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A while back I posted about how great it is to have a few sets of “clean” work gloves around — gloves that you keep clean so you can use them for moving furniture and so on.  At the time, I mentioned that I found some for $1 each.

Well, here’s your opportunity.  Harbor Freight’s sellin the ones pictured above 3-for-$3 today.  That’s half price as they’re normally $6.

While you’re at it, pick up two sets.  You know you’re eventually going to end up getting some of ’em dirty.

Work Gloves, 3-Pair [Harbor Freight]

 

7 Responses to Deals: 3-Pair of Work Gloves for $3

  1. nrChris says:

    My local discount store (Ocean State Job Lot–throughout New England) has the same deal going–I think they’re a dollar a pair. And no shipping and no wait.

    I have to confess that I see these as more of gardening gloves than mechanic gloves. Gloves are something that I am willing to splurge on, as they are both a fashion item in the workshop and a safety tool.

  2. Paul says:

    Yes a buck a pair is the nice price for work gloves. I’ve had some jobs where I’ve burned through two pair a day. So unlike nrChris I won’t splurge on gloves, because unlike nrChris when I need work gloves I REALLY NEED work gloves! Block, and scaffolding tear the hell out of gloves. Commercial roofing goes through a lot of gloves too. I don’t wear gloves when I am doing mechanical work, unless it is welding gloves. And as far as a fashion statement goes, these are the kind of gloves that every well equipped construction worker uses. The knit cuffed ones make your hands smell like old feet. Don’t ask me how we all know.

    Neoprene gloves make some sense doing some dirty mechanical jobs, but those NASCAR mechanics gloves, well I don’t know anyone that actually uses them. But if I did I’d find myself some new friends. Me, I usually opt for just getting dirty, and suffer from mechanic’s tan for a while. BTW 20 Mule Power Borax laundry booster is a great hand cleaner mixed with some liquid soap. I wet my hand, then pour a little pile of Borax into a cupped palm, them some liquid soap, scrub, and well it comes out pretty good. So that Borax isn’t just a good welding flux, it makes a great hand cleaner too! Yeah gritty.

  3. Me says:

    I agree with Paul, gloves are useful only if serious hand injury is a possibility. We buy a bunch of these $1 gloves to use at hog roasts to handle the hot coals, burner grates, spit, etc… That way if they get burned or covered with pig juice, it is not a big deal to toss them out.

  4. TimG says:

    Short comment… dollar store! There are lots of great ‘tools’ available at the dollar store for $1! I usually see lots of different glove options and for diffferent jobs different gloves work better.

    I’m all for cheap gloves! I have a pair of Mechanix gloves too though for most automotive work (when it isn’t too greasy). One needs good dexterity for nuts/bolts/screws/etc.

    Tim

  5. nrChris says:

    I was being tongue in cheek about the fashion quality of gloves. No, I am not a tradesman, so I don’t go through gloves like crazy. I do like the reinforced Mechanix gloves more than the above ones though.

  6. Stuey says:

    I picked up a pair of Stanleys that look like this, @ Target for

  7. Stuey says:

    How’d I get cut off last time? Maybe I used a wrong character. Oh well. Anyways, it’s less than $2 at Target a pair.

    I don’t need gloves often, but this is perfect for when I’m bending acrylic with a heat gun. I’d rather singe some cheap gloves than skin.

    3 pairs of gloves would just sit around though. I’ll likely buy my gloves one pair at a time – I’ve got enough clutter as is for the time being.

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