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phinix:
I thought it was about Splinter Cell ;)

YoungMichael88:

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splinters are a daily occurrence.


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Be glad they aren't splinters from tropical hardwoods. Those are THE WORST by far.

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Some of those can be more irritating, such as padauk.

Baltic birch ply got me really good under my nail.  It wasn't until the infection once I realized I didn't dig it all out.

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Yes, under the nail is the worst! Spruce, pine and balsam splinters really arenít too bad itís
Just the sheer quantity that gets under my skin. Pun certainly intended.

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How come there's no splinter blocker 5000 gloves. ?

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We have about 10 different glove options to choose from for different areas of work. Some provide better protection, some provide better performance as far as grip goes for pike poles, pulp hooks, pickaroons and chainsaws.

The ones that provide the best protection from splinters are old school leather gloves but they are unwieldy and provide very little grip on meta or wood, so after a day of wresting 500 pound logs with pike poles, your hands feel like they are going to lock up because you have to squeeze way harder to get the same results as a rubber palmed tighter fitted glove with way less splinter protection.

Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.

tp4tissue:

--- Quote from: YoungMichael88 on Fri, 22 October 2021, 04:52:51 ---Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.

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Why can't they make it bi-material in the right spots to provide grip AND protection ?

Couldn't the workers do some chopping and put the two together ?

YoungMichael88:

--- Quote from: tp4tissue on Fri, 22 October 2021, 05:17:58 ---
--- Quote from: YoungMichael88 on Fri, 22 October 2021, 04:52:51 ---Most people opt for the performance of the thinner, tighter, rubber lined gloves that make their job much easier regardless of the splinters.

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Why can't they make it bi-material in the right spots to provide grip AND protection ?

Couldn't the workers do some chopping and put the two together ?

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Well modifying the gloves wouldnít be very practical as regardless of what type of glove we use we wear holes in them in about week of shifts and weíll need to replace them. If Iím running the planer which is hands on rough lumber all day flipping and throwing out bad boards, Iíll need a new pair every 2-3 shifts because I will have warn holes through the leather, sheep skin, synthetic, rubber whatever material I wear.

All of these gloves have ďpuncture resistantĒ labelling on them, but a splinter will find its way through the sewn seams of any glove. The gloves help a lot donít get me wrong, if I has no glove on I would get thousands of major splinters a day instead of just maybe 5 or so minor ones that get through.

The company brings in all kinds of gloves to test too. Ones with padding on the backs of the hands etc because hand injuries are fairly common in the mill. Iíve crushed my thumbs and fingers multiple times. Iíve also shot myself in the wrist joint with a pneumatic staple gun while wrapping up finished bundles of lumber.

I have a little collection of photos of my various hand injuries I keep.

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