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Kevlar Gloves: A Modern Necessity

Updated on January 18, 2010

America has many industrial jobs, and most industrial job involve metal in one fashion or another. One of the best forms of protection against injuries is Kevlar gloves. Kevlar gloves can keep metal from tearing your hands to shreds, or causing puncture injuries.

Of course, you probably understand the importance of buying Kevlar work gloves, so I would like to talk a bit about the history of Kevlar, because I think that it is very interesting.

Kevlar was invented by Stephanie Kwolek in 1966. She was a chemist for DuPont and she accidentally mixed together compounds that she was working on. She found that the resulting chemical was much stronger than anything that she had worked on before, and thus Kevlar was born.

Probably the most famous use for Kevlar is as bullet-proof vests used by the police. While Kevlar is not actually bullet-proof, it will stop smaller caliber bullets, and significant;y slow down larger caliber bullets. Since Kevlar was invented, it has saved the lives of thousands upon thousands of police officers who were fired upon and struck by bullets and who otherwise would have died due to the effect of the gunshot.

So if Kevlar has, in the last 45 years, saved the lives of thousands of police officers who would otherwise have been killed from being struck by bullets, then don't you think that it is a good idea to at the very least protect your hands from sharp metal edges with a Kevlar lined glove?

You don't have to be a chemist at a huge company in order to buy Kevlar safety gloves. The internet allows us to find Kevlar safety gloves for surprisingly low prices. I have been able to find many different types of Kevlar lined gloves on the internet for what I would consider to be dirt cheap prices. That is a small price to pay for getting to keep your fingers from being sliced off by a loose shard of metal.

I hope that I have convinced you that Kevlar work gloves are the way to go when it comes to protecting your fingers. I would also like to point out that you do not have to work at a scrapyard or in a giant warehouse in order to benefit from owning a pair of Kevlar gloves. You should buy a pair of Kevlar safety gloves for yourself at home, and keep them in the garage. You never know when you might need to have a pair of extremely cut-resistant gloves handy. For example, if you have to put new gutters up, and you don't want to slice your hand open, then Kevlar gloves would help protect your hands very well.


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      Greg Palmer 6 years ago

      You make a great point about Kevlar safety gloves; even at home, the right hand protection is essential for safe metal working.