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Best mechanics gloves?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by StreetTiresJay, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Feb 17, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    StreetTiresJay

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    I'm using cheap Canadian tire mechanics style gloves right now. Fingertips keep ripping open. I'm a steel fabricator, using these gloves for material handling and layout. I love that these give me the dexterity I need, to use soapstone and other handtools. They also allow me to tack weld without burning my hands. Only down side to these is the finger tips don't last a week.

    What is everyone else using? Is there something economical with reinforced fingertips?

    Please don't suggest rubber/latex gloves... These will definitely not work for what I need them for. I'm looking for a better MECHANICS style gloves. thanks!
     
  2. Feb 17, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    I'm fighting the same issue. I wish I could find a good set too. I just grab 10 pair at a time since the ones from Harbor Freight are so cheap and pretty much last as long as the more expensive ones.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    I'm in Canada, what's the price per pair? We're getting raped and pillaged up here. $40/pair for cheap garbage

    I'm thinking of getting a couple pairs on Amazon
     
  5. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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    @Bentrodder might know some good gloves. Career fabricator/welder.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    I just get what's given to me at work. Great watson gloves with a long gauntlet cuff but kills dexterity. And Tig welding gloves are stupid expensive
     
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    At that price I can afford to order a couple different styles just to try out. Only problem is I have no clue what size fits me best.

    I'm 5'6, from the tip of my middle finger to the crease line on my wrist is 7¼"

    How about you? And what size glove do you have? @Mush Mouse
     
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    http://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-gloves-x-large-62429.html

    Usually these are on sale for $4. They are cheap crap and don't last long, but neither do more expensive ones. The heat from welding combined with the sharp edges of the metal kills these types of gloves.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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    I'm doing alot of bandsaw and drilling work at the moment so yeah for $4 that's even better. Not too concerned with how long they last. If they last a week that's good enough for me. Thanks for the link I'll check them out.

    PS - I should really just take a drive across the border. Is harbor freight nation wide? Or a similar store if it's not. Closest State to me is Washington. I could check out Bellingham.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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  13. Feb 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM
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    Most excellent, thank you!
     
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    They are some sort of fabric with some sort of rubber type coating. The only time I have melted them was when they have come in contact with a direct flame or a red hot tungsten, never while welding.
     
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    Good to know, I'll try them out for that price. Thanks for the info
     
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    cheap gloves from harbor freight, buy a bunch and toss when they get trashed
     
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    The best gloves for general metal fabrication I have found are Tillman drivers gloves. I use them for everything, even welding. Great dexterity for a leather glove. Highly worth the $11 a pair.
     

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