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    I was a bit cold yesterday morning and was wearing Atlas gray thermal latex gloves. I found it sooo much harder to grip the smooth top-handle on the saw. Is it my imagination or would the top-handle and pistol-grips on rear handle saws be way better off with good friction built into them, rather than being smooth.

    I can see the wrap-handle, which actually has a bit more texture, not being too grippy, as I slide my hand around that handle regularly during use to make use of the saw more ergonomically. Probably hard to make it "too grippy", though.


    Anybody add texture to their saws handles?

    Maybe paint-on bedliner paint would work. Re-coat-able, too.


    A larger grip on the saws would be nicer, too, IMO.

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    I use those exact gloves sometimes...and the regular Atlas, too. I have not ever felt like they don't grip...I do think they increase grip efficiency about 30%...I can climb rope a LOT better with them than without.

    But I have not had them slip on something unless I had oil on them...or maybe there was a light coating of dirt/sawdust on your gloves? Maybe I am misunderstanding "I found it sooo much harder to grip the smooth top-handle on the saw"
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    I've used the Atlas too, and I never noticed them not gripping.

    But yes, a non-slip grabby textured handle WOULD be sweet!!!

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    I never used those latex/rubbery covered gloves because I found them slippery as hell in the wet. It's why I always used those white nylon cheapie gloves. Feel like cotton kind of but they're nylon, wring them out in the wet now and then and they are good to go. Buy them by the dozen and easy enough to have a spare set or two tucked into some nether region for warm dry swap outs on a cold wet day.

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    No idea what those are, Justin. Maybe a link?
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    I cannot wear anything but leather gloves, summer and winter, one really wet day and they?re ruined of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantheraba View Post
    No idea what those are, Justin. Maybe a link?
    These look very similar to what I always got from the local saw shops. The different colours at the wrist indicated the different sizes. Despite the link pricing they were very, very cheap to buy. Like $20 for a pack of a dozen(24 gloves). They weren't hand specific and so you could swap hands to reverse them if desired. Just enough protection for me without sacrificing dexterity.

    https://www.staples.ca/en/sureknit-f...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    It is what everyone I ever saw used for chainsaw work. Those or the yellow webbed gloves, which I referred to as 'death gloves' because they were slippery IMO.

    Death gloves:

    https://www.buxtons.net/yellow-criss...er-gloves.html

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    Really? Those weren't slippery at all for me, but I never liked the way they fit my hands.

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    Didn't you not really work in the rain much? Some people didn't mind the yellow gloves. I found the white ones to have more consistent grip, to be warmer, and wring out better.

    In my youth I worked often for up to weeks straight in the rain that Sean and other PNW'ers know all to well.

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