On Friday, July 6, 2012 11:03:08 PM UTC-4, -MIKE- wrote:
That has not been my experience. A while back I was resawing on a TS and there was a significant hollow on the blade side of the board. Due to the extremely splintery nature of the wood I was wearing leather gloves. About halfway through the cut the blade came out the side of the wood and I felt a slight vibration on the tip of my middle finger. The blade had cut through the leather and had just nicked my finger. The blade didn't catch and slam, it cut.
I sit corrected. :-) As I mentioned in Leon's reply, I would like to see
what happens with a glove made of kevlar and steel mesh. I think a
strong woven fabric would be a different story than natural animal hide.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I didn't realize that leather was a "new-age" material.
Apparently *you* are not aware of what a "cut resistant" glove is for.
Their purpose is to protect woodcarvers from a slip of a knife or carving
chisel. They WILL
NOT protect your hands from a saw blade. Sure, maybe the blade won't cut through
glove, but it can sure as hell snag the fabric. When a 10" table saw blade (tip
approximately 110 mph) snags the glove, what do you suppose will happen to the
that's inside the glove?
Wearing gloves of any sort when operating power woodworking tools isn't very
And like the gloves were going to prevent a cut. Actually the gloves
don't add any danger from the aspect of pulling your hand into the
blade, the blade will simply cut through the leather as it wold the wood
or your hand. I have conducted an experiment with leather/canvas work
gloves. I laid the glove on the saw and pushed it into the blade with a
stick. The glove stay where ever I pushed it regardless of how far into
the glove the bade had cut.
Now gloves around a drill press or lathe would be another matter, the
glove is less likely to be cut and really pull you in.
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