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Old 05-04-2014, 07:47 PM
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Gloves

Hey guys, I am new to the site and fairly new to Hardscaping. Been doing it for about a year for a small Landscaping operation. I came into Landscaping by the owner of the business recruiting me and wanting me to work for him. I was previously an automotive mechanic and felt I needed a change of scenery.

Now that I have gotten the introduction out of the way, here comes my question.

What kind of gloves do you guys use? It seems that the gloves that I get only last a couple days. I am sure there are some great gloves for this type of work, but I have not found any yet. The only ones that have lasted are insulated Kinco work gloves, but those will be a little warm when it is 90 out.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:52 PM
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To be honest I haven't found a pair that lasts. So I get the cheap thin grippy ones for free from work. They last half day when laying brick. I have paid in the $10-$15 dollar range with the same results
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:58 PM
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That is what I am gathering as well. I get a limited amount of "free" gloves from my father who works in a mill. But the 10 pair a year that he gets only lasts about a month for me. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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Yes the cheap blue latex gloves that you get by the case are the best. Like E-man said they don't last all day laying pavers but are usually less than a dollar a pair so not such a big deal.

I have had guys buy $30 mechanics gloves, leather and just about any other and haven't lasted any longer than the blue gloves.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:12 PM
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my guys love the cheap cloth gloves with the grippy stuff. I once bought them some nice insulated leather gloves for the winter and they never used them
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:34 PM
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I have found that the heavy insulated work gloves are great for "heavy" work like lugging pavers or wall block and placing them in place, but you lose all "feel" for what you are doing so they become cumbersome to use.

Thanks for all the feedback, I believe I can end my search for the perfect glove and just use ones that are cheap.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:17 PM
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I get the blue palm ones 10 for $10. Theyre great because you can dump them when they get thin or start to stink or both
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I have found wonder gloves to be the best
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:35 PM
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Thanks alldayrj, I will have to give them a try.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:49 PM
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Do you guys pay for gloves for your employees?
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:08 PM
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I buy them for everybody. I don't want to have to pay for skin grafting.
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