Chainsaw Gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves

Protective gloves are one of the most common and most commonly used personal protective equipment. Thermal, mechanical, chemical, biological, electrical, etc. Risks can pose a threat to hands. The presence of two or more risks simultaneously necessitates a certain combination of protective characteristics of gloves.

On the other hand, ease of use is a very important indicator of protective gloves. The use of gloves always causes certain restrictions on the movement of the hand and fingers. The user should understand that the dexterity of the protected fingers will be limited compared to that of the unprotected hand. However, in situations where hands may be exposed to hazardous industrial factors or hazardous environments that cannot be excluded by other means, the use of protective gloves becomes necessary. Using modern technological developments, manufacturers of work protective gloves create their products taking into account the requirements of ergonomics, the most comfortable to use with the least possible restriction of movements. However, it must be understood that there will always be some balance between comfort, ergonomics, finger sensitivity and the protective performance of the glove.

Choosing gloves with a wide range and the highest possible level of protective performance is not always the best solution. In cases where the risk of injury to the hand is not significant, gloves with a lower protective level but higher hand functionality can be selected.

Depending on the types of materials used in their manufacture, gloves differ in their protective characteristics and, accordingly, in the field of application.

In the personal protective equipment market, one of the largest groups is gloves for protection against risks of mechanical damage, which also includes gloves for protection against cuts. The risk of injury to the hand from direct contact with sharp or piercing objects can be present in many areas of industrial production: food processing, woodworking, glass making, automotive, mechanical engineering, electronics, etc. Therefore, the number of users with anti-cut gloves is quite large.

Protective gloves, like any other personal protective equipment, must comply with the basic requirements of the Technical Regulations for Personal Protective Equipment. The procedures for assessing compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulations differ depending on the category to which the protective gloves belong.

Gloves designed to protect against light mechanical damage with a superficial slight effect are categorized as personal protective equipment in Category 1. An example is gloves for vegetable growing. Gloves for protection against mechanical hazards, which can cause more serious hand injuries, are categorized as Category 2. The manufacturer of such gloves must test their products in an accredited laboratory to ensure they meet the standards that define the requirements for such products, and ensure the uniformity of the products. The manufacturer of the product can then draw up a Declaration of Conformity.

Protective gloves that are classified as Category 2 Personal Protective Equipment are labeled with pictograms indicating the type and level of risks from which the gloves protect.

The EN388 standard defines a method for performing the cut resistance test: a round knife under a load of 0.5 kg moves back and forth over the test piece, rotating in the opposite direction in a linear motion (see figure below).

In simple terms, this method shows the number of knife movements required to cut the fabric. The result is compared with the cut resistance of a reference cotton fabric. The test results are translated into a Cut Resistance Index, which shows how much the tested sample is better than the reference cotton fabric. The higher the index value, the better it protects the fabric from cuts. For example, a cut resistance index of 5 means that the sample is 5 times better than the reference tissue. The EN388 standard defines cut resistance levels as a function of the average index value obtained during testing:

Average cut resistance index (10 measurements)

It should be noted that the EN388 standard defines not only cut resistance, but also resistance to abrasion, tear and puncture of the fabric / glove. After passing all tests in an accredited laboratory, the pictogram of the EN388 standard is applied to the gloves, which gives information about the protective characteristics of these gloves.

Protective gloves with increased cut resistance are most often knitted gloves made from yarns of various aramid fibers (for example, Kevlar®, Kevlar®KleenTM, Kevlar®PlusTM, Kevlar®Armor, Twaron®, Twaron®Premium Line), polyethylene yarns ( e.G. Dyneema®, Spectra®, Spektra®GuardTM, Spektra®GuardTMCX, Spektra®CX and Vectran®), strands with metallic elements (stainless steel), glass fibers. In addition, yarns containing mixtures of the aforementioned fibers are often used.

Some knitted gloves made from cut-resistant fibers have an extra polymer coating on the palm and fingers. Such a coating (most often polyurethane or nitrile) increases the protective characteristics of the gloves and provides excellent grip on slippery objects.

