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Mechanic Gloves Are A Mechanic's Best Tool

by mdsassociates
Thu, May 5th 2022 07:30 am

Mechanic Gloves For The Tasks At Hand

Injuries such as bumps, cuts and bruises are part of the job as a mechanic or service tech, and for this reason, mechanic work gloves have a difficult task to do. A basic style glove just won't cut it when sharp, oily conditions are present in the work environment. The proper pair of mechanic gloves will protect you from injury without interfering with the task at hand.

What to Consider When Selecting Mechanics Gloves

Breathability - Good ventilation in a glove is critical for all-day wear, maintaining comfort and improving productivity.

Impact Resistance - Dropping a tool or an automotive part on the fingers is a constant threat and impacts are not only incredibly painful, but can cause moderate to major injuries. With thermo plastic rubber (TPR) in key areas on the back of the gloves, impact resistant gloves help absorb shock energy and reduce the liklihood and severity of an injury. Just look for gloves that meet the ANSI/ISEA 138 testing impact standard.

Cut & Puncture Resistance - Automotive parts, tools and the like put the hands at risk to industrial cuts and injuries from punctures. Materials such as Kevlar® and composite blends offer impressive cut resistance.

Good Grip - Oil, fuel, water and grease are all too common to mechanics and pretty much everything they touch has a slippery or grimy coating of petroleum-based materials. Palm coatings displace oil to help keep a tight grip, even in an oily work environment. Micropore nitrile grip coatings improve grip by displacing oils and other liquids, and creating mild suction that lets you hold onto an object instead of dropping it.
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High Dexterity - Freedom of movement can be the crucial difference between a gloved or bare hand. Without adequate dexterity, mechanics can't handle small parts, manipulate tools or wrestle to break open items. When gloves allow for freedom of movement, they stay on the hands.


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