The best welding accessories are the ones most used, and can be easily obtained. Safety equipment including welding glasses, helmets, and shields are common accessories to a welder. Gloves, leather aprons, and flame retardant jackets are also important personal safety gear. Welding accessories also include tools and supplies to make each job run smoothly and finish timely. Some of these things include clamps and magnets, welding solder, welding wire and flint strikers. Accessories also mean replacement parts, additional soapstone,contact tips and file cleaners. Magnifying lenses for the helmet and covers for handles are also good things to have on hand, promoting longevity by storing properly. Replacement cylinder valves, air high-pressure gauge, and replacement wire lugs could be essential. Having a tool box with many tips, connectors, personal safety gear and parts for welding seems essential for a smooth welding operation. Keeping maintenance up by having appropriate replacement parts is a good place to start.