Learn about different cut levels of safety gloves, and which ones would fit your needs best.

Protecting you and your employees at the work place is important for countless reasons. Depending on the application, you need a glove of a specific cut level.  Below we describe the different cut level gloves and what you should use them for.  This information is courtesy of Superior Glove ( http://www.superiorglove.com/pages/blog/infographic-cut-resistance/ )

Cut Level 1:

Application:  Cut level 1 gloves protect against what we call “nuisance cuts”. Nuisance cuts include paper cuts, automotive maintenance, parts assembly, and material handling.

Materials Used in Glove:  Latex/ leather and cotton are typically used in cut level 1 gloves

Weight (in grams) needed to cut through with 1 inch of blade travel: 200g – 499g

Cut Level 2:

Application:  Cut level 2 gloves protect against sharp parts, masonry, forest hazards, and construction.

Materials Used in Glove:  Cotton, and synthetics such as polyester and nylon are used in cut level 2 gloves.

Weight (in grams) needed to cut through with 1 inch of blade travel: 500g-999g

Our Recommendation: The Tenactiv Composit Knit Cut Resistant Glove with Grey PU Coated Palms

These cut resistant gloves are part of Superior Glove’s new product line: The TenActiv™ Series.

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  • Handling Sharp Objects
  • Glass Plants
  • Construction
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Stamping

Cut Level 3:

Application:  The Cut level 3 gloves are best used when you are handling glass and metal fabrication.

Materials Used in Glove:  High Performance materials such as Dyneema, and Kevlar are used with cut level 3 gloves

Weight (in grams) needed to cut through with 1 inch of blade travel: 1000g – 1499g

Cut Level 4:

Application:  The Cut level 4 gloves are best used to handle sheet metal, metal stampings, and metal fabrication.

Materials Used in Glove:  Engineered Yarns such as Kevlar, Steel, Dyneema, and fiberglass are used in cut level 4 gloves.

Weight (in grams) needed to cut through with 1 inch of blade travel: 1500g-3499g

Our Recommendation: DEXTERITY® PALM-COATED CUT-RESISTANT STRING-KNIT GLOVE WITH REINFORCED THUMB

Foam nitrile coating on the palms delivers good puncture and abrasion resistance, plus a superior grip in oil. Dipped over an ergonomic hand form for a natural, comfortable fit. Back of the hand is uncoated for good breathability while thumb crotch area is reinforced with leather to reduce wear in critical area.

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  • Handling Sharp Objects
  • Glass Plants
  • Construction
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Stamping

 

Cut Level 5:

Application:  Toughest cut hazards  including metal and glass fabrication

Materials Used in Glove:  Typically, metal mesh or engineered yarns such as Steel, Kevlar, fiberglass and Dyneema are used

Weight (in grams) needed to cut through with 1 inch of blade travel: 3500g +

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