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The 3 best Kevlar cut resistant arm sleeves reviewed

The 3 best Kevlar cut resistant arm sleeves reviewed

How to choose the right cut resistant sleeves. Ever since the invention of cut resistant sleeves there has been a problem that has annoyed workers and health and safety managers to no end, the sleeves have a tendency to slide down the arm and bunch up […]

Five Facts About Kevlar Gloves That Will Blow Your Mind

Five Facts About Kevlar Gloves That Will Blow Your Mind

Kevlar is a fairly old cutting-edge material that can be used in many different kinds of sports ,recreational and work activities. although this cutting-edge material is mostly known to be used on combat grounds by soldiers who are willing to risk their lives for their […]

What Level of Cut Resistance is Right for You?

What Level of Cut Resistance is Right for You?

A PPE gloves job is to protect the workers hand from the hazards of work including sharp objects.A gloves protection needs vary according to the job. For example in packaging or warehousing workers need only light cut protection this is level 3 cut resistant gloves.If your working with blades and saws glass manufacturing or metal fabrication demands heavy duty gloves this is level 5 cut protection. The level of cut protection is determined by the type of fibers in the shell of the glove and the thickness or weight of that material. what’s the key to matching the right level of cut protection to the job.The preferred standard is the ANSI 105 for hand protection classification which is developed by the international safety equipment Association or is ei the ansi standards are about comprehensive hand protection what we are talking about today is the ansi standard for cut resistance which was revised in February 2016. It now rates cut resistance on a scale of a 1 to a 9 where a 1 is the lowest level and a 9 is the highest level. A fabric is cut from the palm of the glove and placed on the TDM 100 the machine then runs a straightedge razor blade across the fabric the blade is attached to a weight at the top and measures the pressure applied in grams the weight continues to be increased adding pressure to the blade until it finally cuts through the fabric. You can see from this chart in the video that a1 through a 9 ratings are assigned based on how many grams of pressure were needed to cut the fabric. We call these gram scores,there are at least three passes of the blade at every weight and these are averaged to get the gram score what’s the difference between the new and the old ANSI scores there are now 9 levels instead of five previously level four was very broad ranging from 1500 to $34.99 grams now three new levels has replaced level four to provide better granularity in addition the old scores maxed out at 3500 grams now the upper levels have been expanded and the new maximum score is six thousand grams this increased gradation helps you make distinctions that previously didn’t exist so you can make a more informed decision Europe and other countries around the world rely on the en 388 standard it rates cut resistance on a scale of zero to five the test results are compared to the cut results of a standard cotton canvas a cut level of five means that it is five times more cut resistant than the reference cotton as you take into consideration the level of cut resistance needed for your job remember not every job requires a high cut score here at Westchester protective gear we are constantly researching engineered yarns and new materials to bring you improve and better products

Stainless Steel Mesh Knife Cut Resistant ChainMail Protective Glove

Stainless Steel Mesh Knife Cut Resistant ChainMail Protective Glove

okay guys this is a glove that can prevent you from cutting your hands. so at first it looks like a chainmail armor now from me a medieval age but it’s made of absolutely a steel 34. Still a stainless steel but it’s soft when […]

The top cut resistant gloves for chefs

The top cut resistant gloves for chefs

#1 Kaffyad Cut Resistant Gloves – Rated #1 for Kitchen & Work gloves on the market Are you always running for a band-aid every time you work with sharp knives? Do you get scared of accidentally grading your knuckles into a salad? Statistics show that hand […]


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How to choose the right cut resistant sleeves. Ever since the invention of cut resistant sleeves there has been a problem that has annoyed workers and health and safety managers to no end, the sleeves have a tendency to slide down the arm and bunch up at the wrist. They aren’t protecting much of the arm this way resulting in a mostly useless protective sleeve this is uncomfortable and annoying for your employees. That’s why superior has developed sleeves and a tapered fit they come in different widths to fit different arms the way all clothing should be. If your current supplier tells you sleeves are one size fits all just run the other way that was true several years ago but is no longer the case today your sleeves should fit every employee securely and comfortably period. To help keep your sleeves securely in place it helps to choose a sleeve that has either an elastic metal clip or velcro to secure the sleeves in place. An even better option is our superior stays up elastic which is both a comfortable and effective way to keep your sleeves from sliding down. Sleeves with arm openings featuring stays up technology hold up thanks to small grip dots comfortably gripping on to underlying fabric or skin to ensure sleeves stay in place. They keep you protected no matter what, if you  need to be flame resistant if you have an application that has heavy sparks or flame hazards you should choose a flame resistant sleeve made of aramid or other flame resistant fabrics. Which ANSI cut levels should you choose? Most people choose the same cut level as the gloves their employees are wearing . Sometimes health and safety managers choose to drop a level for their sleeves as the arms are less at risk than the hands this is a judgement call. The good thing is ANSI cut level for sleeves are much more comfortable and affordable than they were a few years ago. Comfort is critical if your sleeves are uncomfortable they will not get worn you will be fighting a losing battle with your employees.Ultimately compliance will suffer this is especially true in hot weather some sleeves can feel like wearing a wool sweater in July.

 

Superior SLKW17TH Kevlar Woven Protective Sleeve with Knit wrist and Thumb-Hole

OUR TOP PICK

 

Superior DuPont’s remarkable Kevlar fibre is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis and is used in high performance products like bullet proof vests and infantry helmets. Superior protective Kevlar sleeves give exceptional cut resistance, without sacrificing comfort. The snug knitwrist keeps the sleeve comfortably in place. The body of the sleeve is woven and holds its shape; it won’t slip or fall down the arm. Both wrist and body are Kevlar. They withstand rugged wear, and the high level of cut and slash resistance make them ideal for metal stampings, glass and other sharp-edged materials. Kevlar provides the added bonus of inherent flame resistance, so they will not melt or burn either. This is a great property for employees working around any heat, flames or sparks. One size fits all. Applications include sharp edged objects, metal stampings, glass plants, Bakeries and automotive industry.

 

Kevlar cut and heat resistant sleeves

 

 

#2 PICK

100% Kevlar 18-Inch Cut Resistant Knit Sleeve with Thumb Hole, Yellow, Sold by 6-piece pack

These cut resistant sleeves are our number 2 pick as you get more for your money than our first pick but these sleeves are not as heavy duty as the first pair. These  are 18″ knit sleeve made of DuPont Kevlar brand fiber. Double ply provides an added layer of protection from cuts and burns. Will not melt, ignite or conduct electricity. Stretch fabric with thumb slot. Meant to be worn in conjunction with cut resistant gloves, or may be worn alone. Sold as a pack of 6 for 34.99 great for light welding and protecting your arms from cuts and scrapes.

Kevlar cut resistant sleeves 6 pack

 

100% Kevlar Arm Protection Cut Resistant Sleeves Knit Sleeve 18-Inch Long with Thumb Slot

Our last pick

 

DuPont Kevlar brand fiber,flexible,cool and comfortable to wear
• Double-ply provides and extra layer of protection,Knitted, seamless construction conforms to the arm for a snug fit
• Stretch fabric with thumb slot,to secure their position on the arm of the wearer, making sure that they don’t ride up and expose the forearm between the glove and sleeve
• Applications:Air conditioning manufacturing, Assembly line, Cut protection, Food service, Glass handling, Knife handling, Light heat protection, Warehousing,gardening
• Flexibility one size fits all, 18″ long Sold as 1 PAIR  for around 20 bucks

 

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