Or “What kind of work gloves should I wear?”.
I always hated wearing work gloves because all I ever had were those big, thick, giant, rawhide, leathery gloves that barely allow you to bend your fingers. They usually have a gauntlet safety cuff and horsehide. You know the kind, the ones you might wear if you were going bronco busting.
Well not any more baby. One fine day I walked past a display that looked something like this:
‘ello, what’s all this then? (say that with an english accent)
I know right? You mean all work gloves aren’t made of rawhide that over the winter somehow attracts wasps to climb into the fingertips and build little nests? NO. These gloves actually FIT YOUR HANDS. They BEND. You can hold a nail or a screw deftly with your fingertips, not like you’re wearing the gloves from a mickey mouse costume.
Look, they even have them for your lady friend:
So I got these.
Well the above pictures are from Lowes and I bought mine at Home Depot, but that’s not important right now. What IS important is that here they are:
I pretty much wear them on every project I do that involves wood, hammers, nails, screws, and screw guns. Like I said, they are tight and fit so it’s like having super tough skin. Ever drill a hole, go to wipe away sawdust, and get a splinter? Not anymore. Have you had the screw gun jump off the screw while you’re putting a lot of pressure on it and go through your thumb yet? Don’t worry, you will. If I had these gloves when I was building a treehouse, this wouldn’t have happened:
Sorry the picture’s blurry, I just DRILLED A HOLE THROUGH MY FINGER. Maybe soon I’ll do a post on worksite first aid. Normally it involves duct tape.