Seth Clayton

THE hand tool - GLOVES!

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Hi guys! What do you all use for work gloves when the task allows it in the shop? I like to wear gloves when moving full sheets of plywood or retrieving boards from my wood storage. MechanixWear used to be my favorite, but they just don’t hold up like they used to. Looking for a new brand...

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I just buy cheap gloves. Despite being cheap these are nice and supple and work well for tough tasks. I 4-5 pairs scattered around between my shop garage and pickup. I like leather cause i use them to grab hot things quite often. Like burning logs. Fire pokers can't compete with a good pair of leather gloves.

I'm linking gloves from menareds but you can probably go to a fleet supply or orther similar place and find gloves like these.

https://www.menards.com/main/home-decor/apparel/gloves/leather-gloves/rugged-wear-reg-mens-grain-leather-palm-work-gloves/6601063/p-1444421909720-c-7081.htm?tid=-2650463038362021305&ipos=43

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Like Drew I just grab cheap ones on sale. Having said that I cannot remember the last time I wore gloves in or around the shop.

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Cheap gloves and I only use them when I have plywood and hardwood orders delivered.  Saves on at least some of the splinters.

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I like the mechanic style gloves with deer skin palms..  You can usually find them at the big box store as well as farm type stores.  They're a little more expensive but, they last a really long time so, in the end, I probably pay less than buying cheap ones.

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The problem with my gloves isn't them wearing out, generally they grow legs and walk into my dads suburban or some one ele's possession. The gloves i linked regularly go on sale for $1-$2 so i grab a handful knowing that I'll leave them somewhere or my dad will borrow them permanently.

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My favorite Nitriles are the black ones from Harbor Freight. Otherwise, I like the cheap knit gloves with vinyl or rubber palms. Leather or mechanic gloves are too hot to suite me outside of winter work.

Frankly, I wear gloves many times in the shop that are not recommended. But never loose, floppy gloves. And I never push work through the TS with my hands.

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9 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Frankly, I wear gloves many times in the shop that are not recommended. But never loose, floppy gloves. And I never push work through the TS with my hands.

That’s what scares me. I’m afraid that I will fail to take them off when the time arrives. 

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After my wife passed, we had around 9 boxes of nitrile gloves, and oddly, they are all "Large".. My hands just happen to be large.

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Like @..Kev, I like the Mechanix gloves with the leather palms...they are my do everything outside work glove. They also work for moving lumber around.

As for nitrile gloves, I go to the local First Responder/Police/Fire supply store. Great choices and better prices than online.

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18 hours ago, K Cooper said:

My wife wishes I used gloves and hand lotion;)

Yeah... I got the hint about sex from my wife too, now it's just hair conditioner and a hot shower. :P

-Ace-

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On 1/6/2019 at 4:42 PM, Seth Clayton said:

Hi guys! What do you all use for work gloves when the task allows it in the shop? I like to wear gloves when moving full sheets of plywood or retrieving boards from my wood storage. MechanixWear used to be my favorite, but they just don’t hold up like they used to. Looking for a new brand...

My favorite gloves are a pair of Ansell Hyflex gloves I bought years ago at Menards.    Something like this:

https://www.menards.com/main/home-decor/apparel/gloves/performance-gloves/ansell-hyflex-reg-utility-gloves/813267/p-1444424124887-c-7082.htm?tid=4746265954781461672&ipos=6

Although they used to have different versions like Masonry, Electrician and such.   The ones i got were marketed towards electricians I think.  Key is they come in sizes.   They're cut resistant, and they have a rubber coating on the face.   They're durable enough, while being thin and flexible.

If you're prone to losing gloves though, the knit ones with rubber palms are decent.   They don't last long, but they're cheap.

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