A couple of weeks ago, a reader asked about which level of cut resistance would help protect them from utility knife slip-ups. I referred to an ANSI cut level interpretation chart, but couldn’t make a confident recommendation.
I wonder, would these Mechanix “box cutter” work gloves do the trick?
It sounds like these work gloves were designed for use when opening and cutting up carboard boxes, but maybe they can be used in other types of applications.
Mechanix’s intended uses chart says the gloves are suited for:
- Box handling
- Maintenance & Repair
- Home Improvement
- Furniture Moving
The gloves are said to offer greater protection against accidental utility knife blade contact, with Mechanix advertising that the thumb has added cut resistance to protect against common injuries.
Razor blade cut resistant thumb protects against the most common hand cut injuries.
The gloves also feature a no-slip silicone-grip palm, touchscreen-capable synthetic leather, and an adjustable hook and loop closure. The TrekDry back-of-hand material is breathable for greater cooling and comfort.
Mechanix says that their “Padlock” palm design helps minimize internal hand movement when in use and reduces hand fatigue. This is a silicone print inside the gloves.
I don’t believe I’ve seen this before, where a glove has silicone grip material on the inside for helping to reduce internal movement. Seems interesting.
Sizes: S – 2XL
Update: Be sure to read through some of the user reviews, as durability and longevity seem to be a common complaint.