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Laytex surgical gloves protection


#1

Dear all

When I am now to proceed to grind 27 gravers today, I’ve decided to
use the following precaution…“Laytex surgical gloves”. You know
how long it takes for the steel fragments to get off of my fingers
and lower arms? Many days is more like it!

As for the eyes…(MRI) testing of the “orbits” I and you all MUST
use safety glasses that have a large facial coverage…The steel
shots COULD bounce off of the upper face (under the eye-socket) and
the “could” be history, if any of these do actually hit the retina. I
know of my friendly jeweller, who constantly uses laytex gloves while
polishing his rings…can you say ‘clean’ fingers?

Gerry!


#2

nitrile are far superior and hypoallergenic and can’t be readily
pierced and come in purple!


#3

Hi, R.E.

nitrile are far superior and hypoallergenic and can't be readily
pierced and come in purple! 

Where are these available, please? Would I be able to find them at a
good hardware or home improvement store, e.g.? Are they as thin and
flexible as latex and are they available in small or extra small?
I’ve been buying my gloves at a beauty supply store where they
accommodate female customers with female-sized hands.

Thanks,
margery


#4
nitrile are far superior and hypoallergenic and can't be readily
pierced and come in purple! 

and they’re probably tough enough that if they get caught in the
buffer they’ll wrap your hand aruond the spindle and break your wrist
before they let go.

I don’t wear any kind of gloves when polishing, just the “liquid
glove” cream that rinses off with water.

David L. Huffman


#5

Margery,

You asked regarding:

nitrile are far superior and hypoallergenic and can’t be readily
pierced and come in purple!

Where are these available, please? Would I be able to find them at
a good hardware or home improvement store, e.g.? Are they as thin
and flexible as latex and are they available in small or extra
small? I've been buying my gloves at a beauty supply store where
they accommodate female customers with female-sized hands." 

I am a faceter and find that my hands were constantly in water. Over
time, this leaves them very rough and sometimes uncomfortable. So I
investigated several different brands of gloves and found that my
Dentist and his staff preferred one over the others. They come in
Nitrile, with a few differing versions depending on their specific
use. They also have five sizes to choose from.

You can find them here: dashmedical.com or here: 800-523-2055

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with this firm, except for being a
completely satisfied customer.

Roger Dery
Spectral Gems, Inc.
Royal Oak, Michigan USA


#6

these gloves could be found in any pharmacist, or drug store…some
of them come with a textured hand grip areas…(as in palm and finger
areas) they are used for ‘left and right’ folks. mine come with a
little powder on the inside…ask for “Examination Gloves”…and you
all know what those are really used for!..:>) they come in SMALL,
MEDIUM, LARGE AND MUCHO-LARGE!..

gerry!


#7
and they're probably tough enough that if they get caught in the
buffer they'll wrap your hand aruond the spindle and break your
wrist before they let go. 

Not so. I use them all of the time. They make a lot of noise, Scary
the first time it happens, but no harm done. BTW Nitrile doesn’t
catch
as easily as latex and can be purchased on Ebay for about $50/1000.

Bruce D. Holmgrain
JA Certified Master Benchjeweler


#8

I’m not R.E., but I get them from Anchor Freight. I can’t speak to
the other issues of nitrile gloves.

KPK


#9
Where are these available, please? Would I be able to find them at
a good hardware or home improvement store, e.g.? 

No, these are a health care item, more glove options are out there
for people who develop a latex allergy. It sometimes happens to
doctors or people who have a lot of medical interventions.

You could find them at a home health care store – the kind of place
that rents medical equipment – in your area – or order on line.
They come in S - M - L.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#10

Margery,

You can get them at surgical supply stores (they’ve replaced latex
in many hospitals as surgical gloves due to the increasing prevalence
of latex allergies), so they have the full range of sizes. You can
also find them in home improvement stores in the painting section,
although you wont find the range of sizes or thicknesses there.

I use them all the time for investment mixing and for hand
protection when polishing with the flexshaft. I do NOT use any form
of glove when polishing with the polishing machine, as it’s just too
dangerous. There, I use the wonderful “hand shield” that artists use
(liquid glove)… it’s a thick white creme that you massage in before
starting your work. It disappears into your skin, but prevents other
things from adhering (like oil paints, gesso, polishing media) so
that they wash off very easily. You can find it at any arts supply
store…and possibly at “crafty” places like A.C. Moore or Michaels.
Look in the painting section.

