Used to always wear leather and would quickly wear holes in the index fingers and thumbs. I could trash a pair in two days cutting and stacking. Firewood is really hard on gloves. I picked up a pair of these at Menards and they are great. Really durable, breathable, and give you good feel and dexterity. I have about 2 cord on these with NO signs of wear. They have padded palms that helps with saw vibration too. http://ansellconstruction.com/97-003_HeavyLaborer.aspx Seen a couple glove posts before...thought I'd share.