Beware of purists
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: beyond the pale
I'll often wear fingerless gloves with the table saw while handling rough sawn wood or on the bandsaw. Today I had them on in the shop for five hours including drilling, circular saw use, and cutting up old oak on the table saw.
I buy Grease Monkey gloves at Home Depot for about 10 bucks. They have velcro so you can pull them tight so there's nothing loose to catch. You keep your finger dexterity and protect your lower fingers and palm.
Since I started wearing fingerless gloves about a year ago, I enjoy not tearing up my hands and quickly notice when I don't have them on.
I was watching Charles Neal and he talked about why he wears fingerless gloves and the additional grip it gives him around the table saw, so I decided to see if it worked for me. It did.
However, I wouldn't wear gloves with fingers while operating table saws or bandsaws. But always wear them with a chainsaw,
Remember - You're not a "real" woodworker unless you do exactly as another woodworker says you must do to be a "real" woodworker. It's called "The True Woodworker Fallacy."
Last edited by sgcz75b; 04-22-2019 at 07:59 PM.