Common sense should equate that loose clothing near power tools is not safe.
With that said, gloves are more dangerous around some tools than others.
Several years ago this topic came up and I performed an experiment with a TS
and a canvas/leather glove. I used a stick to push this glove into the
spinning blade several times. On no occasion did the blade grab the glove or
move the glove. The blade simply cut the glove as long as I pushed it into
the blade. When I stopped pushing the glove simply sat still with the blade
running through it. I got the same results with both the leather fingers
and the canvas cuff end of the glove. Having said that, I still do not
recommend using gloves around most power tools. Accidents can happen.
a loose glove fed by itself isn't too good at illustrating real world
consider the blade slowed to near stalling by a bound board, like
right before a kickback. add to that the glove being held stretched a
bit by your sweaty hands in contact with the wood and the potential
for unpredictable behavior from the objects in question go up a bit.
no gloves around machinery for *me*
To qualify a bit more, it is not likely a spinning blade will pull a glove
in and especially if there is resistance. The glove is likely to be cut and
cut much easier than wood. I still don't recommend a glove around a TS as
the glove could get caught up on a guard, miter gauge, fence or what ever
and your natural pushing motion could be detoured into the blade.
More dangerous IMHO are gloves around a lathe, drill press, or OSSander.
Basically tools that can wind the glove up with you inside.
Gloves with a chainsaw, hammer drill, most portable sanders, etc.., not so
Leave the gloves for handling firewood. Re- read the safety rules for your
equipment. I'm pretty sure that somewhere in there along with no loose
clothing, jewelry, watches or ties, it also states no gloves! these rules
are written for one reason: To protect you! (Also, if they protect you, they
also cover their own butts against lawsuits from people foolish enough to
wear loose items around moving equipment.
Second that - especially when metalworking in welding gloves - not as much
feel, you tend to rub up against the wheel too often, and as in kickback -
when it grabs - it all happens very quickly.
No gloves for me..
Putting safety first means being able to count to ten without undressing.
When I worked in a one-man maintenance department, the 'safety
inspector' would try to put a dime between the grinding wheel and the
rest. If he succeeded, I got written up.
The other plants got written up so often they removed the rests. ;-))))
While not entirely the same, I always wear gloves with my angle grinder.
The sparks would burn my hands all up without them.
The grinder spins so fast I don't believe gloves or no gloves will matter.
A cutting or grinding wheel doesn't have teeth so less likely to grab a
A cylindrical solid steel shaft doesn't have teeth either, yet I can
personally attest that it can grab a glove and cause injury.
Please note that I am not arguing against your choice of wearing gloves
when operating the angle grinder, I suppose that might be reasonable though
when using one myself, I do not wear them.
Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
I'm damn sure not going to wear gloves after an incident on my CMS a few
I had on a pair of those cheapie canvas/leather gloves. The blade
caught the cuff of the glove and pulled it in slightly. I ended up not
getting hurt, but I damn sure had to check my undies.
One lingerie check is usually all it takes. I got 3 fingers (that's all
that would fit) pulled into a snag grinder many years ago. Fortunately
it was already spinning down. Somebody spoke to me, I turned the grinder
off, flipped open my face shield and grabbed for the grinder to change
hands while standing up.
That's all it took.
I've gotten 'pink spray' a couple of times since ... but the grinder
wanted the whole glove and-everything-in-it.
I'm not going to give a saw blade a chance.
Wed, Apr 18, 2007, 6:55pm (EDT+4) email@example.com (trs80) doth burble:
Can someone point to sources online that document the safety issues of
wearing gloves when using machinery or with woodworking power tools?
Yeah. I damnall sure value my body parts, so I don't wear gloves.
You make your own decision.
I have anal glaucoma. I can't see my ass going to work today.
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