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Best Cut Resistant Gloves 2023

2 Comments9 January 2023

Cut resistant gloves are a must for many industries. With technology getting better there has never been such a diverse range of cut resistant gloves available. This is good for all of us, however it can make choosing the right cut resistant gloves for your industry difficult.

This guide has been created to help you find the right Cut Resistant Gloves for you. This guide isn't in an order of one to ten, rather it is separated out by different hazards and industries, therefore giving you a tailored choice for your specific use.

You might have an industry in mind or you might not. If not, jump straight down to the list and start viewing our top ranked gloves. Alternatively, click any of the below points to find the specific glove that we've picked out for you.

Cut Resistant Gloves by Industry: Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Construction

Winner: Sumo Fully Coated Gloves X5-FC

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Why We Love Them...

 Exceptional, all-round mechanical resistance with an 4544 EN 388 score
 Highly grippy full latex coating promotes grip for handling bricks and more
 Perfect for handling metals, lumber, concrete and more
 Can even resist lights amount of water and oil

Perfect For...

 Building and construction
General use
 Recycling, waste management and more

Not the Best For...

Operating machinery (See our solution)
Extreme cold temperatures (See our solution)
 Very wet weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Sumo X5 Gloves are fantastic all-round outdoor cut resistant work gloves. They offer so much more than cut resistance, with fantastic abrasion, tear and puncture protection ensuring safety during all kinds of work. If that's not all, these gloves promise water and oil resistance for all kinds of work.

Runner Up: Kutlass Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves PU500

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Glass Handling

Winner: Portwest A622 Level C Cut Resistant PU Coated Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Come with all things needed for glass protection, including cut and heat protection
 Flexible enough for handling tricky and awkward items such as glass
 PU coating provides a high level of grip that improves productivity by reducing mistakes
 Economical price saves your business money

Perfect For...

 Handling glass, ceramics, metals and more
 Handling sharp hot materials
 Handling smaller, tricky materials

Not the Best For...

 Heavy duty handling (See our solution)
 Outdoor work (See our solution)
 Working with wet items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A622 Gloves are some of our most popular and versatile cut resistant gloves, offering not just cut resistance, but heat protection as well. It's this heat protection that makes the gloves excel in glass and metal handling, where hot items pose a risk. Not the best for wet or heavy duty work, but anything tactile and these gloves are number one.

Runner Up: Ansell Edge Cut Resistant Seamless Liner Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Gardening

Winner: HexArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Protect the hands when handling thorns, roses, shrubbery and more
 SuperFabric lining used by police for handling needles
 Durable enough to last for season after season
 Reinforced index finger offers more protection where needed

Perfect For...

 Handling thorns, shrubbery, roses and more
 Pulling out weeds and handling nettles
 Tackling all of your gardening risks (professional and amateur)

Not the Best For...

 Not suitable for freezing weather (See our solution)
 Not suitable for wet work (See our solution)
 Protection isn't on the back only the palms (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The HexArmor 3092 Gloves are your ultimate gardening gloves, perfect for pulling sharp shrubbery, thorns, blackthorns and more. The gloves offer police standard cut resistance, making these a formidable pair of gloves. We would only recommend these for gardening, as the of the gloves don't provide the same protection as on the palms.

Runner Up: Predator Emerald Cut Level C Safety Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Kitchens

Winner: Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Colour coded cut 5 gloves for use in the kitchen
 Flexible enough for using knives or mandolins to chop food
Certified for use with food (vegetables, fish, meats)
 Suitable for washing for use after use

Perfect For...

 Cutting meat, filleting fish and assorting vegetables
 Colour coding your food handling gloves
 Using knives and mandolins

Not the Best For...

 Use out of the kitchen (See our solution)
 Fast paced professional kitchens (See our solution)
 Oyster shucking and butchery use (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Bladeshades Gloves are innovative gloves that come in a range of colours, allowing you to separate out your food handling PPE into areas designated for meat, fish or vegetables. They are perfect for handling knives or mandolins, and offer the dexterity needed to do so efficently. They are lightweight and flexible, so if you require something a little more protective for butchery, then we would recommend you take a look at Chainex. 

Runner Up: Honeywell Chainex 2000 Butchers Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Mechanics

Winner: MCR Safety CT1014NF Nitrile Foam Kevlar Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Provide superb grip in wet and oily working conditions
 Kevlar lining ensures cut resistance that you can trust
 High dexterity for those tricky mechanics jobs
 Very thin despite high level of protection

Perfect For...

Oil based jobs such as mechanics and engineering
 Light handling jobs
 Working in wet weather

Not the Best For...

 Working in cold weather (See our solution)
 Heavy duty work (See our solution)
 Working with hot items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MCR Safety CT1014NF Gloves are well suited to mechanics and engineering, with excellent resistance to oil and grease. Their water resistance means that they are pretty well suited to wet weather handling jobs outside as well. We wouldn't recommend these for heavy duty tasks though, they are very thin and lightweight.

Runner Up: Polyco Matrix GH315 Cut Resistant Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Machinery

Winner: MaxiCut Ultra Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 44-3745

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Why We Love Them...

Breathable, lightweight and flexible for operating machinery
 Grippy lining superb for handling sharp, coarse, smooth and small items
 Anatomical shape reduces hand fatigue during extended shifts
 Accredited by the Skin Health Alliance for skin health at work

Perfect For...

