Do you guys wear work gloves? I'm not talking about Insulated Gauntlets, but ordinary Leather Rigger type gloves?. About 2 years ago, I got a HUGE splinter lodged in my hand on a building site, long story short, it got infected, etc. Since then, I don't work without them and to a certain extent, I find that I can work a bit faster, because I'm not always worrying about injuring my fingers and hands. What do you guys reckon?.
Trumpy, I agree. 30 years ago, no employer provided gloves (or hardhats usually, nor safety glasses, nor masks of any type) and we considered it.......not manly.. to wear such things. I have since made friends with the gloves and hard hat, and will rarely work without at least the gloves.
Re: Work Gloves?#147954 04/10/0305:52 PM04/10/0305:52 PM
Gidday George, One thing I really hate working with over here is, Corrugated Iron roofing sheets, they've got absolutely no friends at all and give a real nasty cut too, if you are unfortunate enough to slip with a piece!. There's nothing like getting a few stitches in your hand, to wake you up!
Re: Work Gloves?#147955 04/11/0312:00 AM04/11/0312:00 AM
As long as I don't have to work with tiny parts yes. The only reason for me to work without gloves is when I need absolutely free movement of my fingers. Also comes nice against blisters from chiseling. For nailing I only wear a right-hand glove, the left hand has to get the nails out of the pack.
Re: Work Gloves?#147958 04/13/0309:26 PM04/13/0309:26 PM
I am spoiled, Virgil. My hubby got me a pair of the Mechanix gloves for my birthday or Christmas and they're neat. No more busted knuckles. Of course I guess now I should see if they actually help if I WORK instead of just trying them out while I PLAY in 'his' garage.