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  1. #16

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    Only once in eight and a half years detecting and that was last winter when the weather was tolerable but the ground was frosty. Didn't like em, felt awkward and couldn't feel what I was doing. So far only ever had one small cut. In fact first I ever knew folks to wear them was when I joined forums and seen photos.

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  2. #17
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
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    I also wear gloves I don't like dirt on my hands but I was very curious how many didn't.


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    Gloves
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  4. #19
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    R.T

    Mar 2017
    Hubert,N.C.
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    Metal Detecting
    I always wear gloves and usually have a spare pair for a noobie. Never know what's in the hole with the goodies. HH

  5. #20
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    Nov 2012
    Nashville
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    I wear a glove on my left hand and a bare hand to swing the detector with so I don't get the handle muddy. If it's cold I wear two though.
    Last edited by CoilyGirl; Sep 01, 2017 at 06:42 PM.
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  6. #21
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    May 2011
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    The very first hole I ever dug had a screw top with a large piece of glass stuck in it.
    Luckily that first hole was huge.
    After rooting around with my digger and hand looking for that first target before I piled the dirt back in the hole I saw this thing sticking right out of the edge of one side.
    That was close, I could have needed a trip the the emergency room on my very first dig.
    I immediately drove to Home Depot and bought a pair of gloves and have worn them ever since.
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  7. #22
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    May 2011
    Marietta, GA
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    I actually use disposable nitrile exam gloves, I buy a pack of 100 and I'm good for the year. They're thin so that I can feel around the hole, always slow and careful of glass though, but I need them to help with all the poison ivy everywhere I go in the woods. Also keeps mosquitos off my knuckles, which they love, as well as dirt from working under my nails, which just stings after a while. They do get torn up after a while, so I always bring an extra pair.
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  8. #23
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    Nov 2016
    Tucson, AZ
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    Metal Detecting
    I always find a way to cut myself if I don't wear gloves. Or I get a nice signal in an ant hill and I end up getting all bitten up for a clad dime.

  9. #24
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    AT PRO Fisher F75 LTD
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    I asked this question since when I watch videos they are never wearing gloves, but now that I think about it they probably can't wear gloves since they're doing camera work.


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  10. #25
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    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
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    No gloves unless it's so cold you can't stand it without them. My hands are like leather though from work.
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  11. #26
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    AT PRO Fisher F75 LTD
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by RobRieman View Post
    No gloves unless it's so cold you can't stand it without them. My hands are like leather though from work.
    My nephew is a shrimper and he has big rough hands. He shucks oysters without gloves.


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  12. #27
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    Kace

    Aug 2017
    MOx2--KS
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    No Gloves Here. I 'try' and make my plug a little bigger, then I go through the dirt with a 6"x 1/2" red plastic scraper that's shaped like a ruler and of course my pin pointer. I scrape across the grass and ground with it first to make sure there is nothing sharp. I Rarely MD in areas that have a lot of known drug use by needles. If I did I'd be wearing one Kevlar glove and one surgeons glove. I know needles could be anywhere. Like the posters said that it was hard to feel what's in a hole or grass with gloves, I feel the same way.
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  13. #28
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    Do not forget me 24601

    Oct 2011
    Indiana
    Bounty Hunter Mark IV Garrett Ace 350 Garrett Carrot
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    Metal Detecting
    No gloves. I don't mind getting dirt under my nails. Never got a cut from nails and glass.
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  14. #29
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    No beep , No sleep

    Apr 2017
    CT
    Phisher F44, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, White's TRX, Lesche digging tool, Park Ranger and Pack Mule finds bags by Freeloader
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    Metal Detecting
    Definitely gloves.
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  15. #30
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    Surrender the Booty

    Apr 2011
    Royal Palm Beach, Fl
    Minelab CTX-3030, Minelab Exalibur II, Garrett AT Pro
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I carry gloves but typically do not use them. I prefer to have the tactile feel which has helped me immensely hone my craft. I do always have a current tetanus shot......don't be stupid. If you are going to metal detect, you better get comfortable with the dirt.
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