 Machinery use
 Use if you have irritable skin
 Assembly, handling, maintenance and manufacturing

Not the Best For...

Use in oily environments (See our solution)
 Using around water (See our solution)
 Use outdoors (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiCut Ultra Gloves are some of the most dexterous and lightweight on offer, providing a fantastic level of dexterity despite the fantastic level of cut resistance on offer. This is what makes them so well suited to use with sharp machinery, as they provide the control when you need it most. Don't use these gloves in wet or oily conditions.

Runner Up: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Sensitive Skin

Winner: Uvex D500 Cut Resistant Foam Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 High performance cut resistant gloves
 Designed using Bamboo TwinFlex for outstanding protection
 Dermatologically certified by the ProDerm Institute
 Highly flexible, grippy and offer good all round protection

Perfect For...

 Construction, maintenance and more
 Handling glass and metals
 Use if you have sensitive skin

Not the Best For...

Use in the garden (See our solution)
 Use in kitchens (See our solution)
 Use outdoors (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Uvex D500 Cut Resistant Foam Gloves use a combination of natural and artificial materials to ensure maximum performance, helping to offer outstanding protection against cuts, abrasion and tears. The gloves are also certified by the ProDerm Institute, ensuring skin health.

Cut Resistant Gloves by Hazard: Best Thermal Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: TraffiGlove TG5070 Thermic Cut Level 5 Safety Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Offer good resistance to cold weather with high cut resistance
 Latex coating provides grip in wet weather for cold winter work
 High grip encourages all kinds of handling
Suitable for home use or professional forestry use

Perfect For...

 Cold, winter outdoor work
 Handling cold sharp items outdoors or in a chiller
 Suitable for use in moderately wet working conditions

Not the Best For...

 Heavy duty work (See our solution)
 Use with food (See our solution)
 Highly dexterous tasks (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Thermal and grippy, the TG5070 are TraffiGlove's option for cold weather high cut risk work. Suitable for outdoor handling or use in a cold store, TraffiGlove have managed to combine cut resistance with cold resistance. We wouldn't recommend these gloves for totally wet weather, but they will protect during light amounts of rain.

Runner Up: Honeywell Cold Grip Plus 5 Cut Resistant Thermal Gloves NFD11HD

Best HeatProof Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 134 Welding Gloves

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Why We Love Them...

 Heavy duty, extra long gauntlet style welding gloves
 A heavyweight option for tough indoor hot work
 Withstands welding sparks and grinding splashes
Can be used with sharp machinery thanks to cut resistance

Perfect For...

 Welding tasks
Prolonged use or use in hot conditions
 Use in metalwork or steelwork

Not the Best For...

 Use outdoors (See our solution)
 For wet or cold weather (See our solution)
 For more dexterous types of work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: These gloves are definitely my number one recommendation for people that work in the welding, metalwork or steelwork industries. While they are similar to other welding gloves in the sense that they protect against welding sparks and grinding splashes, they differ in that they provide a high level of cut resistance. We would recommend that you don't stray too far from their recommended use, as you might find that they lack the durability needed for a lot of heavy duty handling jobs.

Runner Up: Portwest Cut Resistant Lightweight HPPE Gloves A630

Best Water Resistant Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Cut Resistant Safety Gloves

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Why We Love Them

 Highly popular gloves for wet weather work
 Nitrile palm coating provides cushioning for protection and grip
 High cut 5 resistance for handling sharp items
 Well suited to construction in wet weather

Perfect For...

 A wide range of outdoor, wet weather work
 Well recommended for engineering, scaffolding and construction
 Heavy duty outdoor handling jobs

Not the Best For...

 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Extremely tactile and dexterous tasks (See our solution)
 Indoor use with machinery (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Polyflex Hydro Gloves are cut 5 gloves for wet weather, and are highly popular for outdoor work such as scaffolding, maintenance and construction. While the gloves are dexterous and grippy, their sensitive nature is perfect for handling most items.

Runner Up: UCI Armasafe Cut Level F Heat Proof Waterproof Gloves

Best Food Use Cut REsistant Gloves

Winner: HexArmor NXT 10-302 Kitchen Safety Glove HEX10-302

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Why We Love Them...

 A singular glove that offers exceptional cut protection
Coretek fibre keeps the hands cool for hot kitchens
 Perfect for those fast, busy and hot kitchens
 Can be worn underneath latex gloves for cutting meat and filleting fish

Perfect For...

 Hot, busy and fast paced kitchens
 Wearing underneath latex or nitrile gloves for extra protection
 High risk tasks such as cutting meat and filleting fish

Not the Best For...

 Slower paced kitchens (See our solution)
 Use out of the kitchen (See our solution)
Use in wet or cold conditions (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: As with all HexArmor Gloves, the NXT 10-302 Gloves are for the pro's. The cooling but high cut protective fibres are well suited to the toughest, busiest and hottest kitchens, with the strong SuperFabric giving you peace of mind when having to work quick to chop up meat or fillet fish. These are the gloves for the busiest restaurants in town, so we'd recommend the Bladeshades if you need something a little less serious.

Runner Up: Ansell Versatouch 74-718 Cut Resistant Food Use Gloves


We hope that this guide has give you a better idea of the kind of gloves that you require. If you're still stuck for choice, take a look at our Cut-Resistant Gloves and Cut 5 Gloves categories for our full range.

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