When someone recommends a tool to us, we always ask how it was used and how it’s holding up. If the tool is pristine without a scratch or spec of dirt on it we tend to discount it a bit. Not so with reader 787B’s shop gloves. These have been around the block a few times.
This is a two-year-old set of the last generation Craftsman mechanic’s gloves. The version made in Vietnam with rubber grips on the thumb and forefinger. I made them my “bottom-side” gloves last Winter. Here they are helping me change the strut inserts in my Spec RX-7 race car the hard way (frozen bolts mean removing the entire suspension).
The little red chevrons on the thumb and forefinger have long-since worn off, but the rubber has kept them from developing holes like the previous design. The only hole, just developed, is on the tip of the right-hand middle finger. They’ve been through the wash at least a half-dozen times too.
This hard data comes from a guy who’s not afraid to put a few miles on his gear. Thanks, 787B, for the great photo — and we hope the RX-7 is up and running again.