Thank you for the reply I know a lot of stuff isn't needed, a good welder can do with out it and a lot of it is just personal preference. The things people suggest I will look them up and see if they will work for me.
Maybe there is a good file for prepping and cleaning lands, or there is a helmet that gives better optics and will auto change for grinding saving you some time during the test. Maybe there is a device that helps with getting the right root opening easier. Basically just anything that helps. All my welding gear is gone, I'm going to have to get everything new, helmet, gloves , glasses, files, grinders etc. So I want to make sure what I get will be high quality and might help with my test. If even one thing helps me pass my test the money saved would be a lot.