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All the rules in the world will not keep you safe unless common sense is used as well. Handling rough lumber full of splinters bare handed because if you have gloves on you might use your table saw without thinking in my opinion borders upon the ridiculous.

There are many different styles of gloves, there are the $1.49 variety of "one size fits all" that are extremely loose fitting on most hands. Then we have mechanics gloves that are very tight fitting, really not that different than working with bare hands in most cases.

You should never run a machine with any kind of gloves on, that is a given and I have no argument there, I have an argument with generalities that make no sense in the real world.
This is what I mean. I wear tight fitting gloves that aren't much different than just my hands other than I don't get cuts and splinters. I'll admit, I've used my table saw and drill press with them on, but I'm always very conscious to stay clear.
 

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I was not inferring that tight fitting gloves should be worn when running machinery by any means, my point was that there are different kinds of gloves and some are more apt to get caught up than others. The tight fitting ones may be even more dangerous if you get close enough to get caught up with them on.
 

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for something a bit different ....

Our good friend and WWT member Charles Neil, is seen wearing finger less gloves in many of his videos. I'm not sure what the advantage is, we'd have have Charles post in on this thread.

Many motorcyclists like those same gloves and I'm not certain why that is either....

They may offer some absorbtion of impacts on the palm if you are working with hand chisels.... I donno? Just thought I would throw that in for discussion.
 

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Something like this?

Our good friend and WWT member Charles Neil, is seen wearing finger less gloves in many of his videos. I'm not sure what the advantage is, we'd have have Charles post in on this thread.

Many motorcyclists like those same gloves and I'm not certain why that is either....

They may offer some absorbtion of impacts on the palm if you are working with hand chisels.... I donno? Just thought I would throw that in for discussion.

Is it something like this? I wear them sometimes when carrying lumber/plywood sheets as they save my palms from splinters. Plus they also give wrist support when carrying heavy stuff.
 

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There's arthritis creeping into my hands. Wood carving with a mallet & gouges, the gloves absorb most of the vibration. Little bit of added warmth, too.
 

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The only time I wear gloves is if I'm handling rough cut wood to prevent splinters. The rest of the time- NO!
 

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There's arthritis creeping into my hands. Wood carving with a mallet & gouges, the gloves absorb most of the vibration. Little bit of added warmth, too.
I feel like the gloves give me a better grip on the wood that I'm working with to actually help prevent accidents. I also enjoy the little bit of added warmth. It helps keep up the tactile function.
 

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I never wear gloves in the woodshop. I dislike gloves in general. I wear gloves when welding, loading large amounts of firewood, and putting wood in the stove. And flip flops, I hate those. I almost never wear sandals.
 

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Fingerless on the bikes is Harley thing but also for carpel tunnel ...some will even have a gel pad in the palm....smooths the vibration to the cp and still have dexterity of the fingerless. I blame the old buzy parallel twins for my cp ..... takes hardly nothing to go numb anymore.
Shop wise no gloves or rings or watches or loose fitting clothes for me.
 

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Really glad you started this thread. I never used to wear gloves but recently I've started using those tight fitting gloves and have really enjoyed them. But honestly have not thought about the dangers of having my hand pulled in. Guess I need to give up my gloves....
 

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I forgot that I have used these Latex tipped gloves when handling slippery woods and especially on the jointer. I use a push block but sometimes I need a little extra grip:

http://www.harborfreight.com/coated-rubber-grip-gloves-large-90912.html

Yes but, the problem is in order to keep everyone safe we have to make blanket rules that include those like yourself using common sense.

On top of that I think there may be bit of do as I say not as I do happening here if the truth was known.
 

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I'm a little late to this thread but, if I am wearing gloves its not because of the tools but because of whatever else I am doing where a glove will help my grip or protect my skin. In general in the shop I do not wear gloves while using big power tools as it just doesn't feel safe to me and its not usually necessary.

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I'm a little late to this thread but, if I am wearing gloves its not because of the tools but because of whatever else I am doing where a glove will help my grip or protect my skin. In general in the shop I do not wear gloves while using big power tools as it just doesn't feel safe to me and its not usually necessary.

David

Protecting the skin ....YES !
I'm very sensitive with any chemicals on my hands and will wear latex gloves when needed. Thin latex gloves will tear right off and not compromise your safety.
Don't think your immune as your skin is like a sponge and eventually your tolerance level will be met.
 
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