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Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by dancom, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I shredded my skin and a fingernail pretty badly on the flat platen doing a large kitchen knife. Just one slip with pressure and yeouwch!

    So , I thought I would try these "cut proof" gloves from Dollarama for $3.00.
    Must say they've saved my skin on the 36 grit more than a few times. Disposable, fairly tough and worth the money.
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    Of course, as with any gloves be mindful of any pinch points.

    Dan
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't take much to learn the smell of burning fingernail, cut proof gloves are a good idea. Another reason to head into town this weekend.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yup. At 4000 sf/m that belt is going by at 45 miles per hour. Like instant road rash without going anywhere. :eek:

    I guess they are technically "cut resistant" and they will shred eventually.
    The brand is Duramax. (Not to be confused with Dollarama's line if diesel engines. :roflmao)

    Dan
     
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  4. Icho-

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    I personally am not a fan of gloves or long sleeves around machinery. If gloves are stretchy and tight then maybe but then I feel I don't have the control /feel when grinding.
     
  5. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    It's a 6 of one, half dozen of the other, @Icho-. No gloves means you get better feel, but serious risk of shredding your hands. Gloves means more ham-fisted work, but you're protected.

    Dan's right about the road rash analogy. I've had road rash. It sucks.

    All that being said, I split the difference. I'll keep my sleeves rolled up, but I will wear snug fitter's gloves to protect my hands.

    When I was running the lathe at my last day job, my boss would always get on my case about having my sleeves rolled up while I was turning, until I decided to spool it up one afternoon and feed the cuff of my smock into it (I wasn't wearing it) to prove a point. It also drove the point home as to why I preferred wearing $8/pair fitters gloves over the $2/pair split grain work gloves that were stocked at the shop.
     
  6. Icho-

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    Yah I know if someone that had fingers torn off and rest of hand messed up pretty bad because a flower caught. I've also seen quite a few other incidents being in a shop atmosphere over the past 20 years. I look at it as a ground knuckle or trimmed finger nail keeps you awake but any fabric getting grabbed by a belt, wheel or cutter will send you to the hospital. Scars are better than missing parts and what kind of a knifemaking are you if you don't have any scars. Lol
     
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  7. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    A wise man once told me to never stick my fingers where I wasn't willing to stick my dick :p
     
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  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    That don't always work, at least when booze is involved.
     
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  9. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have tried the cut resistant gloves for grinding and didnt care for them that much. They were a different brand, quite expensive, that i had from a previous job. We actually tested them by putting hotdogs in them and going at them with an olfa knife, no cuts. They were yellow and i believe all kevlar, not a mix. The problem i had with all of them is the rubber palm. It has a very low melting point and i had issues before with the coating melting to the blade when hogging bevels pre HT. I do wear them for hand sanding often though, since an exposed blade edge at 10 to 15 though will still cut you pretty bad if you slip and ram your hand against it. For feel alone I prefer to go gloveless after HT. I did however get some green fibre tape stuff once from USA knifemakers supply, that is great. Its essentially a self fusing mesh tape that i can wrap on my knuckles and finger tips, which slows down the skin removal from a belt and insulates a bit from the heat, allowing an extra pass or two on the belt before dunking. For very rough work i will wear an old pair of welding golves just to protect from the heat, during operations where heat is very high but doesnt matter, such as flattening a forged billet, grinding off heavy scale from a forged item, or prepping faces of a billet to weld. in these situations I only cool once the gloves start smoking. If its going back in the forge at 1900+ i dont much care if it hits 400 while grinding.
     
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  10. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I have tried but I cant grind with gloves on. On the flip side I can make a pretty good fingernail with super glue. I have thought about trying rhino finger skins, but they are a little pricey. Anyone try them?
    https://www.knifemaker.ca/Rhino-Finger-Skins
     
  11. Yamroll

    Yamroll New Member

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    That's why it's best that I'm the only one who uses my laptop.
     
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  12. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    BAAAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!! :roflmao:roflmao:roflmao:roflmao:roflmao
     

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