Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat and Accessories

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Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat and Accessories

The ability to adapt to your safety PPE job site to job site is what makes the Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat pretty unique. From headlamps to eye protection to full face shields, Milwaukee has options for pretty much any job site you will encounter.

Hard hats can protect employees from impact and penetration hazards. Head injuries can come from various sources: falling objects, fixed objects like unprotected ends of scaffolding poles or other projections, and areas with restricted headroom. Wearing a hard hat can prevent or reduce the severity of a head injury. Type 1 hard hats are for the general industrial trade.

Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat |Type & Class

Milwaukee has many options when it comes to their Bolt hard hats. They offer a safety helmet, a front-brim hard hat, and a full-brim hard hat. All three of these come either vented or not. There are also. There are also types and classes when it comes to the hard hat specifications.

Hard Hat Types

There are two types of hard hat impact protection: Type I and Type II. Type I hard hats are designed to reduce the force of impact resulting from a blow that is only directed at the top of the head.  This form of impact, for example, may result from a hammer or nail gun falling from above.

Type II hard hats are intended to reduce the force of lateral impact resulting from a blow that may be received off-center, from the side, or to the top of the head. This form of impact, for example, may result from contact with the sharp corner of a side beam.

Electrical Classes

According to ANSI standards, hard hat electrical performance is divided into three categories: Class E, Electrical; Class G, General, and; Class C, Conductive.

Class E (Electrical) Hard hats are designed to reduce exposure to high voltage conductors and offer dielectric protection up to 20,000 volts phase to ground. A hard hat is used by utility workers who are commonly exposed to high-voltage conductors.

Class G (General) Hard Hats are designed to reduce exposure to low-voltage conductors and offer dielectric protection up to 2,200 volts (phase to ground). Example of a Class G hard hat commonly worn by iron workers who require a certain degree of dielectric protection.

Class C (Conductive) Hard Hats differ from their counterparts in that they are not intended to provide protection against contact with electrical conductors. Class C hard hats may include vented options, which not only protect the wearer from impact but also provide increased breathability and ventilation.


Milwaukee BOLT Hard Hats on the Job Site

For your review, we want to give you 2 different perspectives on these BOLT hard hats. One as a commercial carpenter (Jeff Williams) who wears a hard hat daily, and one as a residential remodeler (Scott Arnold) where hard hats are not as popular but the need for one is still prevalent.

Scott’s Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat | Model 48-73-1330

For Scott’s review, we received the Milwaukee Model 48-73-1330. This is a Type 2 Class C Front Brim hard hat, color black. Milwaukee’s BOLT Hard Hats are designed to adapt to your job site.


The MILWAUKEE BOLT hard hat comes standard with a headlamp mount that works with most headlamps for easy, secure attachment.
Four BOLT accessory slots and two universal accessory slots allow you to easily integrate additional personal protection equipment and accessories onto the helmet. There are 2 universal accessory slots that are compatible with most professional brand accessories.
At the time of this written review, Milwaukee has not released the Bolt Earmuff accessories. We used a third-party brand for our hearing protection and had no issue with compatibility.

Essential PPE for chainsaw operation includes a hard hat, eye, and hearing protection. The possibility of injury is so great that even those assisting the chainsaw operator should wear the fully recommended protective equipment. The hard hat protects the head from falling debris, such as limbs and branches, and from injury due to hits against low-hanging objects. The eye protection keeps dangerous wood chippings and foreign objects away from your eyes and the hearing protection keeps the high-decibel noise to a dull roar.

Jeff’s Milwaukee Bolt Hard Hat | Model 48-73-1330

Jeff William’s (a Concord Carpenter OG) Milwaukee BOLT hard hat is model 48-73-1203. This is a Type 1 Class C Full Brim hard hat, color Yellow.

Hard hats are traditionally worn by commercial construction workers as a safety signal. The conventional hard hat is the first line of defense against head injuries on the job and is often required to be worn by commercial job sites. It is one of the oldest and most popular items of personal protection equipment.

Jeff uses his hard hat daily and has a Milwaukee headlamp attached as well as a Marker Clip that allows for easy access to pens and markers.

Milwaukee Bolt Accessories

Bolt Mesh Face Shield – Model 48-73-1430

A highly robust stainless-steel mesh is used in the design of the Milwaukee BOLT Mesh Full Face Shield to increase product lifespan. The face shield provides a consistent wide and clear field of view thanks to its ideal shield width and mesh structure. Secure snap-in snap-out covers make it easy and tool-free to take out and replace the shields.

Bolt Full Face Shield – Model 48-73-1420

Full Face Shield is made to increase your visibility. For extended product lifespans, the Milwaukee face shield is protected with an internal coating that prevents fog and an external hard coating that resists scratches. Secure snap-in snap-out covers make it easy and tool-free to attach and remove the shields.

Bolt Eye Visor – Model 48-73-1410- Clear

BOLT Eye Visor is made to fit you perfectly while using a headlamp. As these eye visors are considered eyeglasses, safety glasses are not required when using them. A pivoting eye visor that adapts to a wide variety of face shapes can be adjusted to fit comfortably and securely onto a wide range of faces.

Bolt Eye Visor -Model 48-73-1415 – Tinted

Similar to the Milwaukee 48-73-1410 Clear Eye Visor, the tinted eye visor replace eyeglasses because of their ANSI Z87.1 rating. Additionally, each eye visor is given both an external hard coating that resists scratching and an inner coating that prevents fogging

Bolt Redlithium USB Headlamp – Model 2118-21

A specific option for the BOLT hard caps and helmets, the BOLT Headlamp is fully compatible with all BOLT accessories. Every Bolt Face shield and visor are fully functional with the Milwaukee BOLT headlamp’s ultra-thin light head. The headlamp provides full lighting for any job with 600 Lumens of high-definition flood lighting and a 70° swiveling light head. Rechargeable headlamps with cam lock-mounted battery packs provide optimal agility and security in confined locations. To maximize light output or increase runtime, the Milwaukee headlamp includes four light output modes: High, Medium, Low, and Eco for 32 hours of operation.

Where to Purchase

The Milwaukee BOLT Hard Hats can be purchased on Acme Tool here: Milwaukee BOLT Hard Hat and Accessories. Prices vary on the hard hats depending on the types and classes you pick. Starting at around $110.00 and the accessories vary as well


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Scott Arnold

Writer / Carpenter / Remodeler

Contributing Editor Scott Arnold is the owner of Scott Arnold Remodeling LLC out of Waltham MA. Custom decks, fireplace makeovers, kitchens and bathrooms, Scott enjoys the frame to finish concept. Scott will share his perspective on tools as carpenter and remodeler here and on

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