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Old 08-09-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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I'm looking for the best knee pads for shingling. Need good grip for the steep pitchs, straps that don't dig into the back of your knee's, don't slide up when you put your weight on your knee's at steep pitchs, and don't wear out every week from abrasion on the shingles.

Anybody have any suggestions?

I have been using the standard neoprene ones with leather straps sold at roofing supply stores but the leather straps are quite uncomfortable.


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Old 08-10-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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check out skillers workwear. they have a built in knee pad (removable). they are called snickers workwear in ireland. i use them for slating and tiling. they are very strong. i buy 2 pairs at one time and they will last me 12 - 18 months. i wouldnt work without them . i know if you look on line you will get them for 20 dollars simply because the logo is faded or something trivial like that. or you can buy them brand new.
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I just use the inside of an old sofa cushion. Sticks well, protects the shingles, easy on the knees, and the price is right.
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I just use the inside of an old sofa cushion. Sticks well, protects the shingles, easy on the knees, and the price is right.
sometimes i use a rock to hammer in the nails. lol
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You may laugh, but you might be surprised to find out how many roofers in The States use this. Its so comfortable that many guys refer to them as "Cadillacs".

Oh, and BTW, I use a roofing hatchet or nail gun to drive nails
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in all fairness, your right. practicallity rules the day. if you can find something that does the job and its cheaper .....use it.
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Kuny knee pads work awesome and last about 6mths for me.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #8
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I used to use Monster Knee Pads, but the newer ones are made too narrow.



Now, I use these:




The gel really helps out, they dont' bunch up, easy on/easy off and superiorly comfortable and tough.

CLC makes them now.

Here's an article you might be interested in.


http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...ticleID=501477



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Kuny knee pads work awesome and last about 6mths for me.
We distribute Kuny Knee Pads to roofing suppliers and LBM in Canada and the USA. These pads are great because they have a gel insert for extra comfort and soft outer shell to provide excellent grip. The double straps keep the pads secure around the knee.

To locate a distributor visit http://www.roofersworld.com/bananaknife_dealerinfo.htm
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I'm with outlaw on the sofa cushions. By far the cheapest and most comfortable. You would also be surprised how well you can move around on a steep roof using a cushion. Sticks like glue.
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