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How to Protect Your Hands with Ironclad Gloves!

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by Jeff Patterson in Tiling Tools
Ironclad Gloves

How many DIY projects require hands?

All of them.

Hands and fingers are pretty important to us DIYers.

Last Labor Day my buddy Steve cut off his finger.

It was horrific to say the least.

He couldn’t work for two weeks.

Today we’re exploring four Ironclad gloves that will protect your hands.

YES, we’re doing a cool giveaway!!

When doing reviews I ask one question: will this make you better at home improvement?

It’s a simple question.

If the answer is no, we don’t do the review.

If the answer is yes…

We spread the word like Walter Cronkite.

Today’s review also involves the Avengers: Tony Stark, Hawkeye, Thor, and Captain America.

In the video review I say which Avenger should wear the glove I’m reviewing.

Unfortunately Robert Downey Jr. couldn’t be in our video.

He had a prior commitment but sent good vibes our way.


Last year we  redid our master bathroom.

Part of my job was to demo the entire space.

At the time I also was knee deep in Home Repair Tutor.

As such, I wanted to respond to people via my iPhone.

So I bought Ironclad’s Touch Screen gloves.

Touch Screen Gloves

You can tear out drywall and answer a call with these gloves because it’s made from conductive synthetic leather.

Pretty cool stuff!

The Touch Screen gloves are meant for light duty work like

  • tearing out or installing drywall
  • raking leaves
  • mowing the lawn
  • carpentry

There’s one Avenger who needs this glove…I bet you can guess.

You’ll have to watch the video to see my pick 😀

Two summers back I organized our garage.

It was a cool project using Lowe’s K Rail system.

But I had to drill through mortar.

And that involves a lot of vibration.

If you’re doing a similar job you can use the Vibration Impact glove.

Vibration Impact Gloves

Silicone gel pads in the palm of this glove will absorb vibrations.

And the glove has DuPont Teflon Treatment which means it resists oil and water.

IMO this is a great glove when using power tools like

  • hammer drills
  • impact drivers
  • oscillating multi tools
  • circular saws
  • jack hammers
  • mechanical work (because of the Teflon Treatment)

Take my word for it, if your hands are being exposed to a lot of vibration you’ll feel it the next morning.

It’s best to protect yourself with something like the Vibration Impact gloves.

Guess which Avenger should wear this bad boy? (Hint: he’s the only one who wields a tool)

Steve and I have are working overtime to show you how to tile a shower.

This project involves using tile wet saws.

There’s nothing worse than dropping a tile that costs $5 per square foot.

That’s where the EXO Project Grip glove can help.

The fingers and palm are lined with green silicone pads.

EXO Project Grip

You’ll see why it’s perfect for manhandling wet glazed tile.

Or holding on to power tools you absolutely cannot drop.

Plus the padded knuckles make a great demo glove.

If you need extra grip this glove does the trick.

Okay, the Avenger who needs this glove is kinda up in the air.

But I chose the guy who would give Katniss a run for her money (Hunger Games reference there, haha).

There’s one more glove I think you should know about.

It’s the EXO Project Pro.

You’ll have to watch the video to see which Avenger I think should wear this.

I tried to have a bit of fun this week 😀

There’s nothing worse than slicing your hand and having to stop a project.

Sadly I’ve been there.

I’d hate to see you go through the same pain.


What’s Next

Amazon sells Ironclad Gloves and is a great place to find them.

Also, grab our free guide if you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel – it shares how to remodel a bathroom in 10 days or less

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Thanks for reading, watching, and for being an awesome fan.

See you in the comments.


Jeff Patterson





P.S. If you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel in 2018 check out Bathroom Repair Tutor, you won’t be disappointed with the videos and one-on-one support.

P.P.S. Our online store has a ton of supplies for homeowners doing a bathroom remodel. You’ll find wedi shower systems, KBRS shower pans, tiling tools, and more.

  1. Greg says:

    Those grippy gloves sound great. I’m used to bulky leather gloves that reduce my dexterity. It would be useful when I build my next basement shelf.

  2. Kristen says:

    I’m taking carpet adhesive off of our front steps with an angle grinder. The vibration impact gloves sound great.

  3. Jineen says:

    Would love the Touch Screen gloves! I do maintenance for our apartment building and at my age I only handle the the lighter-duty stuff these days. Would love the dexterity of these PLUS being able to answer the dang phone that always seems to ring when I’m in the middle of a project (recently stripped a washing machine for spare parts & had to interrupt a few times). Thanks for the informative video!

