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Old 01-09-2019, 05:00 PM
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Does anyone use cut-resistant gloves other than Fons & Porter Klutz gloves? They are a little pricier than some others I see on Amazon for food preparation. I donít know how flexible the gloves are. Although I guess the cost of the Klutz gloves is considerably less expensive than a trip to the ER.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:00 PM
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I picked up a pair of the food prep ones to try. They didn't have the grippy dots to help you hold the fabric like the klutz ones have. The klutz gloves are a lot better.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:16 PM
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I would like to know how klutz gloves fit. I can only find medium and large sizes and feel I probably need a small size. Having just cut a nasty cut on my index finger I would like to try them. I you use them can you tell me how they fit ad are they cumbersome to use. TIA Sharon
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:52 PM
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I got a F & P Klutz glove at Tues Morning about 2 yrs ago--but hear that other people use the safety gloves from Harbor Freight.
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I will be following this thread with interest. I’m in the UK a Klutz glove is expensive here - about £25. ($32)
I would be interested to hear what other UK members use.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:37 AM
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I guess a trip to Harbor Freight is in order then to try their pair on, if possible. My concern would be how flexible they are. Not sure why not having the gripper dots would be a major issue since I would be holding on to the ruler with the gloved hand.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by grammasharon View Post
I would like to know how klutz gloves fit. I can only find medium and large sizes and feel I probably need a small size. Having just cut a nasty cut on my index finger I would like to try them. I you use them can you tell me how they fit ad are they cumbersome to use. TIA Sharon
I donít find my F&P Klutz glove at all cumbersome. In fact after using it the first few weeks I got to the point that it started to feel weird if I didnít have it on while cutting. The fingers of the glove are longer than my fingers, but that doesnít interfere with my using them or with my cutting (though even with the glove on I try to keep the blade well away from my fingers). Itís very loose around my hand, but comfortable (not loose) around the fingers. I ordered a size large, because I figured too big was better than too small. My hands are probably pretty close to average in size for a woman.

The glove would be too cumbersome for any activity other than cutting, so sometimes thereís a lot of putting in on and taking it off (and hunting for it under fabrics on the cutting table). But itís a habit now and doesnít seem like a big deal to slip it on and off.

The gripper dots work well, and Iíve had it for several years and it hasnít fallen apart. In short, the only reservation I have about the thing is its high price. Itís expensive, and itís only for ONE glove. The reason I caved in and bought it was because when I went to Harbor Freight and asked where the cut-resistant gloves were, the salesperson acted líd asked for a polka dot unicorn, saying they didnít have any and not seeming to know what they were, then directing me to where they had some work gloves, which Iíd already seen and none of which were cut-resistant. I wasnít sure I could find any sized for women anyway, and menís gloves are way too big on me, so I just ordered the glove online.

The glove hasnít really been put to the test yet, because I havenít (yet?) run over my fingers with the cutter. I might like it less if I end up running around without my fingertips. Of course, itís only cut-resistant, not cut-proof, so I donít count on it to protect me completely and still give my cutter the caution and respect it deserves and think of the glove as more of a back-up plan for the day when I slip up.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:59 AM
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I ordered the restaurant gloves yesterday from Walmart. I figure that I'll get used to wearing them after a while. Using them will be much better than whacking off a finger! When they get here, I'll let y'all know how they do. I don't think the little gripper dots are necessary because my fingers don't have them and I've been cutting fabric for many years w/o dots.

Thank you, ladies who told us about your experiences of accidents you suffered. You saved many of us from the same fate. God bless you!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:40 AM
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I love my Klutz glove and this is my second one. I wore thru the finger tips on the first one, but it lasted over 10 years, so worth the price. I think the rubber dots are important..they keep the ruler you are using from slipping around. Good luck in finding one. I usually look at Tuesday morning, on-line for sales and free shipping, etc. I think when I purchased my second one, I used a coupon from LQS.
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I bought some from Amazon. They were for butchers. I bought the XX Small and they fit fine. No problem with slipping on the ruler. I have the F&P ones and they are nice. Either one or any one, just USE it.
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