Karen Goeller
No Limitations Designs
Hand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry


#11

Margery,

We buy from Fisher Scientific (because we get them at a considerable
discount). You can get sizes from x-small to xx-large, $17.47 for 100
count online. Our 5’ tall female scientists wear the size “small”. I
should ask them how they fit. I wear the large, because the x-large
are too baggy at the finger tips. We buy the blue powder-free nitrile
exam gloves for our lab, but I have seen the Purple Knights in other
labs. I have heard from other sources that the nitrile glove is more
chemically resistant than the latex glove.

HTH
Jeff


#12

Health care => laytex allergies? recently, a friend of mine had her
daughter in a hospital but she was 100% allergic to laytex products.
She even had a sign on her bed and back wall about this allergic
problem…Well one nurse who didn’t read any of those warnings comes
in and assists this fine young lady wearing LAYTEX GLOVES…the
bed-ridden patient nearly went “ballistic” with her allergy reaction,
in time her body settled down…and all of the doctors on staff
lectured all of the hospital nurses. …“read notes first!” laytex
might kill if it touches an unsuspecting person…know your limits
before buying these itmes…“If in doubt, DON’T!”…

gerry!


#13

i get a box of 100 at harbor freight (purple) or black.they often
have smalls sizes,Home depot’s, lowe’s’ and other stores carry a bag
of 10 or 12 but they cost about 5-8 dollars and are less thick. i
noticed someone said something about their getting caught in a
polishing motor,etc…they fit snugly,so if they begin to shred just
grab a new one from the box…They are superior for chemical handling
though…and are embossed with tiny gripping nubs about the fingertips
and the palms…great product…as any adult would,I’m certan you will
use adequate caution with any motor or high speed equipment in your
studio!. Oh, in all ways they are superior to latex; though heavier
the control and resistance to puncturing and chemicals and
hypoallergenic nature.- and they have uses beyond the studio as
well…

R.E.Rourke


#14

Hi Gang,

Another source for nitrile & latex gloves is most industrial
suppliers.

Dave


#15

Margery,

I found some Nitrile gloves at Home Depot. The box said "one size
fits all. Not quite true, as they are quite large, and don’t shrink
to conform to smallish hands. They are thicker than the latex ones.
You might want to look around for a place that sells various sizes. I
paid $14.00 for a box of 100.

Alma


#16

they are not only a healthcare item, in fact they are available in
most hardware stores…harbor freight,most office supply stores, and a
bevy of non-healthcare related sources far chaper than from health
care suppliers…They are superior to latex and have no powder inside
most brands ( some people are allergic to the powder as it causes
contact dermatitis), although they can be found with a talc dusting
from one source, but it the most expensive of all( 50 for 40.00)…At
the local ace hardware a pkg. of 10 pair is 4.59 in s-m-l

R.E.R.


#17

Orchidians,

OK. The first couple of days of posting & I thought someone surely
would have taken notice. It’s latex folks. NOT laytex.

Walt Teats (Uber speller)
American Goldworks
Great Falls, MT


#18
and they're probably tough enough that if they get caught in the
buffer they'll wrap your hand aruond the spindle and break your
wrist before they let go. 

Good possibility

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#19

McMaster Carr sells many styles of disposable gloves both nitrile
and laytex Mcmaster.com

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#20
OK. The first couple of days of posting & I thought someone surely
would have taken notice. It's latex folks. NOT laytex. 

As an ex-teacher and stickler for spelling, I too have contemplated
correcting some of the many spelling mistakes I read every day (and
some of them are probably mine as I type quicker than I can think),
but I thought it would be a little petty and “nit-picking” to do so
and would possibly have been told off for being such a pedantic
upstart of a newby so I haven’t but I understand your frustration
with spellings although in the grand scheme of things it really
doesn’t matter that much.

However, I must mention that you American folks are better spellers
and better users of the English language than a lot of English folk
(NOT talking about English folk on Orchid), although you do all talk
funny :wink:

Helen
Preston, UK