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    Anybody have a suggestion on what the best work gloves are to purchase for clean up after fires for example or jobs around the firehouse?

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    Nothing beats a pair of Wells Lamont truckers gloves with the cinch strap on the wrist. You can get a 3 pack at Costco for under $20
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    I prefer the ones that look like skeleton hands.
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    A little off topic, but I purchaced a pair of the new style Ringer hybrid extrication gloves. The entire palm and fingers are covered with one piece of kevlar... I have had a few times when glass or metal punctured the old style between the kevlar patches. The new ones are great.

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    I like mechanix gloves myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Nothing beats a pair of Wells Lamont truckers gloves with the cinch strap on the wrist. You can get a 3 pack at Costco for under $20
    Snowball man this may be a great day. What size do you buy and which one do you normally lose or screw up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    Snowball man this may be a great day. What size do you buy and which one do you normally lose or screw up?
    I chuckled and shot a Lucky Charm out of my nose when I first read this. You might be in luck, I'm left handed and I buy XL. They seem to stretch out perfect. So the left glove gets beat up first. Either that or I manage to kick one off of the step exiting the cab at 0200 and don't see it when I climb back in. Can't rule out glove gnomes either. Those little bastards probably have 20 left hand gloves with my DID number on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    I chuckled and shot a Lucky Charm out of my nose when I first read this. You might be in luck, I'm left handed and I buy XL. They seem to stretch out perfect. So the left glove gets beat up first. Either that or I manage to kick one off of the step exiting the cab at 0200 and don't see it when I climb back in. Can't rule out glove gnomes either. Those little bastards probably have 20 left hand gloves with my DID number on them.
    We are still screwed. Left handed here also and mediums.

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    I find that a good pair of all leather work gloves dioes the trick for me.

    I keep one pair for brush fires and overhaul, and another pair (clean) for technical rescues and extrication.
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    I just buy a pair from harbor fright or a simliar store for less than 10 dollars. They last 6 months or so and then time for new ones. No need to get anything fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwalters199 View Post
    Anybody have a suggestion on what the best work gloves are to purchase for clean up after fires for example or jobs around the firehouse?
    Hey there, a good pair that might work for jobs around the firehouse can be found at abatix.com. They have a few to choose from and are priced very reasonably. Here's one that might work for you: ["http://www.abatix.com/default.aspx?page=item+detail&itemcode=MAXDLP" MAX hand protection Gloves, Shoulder Leather Double Palm] I hope you find what you're looking for!

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    I just bought a pair of 5.11's.. so far so good.
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    I find just a good pair of leather gloves work well.

    Probably about $15.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwalters199 View Post
    Anybody have a suggestion on what the best work gloves are to purchase for clean up after fires for example or jobs around the firehouse?
    Abatix.com has a variety of options to choose from for work gloves-from flame resistant to puncture resistant. Kevlar and leather are some good ones but it depends on what you'll be picking up. Here's a link to some of the gloves for example: [http://www.abatix.com/products/SAFET...OTECTION.aspx]

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