Chainsaw gloves should be an accessory that you always put on before you decide to fire up your chainsaw. We all know that chainsaws are dangerous tools but unfortunately homeowners often overlook the obvious need to protect themselves thinking that an accident won’t happen to them. Safety needs to be an integral part of your protection while you work. Period! Don’t be dumb, protect yourself.Chainsaw gloves are just one component of what you should wear when cutting wood. The other essentials are: Chainsaw chaps, protective head gear and a cut-resistant jacket.
If you’re looking for anti-vibration gloves then you’ll have to read our article that was specifically focused on anti-vibration gloves. Two of the gloves in this article are cut resistant, and the third pair of gloves we cover are a comfortable pair of gloves for work.
The Youngstown chainsaw gloves (Model: 05-3080-70) are designed to protect you in case of an accident while allowing you to be comfortable while you work. These are apparently the first cut-resistant work gloves. Now, I said “cut-resistant” not “cut-proof.” Their is a difference. Don’t expect these gloves to prevent an injury from the full force of a running chainsaw but they will protect you from short incidental contact with your chainsaw — hopefully. Imagine what could happen if you don’t wear these gloves. Trust me, these are an excellent investment.
These chainsaw gloves are fully lined with Kevlar fiber, and that includes the top of the hand, the palm and also the sides of the fingers. The entire glove is protective. It has padded knuckle protection as well as a terry-cloth brow wipe which allows you to clear the sweat off your forehead while you work.
The great thing about these Youngstown work gloves is that they allow you to maintain a high-level of dexterity while you’re working. Protection is critical but if you can’t move your hands while your work then that would become dangerous as well. These gloves still provide you with the ability to maintain your tactile sensation — and they’re comfortable as well.
Watch this video to see these chainsaw gloves up close and personal.
Beyond using these gloves while with chainsaw related work, you can obviously use them while doing any type of work where you’d want to protect your hands. Whether you’re just working around the yard with other power tools, or if you want to protect yourself from nails, wood splints or whatever may harm you. It’s a lot more enjoyable working with protective gloves because you don’t have to worry about accidentally injuring yourself.
For a small amount of money these Youngstown Kevlar work gloves are should be in everyone’s garage or work truck.
Made from: 30% Nylon, 25% Polyester, 15% PVC, 10% Polyurethane, 9% Kevlar, 8% Cotton, 2% Rubber, 1% Velcro.
Learn more about the Youngstown chainsaw gloves on Amazon.
- Fully lined with cut-resistant DuPont Kevlar fiber.
- Rated at Level 3 for cut resistance (ANSI/ISEA 105-2005 Standard).
- Non-Slip reinforced gloves, including: fingers, palm, & top of hand.
- Velcro closure provides a tight fit at the wrist.
- Convenient terry cloth thumb for clearing sweat while you work.
- Fully machine washable. Air dry only.
- Also comes in XXXL.
The Husqvarna functional protection gloves are a lightweight chainsaw glove with cut resistant material in the left hand only. It’s comfortable to wear thanks to the goatskin leather made with a goat leather double layered palm with foam laminated spandex on the back as well as durable nylon neoprene knuckles.
These gloves aren’t as heavy-duty as the Youngstown chainsaw gloves. They don’t offer the same level of cut-resistance. So, if you want a light glove that offers minimal protection then this is a good option for you. The goatskin leather does a great job of wicking moisture away from your hands while you work which is a big deal because there’s nothing worse than trying to work with sweaty gloves.
You’ll like the fact that Husqvarna reinforced the trigger finger as you’ll be putting a lot of pressure on that finger when you work.
Great Lightweight Chainsaw Gloves
I love Husqvarna products in general but I can’t recommend these over the Youngstown gloves. They simply aren’t as protective as they could be. Again, these Husqvarna chainsaw gloves are built for comfort with added cut-resistant protection for your left hand. Why not cut resistance for both hands? These are specifically designed as chainsaw gloves.
Learn more at Amazon.
- Made from durable goatskin leather.
- Saw protection Class 0, 16m/s according to EN 381-7.
- Soft knitted cuff provides comfort & makes it easy to put on.
- Cut resistant material in left hand.
- Spandex fabric back & goatskin palm.
I decided to add the Husqvarna XP Professional gloves even though they aren’t chainsaw gloves because you might just want a comfortable pair of work gloves for general yard work. If that’s the case, these are a good option. It’s made from a combination of synthetic leather and spandex. It has good airflow with ventilated finger walls and they’re reinforced with a rubberized grip enabling you to easily hold on to things.
Amazon has each glove size on separated pages so if you’re interested in finding your size use one of the links below.
- Palm is made from synthetic leather.
- Back side is made from spandex fabric.
- Pads on palm and fingertip are reinforced with a rubberized grip.
- Heavy-duty elastic cuff. Adjustable velcro closure for tight fit.
- Ventilated finger walls.
- Reflective piping.