The Greatest Tools You Have

The greatest tools you have aren’t the brand new sockets you picked up online, and they’re not the grease guns you “dual wield” when you pretend you’re The Terminator in the hangar when nobody’s around (other people do that right…no?).  The greatest tools you have are your hands.

I thought about laying out my case to justify that statement, but then I thought about my penchant for making sure I cover every aspect of an argument. I kept those of you in mind who’ve written us saying you enjoy printing out the newsletters and reading them in the restroom. If I covered everything I wanted, you’d be printing out a phonebook…and let’s face it, you’re already using enough paper in there. So let’s take it at face value.

In honor of the greatest tools in history, I will be donating a finger to the first 9 people who send me an email . Why 9? I need to keep one thumb incase I’m ever carted off a sports field and I have to let the crowd know that I’m ok (with no fingers, it would most likely be a soccer field). It’s all part of my new Hands Across America campaign. It’s my way of lending a hand to those in need, and you have to hand it to me, although it will be a handful to accomplish, it’s pretty ambitious. Ok, I’ll stop, and I apologize.

While I’m joking, I would still like to pay homage to the hand by highlighting some of the best ways to keep them working for you.  Here’s some of the best products out there to take care of your most important tools.

Note: Most links will send you to a category page so you can pick your size first.

Custom Leather Speed Wrench™ Mechanics Gloves

Available in Black, Blue, Red & Yellow

  • Synthetic Leather: Tough, soft and comfortable to wear, resists shrinking, stretching and hardening.

  • Elastic Wrist Cuff: Wide opening for easy access.

  • Padded Palm: Provides extra comfort.

  • Stretch Spandex: Padded, form-fitted elasticity throughout the top.

  • Reinforced Thumb Panel: Provides better abrasion.

  • Lycra Side Panels: Provides a better fit and improved dexterity

 Custom Leather Pit Crew™ Mechanics Gloves

Available in Orange, Black, Blue, Red & Yellow

  • Neoprene Wrist Cuff: Flexible to seal out debris.

  • Stretch Spandex: Padded, formfitted elasticity throughout the top.

  • Reinforced Thumb Panel: Provides better abrasion.

  • Lycra Side Panels: Provide a better fit and improved dexterity.

  • TPR Wing Closing Wrist Strap: Thermal Plastic Rubber closure for perfect adjustments and easy-on, easy off.

  • Clarino® Synthetic Leather: Tough, soft and comfortable to wear, resists shrinking, stretching and hardening.

  • Padded Palm: Provides extra comfort

 Custom Leather Race Crew™ Mechanics Gloves

Available in Red & Black

  • Stretch Spandex: Padded, formfitted elasticity throughout the top.

  • Neoprene Wrist Cuff: Flexible to seal out debris.

  • TPR Wing Closing Wrist Strap: Thermal Plastic Rubber closure for perfect adjustments and easy-on, easy-off.

  • Lycra Side Panels: Provide a better fit and improved dexterity.

  • Gel Tech Padding: Enhances grip and helps isolate vibration.

  • TPR Finger Pads: Thermal Plastic Rubber shock absorbing pads.

  • Synthetic Leather: Tough, soft and comfortable to wear, resists shrinking, stretching and hardening.

  • Zeus Clarino® : Excellent tack under any condition, good abrasion and grip.

  • Plastic Knuckle: Abrasion and padding against bumps.

  • Thunder Mesh Nylon Spandex: Padded, form-fitted elasticity throughout the top.

  • Reinforced Thumb Panel: Provides better abrasion.

 MICROFLEX® Diamond Grip™ Powder-Free Latex Gloves ( 50 Ea. Box)

Diamond Grip™ gloves are thicker than typical latex gloves for enhanced protection

GOJO® 1431 HITACTILE® Professional Technician Gloves

Breathable and lightweight MAXFLEX n
ylon weave with multi-directional stretch for maximum comfort. – MAXFLEX nylon weave is strong, and can be machine washed. – CHEMTRILE Nitrile is a liquid/oil repellant palm coat. – Ergonomic design with shaped and tapered fingers for excellent fit and dexterity. – Extended cuff provides a better fit and additional wrist protection.

That’s it for this week everyone. Take care! (of those tools).