|Review by CharlesA||posted 03-10-2014 11:50 PM||2506 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I use Nitrile gloves for finishing. My day job involves pressed shirts, silk ties, and shiny shoes—showing up with remnants of stain and polyurethane on the hands doesn’t quite work.
I usually just buy some from the drug store. The only think I don’t like about the bottom of the barrel gloves is how fragile they are. It is really easy to catch them on something and next thing I know I’m wearing a shredded glove that only covers three fingers.
Last week I dropped by Walgreens and a box of nitrile gloves were $20, so I decided to look around. I found these on Amazon, cheaper than what I could get on Walgreens. In most respects they’re just nitrile gloves, although the purple color does add a little class to the workshop ;-) However, I would say they are about 25% thicker than normal gloves. I kept them on while handling some unfinished lumber and handling some sharp tools—I even used them while cleaning two saw blades. No tears, holes, rips, etc.
This is not a sexy woodworking tool, but they are definitely superior to other finishing gloves that I have used.
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