Mechanics gloves

Anyone suggest mechanics gloves that are thin, VERY durable?
Hate trashing a set when the tip of the index finger wears through.
thanks
gary
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gary
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Not a single brand lasts worth a hoot, from Mechanics, to Mechanix (nice comfy glove), to Western Safety, or any of the rest of the imports.
I've easily gone through a gross of gloves and the one style I've finally adopted is the #90913 latex-dipped knits from HF. They're thin enough to pick up coins or dropped nails/screws, thick enough to protect my hands from splinters and sharp objects, and I get about 2 months out of them before a finger or two wear out. At $1.59 a pair, it works out to 80 cents a month.
I buy lots of different types of gloves there, including the knits (cold weather wear), sticky fingers (glass handling), roping (fencing), nitrile (chemicals), poly (food handling), thin/single knit (wear under thick nitrile), latex (painting), cotton sheeting (gardening), long thick suede (welding), goatskin (TIG), to string knits (I'm chainsawing up a downed doug fir and moving the detritus with these.) None are bright, striped, and -ugly- like the silly American-made gloves are wont to be nowadays.
At $5-6 a dozen ($9 for 3pr welding gloves, $6/pr goatskin), I keep stacks of all types around. I give a pair (usually latex-dipped) to each worker who works a day with me. Not only do I get more work out of them that day, they're happy to keep the blisters down and to take 'em home with them for use another day.
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Larry Jaques
You left out your gloves that reach your elbows. ;-)
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Michael A. Terrell
Theeese? Ewwwwww!
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Sorry, I don't "do" cows, sir.
Unless you meant these:
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I don't get them at HF and only wear them to the opera, dahlink. (Which means I've never bought or worn them. You know how I feel about opera. ;)
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Larry Jaques
No, you've never said that you hate opera. ;-)
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Michael A. Terrell
One of my sigs wasn't clear enough for you, eh, Mikey? I guessI haven't used it for a while now, but...
OPERA: Italian word meaning "death by music".
Actually, I don't mind the opera so much. It's the -singing- that I hate. And the prices n' stuck-up people.
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Larry Jaques
I don't remember ever seeing that sig.
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Michael A. Terrell
Well, wake up and pay attention, already! ;)
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Larry Jaques
Wake up? I wish I could get some #@$%^&*(#@$%^&*(#$%^&* sleep. :(
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Michael A. Terrell
Please, NOT when you're NEWSing!
I picked up some diphenhydramine sleep aid tablets which work well for the few nights I can't sleep but need to. $1 a box at BigLots. The active ingredient is an antihistamine, known to cause drowsiness. Give it a try if you haven't already.
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Larry Jaques
I've been taking Melatonin, but it quit working. I haven't had a decent night's sleep in close to a decade. Most nights I get about three to three and a half hours and can rarely even get a nap.
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Michael A. Terrell
Mega suckage, dude. Condolences. Is it neuropathy which is keeping you awake? IIRC, it's your legs.
Have you tried acupuncture or meditation? I took a meditation class at BPI in 1992 and found it so useful, I continued on with their entire clairvoyant training class package. It was great. The meditation class helped so much with my back pain ('86 injury), it led me to the rest. I now look at things in a different perspective. A twenty minute meditative 'nap' gives me 3 hours worth of sleep relaxation, so I seldom sleep more than 5-6 hours a night.
I read that stress complicates and increases neuropathy pain.
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Larry Jaques
Not just the legs. I also have prostrate problems, and if I'm awake more than a couple minutes I can't get back to sleep.
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Michael A. Terrell

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