Makita’s Work Gloves Offer You Protection Without Sacrificing Dexterity
Makita’s full range of function-specific work gloves aims to protect your hands, from general-purpose to extreme impact protection. Designed for comfort, fit, and dexterity, these gloves promise to offer protection without sacrificing maneuverability. We’ll take a look at each pair to help you determine which ones you may want to use while working in your particular field or trade.
FitKnit Cut Level 1 Nitrile Coated Dipped Gloves
If you work in maintenance or repair, or other light- to medium-duty work, these Makita work gloves offer exactly what you need as far as hand protection. Made out of 15-gauge FitKnit material, they provide an ANSI rated cut level of 1 and a puncture level of 2.
These gloves have a Nitrile palm coating for added grip, and high flexibility in the finger and wrist areas. Additionally, they’re oil and fluid-resistant and machine washable, making cleaning them a breeze after a long workday. On top of it all, they’re touch screen compatible, meaning you don’t have to remove them in order to use your smartphone, tablet, or other touchscreen devices.
These Makita level 1 Nitrile coated dipped gloves are available in sizes S/M or L/XL. They are available at several online retailers for a price of $7.99.
Advanced FitKnit Cut Level 7 Nitrile Coated Dipped Gloves
These Makita work gloves offer many of the same features as the first entry on this list. They’re ideal for light- to medium-duty work and offer high dexterity. They also have touch screen capability and fluid resistance.
The only difference between these two pairs of gloves is that these ones have an ANSI-rated cut protection of 7 and a puncture level of 4, giving them dramatically more protection for those working with sheet metal and similar products.
The Makita FitKnit cut level 7 work gloves are available for $15.99 in sizes S/M or L/XL.
Open Cuff Flexible Protection Utility Work Gloves
If you need a warmer glove that you can easily slip in and out of, these ones might be for you. The open cuff design allows you to easily equip them and remove them whenever you need to. These gloves will serve you well in medium-duty work like repair and home improvement.
Like the other gloves mentioned so far, the open cuff work gloves offer high dexterity for easy movement and control. They’re also touch screen compatible and machine washable. An ANSI rated abrasion level of 3 makes these an all-around great glove for working with lumber and other materials where you need to hold materials with confidence.
These Makita open cuff utility gloves retail for $15.99. They’re available in sizes M, L, and XL.
Genuine Leather Cow Driver Gloves
Made of 100% genuine leather, these gloves promise to be durable without giving up breathability. Makita claims that these gloves even require no break-in time while still giving you comfortable all-day wear.
The Durahide leather technology makes these gloves oil and fluid resistant, too. Like the last entry, they feature an open cuff design for easy slip-on and removal. Furthermore, they offer an ANSI-rated abrasion level of 3, meaning you still get excellent protection.
The Makita Durahide genuine leather driver gloves retail for $19.99. They’re available in sizes M, L, and XL.
Genuine Leather‑Palm Performance Gloves
Like the gloves in the previous entry, these Makita palm performance gloves incorporate Durahide technology on the palm and fingertips for increased breathability. This also means that they require no break-in time, but still offer comfortable all-day wearability.
They have an ANSI abrasion level of 4, making them ideal for medium-duty work. These gloves manage to provide you with the protection you need while still allowing you to maintain dexterity.
Like the other gloves on this list, these are machine washable and oil/fluid resistant.
These gloves have a retail price of $24.99. They’re available in three sizes: M, L, and XL.
Advanced Impact Demolition Gloves
These heavy-duty Makita work gloves were designed for high-impact work. They contain up to 20% more thermoplastic rubber, which Makita claims adds more protection. They are rated ANSI cut level 3 for abrasion, meaning they have decent abrasion resistance as well. These gloves also feature D3O padding on the palms which helps to protect against impact.
Additionally, they have a TPR hook and loop closure so you can adjust the fit to your wrist for added security. The exterior panel is textured for reinforcement and durability.
The advanced impact demolition gloves are also touch screen compatible. They are also machine washable.
The Makita advanced impact demolition gloves retail for $26.99. Like many of the other gloves on the list, they come in three sizes: M, L, and XL.
Advanced ANSI 2 Impact‑Rated Demolition Gloves
Finally, the last of the Makita gloves in the lineup is the ANSI 2 impact-rated demolition gloves. These offer the most physical protection of all the entries on this list, with an abrasion level 3 rating and an impact level 2 rating. In other words, they have increased resistance to both cuts and impacts while on the jobsite.
The ribbed, padded palm ensures comfort and dexterity, while also maintaining durability. The mesh material on the back of the hand adds airflow making them durable and breathable. Like the last gloves, these contain up to 20% more thermoplastic rubber which helps increase the impact protection.
The Makita ANSI 2 impact-rated demolition gloves retail for $29.99. They also come in sizes M, L, and XL.