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Post in 'The Gear' started by Beer Belly, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Beer Belly

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    I usually use those loose fitting cheapo gloves....only problem is that they are always way too big, and I end up not getting a good grip. So, I went and spent $22 on Mechanix Gloves that fit nice and snug....the palm, and most fingers are tough Leather, 3 fingers are of a Suede type Leather....lasted 3 weeks before a hole wore thru one of the fingers......what type of gloves to you guys use.....or would recommend
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    I personally like unlined leather gloves for sawing/splitting/moving firewood. I think the best deal is the Wells Lamont cowhide gloves from Costco ... 3 for $20 and you'll probably get a lot more than a week out of a pair. ;-)

    These are a pretty good bargain as well. Elkskin/deerskin is tougher than cowhide. http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=427824
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    I posted the same question last year so I know what your dealing with. I had decent luck with these from Tractor Supply: http://www.tractorsupply.com/-734108399 . I paid regular price and was content with the choice. Used up two pairs during the fall/winter wood processing. No clue how much I did but 10 cords is realistic for the conversation. The additional leather swatches on the fingers is where these were strong. Those tabs fell off with use and led to catastrophic failures. Right now they are on 9.99 sale. May get a pair today just to take advantage of that sale. My ultimate choice however, has been the 3 pair for $xxx at Home Depot. I bought them for 9.99 a pack and decided that would be the glove I used for good. Leather, no insulation, pretty much disposable gloves. They lasted for weeks until the finger tips wore through and then in the can with them. I found this happens with the $25 gloves just as quickly, so why waste the money. Good thing for me was they went on sale for 5.99 for a while and everytime I went to HD I grabbed a pack. Last time I bought gloves, I was on the way to check out at the contractor isle and swore I was not going to buy another pack. I knew I already had 3 packs scattered around and would not need any for a while. Well, I was at the register and there was the display of gloves, again on sale. This time is was 2.49 a pack of three. Now I have 9 packages of gloves and am pretty sure I will be ok for a while.
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    I use deer skin for handling wood, seams to wear better than cow hide.
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    I use caterpillar impact work gloves. They have anti vibe gel in them which is nice for saw work and have reinforced fingers.I Get them free from work so unsure of the price but they are made by Ringers. Shouldn't cost over $10 -15 per pair and they hold up really well.
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    Leather gloves from the local feed store. They stretch to fit with sweat. A pair lasts most of a year.
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    You aren't working hard enough....bought a pair on Sunday morning and by the end of the day I had a hole in one of the fingers...bringing them back to Lowes and at least getting a store credit (through out the receipt)
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    I bought a near identical pair at Ace Hardware recently. Love 'em. Not to thick or heavy. Gives me a good grip on the chain saw or axe. Gives me a really good grip on wood when I'm splitting and stacking. So far, no signs of wear.
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    I just started using a pair similar to these, so far I like these. They've survived a couple sessions of wood working already, with only a minor rubbing being noticed. I've used Mechanix gloves and leather gloves, neither last very long. So hopefully these will work out better, but at least they are cheaper.
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    I was at a horse auction and someone there was selling gloves made from buffalo hide. A little thicker than leather but still able to move my fingers freely. So far so good.

    Mechanic gloves and others that are similar wear through in nothing flat.

    And yes I saw it was an old thread. Did not want the other new guy to feel bad.
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    I find working with wood equally destructive on any glove at any price. Yes, some may last a little longer than others but all wear out in the finger tips sooner than the price warrants. This has me going cheap and I have found the latex dipped cheapo's to last long enough to justify price. Another thing I do with leather gloves is tape(and re-tape) the finger tips with Duct tape to extend the usable life.

    I would guess that if someone came up with an affordable and functional glove that lasts more than one season of wood work they would be onto something.
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    So, now the question begs to be answered....WHAT IS THE BEST DUCT TAPE TO USE ON GLOVES? :p;lol
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    I have been using these for a few months http://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-gloves-large-93640.html They seem to work well and are inexpensive at 5.99( on sale) and you can always find a 20% off coupon to make them 4.79.

    The one thing I will say is they are a little stiff when you first get them. If you throw them in the wash when you get them they soften up nicely.
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    You guys'll probably think I'm crazy, but I never throw gloves out. I cut the old holey ones into strips and use Goop to patch up the best pair. They look like FrankenGloves but $$ is $$, right?
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    Finkster - I like the way you think and find a roll of Duct tape can extend the life of a decent pair of wood working gloves way past their original usable life span. Not a bad idea to start their lives with some strategically placed tape on certain high wear fingertips evidenced by those that have come before and failed. This is a common practice around my wood pile
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    Duck Tape....
    Is there anything you can't do ??

    P.S. If you alternate layers of newspaper and duck tape, you can double the BTUs of your newspaper logs.
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    Right now Ocean State Job Lot has a 5-pack of Wild Horse nitrile coated polyester gloves for $2.99. They're "one size fits all" so your paws better big on the big side. If so, these seem like a good deal for general wood handling duty. They've worn better than the blue ones I usually get.
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    I'm a big fan of the wells lamont gloves from Costco although the cold hands rubberized gloves from Costco work well when the weather is colder and they seem to hold up better to wear-through.
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    Well I put these to the test on the weekend. Hauled and processes two cord. Already got some small holes in them. At least they are cheap, I just hate getting splinters, slows me down.
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    There are many good suggestions for glove
    I have had many different types from Mechanics to ranch style
    and others made for carpenters and framer But 4 years ago I found this
    At Marks work warehouse ( Canada ) I have not been able to
    wear them out . Now both my boys wear them in the HVAC industry
    and say they are best they have ever used
    http://www.marks.com/shop/en/marks-...og/2pk-white-goatskin-performance-glove-33726
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