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Most everybody agreed that nitrile gloves were a hot item — now here’s a great way to keep them in sight and available when you need them.  US General and Lisle sell competing magnetic glove dispensers that you can attach to any metal surface.

The US General version measures 5-7/8″ L x 4-1/8″ W x 10″ H.  Four magnets hold the weight of the dispenser plus four additional pounds — that should be plenty of holding power unless you’re thinking about storing a box of rocks.

The powder-coated steel Lisle dispenser measures 5.8″ L  x 4″ W x 15.2″ H, with two magnets to hold the dispenser in place, and also screw slots for directly securing the dispenser.  It features three springs that you can adjust to hold various box sizes.

The US General glove dispenser runs $12 at Harbor Freight, while you can get the Lisle version for $14 at Amazon, with free shipping if you find another qualifying tool to bring your total over $25.

Magnetic Glove Dispenser [Harbor Freight]
Magnetic Glove Dispenser
Street Pricing
[Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]


8 Responses to A Glove Box For Your Tool Box

  1. Trevor says:

    Any metal surface? Really guys? Sigh.

  2. OK any metal surface is Harbor Freights claim, not mine. You’ll find it very common in marketing literature. I just got a little lazy today.

    Seriously, if you’re going to complain give me a word that means a magnet will stick to it. I’ve used ferrous in the past grudgingly because magnets won’t stick to some ferrous metals — some grades of stainless — while they’ll also stick to some non-ferrous surfaces.

  3. Gary says:

    Yeah! What about all my 316 stainless steel toolboxes? Oh wait. I don’t have any of those. I do have some 316 ss screws tho. But I guess I wouldn’t be attaching a box of nitrile gloves to them…

  4. Zathrus says:


    The proper technical term is “paramagnetic”.

    That said, if you don’t know that some metals (stainless steel, aluminum) are not magnetic (also a correct term) then, please, put the tools down and step away. You apparently weren’t listening in 4th grade.

  5. Thanks Zathrus,

    I did a little research after your post and found a good explanation of the classification system for magnetic materials. Here’s a good link:


    I think you’re right on with the term magnetic, but paramagnetic doesn’t really seem to be the correct term. Paramagnetic materials are very weakly attracted. An example would be aluminum.

    To be technically correct a magnet can stick to materials in the set of [paramagnetic, magnetic]. From now on I’ll just say something like

    “… attach to the surface of any magnetic material.”

  6. Old Coot says:

    To heck with that weird magnetic stuff, just smear some Shoe Goo on it and stick it wherever you want 🙂

  7. Blair says:


    If we as tool users don’t understand what he meant, maybe it’s time we put the tools down, and stepped away. After all when he stated “US General and Lisle sell competing magnetic glove dispensers that you can attach to any metal surface.” were we supposed to think they had discovered a new type of magnet? I can’t speak for the rest, but I got it.

  8. hjablomy says:

    Ferromagnetic = strong attraction
    Paramagnetic = weak attraction
    Diamagnetic = repulsion

    Can’t truly believe that someone was having a semantic argument about this subject, though.

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