ProFlex 9000 Certified Lightweight Anti-Vibration Work Glove, X-Large
- ANSI s3.40 / ISO 10819 – 1996 / en420 / EN 388认证
- 轻盈、透气 7-级棉 / 尼龙无缝针织材质
ProFlex 9000 Certified Lightweight Anti-Vibration Glove
Unique chloroprene rubber palm pad
When your equipment kicks like a mule, kick back. Get the gloves that specialize in beating your 5-digit beast of burden at its own game. ProFlex Vibration-Reducing Series gloves not only meet ANSI S2.73/ISO 10819 standards, they set a few of their own. The ANSI-certified gloves in the ProFlex Vibration-Reducing series deliver maximum protection against vibration, impact, and shock hazards with patented polymer technology, rugged pigskin, and precise construction. The results are gloves that happily throw themselves between you and dangerous conditions.
Pre-curved design provides comfort, dexterity and flexibility
ANSI S2.73/ISO 10819/EN388/EN420 Certified
Lightweight, breathable 7-gauge cotton/ nylon seamless knit construction.
Elastic cuff for secure fit.
Make sure you're grabbing the right fit by checking the sizing chart above.
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According to other reviewers these gloves are one of the best you can get but they still seem highly inadequate when you can't do a job for an hour without having to stop for another hour. I also worry about gradual cumulative damage even if you start and stop to limit the tingling. Look up "white finger syndrome" caused by prolonged vibration exposure - it's pretty serious.
I found a Canadian government site that says "Anti-vibration gloves are made using a layer of viscoelastic material. Actual measurements have shown that such gloves have limited effectiveness in absorbing low-frequency vibration, the major contributor to vibration-related disorders. Therefore, they offer little protection against developing vibration-induced white finger syndrome."
I've read pretty much the same thing on logger forums about chain saw use. Using ANSI/ISO certified gloves is better than doing nothing, but they don't replace the use of more expensive tools designed to vibrate less and with shock absorption incorporated into their handles. The threads also mention that holding tools a little more loosely can help, and adding soft rubber around handles of older tools can help. You could buy something like Tool Wrap ORTHEX Grip Kit, Visco Elastic Polymer Sheet but it doesn't mention having any certification as to effectiveness and it's pretty expensive. I tried using some 3/4" thick foam rubber I had laying around rubber banded over the handle of the sander and it helped significantly reduce the sensation of vibration, though it made the sander impossible to hold normally. It worked well enough to guide it when set to constant on and pressed down on a horizontal surface.
I'll also mention that these gloves are bulky and majorly reduce dexterity, making small items nearly impossible to pick up (even something the thickness of an extension cord is hard to grab). I think any glove with enough padding to actually do much against vibration is going to have that problem. The black backs of the gloves are porous and keep hands cooler, but they also pick up splinters and wood dust like crazy.
4/2/14 update. I have been using these gloves for awhile now. Primarily for vibration control while using a chainsaw. Most of he rubber padding on the right hand has deteriorated while the left hand is show serious ware on the pads as well. I figured I would see if the ware was in just a certain area of the glove, but after about 10 hours of running a chainsaw, most of the gloves rubber pads are showing significant deterioration.
I was worried about these gloves severely lessening my manual dexterity and they do but not enough to affect my job performance. After a handful of times to get the feel of it, I can change out sand paper discs and grinder discs without any problems.
I was also worried about the durability of the foam palms and fingers because handling abrasives with foam usually eats it up in a heartbeat. Of course, I am careful with them when I have them on but, again, this hasn't affected my performance. After three months of regular moderate use, they show little wear but I can assume that I'll probably have to get new ones in another 6 months.
The vibration mitigation isn't 100% but I never expected that anyway. I would say that they reduce vibration by over 50% though. More subjectively, my hands don't fall asleep anymore when I am sleeping or using a computer. (I have carpal tunnel in both wrists and tendonitis in both elbows).
I recommend these gloves and I will continue to buy them.
Update: I wore these gloves for 7 months before I quit that job to start a new one where these gloves are not necessary. At the end of 7 months there is a hole at the index finger tip big enough to fit my finger through but not big enough to really affect my work. I would still buy these gloves again.
The only reason I took off a star is because it's difficult to wrap your finger around the trigger mechanism of the roto hammer. The bulk of the padding makes it hard to tightly curl a specific finger. If there was a slightly bigger gap between the individual pad strips on the index finger then I could more easily pull the drill's trigger. As designed, the gloves resist holding my finger on the trigger, making my index finger quickly fatigued.
I may try using a razor blade to carefully increase the gap spaces between the pad strips on the index fingers to see if that makes it easier to hold the trigger.
Bottom line, if you're using them for something that doesn't require holding a trigger for long periods they're probably among the best gloves you'll find for reducing vibration.