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#40726 - 08/02/04 06:48 PM Knee Pads
Dave55 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/04
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Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
This one is for those of us with grey hair...what do you use for knee pads?

I'm almost done with the commercial work on the scissors lift, and back in the attic crawling on joists (just in time for the heat of summer).

I need something really good, and I don't care what they cost. Please be specific.

Thanks.

Dave
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#40727 - 08/02/04 11:47 PM Re: Knee Pads
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2876
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Pants with built in knee pads, put them on in the morning, forget I'm wearing them. Started wearing these a month or so ago, I think they're great!
http://www.skillers.com/cgi-bin/store/st...g&P=5696-85
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#40728 - 08/03/04 07:01 AM Re: Knee Pads
ElectricAL Offline
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Posts: 597
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
I'll second the recommendation of Skillers Pants. I've used them since the '80s. Slide the pads into the builtin pockets of the pants, when needed. There are no circulation cutting straps holding them in place. (Big win, that one, for my legs).
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#40729 - 08/03/04 02:47 PM Re: Knee Pads
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 719
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
I saw the Skillers in the Deluth catalog and I was wondering if they are hot. They look pretty thick. If they are no hotter than baggy Levi's I could live with that. I see Deluth also has some nice kneepads with a liquid gel in them for around $80.00.
Big B in AZ.
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#40730 - 08/12/04 07:23 PM Re: Knee Pads
DougW Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1143
Loc: North Chicago, IL
I use a pair of the Craftsman "hard cap" pads. They get hot in the summer, but it beat pickin' splinters outta yer "2 by'd" knees
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#40731 - 08/12/04 10:34 PM Re: Knee Pads
NORCAL Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
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The only disadvantage to knee pads is jokes/smartaleck remarks about getting ready to ask for a raise.
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#40732 - 08/14/04 10:52 PM Re: Knee Pads
John Steinke Offline
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Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 518
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
I can't bring myself to spend more than $20 for a pair of jeans. I'm glad the Skillers are working for you guys, though...

As fo knee pads:
-I found that I slid around too much with the "hard cap" type.
-Nylon-wrapped foam rubber (the AWP brand from Lowes) has worked very well for me, and they are affordable.
-If I needed more protection, I would look at the "tactical" ones (see www.actiongear.com). They have stout rubber cups over the foam lining.

Heck, after last week's crawl space, I'm also considering elbow pads!
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