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Anti Vibe Gloves

Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by WesternSaw, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. sawfun

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    I ran my badly vibrating fs250r with some new Stihl heavy A/V gloves yesterday and while my fingers tingled for 5 minutes afterward, that is far better than the Youngstown A/V gloves which have my hands tingling for an hour afterward, and tingling for 24 hours with regular gloves. At first, the Stihls are bulky and uncomfortable, but work well and you quickly get used to the bulk and don't notice it at all when working.
     
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    I tried the Stihl's on, made me feel like the Michelin Man.... but I guess the alternative is what Ihave now, painful swollen hands every morning.


    Anybody here try the superior brand S10 Vibe????
     
  3. sawfun

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    Those, look to be the same as the Stihls's, but about $10 less.
     
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    Big News! It might not be your saw or your gloves!

    It might be a vitamin B12 deficiency. Went to Dr. Had blood test. That was it for me, and for my 79 year old Dad as well, once we put it all together. Might be tingling, numbness in fingers, hands, or even feet. Nerve damage may be permanent so don't put it off. Evidently 3% of us don't absorb enough B12 when we age.
     
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    From Harvard Health:

    What harm can having too little of vitamin B12 do? Consider this: Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow, and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream, according to a case reportfrom Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It could have been worse—a severe vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell, and more.
     
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    Gel padded bicycle gloves solved my chainsaw numbness.
     
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    Absolutely. Just used mine to buck for a week. Gloves destroyed but hands survived.
     
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    I ended up with tennis elbow from running my big snowblower. I now wear the straps and put a piece of 1/4" soft rubber in my gloves to help protect my palms.
     
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    The ones I got were green, so it would have been more "Gumby" or maybe "creature from the black lagoon."
     
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    I had The Hulk in mind.
     

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