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Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby mytown » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:17 am



I'm looking for recommendations, suggestions or experiences with wrenching while wearing gloves.



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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby themainviking » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:11 am

As I am a diabetic, I cut or abrade easily. I wear mechanics gloves for a lot of my wrenching. They have rubberized palms and stretchy backs, so they fit snugly, and I can still grip okay. Picking up small objects though, is a virtual impossibility, so I keep a magnet handy. I use one of two brands. Mechanix and Amsoil. I like the Amsoil best, but they are also the most expensive. My son was managing a Paper mill for some years, and he got me some disposable ones at one time. They were great. They were thinner than any others I had tried. They are probably available through work supply stores, by the box. In fact, thank you for starting this thread. I am going to go to a work supply store and see if I can get a box.
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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:27 am

I usually use nitrile gloves. Buy them by the box. If I'm careful I can usually use them a couple of times before they rip and I have to throw them away. There are varying qualities of nitrile gloves out there. THe cheap ones are no better than latex.
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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby NKYWinger » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:13 am

I'm with cbx4evr. I buy 'em buy the box also. Sure does go a long way towards keeping my hands clean!
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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby thrasherg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:50 am

As above, I use thin Nitrile gloves when working on engine parts and regular mechanic gloves for all other activities (changing wheels, adjusting chains, etc). Keeps my hands warm and clean and avoids unnecessary cuts!! I juts buy mechanics gloves from sears or any automotive store and I get my Nitrile gloves from Harbor freight (Comes in a cardboard box containing 200 gloves).

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:55 pm

I buy and use the thick (heavy duty) nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight. The other ones just break too easily.

If I'm going to be working in and around hot things, I pull on a pair of Mechanix gloves.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby Sidcar » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:50 pm

I'm a motor mechanic and, as I suffer from contact dermatitis,I wear latex gloves for all jobs except degreasing when I use nitrile. The only time I don't wear gloves is in high summer when gloves fill with sweat. I should say I buy them 20 boxes at a time.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:06 pm

I use these 9 mil Nitrile gloves - they have 7 mil which are fairly tough as well. 5 mil are a little too lightweight. The 3 mil are useless, and tear if you look at them sideways.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby redial » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:42 pm

Has anyone used the ATG Maxiflex Gloves, which have a claim to be lined on the inside, and protective on the outside. About $8/pair, but seems likethey would last longer than normal, and good for using in the hot weather as well, because they can wick the perspiration away? Any thoughts?
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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby artgrantz » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:03 am

WingAdmin wrote:I use these 9 mil Nitrile gloves - they have 7 mil which are fairly tough as well. 5 mil are a little too lightweight. The 3 mil are useless, and tear if you look at them sideways.

Thanks for the tip. I'll pick some up next time I'm near Harbor Freight. Always good info here.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby mytown » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks for the responses. I was using a gift card and went with 6 mil nitrile and a pair of Mechanix gloves from Amazon. I'll see if the 6 mil hold up. Some of the HF reviews suggest that the 9 mil gloves can be removed and used again which I like. Glad to be moving in this direction.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby themainviking » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:15 am

These are the ones I use. They last for quite a while, in fact, long enough to do a total brake job. By the time I am done, they are too dirty to keep, so I can chuck em.

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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby ka4yqi » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:29 am

I didnt use to wear andy gloves while turning wrenches, thought at the time is was for wuzzies. I guess I now are one. Got about 10 pair in the trunk. sum in the dash of the truck, and several pair in the dash of the samurais here. Sure is nice just to pull them off and not having to spend 30 minutes to get the hands halfway clean to go eat. Plus now I dont get as many scraps. I guess I will get to use some as I am off till jan 3 of next year. Should have took the whole month of Dec, But we were have to much rain here to get anything done. Then the shear cold set in. now it going to be back in the 70's for a few days... Riding weather again for a few..


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Re: Wrenching while wearing gloves

Postby Oldbear » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Gorilla nitrile gloves for disposables. Black widow rubber dipped spandex gloves for tougher gloves, but with good feeling/dexterity. Mechix wear style for the rougher jobs.


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