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Old 09-28-2011, 10:42 AM
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Default Work gloves for boats/cars/trucks/bikes... what do you like/recommend?

I've used Mechanix gloves for years; but to me--they wear out too fast for what I pay for them. I've used the basic ones, racing ones, and even the extra material ones.

I've gone through a few pair from Lowes as well.

The worst part about any gloves, it the lack of tool feel and ability feel your way about what you are trying to do. I've kind of migrated to going bare handed, but after a nasty slice last night working on the demo derby car, I am need to adjust.

What do y'all like and recommend?
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I use Ironclad,but the key to any of them is to wash them once a week, and they will last a lot longer!
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Heavy duty disposable rubbers
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I sell safety equipment for a living....there are now standards by which gloves are tested for cut and puncture resistance. I use these most often when wrenching and can be picked up at Menards etc....these are a cut level 2 glove and have alot of dexterity for handling nuts and bolts.

http://www.menards.com/main/housewar...572-c-7082.htm
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Bare hands, peroxide, and a first aid kit! I hate gloves.
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Mechanix gloves. I've got several pair that rotate through their life cycle....
- those with holes worn in the fingers (for when I have to deal with small nuts and bolts)
- those without holes worn in the fingers, and fairly clean (for when I need to do something clean, but slightly hazardous to my delicate fingers )
- those that have holes but are greasy/dirty as hell (for when I'm really getting down to tearin' $hit up!)
- some Mechanix with knuckle/hand protection (I don't really like these, but they are decent for welding).

YMMV
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These are basically what I use, but the cheaper version found at Home Depot. I still sometimes need to pull them off for the occasion when I need to feel, but then I put them back one after I'm done with that aspect. I've got scars all across my hands, knuckles and I'm done with the pain.



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I sell safety equipment for a living....there are now standards by which gloves are tested for cut and puncture resistance. I use these most often when wrenching and can be picked up at Menards etc....these are a cut level 2 glove and have alot of dexterity for handling nuts and bolts.

http://www.menards.com/main/housewar...572-c-7082.htm
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Been a auto tech for 33 years and i can not wear them , i just don't have the feel i need with them. That said if i am doing a real nasty job i will at least put them on while i do the dirty work. Some of the sealers you can get for your hands works pretty good and makes for a easier clean up.
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