Safety issues of wearing gloves when using power tools?

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On Apr 18, 7:18�pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Years ago, I was helping edit a book for a major publisher: the photo they had of someone using a circular saw (Skil saw type) was of someone wearing one of those huge, cuffed gloves that are useful handling materials on oil rigs and nowhere else. They actually argued that it was SAFER that way, until I pointed out something that doesn't apply to most of today's work gloves: the leather palms let things slip very easily. Today, the immensely strong and durable fabrics are the problem. If your glove gets snatched or grabbed, and you've got that wrist strap secured (as it should be to keep it from getting caught), then your hand is going with that glove into whatever did the catching, be it shaper, jointer, drill press, table saw or whatever.
Use gloves for handling material. Operate machinery without gloves. That includes feeding material into tools such as planers.
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(J T) wrote:
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Years ago, I was helping edit a book for a major publisher: the photo they had of someone using a circular saw (Skil saw type) was of someone wearing one of those huge, cuffed gloves that are useful handling materials on oil rigs and nowhere else. They actually argued that it was SAFER that way, until I pointed out something that doesn't apply to most of today's work gloves: the leather palms let things slip very easily. Today, the immensely strong and durable fabrics are the problem. If your glove gets snatched or grabbed, and you've got that wrist strap secured (as it should be to keep it from getting caught), then your hand is going with that glove into whatever did the catching, be it shaper, jointer, drill press, table saw or whatever.
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Use gloves for handling material. Operate machinery without gloves. That includes feeding material into tools such as planers.
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"Mike Richardson" wrote in message

While I'm used to seeing it in the Sears Craftsman catalog these past few years since the advent of the dufus era, was surprised to see the picture in April 07 FWW, in the article on corner miter joinery, of a glove on the feeding hand at the table saw with the caption encouraging it.
The dufus era is rapidly reaching its pinnacle.
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What do you want to bet that it is a directive from the Taunton legal department?
who's cynical now, eh?
(didn't make it to Dave Eisan's yesterday... I was bach-ing it and got downright lazy. Started to shine up the bikes so we can peddle our winter-fattened butts out to the park for some freedom fries.)
Glorious weather. 70 blue skies, no wind.
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Robatoy wrote:
| (didn't make it to Dave Eisan's yesterday... I was bach-ing it and | got downright lazy. Started to shine up the bikes so we can peddle | our winter-fattened butts out to the park for some freedom fries.)
Did you shine the Handel bars, too? 8-)
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I'm stumped. Still laughing... but stumped.
I have no polish to shine with, so I'll put it on my chopin liszt.
I practically became un-Ravel-led at the thought that there weren't any bicycle related puns coming to me... the word GerSchwinn 'spoke' to me...PachaBel was too much of stretch... so I'm stumped.
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Robatoy wrote:
| I have no polish to shine with, so I'll put it on my chopin liszt. | | I practically became un-Ravel-led at the thought that there weren't | any bicycle related puns coming to me... | the word GerSchwinn 'spoke' to me...PachaBel was too much of | stretch... so I'm stumped.
Hmm. I got to thinking about alternative-energy biking and somehow ended up pondering paisley sails, Rose-Marie, and tires (gRacing Slick's, because "the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all"). Considered punning down the road to Windslow, AZ - but got detoured onto the B5 and rOde to Joy instead - and that /really/ upset Rose-Marie...
...then I woke up and decided that too much coffee before bed wasn't a good idea.
I like "GerSchwinn" :-)
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There was an episode of "American Chopper" where one of the employees got his hand caught in a drill press. The cause was some loose string on the gloves he was wearing getting caught in the drill bit. Sucked his hand in quicker than anything and cut it up pretty good.
Leave the gloves off when near the things that spin. Unless you would rather spend 4 hours in the ER rather than 4 minutes picking out splinters.
Allen

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30 years ago a drill press caught me, but I was luckier. A long (metal) chip whipped around and snagged the glove I was wearing. It *instantly* snatched the glove right off my hand with tremendous force. It was like a magic trick. I can still recall the feeling as I looked down at the glove spinning around the table knowing that my hand should be in there.
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I have a friend that I call 9 fingers........NO GLOVES!!!!!!!

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I have a friend that I call 9 finger....NUF SAID!!!!

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"trs80" wrote in message

Sad how the internet is taking the place of the brain these days. All the documentation necessary should be between the woodworker's ears.
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Really? Hm... let's see. I'm using the table saw for the first time. It's easy, right? Just push the wood into the blade. All the documentation's between my ears, so let's go. OOMPH! *time passes, the user recovers* Lucky for him, he put on goalie equipment before he started. Unluckily for him, it was like taking a Bobby Hull slapshot from only twenty feet.
It's often better to read documentation on the internet about how to use the saw and what to avoid than it is to find out first hand. There are things that happen to others that haven't happened yet to you but could actually be worse.
No, you shouldn't wear gloves or be reading the documentation while you're working, but at least have sense enough to read and remember what you read.
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"Puckdropper" wrote in message

Don't look now but you dropped your puck ... the conversation and reply is NOT about using table saws.
Refer to the subject line if in doubt.
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Right. It's about wearing gloves and using power tools. Your reply was about how users should know the stuff rather than using the Internet as a repository of knowledge.
So, if I dropped the puck between the wrong two players, how did I do so? 1. A table saw is a power tool. 2. The example given applies directly to your reply about 'noin' stuff. 3. The guy's obviously using it wrong, something the issue of wearing gloves while using power tools entails. 4. Usenet posts, just like real life conversations sometimes drift or temporarily leave out all the elements first present in the converstion.
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"Puckdropper" wrote in message

LOL ... might want to follow that advice. ;)
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There are times when I wear "gloves" to do some tasks. I find that wearing tight latex gloves can offer a better grip on some wood and tools. I think grip is important when feeding stock into a bench planer, TS, bench router, etc. Latex gloves still leave you a "feel" and are thin enough so that if there is a chance of some bit being caught up, it should rip through without pulling your hand in.
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While I agree that I wouldn't wear gloves for all the reasons mentioned. I was just reading a mag, might have been FW, and they show somebody wearing gloves using the TS. They even pointed out that they lessened the chance of kickback due to slippage.
As I said, I wouldn't do it.
-Jim
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LOL. When I've gotten kickback, the only "slippage" was between my ears. Slippage. That's pure nonsense. Featherboards and push sticks, not gloves.
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