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Video tech tip on why to wear gloves when working on any projects. The rubber gloves I normally wear are made of a Nitrile compound which is particular great for people who are sensitive to latex as they are made of a 100% synthetic rubber instead. They feature a thicker layer which is very durable, does not contain any powder, and are chemical resistant.

Depending on what type of project you are working on, it’s much nicer to have the option of keeping your hands clean or safe. Normally I do need to handle the camera so that is one reason. The gloves can be easily removed without having to dirty or risk damaging other objects, which also includes answering a phone or operating a vehicle.

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Next, having that added barrier on your hands also reduces the risk of damaged your skin whether that is from a chemical which can dry your skin or cuts or scratches. There are many chemicals that can cause long term effects on your skin. With cuts and scratches also comes infections. I have heard of instances where a person has cut their hand on an unfamiliar vehicle which in turn led to a flesh eating disease. Now obviously that is an extreme situation, but still possible unfortunately.

So while it may seem like an unneeded item, it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry.

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batvette1 year ago
I havent had much luck with latex or nitrile gloves, just too thin. Mechanix type gloves have no tactile feedback at all.
A good compromise for me has been the pvc coated nylon gloves. I like the ones harbor freight sells for $1.99 on sale. If they are tight (i buy the medium size even though the large would be my normal size.
MikB1 year ago

> reduces the risk of damaged your skin whether that is from a chemical which can dry your skin or cuts or scratches.

Or just plain old nuisance and inconvenience: I only once made the mistake of working with expanding polyurethane foam without gloves -- discovered that no solvent available to me would clean it off skin once it had cured ... :( In the end, only passage of time and a lot of scrubbing got it off. Lesson learnt!

4DIYers (author)  MikB1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback! I have worked with some pretty strong chemicals in the past and didn't wear gloves, so now my hands dry out pretty quick, especially when the cooler weather comes around.

nehmo1 year ago

What if you are too poor to afford gloves? Are there any tips on how to steal some?

nehmo1 year ago

The title implies we will be treated to pictures of smashed hands and severed fingers. Plus, we are entitled to see some burnt-up nitril gloves with (what used to be) hands inside. We got ripped off, my friends.

soltero921 year ago
common knowldge is not a tip
tytower1 year ago

This is wowserism and bullshit

I have heard of instances where a person has cut their hand on an
unfamiliar vehicle which in turn led to a flesh eating disease. Now
obviously that is an extreme situation, but still possible
unfortunately.
tytower1 year ago

Could it be that you are a bit timid? You will never be able to toughen your hands to tighten /loosen nuts using gloves.

ForrestW1 year ago
In no way is this a tutorial or complete instructable.

I disagree. While it is not very long, he does explain why he chooses to wear gloves while work, which is what the subject of this IBLE is about.

Maybe, but that's usefull.

4DIYers (author)  ForrestW1 year ago

It's a tech tip to keep people safe.