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    Maybe it's time that I start to wear gloves

    I can never work with gloves on. Never have. Even growing up on a farm.
    Yet yesterday I cut my left thumb and right middle finger while working a hole.

    What's a detectorest to do?
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    I always use those rubber coated cloth skin tight gloves. Other than the issue of cuts it keeps the fingernails clean.
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    I actually bought a pair but haven't been able to make myself wear them yet ! Lol!
    I know I should but I can't find or feel the dang coin or target with gloves on. I would probably have to alter my digging and retrieval style, maybe that's what's holding me back, I'd have to change the way I do that.
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    Surprised at the glass that turns up at some sites. Wire and rusted metals. We can handle broken glass when freed but in the ground there is to much resistance and angles unknown
    even when we do see it.Had a rough area on one hand turned out to be from saw edge of digger through glove when digging. Having worn through many pairs of gloves detecting confirms their worth using. Even if you have callouses you can sand wood with. L.o.l..

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    I always wear the really thin blue Nitrile gloves then on top a set of cloth with the black nitirile coating. Farmers out here use lots of chemicals in the fields Round-Up and who knows what else in the No-Till fields, which are all there is now. Also a good while back one of my buddies got a pretty good gash while digging in a park on one of those broken green coke bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msbeepbeep View Post
    I actually bought a pair but haven't been able to make myself wear them yet ! Lol!
    I know I should but I can't find or feel the dang coin or target with gloves on. I would probably have to alter my digging and retrieval style, maybe that's what's holding me back, I'd have to change the way I do that.


    That's how I feel. My fingers are an extension of my eyes while working a hole.
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    The gloves I get for summer
    are streachy skin tight and work pretty good. Don't even notice them much. It is all an attitude adjustment. (negative feeling is all in your head. lol)
    We used to be like that at work with a macho additude but things change. Osha says use them!

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    I always wear gloves.You never know what your hands are going to come in contact with.I would rather have the gloves sliced than my fingers.
    Any find is a good find to me.It proves my md is working.

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    Title? old fart

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    tetanus shots anyone? actually my current gloves are basically shot, can't bring myself to spend the bucks on another pair yet. however, the big hole on my fingertip that normally picks up the coins etc has several times hung onto the coin and instead of dropping the coin into my pouch, has flipped it off to the side. in fact my little wife has claimed a couple of my finds on the basis that obviously I didn't really want them. Gloves do save the hands and it is nice to just pull them off and have relatively clean hands, especially in the muddier dirt. I would like a pair that had sensitive fingertips and yet thicker palms for the hard digging that I do.
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    I'm like you Mr. H.
    I have never liked wearing gloves with any activities, working, bike riding, digging or whatever. Just feel blind with them on.

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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

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    I wear them and hate them too...if I am hunting an old home with sandy soil herein FL, I find myself going without, just to help probe for the target easier, without making a mess of the "plug", provided that I have determined there is no trash, like sharp aluminum cans... other sites that I am unsure of, and don't have to be so precise, gloves on. Admittedly, I do look good wearing them, gives me a tough guy look.
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    I do wear gloves but on Friday skipped that ritual and got a glass cut. Somebody saw my post and recommended "Ansell 100% Kevlar Dotted Medium weight Gloves" sold on Amazon among other places.
    Working an old colonial site full of broken glass, I have no choice but to wear gloves, and I've unearthed rusted razor blades and knives in the past. I did get a pair of heavy duty work gloves with Dotted protection (not Kevlar) and see the very finger I cut on Friday got a small hole torn at the tip by glass on the first day of use. The older the site, the more you really need to wear gloves unless you like stitches and visits to the E.R. Now I'm ordering the Kevlar! HH!
    Everybody has an opinion - this is mine. Humor will be part of that opinion. I've found things - some can only dream about. Some was pure luck, some was pure knowledge and skill. After 40 years at MD'ing (off and on), I know a few things about finding treasure lost in the ground. As a retired software engineer, I now have unlimited time on my hands. Life really doesn't matter unless you are true to yourself and in your dealings with other people.

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    John

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    It's a tough call... I don't like to wear them but I do especially after a couple rather nasty gashes. If you think using gloves is hard try MDing with stitches and bandages. Now that sucks! LOL

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    I got a nice one once going from first knuckle across the second knuckle,think i got 5 or 6 stitches for that one

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    Brad - Wolfpack Proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moresound View Post
    I can never work with gloves on. Never have. Even growing up on a farm.
    Yet yesterday I cut my left thumb and right middle finger while working a hole. What's a detectorest to do?
    I've tried using gloves and I hate them... And yes I've been cut many times. So I'm either stupid or tough (that's not a question or poll). "Things" just don't seem the same when I'm working or handling items. I guess I just rely on my sense of touch to much.
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