  4. Stephen says:

    I love the tech gloves! I’m kind of a Tony Stark myself since I love techy things. I would love those gloves since I’m always listening to podcast and answering calls while I work. I hate having to remove my gloves over and over again to do things on my phone. I didn’t even know that there were work gloves like this.

    As a comic book fan, I love that you made it an Avengers theme. Thanks again for the awesome videos!

  5. Jim B says:

    Love all of the, am reroofing a porch and like the iron clad gloves. Also like the grippy gloves for a tile job

  6. Radhames says:

    Cool working gloove.

  7. Lillace Christianson says:

    Hi, Jeff! Hope Steve has full healing. The touch screen gloves would be great for all my projects around here. My son does so many different projects he could probably use all three! Have a great week!

  8. Roger says:

    I have a wood shop and never use gloves because of loss of feel for the work. My hands take a beating. I would love the touch screen gloves hoping that I would have better dexterity and get fewer dings on my hands and fingers.

  9. Bill says:

    The touch sensitive gloves were of a great interest to me. I do mostly light construction work so those gloves appeared to be the best for protection as well as comfort. The Hawk gloves were also very interesting.

  10. Traci B says:

    The Iron Clad Touch Screen gloves. It’s time to put my small flower garden to sleep and these gloves would be perfect!

  11. Jay Cee says:

    The Touch Screen gloves! They sound the best for all around use!

  12. Mike says:

    I just think this is an awesome post. Haha! The Avengers references make it absolutely awesome. Now I’m going to feel like an Avenger when doing work. Thanks Jeff! Hahaha!

  13. Tim Wallace says:

    The touch screen gloves are awesome! I do a lot of light duty type work around the house regularly. I’m also planning some light carpentry work in the kitchen and I’m always relying on my phone my music, and searching for advice on how to fix everything that I just broke during my project.

    At work, we are very safety conscious, so I have begun to adapt that to my day to day life at home too. I never used to wear gloves or safety glasses for anything, but now, I wear them all the time. It’s super nice not having to worry about splinters when rough cutting wood, or getting dust and debris in my eyes anymore.

  14. Dahlia says:

    I am 83 and still like doing projects around the house. Cannot decide which glove I would rather have. I can’t grip things like before so those would definitely come in handy and the techno glove would also be useful in protecting my hands while working and still be able to use my cell phone. I would probably have to buy one of each.

  15. simplydan says:

    I like the Vibration Impact gloves best – we’re doing a lot of home remodeling and we both have arthritis in our hands so these would be ideal!! 🙂

  16. Tod says:

    hi,i never win anything,so where can i get a pair of these gloves?

  17. Ryan says:

    While all the gloves sound great, I think the touchscreen gloves would be the most useful during my basement remodel…I usually have podcasts or music playing while I’m working.

  18. I would use these gloves for a lot of things. Protecting hands is vital in a lot of DIY projects, I am currently putting in drywall and having good gloves is a must! The touch screen gloves are rad, not having to remove to answer that phone is cool, cause we all know when it rings, by the time we get a free hand to answer, they have already stopped calling.

  19. Renee Pedersen says:

    Hi Jeff – I think I would like a couple of the pairs you showed us. I would like the touch screen gloves when I am tiling, which seems like I am doing a lot lately or the grippy gloves for the same reason. I know that they would help holding on to the glass tiles. Maybe they would help prevent me from cutting up my fingers from those suckers!!!!

  20. Evelyn Crews says:

    Thanks Jeff, really cool! My son is a firefighter and I would love to get a pair of the vibration impact gloves. A Silicone gel pads in the palm of this glove that will absorb vibrations could only prove an asset on that type of job. I really enjoy your video and helpful tips. Keep up the great work.

  21. melanie says:

    I like the Ironclad’s Touch Screen gloves. I think they very versatile and will work for so many projects indoors and outdoors. My next project is finishing the stairwell and entrance to the basement (we recently finished a room in the basement).

  22. gloria silber says:

    Would love to have a pair of those gloves for my gardening. I go through several pair during the summer.

  23. Aubrey Wright says:

    I really like the Touch Screen gloves. I wear gloves when cutting the grass (2 1/2 acres) because there are always limbs to pickup and also, my grandson and I are going to build 2 platforms for my wife’s hydroponic tank and her tomato plants.

