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Offline Frank Pellow

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Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« on: February 24, 2013, 09:54 PM »
I bought some special Horizon anti-vibration gloves at Lee Valley this week.  The claim is that they can reduce the impact of vibrating tools.  Here is part of the description on the Lee Valley web site: “These gloves insulate the palm, deadening the vibration that causes stress to the hand and wrist.  Vibrating sanders, power nailers and similar equipment can cause Raynaud's Syndrome (better known as white finger), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and other physical disorders.”
 
I have had Raynaud's Syndrome for about 10 years and recently I have started to suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well.  I have tried wearing various types of padded gloves but it is difficult to do fine work while wearing them so I was constantly taking the gloves or then putting them back on.  This is tedious so mostly, in spite of the pain, I did not bother. 

This week I wore the gloves for about 45 hours and I am very happy with them.

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Because my finders are exposed, it is not necessary to take the gloves off when doing fine work.  In fact, I often forgot that I had the gloves on.  The padded palm of the gloves is covered with soft leather that grips well and the backs are made of comfortable Lycra.

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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 07:08 AM »
These gloves are inexpensive:   only $13.80 a pair.

The Lee Valley cataolgue number is:     67K86.24

Here is a link:    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31205&cat=1,42207
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Offline Reiska

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 07:56 AM »
Do they have some sort of gel in the palm area or how do they combat vibration?
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 08:01 AM »
Do they have some sort of gel in the palm area or how do they combat vibration?

I'm not sure what is in the palm, but it could be gel because it presses down then springs back like gel would do.

I do know that, whatever it is, it works for me.
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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 10:08 AM »
They look a lot like cycling gloves, Frank. If one rides long rides on a rode bike on a regular basis, the hands, wrists, and elbows can get sensitized sort of like sanding. Gel Cycling gloves really make it a lot more comfortable. Also, if you ever go down, they can save some skin...


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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 05:11 PM »
45 hours of use in a week?!?  Either you're wearing them to bed our you're a really hard worker!
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 07:19 AM »
45 hours of use in a week?!?  Either you're wearing them to bed our you're a really hard worker!

I guess that some would call me a hard worker.  That's about the average amount of time that I spend on woodworking/construction in a week.  To me, that's simply normal.

I now wear the gloves (almost) all the time that I spend in my woodworking shed.  I have even gotten used to typing with them on.
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 04:15 PM »
While I don't this exact pair, I DO own some gloves similar, and I totally agree with you Frank, they become second nature after awhile. I don't sand without them when using any of my electric sanders. I also use them when operating many air tools, esp. percussive/percussion types like an air hammer. You made a good decision to buy them. Sorry to hear about your various ailments.. [sad]
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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 04:08 PM »
But Frank, you are cheating!
Use them gloves on a dewalt sander and see if they still work then!  [tongue]
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 05:28 PM »
But Frank, you are cheating!
Use them gloves on a dewalt sander and see if they still work then!  [tongue]

What's a dewalt sander?   [unsure] 
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Offline JPF Woodworking

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 06:21 PM »
Just as a footnote to this conversation, I have been bothered by vibration related injuries with the result of one carpal tunnel operation (right hand). The surgery went very well and I easily went back to work but my right wrist was still pretty stiff and would get sore with most of these negative symptoms showing up in  the middle of the night.

 Long story short these problems recently began to show up in my left hand but to avoid surgery again I decided to seek a different "solution". I am into my fifth session of "The Carpal Tunnel Solution", a DVD of a variety of stretches that focus on  hand, wrist and forearm. Takes about 30 minutes to go through the whole routine and already I have noticed a great deal of improvement. The person who recommended this DVD swears by the results and says that I can totally avoid surgery and ALL of the related symptoms will disappear.

Here is the link in case anyone is interested.  www.carpaltunnelinstitue.org

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 08:52 AM »
Just as a footnote to this conversation, I have been bothered by vibration related injuries with the result of one carpal tunnel operation (right hand). The surgery went very well and I easily went back to work but my right wrist was still pretty stiff and would get sore with most of these negative symptoms showing up in  the middle of the night.

 Long story short these problems recently began to show up in my left hand but to avoid surgery again I decided to seek a different "solution". I am into my fifth session of "The Carpal Tunnel Solution", a DVD of a variety of stretches that focus on  hand, wrist and forearm. Takes about 30 minutes to go through the whole routine and already I have noticed a great deal of improvement. The person who recommended this DVD swears by the results and says that I can totally avoid surgery and ALL of the related symptoms will disappear.

Here is the link in case anyone is interested.  www.carpaltunnelinstitue.org

John
   Thank you for the link John, I will check it out.  My wife had to wear braces during the night on one arm to help.
 She avoid surgery with the brace and also excercises.  [cool] [cool]
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 09:33 AM »
Thanks for the link John.  I certainly want to avoid surgewry and will check out the exercises.
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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2014, 06:02 AM »
John,
 The link doesn't work without the "t" in institute. This one works:

http://carpaltunnelinstitute.org

I, too, have CTS. It can get nasty. Stretches do help mitigate the pain. There's some free ones on youtube (if you search carpal tunnel) that work well.

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Re: Horizon Anti-Vibration Gloves
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2014, 12:48 PM »
Not only can one develop carpal tunnel syndrome  there is the large repetitive stress injury caused by any repeated stressful action of any body part. There are also RSIs caused by working in awkward positions. These injuries although not life threating can end ones occupation or sport pursuits if not dealt with promptly.
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