Chainsaw cut protection gloves are tested according to the method outlined in the EN 381-4 standard. The tested glove is put on a dummy hand and is exposed to the chainsaw with an applied force at the contact point of 15 ± 0.5 N. During the tests, different modes of the chainsaw movement speed are set: 20, 24 and 28 m / s. Depending on the chain speed at which the tested glove does not cut through, the level of protection is expressed in one of three classes: class 1: 20 m / s, class 2: 24 m / s, class 3: 28 m / s. It should be noted that, usually, one glove of a pair provides protection against cuts with a chainsaw (it is marked accordingly), and the second glove protects against the risks of mechanical damage (it is marked for compliance with the EN 388 standard).

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When using hand knives, gloves should provide protection not only from cuts, but also from knife blows. Thus, protective gloves for use with hand knives undergo an additional test, in which the resistance of the material of the gloves to multiple drops is checked with the specified force of the specified knife. As a result of such tests, the puncture depth in mm is determined. It should be within the required limits. Metal chain-mail gloves are used when working with electric knives.

Our range of these products is presented in the section Special purpose gloves

Overalls for working with a chainsaw.

Greetings Comrades! When I published an article on Survival about 180 Stihl, a question about work clothes for working with a chainsaw surfaced in the comments, so I am writing about special gear here. I say right away that the photos are not mine, but taken from the manufacturer’s website, and I take the data from their website, my only comments. Here I will only talk about what I myself used.

chainsaw gloves

The FIORDLAND® Lumberjack Jacket is made from water-repellent 4-way stretch fabric. It is composed of 93% polyester and 7% spandex. It has a low level of protection, so it can be used for simple forestry work.

To improve air exchange in the armpits and in the strap on the back, special slots are provided, and to increase the strength on the elbows and cuffs, inserts of their black Cordura material, resistant to splinters and thorns, are stitched. The sleeves have snap fasteners (2 outside and 1 inside) and a wrist strap with a lock for adjustment. To prevent the ingress of wood chips into the sleeves, hidden cuffs are provided. The inner side of the collar is made of corduroy, which is pleasant to the body. The outer side of the jacket is finished with silver reflective stripes for increased safety at night.

The FIORDLAND® lumberjack jacket features a durable and corrosion-resistant Vislon® YKK zipper, as well as the two front pockets. A button tie is provided for adjusting the length of the waist. The inner pocket (for a mobile phone) is equipped with a slider. Each jacket comes with a repair kit included in the package.
The jacket is not bad, but not for the money that it is being sold now, it burns out in the sun, the drizzle keeps for about 4 hours, then it gets wet. Not enough pockets. Yes, and on the Magnet network I was constantly confused with the staff. Conclusion: nafig is not needed, some show-off.

YUKON Oregon Lumberjack Safety Trousers

5 layers of protective fabric;
Cutting protection EN 381-5 Class 1 (20 m / s);
Elastic material (polyester, stretch);
Lightweight and comfortable;
Durable;
Heat and moisture resistant;
Good air permeability;
2 large front pockets 1 back pocket with Velcro;
In reality, the saw chain stops on the move. There were a couple of cases, my legs were not even cut. But in warm weather it is hot in them, in the forest it is not very convenient to work in them. And a protective layer only in the front. Behind one layer of fabric, I have new ones lying around, maybe someday they will come in handy.

Oregon 91305 Chainsaw Gloves (Left Hand Guard)

Cut protection for left hand only. Protection class complies with international standards Design A, EN381-7: 1999 Class 0 (16 m / s);
Protection against both impacts EN388: 2003 3142;
Smooth well-crafted leather provides comfortable work;
Bright orange color;
Provide a comfortable and firm grip of the working tool;
Reinforced abrasion-resistant palm area;
Fixed with elastic cuff on the wrist;
Certified.

This model provides protection for only the left hand of the lumberjack.
How does the Oregon 91305 glove protector work? When the chain of the chainsaw hits the hand, the surface of the glove rips open, and the fibers of the ballistic nylon in a few milliseconds entwine the chain and the sprocket of the chainsaw. The tool jams and stops immediately.
Working with no habits is not convenient, the left glove is too thick. Protection only from above, just leather on the palm. They are not needed. Better to take these:

