The Ultimate Guide to: The Best Gloves for Carpentry
As a carpenter, your most valuable tool is your hands. So choosing the perfect pair of gloves to wear while you work is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Working with your hands all day can really take its toll on the delicate and intricate tendons and small bones that make up your hands. Not to mention the high risk of injury from sharp tools and cutting instruments. Wearing quality work gloves is essential. But it can be overwhelming to decide which are best suited to protect your hands on the job. Luckily, we’re here to impart our wisdom and share with you some tips on how to find the best gloves for carpentry.
Whether you’re a professional carpenter, or just enjoy dabbling in carpentry in your spare time whether as a hobby or whilst you’re creating exciting woodwork creations for your own home, the gloves you choose need to be high-quality and professional grade. You’ll want to look out for the following qualities: dexterity, cut-resistance, comfort and durability. Let’s take a look in more detail.
When you’re looking to find the best gloves for carpentry, dexterity will be key. Work gloves which offer a significant amount of dexterity means that they will not restrict the movement of your hand or fingers. They’ll allow you to have a great range of movement still whilst you work, meaning that tasks you usually carry out comfortably won’t become any more cumbersome or awkward.
When working with blades such as saws, this is a feature you simply can’t afford to compromise on when it comes to work gloves. You’ll soon see that there are different levels of cut protection and resistance in work gloves, from level 0 all the way up to level 5. Level 5 will offer you the highest amount of resistance – so we would recommend aiming for a higher number of cut resistance where possible.
As a carpenter, you probably find yourself wearing your work gloves for the most part of the day. Therefore comfort truly is essential. So, what should you look for to find comfortable gloves? We recommend checking the lining material. Cotton or a knitted material are great options, as not only are they soft on the skin, but are also natural, breathable materials. We’d also recommend ensuring you measure your hands properly and thoroughly to find your correct glove size.
If you’re looking for a pair of carpentry gloves which are really going to last the test of time, then you should avoid just opting for the cheapest pair you can find. Don’t get us wrong – good quality work gloves don’t need to be expensive, but if you’re willing to pay a little more you’re more likely to be buying gloves which are made from better quality, more durable materials, which have more cutting edge design features, and which have been tested more vigorously.
The Best Gloves for Carpentry
At Pronto Direct we’re dedicated to quality and safety. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality safety wear and PPE which you can trust. Below are a selection of our top glove recommendation for carpenters, designed to meet your needs. Let’s take a look.
- Milwaukee Cut Resistant Level 3 Dipped Gloves
These cut-resistant gloves are a great intermediate option. They offer a really good level of protection against cuts, but you may want to equip yourself with a slightly more robust pair when using power tools. These are great for handling and sanding down wood and using hand saws. Designed with a nitrile-coated palm, they’ll provide you with an extremely high level of grip when handling tools, materials or anything else!
- Supertouch Deflector 5X Palm Coated Cut Resistant Gloves
With a level 5 cut resistance, these lightweight gloves offer maximum protection. Their flexible design offers a huge amount of dexterity and comfort while you work, but without compromising on safety. We’d highly recommend these gloves for all sorts of carpentry tasks.
- Pawa PG550 Cut Resistant High Dexterity Grip Gloves
These incredibly comfortable work gloves from Pawa offer excellent protection against a wide range of hazards. Their breathable design features a nitrile-coated palm, allowing you excellent grip while you work. They’re designed with a slightly extended cuff, which will give the wearer added protection.
- Click Drivers Glove With Velcro Cuff
These heavy-duty drivers glove are potentially the most durable of our recommendations. Manufactured from soft grain leather, they offer an incredible level of protection from hazards. However, they’re not quite as flexible as our previous recommendations and don’t offer the same amount of dexterity. These drivers’ gloves would be a great option to wear whilst operating more heavy-duty machinery or saws, but we’d recommend wearing a more flexible pair for more intricate work.
We hope our guide has equipped you with the knowledge you need to make a more informed purchase next time you’re investing in a pair of work gloves for carpentry.
At Pronto Direct, we specialise in safety wear for work. You’ll find an incredible selection of work gloves, from disposable gloves to heavy-duty drivers gloves. Whatever hazards you face in the workplace, we’ll have a pair to protect your hands. Shop the full range here.