Gloves

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ChadDavis, May 4, 2014.

  1. ChadDavis

    ChadDavis LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 5

    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.
     
  2. E-mans Hardscapes

    E-mans Hardscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    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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  3. ChadDavis

    ChadDavis LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 5

    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.
     
  4. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    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.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,412

    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
     
  6. ChadDavis

    ChadDavis LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 5

    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.
     
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,768

    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
     
  8. ChadDavis

    ChadDavis LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 5

    Thanks alldayrj, I will have to give them a try.
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you guys pay for gloves for your employees?
     
  10. Red Shed Landscaping

    Red Shed Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    I buy them for everybody. I don't want to have to pay for skin grafting.
     

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