Hard-wearing leather on palms and fingers;
Stretch material of four-sided stretch provides comfort in use;
Oregon 539171 gloves are ideal for working with a trimmer, brush cutter, lawn mower, sharpeners;
Comfortable grip and excellent operational control;
Velcro strap around the wrist;
Certified.
Working gloves from the Oregon company are made of a combined material: fabric and smooth leather. The elastic fabric of the gloves provides additional comfort to the hand and the necessary breathability, and the durable leather reliably protects the hands from all kinds of injuries.
Work gloves are of high quality, so they will be a good choice for work on the garden plot and when servicing garden equipment. The tight-fitting material perfectly fits the hand and does not interfere with the performance of any operations, and the smooth skin reliably holds any instrument, preventing possible slippage.
Gloves are comfortably fixed on the wrist with a tight-fitting elastic cuff, which additionally protects the hands from the penetration of small debris. A demo try-on pack containing the full color range of Oregon work gloves is available as an option.
Gloves are good, I have been using them for several years. I liked it shorter. Price 450 rubles. They also have leather, for 200 rubles. expensive but did not use these.

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Oregon Chainsaw & Trimmer Knee Pads, Shin Guard

Oregon Professional Knee Pads provide excellent protection for gardening equipment such as brush cutters and trimmers. They provide reliable protection of the lower leg and knee joint from possible damage. For added comfort, the inner part of the knee pads is lined with soft fabric.

Thanks to the well thought-out design, the pads are lightweight, do not interfere with movements and are comfortable for prolonged wear. The rigid construction only covers the front of the leg, so it doesn’t get hot even on hot days. Reliable carabiners made of durable plastic make it easy to put on the knee pads, securely fix and quickly remove at the end of work.
This is a really convenient thing, I took my father-in-law to an inveterate fisherman, he will not be overjoyed. Protects both the shin and the knee, the wheels on the car are also convenient to change, the pants do not get dirty. Bent sticks do not penetrate them. Tested for clarifications. The price is 1100 rubles, a year and a half ago, the price was somewhere around 350.

As for shoes, the most common shoe is boots, preferably with a steel toe, if the saw flies off, don’t cut off your toes. If I have to cut, it’s usually in ankle boots, it’s more convenient for me.

Yukon Oregon Lumberjack Helmet 562412

Yukon Oregon 562412. The professional impact-resistant polypropylene helmet will reliably protect the face, eyes and hearing organs of the lumberjack and feller.
Complies with international standards EN 397, EN 352-3, EN 1731
6 vents for high breathability
6-point adjustable straps
Wide wear-resistant stainless steel mesh guard
Comfortable ear protectors with advanced noise cancellation (S / N ratio 25.9dB)
It’s rather inconvenient to use it, a simple helmet is more convenient, and it’s easier to cover your eyes with just glasses, you can’t hear shit in the headphones. Also nafig is not needed. So make your own conclusions, whether you need overalls to work with a chainsaw, if you work with it once a year as promised, it’s up to you.

Overalls for working with a chainsaw.

Greetings Comrades! When I published an article on Survival about 180 Stihl, a question about work clothes for working with a chainsaw surfaced in the comments, so I am writing about special gear here. I say right away that the photos are not mine, but taken from the manufacturer’s website, and I take the data from their website, my only comments. Here I will only talk about what I myself used.

The FIORDLAND® Lumberjack Jacket is made from water-repellent 4-way stretch fabric. It is composed of 93% polyester and 7% spandex. It has a low level of protection, so it can be used for simple forestry work.

To improve air exchange in the armpits and in the strap on the back, special slots are provided, and to increase the strength on the elbows and cuffs, inserts of their black Cordura material, resistant to splinters and thorns, are stitched. The sleeves have snap fasteners (2 outside and 1 inside) and a wrist strap with a lock for adjustment. To prevent the ingress of wood chips into the sleeves, hidden cuffs are provided. The inner side of the collar is made of corduroy, which is pleasant to the body. The outer side of the jacket is finished with silver reflective stripes for increased safety at night.

The FIORDLAND® lumberjack jacket features a durable and corrosion-resistant Vislon® YKK zipper, as well as the two front pockets. A button tie is provided for adjusting the length of the waist. The inner pocket (for a mobile phone) is equipped with a slider. Each jacket comes with a repair kit included in the package.
The jacket is not bad, but not for the money that it is being sold now, it burns out in the sun, the drizzle keeps for about 4 hours, then it gets wet. Not enough pockets. Yes, and on the Magnet network I was constantly confused with the staff. Conclusion: nafig is not needed, some show-off.

