Ironclad Work Gloves Review: What are Ironclad Cut Resistant Gloves?
The ironclad cut resistant gloves are made from a special material called Nitrile. They have been tested and proven to protect your hands during heavy cutting tasks. These gloves are very popular among construction workers, police officers, firefighters, mechanics and many other types of jobs where your hands may get injured if not properly protected.
How do they work?
These gloves are made up of two layers of rubber and one layer of nylon. The rubber layer is what protects your hands from cuts and scrapes. The nylon layer provides extra strength so that the glove does not tear or rip easily when you’re working with tools or machinery.
What are the benefits?
They provide protection against cuts and scrapes. You don’t need to worry about getting burned because these gloves will stop most flames before they even reach your skin. They also prevent burns by preventing any contact with hot objects. These gloves are extremely durable and can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C (-40°F) to +150°C (302°F).
What are the disadvantages?
It can be challenging to put them on because they require a little bit of “stretch”. You also need to make sure that you take them off correctly and in the correct order. It is very easy to take the outer (first) layer of rubber glove off but it can be quite difficult to remove the second and third (nylon) layers of the glove.
How do I take them off?
How are they priced?
These gloves are very durable and will last you a very long time. If worn and taken care of properly, they can last up to three years or even longer. They are usually pretty affordable and can be found at most hardware stores.
What are the different types?
There are many different types of cut resistant gloves in the market today. Each offer their own advantages and disadvantages. They are mainly separated depending on the level of cut resistance that they provide.
The 6 types of cut-resistant gloves are:
1. Cut-Resistant Glove (5-15Den)
These are the least protective and most affordable type of cut-resistant glove on the market. They are suitable for applications where the risk of a sharp object cutting the skin is low such as assembling printed circuit boards. They should not be used in applications where the risk of a cut is high such as with glass or metal.
2. Cut-Resistant Glove (13-16Den)
These gloves offer protection against cuts from sharp objects such as sheet metal and glass. They are slightly more protective than the 5-15Den and are great for general use.
3. Cut-Resistant Glove (23-25Den)
These gloves offer the highest level of protection against cuts and are suitable for the heaviest duty applications such as working with metals or glass.
4. KevlarÂ® Gloves
KevlarÂ® gloves are similar to cut-resistant gloves but they are made out of aramid fibers (the same material that is used in bullet proof vests). These gloves are significantly more protective than the other types of cut-resistant gloves and are able to protect against even razor sharp objects. These gloves are suitable for applications where the risk of a sharp object cutting the skin is extremely high such as in a glass factory or working with razor blades.
5. Heat Resistant Glove
These gloves offer protection against burns by insulating the skin from high temperatures.
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