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Protecting Your Knees - What do you use?


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#1 Thirstytech

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:43 PM

I've been using a Lowe's garden department special foam pad to kneel on when working on hard floors.  It's starting to show a lot of use and I need to replace it.  

 

Wondering what everyone is using out there to give their knees a break when kneeling down on hard cement, tile, wood, etc. floors?  I'm not a big fan of knee pads mostly because you have to put them on and take them off.

 

Does someone make some industrial grade gel pad or anything?



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

A proflex kneeling pad.  Best money I ever spent.  I can't live without it - so I have a couple of spares in case I forget it somewhere. 

 

http://www.amazon.co...EX KNEELING PAD



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

In the first year of the trade, all it took was one time to kneel down onto a screw ...I have been using knee pads that were a foam/sponge rubber, they last about a year....Found this new brand....TOMMYCO...  go to their catalog, page 5, look like the ones I be using now.....  Zero Pressure Zone.. F.T. ( flat terrain ).....Knee pads, first thing I put on before I open the tool bag to do anything that requires kneeling.....I though of kneeling pads, but getting up /down, moving front to rear then back to the front, the knee pads were the way to go........................Water on the floor, gravel, cat poop :woot: , oil    I laugh in their face.. :tongue: ..........Cost is  relative the comfort of your knees...............Plus the customer knows you are serious when you strap 'em on...........



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for the replies!  I appreciate the input and insight.

 

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on one of these: http://www.notrax.co...50-951-Knee-RX™

 

Got the model 951 heavy duty mat from Home Depot ( well I ordered it from them, I don't have it yet) I will post a review once it arrives.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:08 AM

I've got a smaller version of the Proflex. I ordered mine from Marcone. I like the small one, it fits in my toolbox. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:46 AM

Ok, the new mat arrived.  Very nice and the extra rubber layer on the bottom (model 951) looks like it will last a long time.  Very comfortable and really takes the pressure off of your knees.

 

http://www.notrax.co...50-951-Knee-RX™



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:58 PM

I use knee pads that are meant for wrestlers.  You can easily find them on Amazon.  Sure they get sweaty by the end of the day, but it sure does help on your knees....  I tried the mat for a week, but it was always one more thing that needed to be brought inside.  Also, it needs moved each time you moved to a different side of the appliance.  

 

The knee pads fit well under my coveralls, are flexible, and allow for quick transitions.  Wouldn't want it any other way.



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

No knee pads sit indian style on floor



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

I've been meaning to add a post to this forum about knee protection. What I bought a few months ago is a set of knee pad inserts as shown here (though they're out of stock, now) http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also bought a pair of pants that have room on the inside of the legs where the knee pads can be inserted. There are many companies making pants that can support the knee pad inserts, this is the pair I bought: http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I friggin love these things. It's really convenient to have the pads always on, and after breaking in the new pads/pants for a couple weeks I don't even notice they are there. I will admit, they were a bit uncomfortable during the break-in period, but I can't emphasize enough how convenient and effective they are. 

One other thing: not sure if the pads are machine washable, so I always take them out before throwing the pants in my washing machine. I've been using this pad/pants combo for over 6 months and they seem pretty rugged. 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:12 PM

I have several customers who have full outdoor kitchens, with cobblestone floors, etc, that I bring my own pads to kneel or sit on. It always amazes me what people with money do  just for convenience.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:35 PM

I carry these in my tool backpack because they're thing, pack well, and do the job of protecting the knees of my work pants from excessive fading and wear:  http://www.searsoutl...20110411x000008

 

Did I mention they're cheap, too? 



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

get yourself a pair of Double knee jeans like these

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

remove top stitch of Double knee. well remove  most of it  (leave 1 1/2 inch per side so the new seem dos not flip) sow the top seem of the Double knees, stitch by hand the new seem making a pocket.

now slip in your new knee protection from,  Armed Work Wear HD6x9 High Density Foam Knee Pad

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

wearing these my knees never hurt, and I don't no the pads are even there.  i do not need to adjust them they fall right in the rt place to protect the knee.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 11:36 AM

http://bennettedesig...-pad-black.html

Made in USA knee n' back pad is what I used. I bought the knee pads Micabay uses and those suckers are way to tight on me. They roll down from the top and dig into my leg even worse.




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