Cold weather gloves for cutting

Sodbuster Posted By Sodbuster, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM

  1. Sodbuster

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    It's almost that time again, time to cut wood for 2020. Grounds not quite frozen here so I'll wait a bit and probably start around 12/1 or so, plus I'm not pissing off my neighbors who are trying to finish up the hunting season. I have plenty of warm gear, but my problem is my hands get so cold, especially as I get older. Does anyone have a brand of glove that really keeps their hands warm, while still providing some dexterity?
     
  2. Woody5506

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    I like Carhartt gloves but typically I stick with the cheapo Harbor Freight gloves. As long as I'm moving my hands don't really get cold.
     
  3. Zack R

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    For all around winter work gloves I use the Kinco 901 (ski glove). Cheap, tough, fairly good dexterity and when I add some sno seal (or equivalent) they are quite waterproof. They are made from pigskin leather and can be found for $20-30.




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  4. Sodbuster

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    Thanks! Wet gloves are about the worst.
     
  5. Tom123

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    Kinco makes a quality product.


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  6. peakbagger

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    I use nylon liner gloves under regular work gloves. The work gloves will get wet no matter what so I bring a few pairs. I also use the Kinco insulated gloves, they can get wet but the thinsulate lining stays warm while wet.
     
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    Ditto the Kinco's, I have never tried the ski version but use their regular unlined pigskin version most of the year; I buy them by the 6 pack which generally will last 2 years. When temps get down below 10-15 above zero (f) I switch to the lined, insulated version; seldom wear out a pair in a year. Nice thing about the pigskin is that they don't get stiff after being wet.
     
  8. Sodbuster

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    Got a set of the Kinco's they look and feel nice, will get them waterproofed with Sno Seal before i use them. I use the 6 pack version for splitting and stacking as I always wear out the finger tips in short order, firewood is hard on gloves.
     
  9. leco

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    I've been pretty happy with some Wells Lamont HydraHyde gloves. Stay pretty warm, an are fairly water resistant.
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  10. Sodbuster

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    Thanks leco, will keep those in mind too, waiting to to give the Kincos and the Snoseal a whirl. Wet hands and wet feet make for a miserable day. Been there done that.
     
  11. Ashful

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    Ditto. I usually just get the cheap cow-hide uninsulated gloves for handling wood, or mechanic’s gloves for when I’m using saws, both of which are fairly thin. Years ago, I found that wearing a pear of blue nitrile gloves underneath kept my hands dry and my fingertips from splitting (getting chapped) when working in the sometimes-wet leather gloves all day.

    Our daytime temperatures are usually over 20F, so nothing as cold as some of you, but I’ve never seen any need for an insulated glove at these temperatures. My hands only get cold if I stop working!
     
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    All this talk of gloves, and nothing about hearth gloves. I have a stack of left-hand hearth gloves in my basement, as I keep wearing holes in the right hand glove, while the lefts remain as-new. I burned the crap out of my right middle finger two nights ago, emptying the ash pan on my Ashford, when I forgot there was a hole in that glove finger. Off to Ace I went yesterday, for a new pair of gloves, and now there’s yet another lefty in the stack of gloves in the basement, with the right going in the garbage.

    Is there a left-handed hearth.com’er out there, with whom I can trade the leftovers?
     
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    I find my hands getting soaked and fingers still split so, I give my hands a shot of vinegar, any kind but usually cider, and my hands are kept soft as butter and prevents the splitting and sandpaper/ alligator affect.
     
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    * Strictly for cutting - Youngstown Kevlar-lined glove. It is abrasion resistant and its thin padding has just right amount of insulation without being too bulky, but as they are a bit pricey I don't I don't split/ stack with them.
    * For splitting and stacking - cheap gloves (yeah lots of right hand gloves with holes in thumb & index). I go through these so quickly I just buy textured, rubber-dipped ones for stacking and switch-out a leather glove when splitting (a la Michael Jackson). If working in cold for extended time I wear a thin EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) brand liner glove (polypropylene), or fleece glove. They stick in the outer glove when taken off.
    * . . . and Hearth Glove - welding gloves. They work just as well or better than, and are as durable than the fancy, expensive wood burner gloves.​
     
  16. Ashful

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    I used to keep the almost-new left-handed hearth gloves, when I'd wear holes in the right, hoping someday I'd find a lefty with whom I could trade. I've since started throwing them away, but there's got to be a business opportunity for someone, buried in there.
     
  17. WiscWoody

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    I like deerskin 3M lined gloves.. I just picked up two pair for $17 each.
     
  18. zrock

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    I use leather work gloves any brand for work and my riding gear consists of a leather pair of snowmobile gloves. I took a new wax toilet bowl ring and a hair dryer. Small chunk of wax and worked it into the gloves in front of the hair dryer takes a bit to work it in. Gloves are 100% waterproof, and i would say 95% wind proof. My riding gloves my hands have never been so warm and dry after, My riding gloves were $200 and suppose to be waterproof and windproof when i got them..
     
  19. Dobish

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    Hestra makes some awesome gloves.... i have a few pairs.
     
  20. sloeffle

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    I am left handed so I am a little biased. ;)

    As I understand it, most right hand people could have their left arm chopped off and they wouldn't care. However, since left handed people grow up in a right handers world they learn how to use both hands. I cut paper ( no left handed scissors in school ), use a drill, and do multiple other things with my right hand. Of the two sets of old hearth gloves that I have in the basement, the fingers are worn out on both gloves.

    Back to the topic at hand.......
     
  21. Ashful

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    Yeah, but anyone with a Triple D is a little off their rocker, by definition. :p

    Is that yours? I'm impressed.
     
  22. sloeffle

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    No, but I do own a 1959 Power Major though. I don't think they ever imported the Fordson Doe into the U.S. When I hit the lottery one of these days, I will have one.
     
  23. Ashful

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    The “hinge” that ties those tractors together must be under unimaginably high stress, every time that rig hits any bump or dip, at any sort of speed. It really does amaze me, the way they have the front chassis and engine just cantilevered out there into space, like it’s nothing.
     
  24. Hogwildz

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    I use el cheapo insulated workhorse work gloves the box stores sell, and they work good for me. Regardless of any gloves you use, over extended periods of time, your hands will get cold(more fingers for me). Just take a break, go inside and have some coffee or cocoa, then go back at it when the digits thaw. I have a more relaxed leisurely approach to processing my firewood. I make it a more enjoyable experience, rather than set a time stamp I must meet.
     
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  25. computeruser

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    For cutting, regular summer-weight leather gloves and saws with heated handles!!!!
     

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