I promised in John D’s “I cut my hand on the table saw” thread that I’d get info out on the tight(er) fitting gloves I occasionally wear in the shop. Proved harder than expected — cannot seem to find them on the internet, so here’s a picture of them. They are by Atlas, same brand that you see with the bulkier rubber-lined gloves, but these are a snug nylon knit with neoprene palms and fingers (neoprene? hope that’s right). I’ve seen them at Ace Hardware and other ordinary places like that.
No doubt this thread will develop a “Yes/No-never” debate about gloves around power tools, so right up front I’ll say, when it comes to power tools, I only wear these when I feel I need extra traction at the table saw (usually when cutting plywood), and I’m very careful not to set myself up for getting them caught in the blade. I do not use them at the jointer, drill press or bandsaw.
forestgirl — you can take the girl out of the forest, but you can’t take the forest out of the girl 😉
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