The Tig Finger Heat Shield (*Patent Pending*) lets you prop right next to your weld as it slides along smoothly. I know as a welder that sometimes making a pretty weld means more than a little pain. I have burns up both my arms that attest to that fact. With a Tig Finger, you won’t have to sacrifice burned fingers for a pretty weld. (… and by the way – you’ll lose it before you’ll wear it out.)