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Don’t Get Nailed!

Get The Shield Nail Gun Hand Pad - Kevlar® Ballistic Armor Plating for the Hands of Roofers, Framers & Carpenters

a hand with a nail piercing through 3 fingersThis type of gun doesn’t require a background check or a safety course yet its capable of ejecting two to three projectiles a second with velocities up to 1440 feet.

If you aren’t into portable power tools, than the brands Bostitch, Makita, Dewalt and Numax might sound like brands of sport hunting guns right?

For a framer, roofer or carpenter, these brands of guns are their livelihood. Pneumatic nail guns or nailers represent some of the most powerful tools in the tool box. Equated to the firing capacity of a .22 caliber handgun or rifle, pneumatic nail guns are just as dangerous. One mistake or break in focus can change  lives in just one second.


Nail gun injuries are no joke and if there are trainees on the job, 40% of workers that train on them produce devastating injuries that can exceed $70,000.  Pneumatic nail guns and staplers are responsible for almost 37,000 emergency room trips annually and the most severe injuries can result in bone fractures and severed tendons, resulting in tens of thousands in medical costs.

For those suffering traumatic injuries, the impact on their lives can be even more devastating than the cost, including restricted or no mobility, reduced family enjoyment and even permanent disability.

Hand protection is not among the personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) required by OSHA when operating a pneumatic nailer or nail gun. This is most likely due to the fact that there hasn’t been an effective solution in hand protection that can help lessen the devastating effects of a nail gun hand injury. That is, until now....

The Industry's First Protective Device for Nail Gun Operators

Boasting some of the best hand specialist in the world, the engineers at Superior Glove® imagined knight’s armor. This visualization lead to 5+ years of research and development and included several in-field study trials to bring you The Shield.

Designed specifically as aSuperior Glove® : #HPNG The Shield | Nail Gun Hand Pad protective barrier to mitigate damage to hands due to human or mechanical malfunction of nail guns, The Shield is the industry's first hand protection offering for nail gun operators.

The Shield is made from split leather and sewn with Kevlar® thread. It features Velcro® fasteners and reinforced thumb crotches.

The placement of the Kevlar® ballistic armor plating is not haphazard. It’s strategically placed in a geometric sequence designed to protect the area’s most vulnerable to nail gun injuries.

Ideal for:

  • Prefabrication Assembly
  • Carpentry
  • Finishing
  • Roofing
  • Framing
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Commercial Fishing

The Shield Nail Gun Hand Pad has been put through demanding development and in-field testing to ensure its design, form and materials are optimized for providing nail gun operators with additional protection against nail gun injuries. This single hand solution is intended to supplement existing hand protection such as a pair of puncture resistant work gloves (it's not a stand alone device) or combine with work gloves featuring PinchGuard technology the first hand protection in North America designed with finger caps built right into your safety gloves. Crush-resistant finger caps are a comfortable protective shield that wraps around your fingertips to absorb the force from impacts, crushes and pinch hazards.

When you incorporate The Shield, understand that you’re wearing cutting-edge protection carefully designed by hand safety engineers and ruthlessly tested by nail gun operators.  A Superior Glove® innovation, MDS is proud to be able to introduce this first-of-its-kind hand protection to the industrial  work safety glove market.

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"We want you to return home safely every day"

It is imperative that The Shield be kept in the best physical condition possible. It is recommended that it be returned to Superior Glove® on a regular basis for hand replacement and strategic realignment of the armor plating-especially if the liner or plating has been compromised. Save on replacements costs! Contact us for details on Superior Glove's optional maintenance service program or download the PDF repair form at bottom.

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