in any way I can.

Lynne Clay

Founder of Carved Fairy Houses

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4 Responses to The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review

  1. Russ Green says:

    I make garden furniture, wishing wells, bird feeders, nest boxes etc, it started just as an hobby but has now become a busy little venture which started with a neighbor buying a wishing well, it has now spread to other people wanting items for their garden, these aprons look perfect for me, I really do like the kilt ballistic apron, the pockets come in very handy while working, I am so tempted to buy this apron, however, I do have a question, why have you added health warnings for California residents.   

    • Lynne Clay says:

      Thanks for reading my article on The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review. I’m so glad you found this article helpful. The Kilt ballistic apron is the one I would choose also, it’s a very nice combination apron. I believe it would fit your needs perfectly.

      I put health warnings to California residents on those products because the state of California has a law that says any product that MIGHT have a chemical that COULD cause cancer in it HAS to have this warning attached to it. 

      The chemicals in the “Ballistic” process used for these aprons is one of those, it helps the threads bind very close together to form the “Ballistic” effect. That doesn’t mean it will cause cancer, only that there might be a small possibility due to exposure.

      Your garden furniture business sounds wonderful. It does seem that a good many hobbies or one time projects do turn into small businesses. That’s just the way it seems to be, but as long as you’re enjoying what you’re doing that’s all that matters. Best wishes to you and your business.

      Thanks,

      Lynne Clay

      Founder of Carved Fairy Houses

       

  2. Dave Sweney says:

    Thanks for your review of the top 4 woodcarving safety aprons that you have pulled together. This is an item that many hobbyists forget about but it can be vital in some situations and is an item that all should have and use as they go about their work.

    The one that I like the best is the leather apron that you have reviewed. I have had one for years and it just does not wear out much with constant use. Mine is a few decades old now, and it is leather, so the time has come to retire it and get a new one. I would imagine that this one is the most expensive of the four?

    • Lynne Clay says:

      Thanks Dave for reading my article on The Top 4 Wood Carving Safety Aprons Review. I’m so very glad you found this article useful and informative. 

      I totally agree with you on the fact that most people forget about having and using safety gear. Having and using an apron will not only protect your clothes but your skin and sometimes your body parts too. I believe everyone that works with any kind of tools needs to have and use the correct kind of safety equipment. If you’re not doing it safely, you shouldn’t be doing it at all.

      The leather apron is a great choose and will last for years to come. If your leather apron is over ten years old, you are right, it probably needs to be retired and replaced. Yes, the leather apron is the most expensive one that I reviewed, but it’s also the one that will last the longest too.

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