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post #21 of 25 Old 04-24-2019, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gj13us View Post
Are there fingerless gloves that would be good for typing on a computer? No joke. My office is drafty and gets so cold sometimes that its gets hard to type.

In addition, some are designed to provide some carpal tunnel relief. Don't believe the exaggerated hype about carpal tunnel support. Some help, some don't, and each person is different. Set your expectations low.
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post #22 of 25 Old 04-24-2019, 03:34 PM
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And so do baseball players, football players, golfers, everyone's wearing gloves.
They don't lose fingers, either.

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It's worse than that.

Originally Posted by sgcz75b View Post
It wasn't that long ago when no one used dust collection, face masks, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

Now there's very few who don't realize the benefits of such measures.
I've worn ear protection for a good 30 plus years in computer rooms. Still I have to wear hearing aids from the first 5 or so years of working in computer rooms w/o ear protection and age (77). I took a few woodworking classes at a community college. These classes are usually 50% old pharts like myself needing to enhance their skills and 50% young kids looking to fill an elective course.

Usually in the first meeting of the class, I would take out the hearing aid and tell the students that they could buy a pair at Costco for about $2000 or ear protection muffs for about $20 at HD.

About 3 weeks into the semester, I was the only one with ear protection. I had a coupon from Harbor Freight and the muffs were on sale. I bought 10 pair, about $21 total. I got to class early and put the muffs in a box with a sign, "Free but if you take one you must wear it in the shop".

It took over a month before all 10 pair were taken. Our class room was used for about 12 classes a week.

How does it go? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

As for the fingerless gloves. . . GE issued them to all wiremen that did lacing of cables for the Apollo project. I still have mine. And "No I don't wear them near rotating machinery."

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Rich, remember that those kids know everything. It is later in life that they learn. Enjoyed your post on hearing protection.

The fellow who taught me to shoot skeet started when hearing protection was unheard of (no pun intended). He wore two powerful state-of-the art hearing aids that was available in the mid 60s.

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It depends. In a "wood shop" where you are doing detailed measuring with steel rulers and protractors etc maybe not or finger-less. But for rough construction outside it it a good habit to get into (fewer splinters and the wasted time to remove them - fewer skin infections). I use nitril gloves for mechanical work to repel grease and chemicals and paint, leather for welding - mandatory, leather with nitril liner for concrete - mandatory. The husky velcro gloves are ok but wear very fast. I like size XL in nitril so I can reuse the gloves - hang them to dry out and keep baby powder. Plumbing Velcro to avoid contaminating the copper to be soldered. Nitril for other tasks - drains etc.

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