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    Too many cuts from sharp edges, I'm about ready to get a pair or two. IBEW made me think about it, with his 'got the bleeding stopped".

    Are they as good as claimed?

    I know they let splinters through, but I'll risk that to avoid cuts.

    I went looking for another thread I thought I remembered that talked about them, but can't find it.
    So what's the scoop? Yea or nay?

  • #2
    They work great. You can weld with them too. If you still have problems you can purchase Stainless Steel Mesh gloves (developed for Coca-Cola for the bottling lines) for about $100/pr.


    • #3
      Buy the stainless steel mesh ones, the run of the mill kelvar gloves are wishful thinking at best. I have a set of the border partol/police type, things do get thru them. I purchased a set of scuba divers ones, they didn't last long. You can find the cheap kevlar gloes at gunshows and those places for something like 3 pair for $20.00. Save your money up.


      • #4
        Kevlar would not have saved my fingers. Heavy leather would have. I got pinched. Gimme a addy in a email and I will send you a pair of kevlar large is all I have tho.
        Kevlar is great for sheetmetal, not much else.


        • #5
          Gloves aren't a good idea around moving machinery.

          If you get the glove, shirt tail, or tie cought, you'll likely be pulled in, not a nick or cut.

          Busted up hands are a sign of the machining trades.



          • #6
            Used to be, more engineers killed by getting thier neckties caught in moving machinery than anything else. Gloves are not a good ideal around moving machinery. A leather glove will protect you from some abrasion or pinch incidents, A kevlar glove will protect you from some cuts. Common sense will tell you when you need protection.
            Don't they delete all the common sense in 1st year engineering courses?


            • #7
              They delete common sense day one, if the student survives thru 4 years at university, then the company that hires them has to retrain them all over again.

              Neck ties should be band from places where things are moving, including the earth.



              • #8
                Untwist them undies, safety inspectors.....

                I was asking about the gloves for moving sharp stuff around, sheet metal, and the like.
                I can deal with busted knuckles, I hate cuts on the working side of fingers. (Seems every time I am about to go on a trip for vacation, I cut a finger, etc.)

                Around the machines, I would NOT wear any such thing as a glove, particularly a tough one that won't shred off ya.....

                I would take off the wedding ring, if it would come off, which it won't, so I have no choice there unless I cut it off. Since I would promptly lose it, that may be a good thing.

                You guys got it wrong about engineering school. You can get thru it OK and keep good sense.
                I know what you are referring to, though.

                No, the real question about many engineers is....was there any common sense there to start with....?

                [This message has been edited by Oso (edited 04-30-2003).]


                • #9
                  Lamont makes a nice pair - check them out. I wish I would have had kevlar when I was doing mostly sheet metal - leather just did not stand up. I think you will like them - great for picking up sharp/hot/stuff.


                  • #10
                    Thrud.. I have a pair of kevlars I was wearing while welding and handling sheet metal plates at Sequoah. I think they have melted places in them. Definitely The lil traction dots came off. They are so black I am not sure I want to wash them. I brought them all home, even some new ones followed me home. (your tax dollars at work)

                    OSO.. yeah.. working at the english wheel you need a pair on, your palms look like a razor blade test site. My first post concerned this, and I got chastised for wanting to wear gloves around machines. (next to my mill ) ha ha.. common sense tells people not to wear anything that might become entangled with moving parts.
                    Tesla wrote about a serbian trick, you urinate on your hands to make them rough and tough. Gives you something to think about while you are eating lunch too.. I think I'll just wear gloves when I need them.


                    • #11
                      Last month we went to the Chester A. Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. Incidentally, I HIGHLY recommend it - best museum for the war in the Pacific ANYWHERE!! When Admiral Nimitz was a young officer, he was inspecting a vertical compound steam engine on a ship in his dress uniform wearing white gloves. His left glove snagged and it pulled his ring finger off to the knuckle - would have taken his whole body, but for his wedding ring holding back his hand and allowing the knuckle to come apart. He signed a drawn outline of his left hand, sans ring finger, and it is on display. Happens in the best of families!! Take care! A.T.