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Old 11-11-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
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Looking for some good black nitrile gloves for wrenching. I'll be using alot, atleast 2 pairs a day so I want to keep cost reasonable.
I've used these
Amazon.com: Micro Flex MK296-L MidnightTM Black Large Powder Free Nitrile Examination Gloves (MFXMK296-L) Category: Medical Nitrile Gloves: Home & Garden

At $10.40 plus shipping a box i would have to buy a few boxes to make it worth my while to buy online instead of from the snap-on truck who is charging $14.20 total IIRC.

Anyone have a solid lead on some good work gloves?

Leather/nylon mechanics type gloves are not an option, I have them for hot work but I work with so many oily, greasy, dirty in general parts that they are not appropriate.
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Ive been using some "food handler" brand gloves that i stocked up on when i was a bus boy for chilies about a year ago, they dont always last extremely long but they get the job done and keep my hands clean. Id imagine them to be fairly cheap if thats the important factor.
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I get them from work.
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Looking for some good black nitrile gloves for wrenching. I'll be using alot, atleast 2 pairs a day so I want to keep cost reasonable.
I've used these
Amazon.com: Micro Flex MK296-L MidnightTM Black Large Powder Free Nitrile Examination Gloves (MFXMK296-L) Category: Medical Nitrile Gloves: Home & Garden

At $10.40 plus shipping a box i would have to buy a few boxes to make it worth my while to buy online instead of from the snap-on truck who is charging $14.20 total IIRC.

Anyone have a solid lead on some good work gloves?

Leather/nylon mechanics type gloves are not an option, I have them for hot work but I work with so many oily, greasy, dirty in general parts that they are not appropriate.
Try "Harbor Freight Tools". Small store.
There is one locally, and they have a TON of different gloves like that.
I usually get mine for 6.99 for a box of 100 and very often they have specials/coupons making them 4.99. Very good deal.

Here is their site:
www.harborfreight.com

Online they only show 9.99 for a box. In the store they're cheaper.
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I guess ill have to check out HF when my stash runs out.
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Yeah I like the MicroFlex ones...
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+1... I use that particular glove at work as well. They're the best I've found so far at resisting solvents and tears. Brake cleaner will still balloon them but not as fast, regular solvent tank type stuff they're pretty good at. Regular oil/grease does nothing to them.
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that's a lot of brown fingers.
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I've used the micro flex a lot already, wasn't sure if anyone knew of something better or not. Figured there had to be something out there a couple bucks cheaper at similar quality.
Micro flex order on it's way.
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FWIW, I use Micro Flex (large) as well. They seem to do a hell of a job. I usually use a pair for a while and when they fill up with sweat or I finish a job I strip them off, hang them up inside out to dry out, and then use compressed air to turn them back again a day or so later. A pair lasts me quite a while and I usually have 3-4 pairs "in-use" at a time. I replace both hands when one rips...
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FWIW, I use Micro Flex (large) as well. They seem to do a hell of a job. I usually use a pair for a while and when they fill up with sweat or I finish a job I strip them off, hang them up inside out to dry out, and then use compressed air to turn them back again a day or so later. A pair lasts me quite a while and I usually have 3-4 pairs "in-use" at a time. I replace both hands when one rips...
Sounds gross wearing old dry sweat gloves, but I guess you do the same thing with gloth and leather gloves
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Sounds gross wearing old dry sweat gloves, but I guess you do the same thing with gloth and leather gloves
... and your hands.

As I said, I turn them inside out and let them air out. I guess they have bacteria and stuff growing on them but it would be the same as your skin. FWIW, I've worked at a chemical company for 20 years and I wear leather gloves several hours a day. I usually keep them clean on the outside so one pair will last several months. In the 20 years I had a problem with some sort of rash on my hands only one time (about 3 years ago) but I cannot tell you if it was glove related or not.
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... and your hands.

As I said, I turn them inside out and let them air out. I guess they have bacteria and stuff growing on them but it would be the same as your skin. FWIW, I've worked at a chemical company for 20 years and I wear leather gloves several hours a day. I usually keep them clean on the outside so one pair will last several months. In the 20 years I had a problem with some sort of rash on my hands only one time (about 3 years ago) but I cannot tell you if it was glove related or not.
I wasn't criticizing you or anything, I was just saying the way your worded it sounded kinda gross. I've reused gloves like this numerous time and I've been using the same mechanics and welding gloves for years.
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I use the Harbor Freight double layered industrial ones. Work pretty well, but will break up if using brake parts cleaner. I use them only for oily jobs as apparently my hands sweat a lot. If one breaks getting a sweaty hand into a new one is tough. I prefer the leather Mechanic's style gloves for most jobs. HF has those cheap as well. These:
http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...?itemid=93640.
are on sale for $5 through the end of the month and are pretty comfortable. I'm going to buy several more just to have around.
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