Our Top 5 Gloves for Woodworking 2020

Friday, 17 April 2020

Woodwork requires all sorts of hand protection, but it's important that this protection is dexterous too. This means finding the right woodworking gloves can be more of a challenge, is providing the right balance between protection and dexterity can be difficult. Thankfully, there are many gloves out there that should be ideal for your needs.

Woodworking gloves can protect your hands from abrasion and splinters
Woodworking gloves can protect your hands from abrasion and splinters

Here at SafetyGloves.co.uk, we've assembled a mass of gloves over the years that are perfect for woodwork. To help you find the right gloves for you, we've created a Top 5 Woodwork Gloves list, featuring gloves from the best glove manufacturers around.

Our Top 5 Gloves for Woodwork

Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Men's Original Water Repellent Work Gloves

Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Men's Original Work Gloves

If you're working in the shed, garage or outdoors, then the Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Men's Original Work Gloves are a fantastic choice. They are extremely resistant to knocks and scrapes for even the most coarsest of wood, while they offer enough dexterity to allow you to work on tricky tasks too. Their goatskin leather palm protects the most vital areas on your hands well, while the freedom of movement in the fingers means that you can handle pencils and other small items too.

Key Points: Highly durable and resistant to knocks and scrapes; dexterous fingers for handling smaller items; water repellent for outdoor work.

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Polyco Polyflex Ultra Safety Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Ultra Safety Gloves

The Polyco Polyflex Ultra Safety Gloves are professional work gloves that are popular within the building, construction and assembly industries, with their nitrile and PU blend coating proving perfect for working with wood. The coating is grippy for handling, while also being able to resist small splinters and more. These gloves offer fantastic dexterity for the trickiest of woodworking tasks.

Key Points: Extremely flexible for most woodworking tasks; PU and nitrile blend coating for wood protection; highly grippy for handling items.

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MCR Safety GP1002PU PU Coated General Purpose Safety Gloves

MCR Safety GP1002PU PU Coated General Purpose Safety Gloves

The cost-effective MCR Safety GP1002PU PU Coated General Purpose Safety Gloves combine abrasion resistance and sensitivity, ensuring that you can do your work totally in control with your hands firmly protected. The elasticated cuff provides splinter protection to your wrists, while the flexible nature is ideal for handling wood and other items. Their lightweight design and great fit makes them incredibly comfortable and easy to wear.

Key Points: Extremely sensitive for intricate woodworking jobs; highly cost-effective for saving money; lightweight and grippy.

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MaxiDry Zero Thermal Gloves 56-451

MaxiDry Zero Thermal Waterproof Gloves 56-451

The MaxiDry Zero Thermal Waterproof Gloves are better suited to woodworking in poorer weather conditions. They are completely waterproof and thermal, providing outstanding warmth from the start of work until the end. Their nitrile coating can protect the hands well against the hazards posed by woodworking, ideal for getting outdoors and doing your work outside.

Key Points: Thermal and waterproof; extremely durable; heat resistant; can protect your hands from woodworking hazards.

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Delta Plus FBN49 Cowhide Leather Work Gloves

Delta Plus FB49 Cowhide Leather Work Gloves

The last gloves on our list are the Delta Plus FBN49 Cowhide Leather Work Gloves, a comfortable pair of work gloves that are dexterous, abrasion resistant, tear resistant and scratch resistant. They achieve a dexterity rating of 5, which when combined with their durability, makes them perfect for woodwork. They will protect you well while handling rough materials such as wood, while the dexterity provided is perfect for handling tricky items too.

Key Points: Extremely dexterous but protective work gloves; offer resistance to abrasion and tears; durable for long-lasting protection.

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We hope that this guide has given you a few ideas to the type of woodworking gloves that you would like to buy. If you're still looking, don't hesitate to check out our Woodwork Gloves category.

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