  24. Ingrid says:

    The EXO Project Grip Gloves seem to be a great match for me. I used a similar glove (not as nice) to move a bookcase upstairs by myself. The “grip” helped me not lose the bookcase down the stairs and blow out a hole in a wall at the base of the stairs.

  25. diana says:

    My husband wants to do a patio on our house. Concrete and the limestone/brick or tile. It’s a hard work and I think this gloves would help to make it easier on him. I would pick the touch screen gloves so he has no excuse to do not answer my phone calls, ha! This would be the perfect gloves for ironman, which my kids love!!

  26. Debbie says:

    I think the Ironclad Touchscreen Gloves would be great for me, since I often watch your videos on my IPad to be sure I do my small projects correctly. I also think the Ironclad Project Grip gloves would be really cool because I have a tendency to be sort of klutzy, so they would probably help with that issue. Keep the great videos coming and work safely!

  27. Bill gatlin says:

    I’m a wanna be home handyman and like to woodwork. Getting tired of cutting and nail gunning myself. A pair of safe gloves and I could be a new avenger…”woodman”, ok, I’ll work on a better name.

  28. Bob says:

    The ‘Hulk’ should wear the “Vibration Impact Gloves” – think of the ‘vibration’ he gets from all of his hitting of bad guys and other objects!


  29. Kathy says:

    The tech gloves sound neat. Taking off my gloves to answer the phone is a pain.

  30. Dan Hobbs says:

    Most of my DIY projects are light or medium duty, so I would most likely use the EXO Project Pro Gloves. Even though it will not take Captain America skills, I have a light bathroom remodel coming up that these would probably be very “handy” for. Thanks Jeff!

  31. Laurie says:

    Would love the touch screen gloves for the bookshelves I want to rehab.

  32. dan says:

    Nice gloves. I hope Drs. were able to fix Steve’s finger back to normal. Is there a blade proof glove or is that too expensive for us DIYers? I put my arm through a falling window and sprained my wrist very bad when I did my windows. Had to have reinforced splint glove and wrist still problematic. Looks like Steve handles it like a pro.

  33. Celene says:

    I could use a good pair of protective gloves! I’ve got citrus trees with spikes sharper than anything Hawkeye can dish out and have punctured right through my work gloves while cutting up and hauling away the cuttings. Apparently small women’s gloves are generally made for jobs a bit more dainty than the ones I am tackling.

  34. Marie Hegeman says:

    I like the Exo Project Pro gloves; I am a newbie DYI-er and it seems like a good all-purpose style for the stuff I want to try. This weekend, I’m going to repair concrete cracks and holes. I would never have dreamed I could do it, until I found your DYI videos and encouraging instructions. Thank you, Jeff! BTW, I think those green gloves should belong to The Hulk, because they complement his skin tones so pretty.

  35. Mary says:

    I need to trim trees and bushes and I think the EXO Project Pro gloves would be wonderful.

  36. Judy Flaten says:

    They’d be great when putting up and taking down hurricane shutters!

  37. Mary Lou Brady says:

    Touchscreen glove, definitely! I am about to take on removing paneling and installing sheetrock in 3 bedrooms. Those gloves would be awesome, especially since this is my first big DIY and I need to keep my phone handy for your videos as well as allowing my elderly mother access to me, (she’s 92). Would really love to win a pair of these.

  38. Timothy Lattanzio says:

    Hey Jeff!! I love the Avengers references. Speaking of which, I am on the verge of purchasing my own home which is going to need quite a bit of work. I love working on my own house. With any DIY work comes a little demo. So in the near future I am going to Hulk out on some drywall and kitchen cabinets!! I can’t wait. These gloves would do wonders to protect my main tools, my hands!.

  39. Katie says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Thank you for the great review. Also, a big thanks to Exo for allowing a give-away.
    First, I think Thor would benefit from the Exo Project Grip gloves. He needs to catch Mjolnir. He can’t have that baby slipping through his grip.
    I would love the Project Grip gloves. I have very small hands. Power tools are not made for women with small hands. Those gloves would definitely help me hold my tools better. (Wish I had had a pair this week; nearly took my finger off). Thanks again!

