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Old 05-24-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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What are you guys wearing?

Mechanics, IronClad, etc..?

I've been wearing the real basic Mechanics. http://www.mechanix.com/automotive/the-original and the 'ol leathers have been becoming the "go to" more often http://www.amazon.com/Lamont-Premium...f=cts_ap_4_fbt

The classic style gloves always seemed to last the longest for me.
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These look nice.

http://www.mechanix.com/hardware/material4x-original
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It depends on the job at hand, normal hand protection and gripping ability I go with IronClad and for rope work and wire pulling I always used the pig skin leather gloves that come in three packs from a multitude of distributors.
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Good for pulls but they are thick enough to cut down your dexterity big time if you were handling screws or small parts. They are also a bit pricey compared to what I normally use.
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I normally use the framer style (leaves your thumb index and middle finger exposed on the ends) when just doing regular work, and the big leather kind for lifting/pulling bigger stuff.
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On another forum I participate in I've been reading a lot of good things about the Milwaukee gloves. I use Mechanix gloves myself, and have been very happy with them. For lightweight protection the Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip gloves work great for me, as I can still wire up Cat5 jacks while wearing them.
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http://www.amazon.com/Ansell-ActivAr...=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

Anyone tried these?
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On another forum I participate in I've been reading a lot of good things about the Milwaukee gloves. I use Mechanix gloves myself, and have been very happy with them. For lightweight protection the Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip gloves work great for me, as I can still wire up Cat5 jacks while wearing them.
I just got two boxes of the Gorilla Grip gloves. Not bad for around the house and working with cutting oils, cheeko, and such. I like being able to use touchscreens with them.
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Biggest issue I ever have with gloves is getting a pair that fits so when I find them I stick with them.
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Biggest issue I ever have with gloves is getting a pair that fits so when I find them I stick with them.
'Ol big hands magee over here?
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I get this type for wire pulls and rope work. Normally Sams or BJ's has a 3 pack for @$20.

https://www.industrialsafety.com/Joh.../c34102121.htm
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I can easily palm a basketball and that more than a handful comment people make......


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Maxiflex. Best all around gloves hands down. They fit tight and offer good grip and great dexterity. They breathe and are cheap to replace.
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My company supplies us with Maxiflex nitrile coated gloves for inside work. They wear out within 3-4 weeks but aren't hot and provide nice grip and excellent dexterity. I have to cut the wrist elastic off because it is too tight, but I'm the only guy that does that.
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I don't have that problem.
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I don't have that problem.
Hmm, those look smaller than 'A' cuppers. Genuine 'nipper nabbers'.
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The smaller the hand the bigger things look when holding them
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Gloves are like most of our tools. You need the glove for the task at hand.

One type I have not seen mentioned is the big old leather gardening glove. They are perfect for MC pulling. I wear this style loose, because they are on and off all day. I like to throw my hand down, and have the glove fall off so I can grab the duct tape and sharpie.

For cutting in, and most everything else, I switch to the Tsunami grip. They are a pain to get on and off. When I wear them they are only taken off for break, lunch and porta-John stops, otherwise they are on for eight hours.

Wire pulling and ropes I switch to the Tillman leather glove.

I am on a job now that requires gloves be worn at all times. Just like the hard hat, safety glasses and reflective clothes. It all has to be worn for the morning stretch and bend also. This trade is just getting absolutely rediculus.
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I went on a little on the boots thread about Red Wing boots, but they also make really good work gloves. I use the 95242 Heavy Utility most of the time, and switch to the Tillman work gloves for pulling and rope work.

Greenlee tradesman gloves used to be very good but they changed the design and now they suck.
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