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jamiedolan 01-26-2009 10:11 PM

Work Gloves
 
HI;

Are there any work gloves that are flexible enough to allow you to work on stuff with the gloves on (handle screws, wire nuts etc.), while still protecting your hands?

My hands are so beat up I keep bleeding all over the place while I am working on stuff. :eek:

Jamie

wrangler 01-27-2009 05:57 AM

The best gloves I have found for that purpose are made by Plainsman. They are Cabretta goatskin and are very thin, but protect your hands while still allowing great dexterity. I buy mine through Sams club for $17.86 for two pairs. I can even dial my cell phone with them on. I wear through them faster than I do a regular pair of work gloves, but feel it worth the cost to not have to remove them over and over.

Speedy Petey 01-27-2009 05:57 AM

I wear Atlas Therma's in the winter time.

http://www.perfectfitglove.com/produ...2&pseriesid=19

http://www.perfectfitglove.com/image...ves/gp_451.gif

SD515 01-27-2009 06:18 AM

I use Sears/Craftsman 'Ultra Touch' gloves. I have small hands and have a hard time finding ones that fit. Usually medium is the smallest size I can find by most manufacturers, and usually are too big. I like them to be 'skin-tight', so I don't lose dexterity...I've learned to be able to pickup the smallest of washers and such with them. Takes a couple of days to 'break them in', and usually I go through a pair a month, but it's cheap compared to having cuts and tears on my hands.

Leah Frances 01-27-2009 10:24 AM

I like high quality goat skin gloves - I get mine at TSC - they have better selection for the ladies.

For fine dexterity, with some minimal protection, I throw on some latex/nitrile gloves. They don't really act as a barrier, more an early warning/detection system. I like them alot for 'scratchy' projects in the winter time.

Sometimes it's just enough to keep me from skinning a knuckle. And usually, if I stop to put on some nitrile gloves I will think to myself, "maybe I should get some real gloves on."

jamiedolan 01-27-2009 01:39 PM

Thank You
 
Thank you for all the suggestions.

I checked and our local sams club did not have any of the gloves in stock, although from the photo on the web I thought I had seen them there in the past, so will check again.

I ran to sears this AM and tried on several different gloves, and ended up getting a pair of the Ultra Touch. I got a medium pair that seems to fit very well. So far I have been able to work and do most things with them on, couldn't get a roll of electrical tape started for anything...

Thanks again for the suggestions. I just need to give my hands some time to heal up for all the damage. :(

Jamie

mpj111 01-27-2009 02:21 PM

I want to buy such gloves (able to handle small screws and washers etc). but could not find in New zealand. Is it possible to get it online from reliable source.
Could you give me reliable source then I can order from them. I feel it is worth to pay up to 20$ per pair.

SD515 01-27-2009 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamiedolan (Post 220131)
...couldn't get a roll of electrical tape started for anything...

I can't get a new roll started with the gloves on either. Usually can after it's been used. Either way, don't tell the wife I use my teeth sometimes to start the tape...lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamiedolan (Post 220131)
Thanks again for the suggestions. I just need to give my hands some time to heal up for all the damage. :(

I know that feeling...

SD515 01-27-2009 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpj111 (Post 220170)
I want to buy such gloves (able to handle small screws and washers etc). but could not find in New zealand. Is it possible to get it online from reliable source.
Could you give me reliable source then I can order from them. I feel it is worth to pay up to 20$ per pair.

Does Sears have stores or ship to New Zealand?

wrangler 01-27-2009 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpj111 (Post 220170)
I want to buy such gloves (able to handle small screws and washers etc). but could not find in New zealand. Is it possible to get it online from reliable source.
Could you give me reliable source then I can order from them. I feel it is worth to pay up to 20$ per pair.

I saw that Sam's Club even had some available in their "auctions' section, but I do not know if they ship to NZ. If not, maybe you could have a stateside friend ship them to you?


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