  40. Judy says:

    Who knew that these types of gloves were even out there! I have very long sleeved gloves to protect my arms from the attacking rose bush thorns. Most of the time I don’t use gloves because of the loss of feeling. On the other hand, pun intended, I sure could use the Vibration Impact Gloves as I have so much sanding to do of wood, new plaster and peeling paint on the wrought iron. My wrists and thumbs really feel it badly in the evening. In fact I just got a prescription for lidocaine cream to help with the pain. If the Vibration Impact Gloves could help, I’m all in!

  41. The Exo Project gloves are a must. Most of my projects are medium duty, and I ALWAYS wear gloves, with all of their minor irritating drawbacks.
    These gloves appear to be flexible AND comfortable and would do great in ANY application.
    I will be getting a pair whether I win another pair or not.

  42. Debbie says:

    Hi Jeff! I sure do appreciate your videos… very informative for someone like me that would like to be a DIY gal! I sure could use a pair of these gloves not only for DIY work but when working in my garden especially with the rosebush thorns, OUCH!!!

  43. Pablo says:

    At work I use a three prong ice pick to chip ice into spheres we use for old fashioned cocktails, and I can totally see myself using the impact resistance gloves seeing as how im chipping ice for approximately 4 hours at a time. All that vibration really takes a toll on my hands.

  44. Cher says:

    I love the touch screen ones, I just started helping with Habitat for Humanity and they would really be helpful.

  45. Bill Logue says:

    My wife and I are remodeling an 80 year old house and will be doing a lot of sheet rock work. I think the Touch Screen gloves would be the best. These gloves would be best for the Scarlet Witch. The Scarlet Witch can tap into mystic energy for reality-altering effects; this power was formerly limited to the creation of “hex-spheres” of reality-disrupting quasi-psionic force to cause molecular disturbances in a target’s probability field, resulting in spontaneous combustion, deflection of objects in flight, and so on. She later became able to alter reality on a far greater scale, creating entire armies of enemies from nowhere. Although the Scarlet Witch has been trained in basic sorcery techniques, she lacks the specialized mystic training required to fully control her power.

  46. R Lowrey says:

    EXO Project Pro Gloves sounds best for us non-pros who do projects for fun and friends

  47. Susan Cralle says:

    Since I am such a klutz, the grip gloves sound perfect! I could be like Spiderman!

  48. Jason says:

    I’d love the project pro glove. We just bought a new house, and from a bathroom renovation to ripping out old carpet, they’d be a great all purpose glove.

  49. Lupe Nunez says:

    I loved the video. Great to know there are gloves for each specific work you’ll be doing. I’d use the touch screen gloves to do my DIY but I want to get the vibration impact gloves for my older son. He’s a welder but also tinkers in vehicles. This would be a great Christmas gift for him. Thanks for giving me the idea and the knowledge about gloves.

  50. Leslie C. Mcclellan says:

    Gripping gloves if you’re forcing me to! ???? I have uses for all of the gloves

  51. Nancy Tuttle says:

    Touch Screen Iron Clad gloves are my choice. Less bulky for smaller hands and ample protection as well. So…what happened to Black Widow? These gloves would be perfect for her. Stylish, but effective in a tight situation.

  52. JT Thompson says:

    I’d say the vibration gloves.

    I’ve got a double sided gate to make and I like to protect my palms with the gel.

  53. Pierre Laberge says:

    Sorry about your friend’s finger. I hope he got it looked at right away.
    A friend of mine cut off the tip of his (1st knuckle) last year. He did not take proper care, and got a bad blood infection. Nearly killed him. I think he learned his lesson the hard way. But he is doing much better now.

    I would any one of them, as I know for each pair, someone who could use them. I ask them not for me. But for friends who do real DIY work. I am a klutz, and tho I have tools, I have been warned repeatedly not to do stupid things. One friend sarcastically said that I was deadly with a bladeless utility knife. NOT True! I need the blade. And I have only stabbed myself (accidentally) a few times with it. Nothing serious so far.

    But the Tech ones, that work with a cell phone, I would send off to a special lady, who is a phone addict, a Klutz, and yet does little DIY. No one will let her. (I think this has to do with National Security!) I merely want her to be able to keep her digits safe and warm.

    PML, Ontario Canada

  54. Petra says:

    I’d like the vibration glove because my hands always hurt.

  55. Steve Wise says:

    Since you mentioned that you have already been using these gloves, can you tell us how well they have stood up to laundering? Do the conductive gloves remain conductive? Does any variety shrink? Are they easy to dry? Do they require special handling like dry cleaning or special soap?

