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Wood processing gloves?

Post in 'The Gear' started by WellSeasoned, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    These mechanix gloves suck imo for woodworking. Who can suggest a durable glove for cutting, moving, and splitting, stalking glove. The glove does not need to be insulated. I need something that will last me through awhile

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  2. Bocephous

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    I have become a recent fan of Atlas fit gloves. I always thought that leather gloves were needed for durability, but I was wrong. You can get a dozen pair for under $30 shipped on ebay.
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  3. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Second the Atlas gloves. Been using their Thermal model lately. I go through 1 pair per year on average. I use them for cutting about 6 cords per year and a lot of other around the property chores too. For the price you can't beat them.
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  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Well you really need to break down the use for gloves. I have cheapo's for handling 6 pairs at a time (Stacking and moving) Quite a few more for running the saws. Anti-vibe to warm weather to cold weather. No one gloves going to pull everything off!
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  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Dipped gloves seem to be the best balance of price, durability, and dexterity. For me, it's Frosty Grips in winter, Atlas Fit in milder weather.
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  6. muncybob

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    I wonder how the Frosty Grips compare to the Atals Thermals? I was cutting this weekend using the thermals realizing when I was done that my hands were very warm. Now the temps were only in the upper 20's though. I find that the Atals gloves need to be a size larger for me than I would normally wear.
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  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Because we do all our wood processing in cold weather I want a glove that is relatively warm. The thinsulate insulated gloves to me are worthless as they are not warm to wear at all. I'll go for the pile lined gloves every time.

    I used to be able to buy good Well's Lamont pile lined gloves but nobody carries them around here now and you cannot order direct from the manufacturer.

    I now use pile-lined gloves from Galeton. http://www.galeton.com/leather-palm-work-gloves-pile-lining/2240DZ-product/

    I get them a dozed pair at a time and just received a package. I will wear out a couple pair per year and sometimes 3 pair. But at about $4.50 per pair that is not bad at all. Three pair cost about 1 pair of Well's Lamont that we used to buy.

    I was tempted to buy a pair of their Freezer Gloves but when I saw thinsulate lined, I changed my mind. They no doubt are heavier leather but I just have not had good luck with thinsulate for insulation in any clothing. Sadly, that is what most use now.
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  8. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Atlas fit are great.

    Currently Im using Ansel Powerflex terry's. They are pretty warm at around freezing. Wouldnt want to go super cold in them though.

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  9. amateur cutter

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    Those old Wells Lamont were the best gloves going years ago, now they all seem to be made in China. Like Jay, I use different gloves for different jobs. Still prefer leather for handling wood, lined in winter, unlined in warm weather. Snap On anti vibe gloves running the saws. A C
  10. WellSeasoned

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    Thx guys. If nothing under the Christmas tree, I'll place an order.
  11. Como

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    I have been using these, also have the camo ones, they seem indestructible.

    I also have some nice Wells Lamont which are warmer but would not last with wood.

    Usually if it gets to the point where these are not coping I need to be doing something else anyway.
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  12. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    +1 for nitrile gloves. Wears much better than leather for handling wood. I have yet to try the thermal versions.

    For chainsaw work in really cold weather, I have specialty leather mitts with the Kevlar® back. I've had them for decades from when I worked as a saw hand and they were required by law.
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  13. turbocruiser

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    Would you happen to have the manufacturer of the ones with Kevlar? Thanks.
  14. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    The mitts are more than 30 years old. Even if the name of the manufacturer was still legible, I doubt they would be the same quality today as what they were then.

    Since I only wear them in really cold weather and have not bothered to buy a warm weather version, it is obvious that I'm not concerned about the lack of protection. I have broken a few chains in my life and have never seen one flip back toward my hand.

    That said, if I was concerned, I would probably try the ones from Stihl.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/products/protective-and-work-wear/gloves/gloves/
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  15. turbocruiser

    turbocruiser Feeling the Heat

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    Okay, thanks, I bet even accounting for all the use they've gotten over the years those "vintage" gloves still would outperform 99% of whatever is available in current production. In other words not just quality of materials or quality of assembly, but performance in real world usage would be better; I think design decisions back then were more often made by "what works" vs. "what can we advertise". Anyways, thanks I was hoping that make and model of glove was still available somewhere.

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