Workshop safety is synonymous with hand safety! Even something as small as a splinter can become an issue if left untreated, and sharp things are all over your studio or workshop.
As for what type of gloves to use, there are many, many options to chose from. Just make sure to look for and use gloves that have the proper protective ability for the situation you’ll be using them for.
Here are links to our favorite Safety Gloves:
These gloves are great as they have a high degree of cut resistance (Graded CE Level 5 EN388-4543) so they make the perfect glass loading/unloading gloves. They are extra strong and machine washable.
Lightweight, flexible, cool and comfortable, Pakel High-Performance Cut Resistant Knit Wrist Gloves are made with special fiber which is also used as resistant fiber in personal armor, bow strings etc. Plus, the palm and fingers are polyurethane dipped for better protection.
Protect your hands from heat, steam, sharp edges and abrasion with Kevlar® Heat Resistant Gloves! At 18" in length, they offer high-temperature protection with superior abrasion resistance as they are high-temperature rated to 750°!
Kevlar® thread features better protection against sparks and abrasion. It's the same thread that is usually found on quality welding gloves. They also feature a wool lining so they are great for combing, or handling tools, crucibles, and molds. One size fits most.
Flexible and durable for welding, these gloves are made from 1.2mm thick and soft shoulder split natural cowhide leather which is heat resistant, flame retardant, puncture and cut resistant. The inside of the OZERO Welding Gloves features 100% soft and thick insulated cotton lining fitted with air-isolated aluminum foil that isolates hot air from glove's interior for heat resistance. Much high-performance than silicon gloves.
Full protection, as the the16-inch glove with extra long 7.5 inches sleeve protects your hands and forearms from hot coals, open flames, grinding debris, welding sparks, and sharp objects. One size fits most.
Gail's favorite grinding gloves! The textured latex palm is awesome as it provides both durability and a slip-free grip!
Better Grip gloves are cut, tear and abrasion resistant. The elastic slip-on cuff is great and it holds tight! The 100% nylon shell repels liquids, provides a firm grip in wet conditions and has no seams to irritate the hands.