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    Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I am wondering what everyone is using for fitting and grinding gloves. I am looking for something thin that is non flammable or at least won't melt the first time it get hit with sparks from a grinder. I hate trying to grind wearing thick gloves. Any ideas?

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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I always used cotton gloves, to rig, fit, and grind.
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I use summer flying gloves for grinding, tig and lite mig welding.
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    Good-fitting leather gloves with just a bit of a gauntlet.

    Good feel and overlaps sleeves.
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmmandan View Post
    I am wondering what everyone is using for fitting and grinding gloves. I am looking for something thin that is non flammable or at least won't melt the first time it get hit with sparks from a grinder. I hate trying to grind wearing thick gloves. Any ideas?

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    I use regular leather gloves for everything, pretty good fit and free from work
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I'm using Tillman #32 gloves for grinding,unlined,good feel. Long gauntlet helps keep the sparks out.

    http://jtillman.com/products/gloves/mig/32/

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    I want to Airgas today and I went through all the gloves they had I like to these the best. They were $10.50 seem like they are pretty sturdy. But still thin enough to loosen bolts and pick up stuff. Well see how they hold up I figured since they have a man with a pornstar mustache as their mascot they must be good.



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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    We use to buy a plastic bag of 50-pair of these gloves for a dollar a pair.
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    im workin on some gloves now for this type of work
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I use leather drivers gloves for everything. I'd buy tillmans if they were cheaper. The gloves I get now are $6-8. Always have at least 1 or 2 extra pairs on hand.

    I guess mine are labeled "work gloves".
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    I wear my worn-out stick gloves for any type of hot work that isn't welding, meaning grinding, torching, dealing with recently-heated metal. Tillman 750L's these days. For just material handling, I use the el-cheapo $1/pair that come in 12 packs at my LWS.
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I've tried numerous brands and styles but prefer the Tillman 1414 drivers.

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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    For everything that is not heavy welding, I stick to nitrile palm coated stretchy cloth backing gloves. The same I use for wrenching. I buy them in 20 pair packs. When they get worn out, I throw them away and pick a new pair. They are sometimes 1€/pair. Pretty disposable!

    Not suitable for handling hot metal though.

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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I use these thin gloves for grinding and tack welding. They are comfortable to work with and I can start bolts, use a measuring tape and write with a sharpie. They are easy to remove and your hands can breath. The down side is that the thin rubber coating doesn't resist oil. If I pick up any oily parts it's almost like not even wearing gloves. I work on a lot of machinery and switch from wrenching to welding. I don't like oil inside my welding gloves. These gloves can be machine washes. So I switch them out like shop rags and wash them every week. The nitrile grip helps you grip parts too. My leather Hobart welding gloves didn't hold up very well with handling steel beams. I use a guard on my grinder and shoot the sparks away from myself. I've never gotten burned from grinder sparks.

    https://www.amazon.com/34-874-MaxiFl...ex+work+gloves

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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    Quote Originally Posted by 69sa200 View Post
    I use these thin gloves for grinding and tack welding. They are comfortable to work with and I can start bolts, use a measuring tape and write with a sharpie. They are easy to remove and your hands can breath. The down side is that the thin rubber coating doesn't resist oil. If I pick up any oily parts it's almost like not even wearing gloves. I work on a lot of machinery and switch from wrenching to welding. I don't like oil inside my welding gloves. These gloves can be machine washes. So I switch them out like shop rags and wash them every week. The nitrile grip helps you grip parts too. My leather Hobart welding gloves didn't hold up very well with handling steel beams. I use a guard on my grinder and shoot the sparks away from myself. I've never gotten burned from grinder sparks.

    https://www.amazon.com/34-874-MaxiFl...ex+work+gloves

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    These are what I use mostly. Grinding disc is fine with them but cutting wheel is no go. Burn holes on back of fingers and hot sparks shoot in. And grabbing anything hot sucks. But very durable for everything else. I usually wear those at all times and just put my Tillman Tig gloves on over them if I'm fitting for one of welders. Then just take Tig gloves off and ready to go without switching gloves. Although some of the welders give me **** about wearing "plumber gloves" but o well. 12 pairs for 40 on Amazon have lasted me over a year with several pairs still usable.
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    Re: Best gloves for fitting And grinding

    I just use Tillman tig gloves I love them

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