What exactly is a cut resistant glove?
While their name may indicate their basic function, there is plenty that buyers need to know before purchasing cut resistant gloves. Not every cut resistant glove is capable of offering the same level of protection to wearers. Gloves are rated under the ISO 13997 standard and designated with a number between 0 and 5 to indicate cut resistance. The least resistant gloves are designated by the number 0, while the most resilient gloves are labeled with a 5.
It’s important to understand the differences between cut and puncture resistance, too. Puncture resistant gloves are designed to prevent the progression of an object through a tear or break in the glove material. Puncture resistance is regulated by the EN388 standard and is rated from 0-4. Again, 0 represents a product that offers relatively little resistance while a 4 rating provides the maximum protection available. Additionally, there are gloves that are specially designed to inhibit needle pierces.
Are cut resistant gloves appropriate for you?
Cut resistant gloves are a must-have in a variety of work conditions. Nobody wants to risk a cut or laceration to their hands while working. In some environments, however, this risk is unavoidable. Fortunately, a number of trusted manufactures such as HexArmor, Whizard and G-Tek offer cut resistant gloves to reduce the danger of injury while on the job.
If you are concerned about cutting your hands while at work or your current gloves don’t offer enough protection, our selection of cut resistant gloves can remove that constant worry of injury. But before you can pick the right pair, you must figure out whether or not they will work well for your application. For light use, a basic pair of gloves such as these coated Ultra Tech Dyneema Gloves should prove to be suitable. They offer enough protection to keep your hands safe from lighter scratches and cuts.
If, however, your work environment requires you to dress your hands in the safest possible gloves, we carry a number of options that will perform up to these standards. This HexArmor Hercules 400R6E glove provides ISEA Level 5 cut resistance and its length ensures that you will be protected up to your forearm. This glove is an excellent choice for people that handle animals on a typical basis, for example, as its design will keep them safe from cuts and scratches that occur above the wrist. We also carry HexArmor gloves that offer similar protection, but are not forearm-length.
Different types of cut resistant gloves
When it comes to cut resistant gloves, there are typically a handful of different types available. Coated gloves – a popular option – come with a layer of protective coating added onto them to prevent cuts and scratches. This coating can either be placed upon the palm, elsewhere on the glove or on the entire glove. Each coating option comes with different benefits and disadvantages. As an example, a fully coated glove will normally not be as flexible or breathable as a palm-coated one. However, it will offer more protection.
For the highest available protection, many manufacturers make stainless steel mesh gloves. These offer uncompromising protection, but are limited in their flexibility. Additionally, they can be quite weighty. This Whiting & Davis stainless steel mesh glove is an excellent example of this style.
Another common type of glove is made with Kevlar, which has a number of benefits. While these gloves do offer basic cut protection, the real advantage of using them is their flexibility, breathability and price. This Kevlar Honeygrip glove shows you why this type of glove is a popular choice. Additional materials that cut resistant gloves are often made of include composite fabric and leather.
Which level of cut resistance is right for you?
Not every cut resistant glove offers identical protection. Standards and guidelines for protective clothing offer an accurate picture of what to expect. But it can be difficult for customers to convert the standards into practical data. A Cut Level 3 glove, for example, will protect you from the basic dangers. If that isn’t enough, however, you can always upgrade to a higher-rated glove. Reconciling your needs with the cut rating of a glove can be challenging. We offer a selection of gloves that can make it easy for you to find a pair that you’ll be happy with.
Enviro Safety products offers an extensive collection of cut resistant gloves. Our gloves come in a plethora of styles, sizes, designs and price points. This makes it easy for you to find the exact glove you need to protect your hands.
Each one of our gloves can be purchased in sizes for the smallest hands to the largest ones. No matter what your fitment requirements are, we have a pair of gloves for you. And our large selection makes it possible for us to stock gloves in multiple styles. Our selection of fashionable HexArmor gloves, for example, can be purchased in a variety of colors and designs. All of this makes it easy for you – the customer – to get the gloves that you want.
We carry other protective gear, too. You can stay even safer by browsing our selection of head, eye and face protection. It’s the perfect complement to a pair of cut resistant gloves.
Why buy your cut resistant gloves from us?
Our foremost concern is your satisfaction. That’s why our prices are so low and our selection is so abundant. And our customers appreciate and recognize this. Since we are dedicated to keeping our customers happy, we have a return policy that will allow you to return undamaged products without any hassles. Try us out for yourself and you’ll never shop anywhere else.