YUKON Oregon Lumberjack Safety Trousers

5 layers of protective fabric;
Cutting protection EN 381-5 Class 1 (20 m / s);
Elastic material (polyester, stretch);
Lightweight and comfortable;
Durable;
Heat and moisture resistant;
Good air permeability;
2 large front pockets 1 back pocket with Velcro;
In reality, the saw chain stops on the move. There were a couple of cases, my legs were not even cut. But in warm weather it is hot in them, in the forest it is not very convenient to work in them. And a protective layer only in the front. Behind one layer of fabric, I have new ones lying around, maybe someday they will come in handy.

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Oregon 91305 Chainsaw Gloves (Left Hand Guard)

Cut protection for left hand only. Protection class complies with international standards Design A, EN381-7: 1999 Class 0 (16 m / s);
Protection against both impacts EN388: 2003 3142;
Smooth well-crafted leather provides comfortable work;
Bright orange color;
Provide a comfortable and firm grip of the working tool;
Reinforced abrasion-resistant palm area;
Fixed with elastic cuff on the wrist;
Certified.

This model provides protection for only the left hand of the lumberjack.
How does the Oregon 91305 glove protector work? When the chain of the chainsaw hits the hand, the surface of the glove rips open, and the fibers of the ballistic nylon in a few milliseconds entwine the chain and the sprocket of the chainsaw. The tool jams and stops immediately.
Working with no habits is not convenient, the left glove is too thick. Protection only from the top, just leather on the palm. They are not needed. Better to take these:

Hard-wearing leather on palms and fingers;
Stretch material of four-sided stretch provides comfort in use;
Oregon 539171 gloves are ideal for working with a trimmer, brush cutter, lawn mower, sharpeners;
Comfortable grip and excellent operational control;
Velcro strap around the wrist;
Certified.
Working gloves from the Oregon company are made of a combined material: fabric and smooth leather. The elastic fabric of the gloves provides additional comfort to the hand and the necessary breathability, and the durable leather reliably protects the hands from all kinds of injuries.
Work gloves are of high quality, so they will be a good choice for work on the garden plot and when servicing garden equipment. The tight-fitting material perfectly fits the hand and does not interfere with the performance of any operations, and the smooth skin reliably holds any instrument, preventing possible slippage.
Gloves are comfortably fixed on the wrist with a tight-fitting elastic cuff, which additionally protects the hands from the penetration of small debris. A demo try-on pack containing the full color range of Oregon work gloves is available as an option.
Gloves are good, I have been using them for several years. I liked it shorter. Price 450 rubles. They also have leather, for 200 rubles. expensive but did not use these.

Oregon Chainsaw & Trimmer Knee Pads, Shin Guard

Oregon Professional Knee Pads provide excellent protection for gardening equipment such as brush cutters and trimmers. They provide reliable protection of the lower leg and knee joint from possible damage. For added comfort, the inner part of the knee pads is lined with soft fabric.

Thanks to the clever design, the pads are lightweight, do not interfere with movements and are comfortable for long-term wear. The rigid construction only covers the front of the leg, so it doesn’t get hot even on hot days. Reliable carabiners made of durable plastic make it easy to put on the knee pads, securely fix and quickly remove at the end of work.
This is a really convenient thing, I took my father-in-law to an inveterate fisherman, he will not be overjoyed. Protects both the shin and the knee, the wheels on the car are also convenient to change, the pants do not get dirty. Bent sticks do not penetrate them. Tested for clarifications. The price is 1100 rubles, a year and a half ago, the price was somewhere around 350.

As for shoes, the most common shoe is boots, preferably with a steel toe, if the saw flies off, don’t cut off your toes. If I have to cut, it’s usually in ankle boots, it’s more convenient for me.

Yukon Oregon Lumberjack Helmet 562412

Yukon Oregon 562412. The professional impact-resistant polypropylene helmet will reliably protect the face, eyes and hearing organs of the lumberjack and feller.
Complies with international standards EN 397, EN 352-3, EN 1731
6 vents for high breathability
6-point adjustable straps
Wide wear-resistant stainless steel mesh guard
Comfortable ear protectors with advanced noise cancellation (S / N ratio 25.9dB)
It’s rather inconvenient to use it, a simple helmet is more convenient, and it’s easier to cover your eyes with just glasses, you can’t hear shit in the headphones. Also nafig is not needed. So make your own conclusions, whether you need overalls to work with a chainsaw, if you work with it once a year as promised, it’s up to you.