  56. Terri Hughes says:

    I like them all, but I would like to have the Vibrations Impact Gloves. Redoing the bathroom. Thanks!

  57. Sheila Ruechel says:

    The touch screen gloves would be for me. I do a little carpentry and re-purpose items.
    Latest project is building a podium.

  58. Billy Norris says:

    all of the gloves look great for different uses but I really like the touch screen ones and I bet Captain America some of them.

  59. Ralph McGraw says:

    Look like great gloves. anxious to try them.

  60. Lauren Sato says:

    The touch screen gloves are my choice. I don’t do heavy duty DIY projects but take care of yard work and general handy-person jobs myself. With fall right around the corner, there will be lots of leaves to rake. Yes, even here in the desert southwest!

    Thanks for doing this. Your giveaways are fun and your videos are SO HELPFUL!

  61. Matt palazola says:

    Touch screen gloves and a work bench!

  62. fred tom says:

    The silicone gel pads should help with my grass trimmer use. Limiting the vibration
    from a whole lot of shaking going on ! Little Riche

  63. paul says:

    Thor would have even more thunder and power with the Anti-Vib gloves to protect his hands. I could use any of the 3 pairs because I do a variety of household/yard chores/tasks.

  64. waykno says:

    All great gloves with multiple uses. If I had to choose one, I’d go for the grippy one. And use it for a multitude of jobs.

  65. Randy Maxfield says:

    Anything I can do with a glove that gives me extra dexterity while protecting my hands would always be wonderful too have. Most of the time I’m ripping my gloves off cause they are so cumbersome. Then I end up with a blister or sliver. Bummer.

  66. Andrew Esparza says:

    Great video as always! I really like the non stick evos and think they would be perfect as I start to build my tiny home

  67. Liliana Wells says:

    I would love to use the Touch Screen gloves for my gardening chores with the coming fall cleanup. I absolutely have to wear gloves for any work around the house and garden as any scratches or cuts take weeks to heal.

  68. Gma Joy says:

    We are making blanket ladders and need the vibration gloves for all the sanding! Thanks for the videos and give-aways!!

  69. Tanya mendoza says:

    I like the project pro, or the touchscreen ones, I’m a mail carrier, and wearing these type of gloves especially in the fall and winter really save my hands while still being able to feel what I’m doing!

  70. ken says:

    I could really use the Vibration Impact gloves. Have been volunteering with a community garden project, and we’re about to put together some large raised beds using an impact driver.

  71. Jason says:

    Vibration Impact Gloves! Circular saw action to build some shelving will be the project.

  72. Kendal says:

    When we bought our house the previous owners decided to gut our basement, and it seriously looks like the Avengers had a battle in our basement. So we are beginning our process to fix the battle zone and gloves would help in the many projects about to happen in my basement.

  73. Laura says:

    I would choose to be a Captain America (girl) with the Exo Project Pro gloves. I am starting work with a friend on my basement to finish some drywall. I think these gloves would be perfect for added protection for my hands. Love the pull tab to help pull them on with ease too.

  74. Jackie says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Fellow ‘Burgher here…Love your videos!

    I love great gloves that live up to or exceed their marketing claims.
    I am starting two projects soon: first is fall outdoor cleanup (the EXO Project Pro gloves would help keep my hands safe), and second is replacing tile in a bathroom (the EXO Project Grip gloves would definitely help here!). I wish I had the Project Grip gloves yesterday — the bathroom sink broke down to the overflow reservoir, and I cut two fingers trying to move a big chunk of very sharp vitreous china. Ugh.

  75. Jeanelle says:

    I think the Exo Project grip gloves look like the most versatile for the most projects.
    I’m also liking the vibration absorbing ones, too, but I don’t have as much use for that
    in my projects.

    Thanks for a great podcast and website! I’ve only been listening a short time, but have found many of the tips really useful!

  76. Shawn Karg says:

    I love all these gloves.The vibration gloves look great..I have uses for all of these.THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION AND THE Diy projects. .

  77. Nancy Payton says:

    I would use the grippy ones to get a good grip on pvc pipe – I plan to modify my sprinkler layout and I find that the pvc is slippery when you try to get it fully seated into an angle joint before the glue sets.

  78. Dari says:

    I’m always on the hunt to try new gloves. Working with carbon fiber, I go through them quit fast. Would love to try the Exo Project Pro gloves. Thank you for the easy to follow videos.

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