Diamond Grip Gloves Tool Review

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6 years 2 months ago #80468 by EricTheCarGuy
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I've been using Diamond Grip gloves for years and have been very happy. Since I've been asked about what gloves I use over the years, I decided to do a review on them. What are your thoughts on using latex gloves in auto repair?


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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #80489 by Raistian77
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I personally prefer Nitrile gloves, I often buy 'em at the local Harbor freight (100 gloves for $ 8 ). I used to never use gloves (the old silly manly thinking) but once I started using them I never went back.

Also took me years to realize all those chemicals soaking into my hands was probably not the best thing for me. I never took any safety precautions seriously till I had a horrible bout of welder's fever, bad enough to hospitalize me. After that I now have permanent neurological damage that mimics the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Now I take safety in the shop very seriously and try and limit my exposure to chemicals.

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6 years 2 months ago #80513 by Hanneman
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I too prefer nitrile gloves. I used to work in a university lab and started wearing gloves while handling laser dyes because I didn't want bright pink stains on my hands. I didn't know at the time that the properties that make a "good" laser dye also make the dye highly carcenogenic. Also, some of the solvents we used can easily permeate the skin. I once bumped something and a small splash of solvent landed on my forearm. Within 30 seconds, I could taste the chemical dissolved in DMSO. My coworker said that I made the worst o-face in history, but it certainly was an eye opening experience. After that, I got in the habit of wearing gloves when handling chemicals, even ones that are not considered hazardous, because the effects of long term exposure are not well-known. The habit has carried over somewhat to working under the hood, like brake work.

There is a slight loss in dexterity when first wearing gloves, but you learn to compensate fairly quickly. The trick is to find the right size glove as the sizing varies across different manufacturers and material types, and samples are a nice way to try before committing to a larger purchase.

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6 years 2 months ago #80517 by EricTheCarGuy
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Raistian77 wrote: I personally prefer Nitrile gloves, I often buy 'em at the local Harbor freight (100 gloves for $ 8 ). I used to never use gloves (the old silly manly thinking) but once I started using them I never went back.

Also took me years to realize all those chemicals soaking into my hands was probably not the best thing for me. I never took any safety precautions seriously till I had a horrible bout of welder's fever, bad enough to hospitalize me. After that I now have permanent neurological damage that mimics the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Now I take safety in the shop very seriously and try and limit my exposure to chemicals.


It's amazing how when we're young we think we're invincible. I collapsed a lung once. That wasn't much fun either. Perhaps an ETCG1 video about shop safety might be a good topic.

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6 years 2 months ago #80518 by EricTheCarGuy
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Hanneman wrote: I too prefer nitrile gloves. I used to work in a university lab and started wearing gloves while handling laser dyes because I didn't want bright pink stains on my hands. I didn't know at the time that the properties that make a "good" laser dye also make the dye highly carcenogenic. Also, some of the solvents we used can easily permeate the skin. I once bumped something and a small splash of solvent landed on my forearm. Within 30 seconds, I could taste the chemical dissolved in DMSO. My coworker said that I made the worst o-face in history, but it certainly was an eye opening experience. After that, I got in the habit of wearing gloves when handling chemicals, even ones that are not considered hazardous, because the effects of long term exposure are not well-known. The habit has carried over somewhat to working under the hood, like brake work.

There is a slight loss in dexterity when first wearing gloves, but you learn to compensate fairly quickly. The trick is to find the right size glove as the sizing varies across different manufacturers and material types, and samples are a nice way to try before committing to a larger purchase.


That's a great point. Thanks for your input.

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