Through the community of scrappers on our Facebook Group, we have heard too many stories and seen too many injuries of common injuries to hands while scrapping. So we wanted to try to help prevent some of these injuries so that more scrappers can continue scrapping.
What We’ve Heard…
Many scrappers state they don’t like to wear gloves because it prevents them from having full control of grip and pulling things.
What We Say In Response…
Yes, it’s true that gloves restrict your hands from moving around, but it’s better to have hands that can work rather than have an injury from preventing you from moving metal.
If you’re ready to start working SMARTER, and NOT harder, we have some of the top picks for various work gloves that can be used when moving scrap metal and taking things apart!
Top Everyday Gloves for Scrapping
Below are some of our top picks for everyday work gloves that will allow you to move around easily while picking up materials, driving, and performing regular scrapping activities:
Ironclad Ranchworx Work Gloves RWG2
The Ironclad Ranchworx gloves are designed for performance and durability. Made with premier leather, these gloves offer a snug fit that doesn’t compromise on comfort. The machine-washable feature is a practical addition, making maintenance a breeze. The knuckle protection can also keep your fingers out of harm’s way when pulling apart smaller motors or hard-to-reach electronics inside larger units. These gloves are well-suited for heavy-duty tasks like handling larger scrap metal pieces or activities that demand a sturdy grip, such as driving.
KAYGO KG125M Work Gloves
a tough yet agile solution. Reinforced with double-stitched synthetic leather on the palm, saddle, and fingers, they balance durability and dexterity. The padded palm and fingertips ensure a solid grip for whatever tools are in your hand. For protection and comfort, find a flexible accordion knuckle with high-density EVA foam padding. These gloves conform to ergonomics for a secure fit. Added features include a terry cloth on the thumb’s back for sweat wiping and machine washability. Also backed by a 100% money-back guarantee!
Vgo Synthetic Leather Work Gloves
These are tailored for a range of tasks, including regular construction, logistics, warehousing, driving, landscaping/gardening, and DIY projects. The incorporation of a Nubuck leather palm and padding offers additional protection and increased durability against wear and tear. The stretch spandex back ensures exceptional dexterity for intricate tasks and guarantees breathability during extended wear. These gloves are also CA65-approved and their machine-washable feature makes sure no one is stinking up the truck
LANON PVC Chemical Gloves
These chemical and oil-resistant gloves are the perfect choice for tasks involving materials with residue or contaminants commonly found in automotive scrap. The “Ultra-Grippy” sandy textured palms significantly enhance the gloves’ non-slip ability, ensuring a secure grip on items while working. Also, their scratch-resistant feature provides extended coverage, offering heightened protection for hands and wrists compared to many others on this list.
Ironclad KONG SDX2 Impact Gloves
These gloves stand out for heavy-duty tasks involving impact and potentially harsh environments. Designed with safety in mind, these gloves offer impact protection and are particularly suitable for activities like moving larger scrap metal pieces. The impact absorption is great for scrappers who are constantly using heavier tools that generate a lot of energy, such as Sawszalls, impact drills, and others.
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ACKTRA Ultra-Thin WG002
These might be a good fit if you’re looking for a balance between protection and tactile sensitivity. The ultra-thin PU material provides a flexible and snug fit, ensuring you can easily handle smaller items and intricate tasks. These gloves are ideal for situations where precision is crucial, such as sorting through finer strands of cabling or stripping wire on a job site.
SAFEAT Cut Resistant Work Gloves
These gloves offer protective features with a comfortable PU-coated palm. While they provide excellent grip and protection against abrasions, they are also designed to maintain flexibility. They are suitable for tasks involving sharp-edged materials such as residential aluminum siding. or thin sheet metal from an appliance.
Keep Safe & Cover Those Hands!
Generally speaking, the best work gloves depend on the tasks you regularly engage in. Your specific application and the materials you most often work with should always determine your choice. I hope this list of recommendations helps.
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