Sorry, Jay, Especially with today's fabrics, it is very unlikely the
cut will be clean, neat and fast.
Gloves and power tools are still a very poor mix. Until the day finger
and hand transplants are routine and cheap, and pain can be removed
with thought, they always will be.
You don't stick your bare hand near moving blades. Fine. Neither do
the rest of us, though I've known patternmakers who work within one
inch of a table saw blade...made my skin crawl. But on occasion, there
is a slip. If my hand slides into a blade accidentally, for whatever
reason, I prefer to be able to snatch it back without having to fight
the resistance of material that is almost suitable for use as tire
While I agree that work gloves are a bad idea, latex or nitrile gloves
will tear quite quickly which is what I use with wood that makes my
hands itch. Yes I have been cut twice buy a tablesaw (TS220LS) and it
was without gloves.
Mon, Apr 16, 2007, 6:29pm (EDT+4) email@example.com
(Lew Hodgett) doth smootly sayeth:
You are either the biggest dumb fuck on the planet or a troll.
Damn Lew, wish I was a smooth talker like you. LMAO I thought he
was just an idiot.
The only time I wear gloves in connecton with woodworking is for
loadng, or unloading, rough lumber or wood; and seldom wear them for any
other reason either.
You get a splinter, you can put some glue on it, let the glue dry,
peel the glue off, the splinter goes with it. Or just pull it out with
yor fingers. Or pulol it out with your teeth. Or pull it out with
tweezers. Or dig it out with a needle. Or just be careful in the first
I have anal glaucoma. I can't see my ass going to work today.
Wearing gloves operating machines I find necessary at times but I use
disposable ones, mainly with poplar which irritates my skin. The blue
ones, does not protect against splinters though. I use carpenter
gloves to move fresh milled stock though.
But any jewelry is long gone before I grab the ladder to crawl up to
the roof, USAF cured me of any notion that wearing a ring or watch
while climbing is safe on anything other than my wife.
(sixoneeight) = 618
I wore my High School ring while in the Navy. I was on a heavy cruiser
that served as a flagship for the 6th fleet. Every exposed hand rail had
macrame knotted cord as a decoration. I used a hand rail to swing down
into a compartment one time and the ring caught on the macrame and
almost took off my finger. It cut a nice gouge in the flesh. I never
wore it after that
USAF cured me of any notion that wearing a ring or watch
Where it's obligatory, if she's like mine was. Didn't wear one pretty much
ever again after dumping a check in UPT for not removing one. Think SWMBO
looked at the pay scale and figured the harassed look was enough to brand me
as married, and the extra cash went to her anyway. I got an allowance.
Gloves and woodworking machinery don't mix. There is an adhesive tape that
you can put on individual fingers that would be a much safer alternative for
those time you need some type of protection:
Don't wear gloves when there is any chance they could be caught by
Bye-bye finger or hand.
The only gloves I wear are fingerless cycling gloves when I'm turning
wood on the lathe. I'd never wear gloves on the router table or table
saw or drill press, or band saw, or...
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher
Using gloves around moving ropes (or "lines" for the yachtsmen) or
around whirling machinery (like saw blades or router bits) isn't
recommended by nearly every safety manual or instruction I've seen.
They can be "nicked" and your hand drawn into the machinery and you
won't feel the nick... just the "hand-drawn-into" part.
Yes, yachtsmen wear gloves, but they typically have no tips on the
the no-tipped gloves are so one can untie something, which is rather hard to
do with fingered gloves. if i didn't use gloves on my sailboat, i wouldn't
have any skin left. i know of no yachts-people who actually pull lines who
do not use gloves.
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