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Offline Birdhunter

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Gloves
« on: May 09, 2020, 12:07 PM »
A friend steered me to buy woodworking gloves at Packard Woodworking. They are Nitrile heavy duty non powdered gloves and, by far, the best I have ever used. After trying theses gloves, I ordered 3 more boxes. I use them whenever I am glueing or finishing. I also wear them while leaving the house (virus protection).
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 01:50 PM »
If you use them as 'virus protection', you have to throw them away after touching something outside your house, which is of course every time you leave. Washing your hands with soap makes more sense.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 02:22 PM »
A lot of inconsiderate slobs have been throwing gloves on the ground in store parking lots. It really ticks me off and it’s wasteful. You don’t have to dispose of used gloves if they haven’t been punctured. Just let them sit on a shelf or some other out of the way place for a few days and then they’re safe to reuse.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 05:40 PM »
A lot of inconsiderate slobs have been throwing gloves on the ground in store parking lots. It really ticks me off and it’s wasteful. You don’t have to dispose of used gloves if they haven’t been punctured. Just let them sit on a shelf or some other out of the way place for a few days and then they’re safe to reuse.

Assuming you can strip them off outside your home or car in a manner that doesn't spread contamination around but still leaves them reusable. Not saying that isn't possible.

    Not that you should drop them in the parking lot but there are some logistics to all of this.  I think not enough attention and instruction is paid to how not to transfer germs. I think there are too many people that don't get that aspect. Not just during this pandemic , but all the time. Gloves don't help if you just wear them and handle everything. I see this all the time at fast food places. And I even watched this going on in a hospital once.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 05:42 PM »
A friend steered me to buy woodworking gloves at Packard Woodworking. They are Nitrile heavy duty non powdered gloves and, by far, the best I have ever used. After trying theses gloves, I ordered 3 more boxes. I use them whenever I am glueing or finishing. I also wear them while leaving the house (virus protection).

Anyway ...... are these just regular heavy 9mil nitrile gloves or are they something different / special?  Got link?

Seth

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2020, 06:15 PM »
Anyway ...... are these just regular heavy 9mil nitrile gloves or are they something different / special?  Got link?

Seth


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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Snip.
Anyway ...... are these just regular heavy 9mil nitrile gloves or are they something different / special?  Got link?

Seth
9mil?

Mine -- Grease Monkey brand -- are 8 mil thick.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 06:28 PM »
I strip off the gloves before getting back in my car and drop them into the back floor board. I keep hand disinfectant in my car door and apply that before getting in. I wash my hands as soon as I get into my house. The used gloves go into my trash.

I see face masks and gloves in the parking lots. There will always be trashy people.
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Offline Banana

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2020, 07:53 PM »
I use a lot of disposable nitrile gloves and went through a brief bromance with the black SAS Ravens for a while.  I was tired of how the standard blue 4 ~ 5 mil gloves couldn't stand up to much abuse.  After going through about 12 boxes of Ravens I finally realized they really didn't last 'that' much longer to justify the price (but I am rough on them).  Now I'm back to the 5 mil blue nitrile purchased in bulk when they are on sale. I just accept that ripping them off and replacing them as I work is a reality for construction, so I grab a few extra pair for the back pocket, trading durability for always having a clean pair.   

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2020, 07:56 PM »
After years of working in automotive and industrial shops, I can remove gloves cleanly.  About the only place I go anymore is the grocery store.  One pair a week for that errand isn’t so bad.  Go through more cleaning and working around the house.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2020, 08:18 PM »
The blue gloves I have been using dissolve when I use Remoil. The black ones seem to hold up.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2020, 09:00 PM »
The blue gloves I have been using dissolve when I use Remoil. The black ones seem to hold up.

Were the blue gloves latex?  I’ve used several brands of nitrile gloves over the years and don’t recall any dissolving. Some puncture and tear more easily than others.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 09:46 PM »
Not sure. I’ll check them out.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 11:30 PM »
Snip.
Anyway ...... are these just regular heavy 9mil nitrile gloves or are they something different / special?  Got link?

Seth
9mil?

Mine -- Grease Monkey brand -- are 8 mil thick.


Yes, 9. Harbor Freight has 3, 5, 7, 9.   I use 5 for most things and 9 if really working on something rough or I want them to hold up while using a tool. Of course that was before the current situation.

Seth

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2020, 12:42 AM »
I use the Harbor Freight nitrile gloves too, and almost always the blue 5 mil version.

The heavier 7 and 9 mil gloves, being thicker are more abrasion resistant but are also less flexible.
 
I wear size large and while the 5 mil stretches easily to fit my hand snugly the 9 mil size large is so stiff I can barely get my hand in and it becomes uncomfortable before long. However, because it is so much less flexible than the 5 mil glove it is also much less tolerant of perforation. The smallest puncture and the glove rips right around my hand so I seldom have to deal with the uncomfortable tightness for long. If I continue trying to make use of the 9 mil gloves the box is emptied quickly.

I wanted to like the 9 mil gloves because I prefer the black color but it turns out the color is the only good thing about them in my experience.

7 mil is less uncomfortable and lasts longer than 9 mil and the color is less “medical looking” but a box lasts about half as long as the 5 mil box. The high flexibility of the 5 mil glove allows it to tolerate significant damage and still remain substantially intact. I can continue working when a 5 mil glove has lost a fingertip. That kind of damage would cause a thicker glove to completely destruct.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2020, 01:04 AM »
Try going up a size on the 9mil. 

I like a looser fit rather than skin tight so I haven't run into the flex problem.

Seth

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2020, 09:45 AM »
One thing that irritates me about the nitrile gloves, regardless of thickness or manufacturer, is the impermeability of the material.  After about ten minutes in my shop, if I hold my hands above my head, the perspiration runs out of the gloves like a river.  That said, I still use the gloves when painting or staining (or changing the lubricants in my vehicles).  Now if I could find some gloves that provide protection with breathability, it would be much nicer. 
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2020, 03:05 PM »
I guess I’m lucky to have dry skin. I can wear a nitrile glove for as long as it lasts. When I’ve been wearing a glove that has lost a fingertip and take it off my hand is only slightly moist if that, more like a normal person’s hand, but the finger that had been sticking out is calloused.

Seth, I tried the extra large nitrile and it fits pretty good around my hand but the fingertips flop around, so no good.

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 03:39 PM »
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After about ten minutes in my shop, if I hold my hands above my head, the perspiration runs out of the gloves like a river.
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Same.

Several shops I worked in mandated employees to wear something like these:
https://www.wellslamontindustrial.com/product/synthetic-knit-shell-with-pu-palm-y9287/

Would only get a day’s use out of them, but more comfortable and nick-resistant than solid nitrile.