The pads make doing the DIY project less painful but also the lingering ache after the job is reduced.
In my book, and tool kit, a $9.99 pair of knee pads is absolutely mandatory!
But there good pairs and not so good pairs which has a lot to do with your physical attributes: size, weight, shape of knee, leg length. If you can, endure the embarassment, and try them out in the store before you buy them. I have found the keys to a successful fit are:
- Long enough to cover above and below the knee
- Wide straps
- Lots of Velcro area
- Form fitted to the shape of the knee