|Review by Nils||posted 02-28-2008 09:31 AM||7177 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I needed a clean, dust-free pair of gloves to assemble a turned kaleidescope egg I made for my wife for Valentine’s Day. I wondered where I could find a cheap pair of gloves for this purpose. I thought immediately of the drug store, where I’d gotten latex gloves before. As I was shopping, I saw these purple nitrile gloves, and though to myself, “Self, isn’t nitrile that stuff that’s impervious to oil?” I’ve had the experience with latex gloves that oil eats into them very quickly, making them not useful for a) working on my bike or b) finishing wood with BLO or Danish oil.
Long story short, I’ve used the pair on the left in the picture for several small oil-based finishing jobs already, as well as gluing pen tubes into pen blanks with CA glue, and they are still going strong. I think they were a great buy, for about $8 at Walgreens.
-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA