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Work Gloves for Construction

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Work Gloves for Construction

When it comes to selecting work gloves for use at a construction site, there are three main categories that you might shop from. We’ve rounded up our top picks for each category.   General Purpose Lightweight Work Gloves:   Tsunami Grip 500 NFT Nitrile Coated Work Glove: This glove is constructed with a 15-gauge nylon shell, making it super lightweight. It also features a foam nitrile coating that offers wearers an excellent grip in wet and dry conditions while maintaining the finger sensitivity you need to perform intricate tasks. They are also super well-fitting and are breathable, making them easy...

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History of Leather Work Gloves

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History of Leather Work Gloves

The earliest evidence of leather being used as protection against tools and equipment was over 2 million years ago during the stone age.   Then, about 30,000-40,000 years ago we can see the development that humans made with leather goods as they began to perfect the construction of leather soles for shoes.   In ancient Egypt, about 12,000 ancient tanneries began popping up, used particularly to construct items for chariots, bow cases, and harnesses. As time progressed and weapons became more sophisticated, leather became more phased out as armor because it simply wasn’t strong enough to protect against this new...

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Best Gloves for Cleaning Windows

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Best Gloves for Cleaning Windows

With summer right around the corner, you might be working on getting your windows cleaned for the season. You will want to use some sort of gloves while working on this project due to the chemicals found in window cleaning solution. We’ve rounded up some key features you should look for when purchasing gloves for window cleaning. Some of the most important qualities you should look for in a pair of window cleaning gloves are that they’re waterproof, offer dexterity and good grip. Depending on your climate you may need to pay attention to the insulation certain gloves offer as well...

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Some of our Favorite Work Gloves in Four Categories

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Some of our Favorite Work Gloves in Four Categories

This week we’ve rounded up some of our favorite work gloves from across several different categories, so no matter what this summer brings you, you’ll be ready to go.   Leather:   When it comes to leather work gloves, hands down, our favorite is this Deerskin Leather Driver Glove. First of all, this glove is constructed from deerskin which is one of the supplest types of leather, which makes for super dexterous and pliable gloves. Deerskin can also withstand getting wet repeatedly without becoming stiff. This deerskin glove has a keystone thumb, which allows for greater range of motion while...

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How Long Should a Nitrile Coated Work Glove Last?

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How Long Should a Nitrile Coated Work Glove Last?

There are several factors that play into the lifespan of your nitrile coated work gloves. As with most items, the better job you do of taking care of them and keeping them clean, the longer they will last before needing to be replaced. If you are using and wearing work gloves on a daily basis, you should not be surprised that you’ll need to replace them eventually.   The definitive answer for how long your nitrile coated work glove should last doesn’t really exist. You’ll have to regularly assess the state of your work gloves and look for signs that...

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