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Gloves only protect your hands if you have them on. The Glove Guard operates on the (true) principle that if you don’t have your gloves with you, you’re not likely to go and find them to put them on. The ‘Guard consits of two plastic clips held together with a breakaway synthetic cord. The larger clip attaches to your jacket, shirt, belt etc, the smaller part clips to the gloves.

The breakaway cord protects you in case moving machinery accidentally catches your gloves.


They come in a variety of sizes and you can order ’em in bulk with custom graphics. I especially enjoy the idea of printing stock safety phrases on ’em, like “Gloves: A Hands Best Friend,” “Give Safety A Hand,” or “Get A “Grip” On Safety!” Street pricing for one unit is about $5 bucks. Obviously they get cheaper in quantity.

Glove Guard [Official Site]
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6 Responses to Glove Guard, Guard Your Hands

  1. Brian says:

    I know you guys like gloves here, but as a woodworker (not a carpenter), I prefer to stay away from them. Any extraneous clothing or jewelry around a table saw, lathe, or even jointer is not a good idea. In that case, gloves are much more of a liability than a safety device.

    Of course, most folks are out in the real world, not in a cozy little shop (I don’t even own a reciprocating saw), so I recognize that I’m in the minority here.

  2. Russell says:

    I agree with Brian. The only time when I wear gloves is when I weld. It’s incredibly bad practice to wear gloves around things that spin (mill, lathe, etc).

    Safety glasses are a much more overlooked piece of safety gear. (I guess you can stand to lose one eye)

  3. For all the reasons that others mention, I think these are a great idea. I’m constantly taking my gloves on & off as I move between the band saw, welder, sander, and forge. I’ll usually end up going in circles to retrieve my gloves from where I left them – having a convenient clip would be awesome.

    My safety glasses never come off while I’m in the shop so there’s no chance of misplacing them 🙂

  4. Eric Dykstra says:

    Personally I work in a warehouse environment part of the day, I often handle sheet metal body parts that can easily slice a hand. If i had had one of these i likely wouldn’t have a few scars that i a sporting.

  5. scote says:

    These are just a plastic version of what movie set electricians have been doing for years, using grounding clamps as glove clips.

  6. Rob says:

    So maybe I’m strange but does anyone else just use their pockets (pants or tool belt)?

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