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Old 04-13-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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My spouse likes the ones she gets at Costco, six pairs for $10. Palm and underside of fingers are rubberized, tops are material. Rarely gets holes in them. Usually throws them out because they look so bad.
I went to Costco today and they're $8.98
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Yeah, I find its easier to work without gloves but sometimes you just don't want to get your hands too dirty or dried out.

I noticed a high pressure hose spray will take care of the finger nail situations. :-)

Never thought of dishwasher gloves although those would rip easy or keep me too hot.

I do have thin gloves I use sometimes as described above
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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We grasp with our finger pads, not with the ends so if you don't put too much cotton in the ends it shouldn't interfere.

Also try using a tool to loosen the weeds with your left hand and then pull with your right.
Ma? Is that you?

Wish I could just go without gloves but it wreaks havoc on my hands and I'm still vain enough to want them to look tidy when I'm out and about.

Have the same problem with my feet in the summer. Love to go barefoot, but by the end of the summer they look a little rough.

High pressure hose helps some but my nails and skin must be pretty porous as I still have a problem with discoloration from the dirt.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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We grasp with our finger pads, not with the ends so if you don't put too much cotton in the ends it shouldn't interfere.

Also try using a tool to loosen the weeds with your left hand and then pull with your right.
Oh Heavens...of course I meant still wear gloves but she mentioned she was afraid the cotton ball in the end of the fingers would interfere with grasping. I have to wear gloves or my cuticles would be a bloody mess to say nothing of the toll on my skin and nails.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I'd recommend going to a gardening store. They'll have gloves for everything. I have some that are as close to thorn-proof as possible. I have ones made especailly made for gripping. I have just regular cotton gloves for most stuff.


I do like the cotton ball idea. Going to try it.
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