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« on: October 19, 2011, 10:24:58 AM »

Does the pinch from a crab still hurt with those heavy duty crab gloves? I see the guys at the wharf in dc digging in the crab bin to pick the crabs for sale, and they don't seem to care about the crabs defending themselves. I know the gloves work...but do they totally negate the crab's pinch?

For next season, I need to get a pair to make culling a bit easier. Right now being the nOOb that I am, I use regular kitchen tongs.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 10:28:07 AM »

Hey nevermind. I found some useful information after a quick search. Might give a look at some welders gloves from the local hardware store...
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 10:40:36 AM »

In my opinion, they eliminate the pain.    Every once a blue moon a big guy will get you the right way on your palm or finger and you'll feel it, but it's more a muted pressure than a pinch.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 10:41:30 AM »

Hey nevermind. I found some useful information after a quick search. Might give a look at some welders gloves from the local hardware store...

I use these and highly recommend them.

http://www.gemplers.com/product/96NFW/Best-Insulated-Rubber-coated-Jersey-Work-Gloves
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 10:43:10 AM »

The cheaper ones you still feel them, I bought some of the orange ones and the larger crabs can still squeeze through it, but only hurts about half as bad as if you didn't have the glove, most of the time they just pinch the glove and don't get your hand.....They definitely make culling and handling crabs a lot easier!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 10:59:20 AM »

Watch out for the small crabs... Them sharp, pointy, pinchers can go right thru a glove. Had one draw blood the other day.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28:21 AM »

Gloves?Huh?? Don't need no stinkin gloves Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 12:17:23 PM »

Has anyone used chainmail gloves, the kind some butchers and food processors use to protect their hands?  I'm wondering how heavy they are or their flexibility?
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 12:18:39 PM »

I just got a call from Orgoth the Barbarian.   He suggested sticking with the $10 rubber gloves, because chainmail isn't what it used to be.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 12:24:06 PM »

Good advice, Sir Ron of Somers Pt., to any recreational jousters out there. I shall bring that point up at the next knights of the round table meeting.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011, 01:43:50 PM »

Thanks for the responses!
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 03:47:36 PM »

Orange"crabbers delight"gloves(or similiar)work fine for me all season and I use them everyday.Just throw them out when you see signs of wear.The're only five bucks.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2011, 05:24:35 PM »

Has anyone used chainmail gloves, the kind some butchers and food processors use to protect their hands?  I'm wondering how heavy they are or their flexibility?

I have a friend in the food industry who gave me a pair.  They are a pain in the arse to put on and are heavy.  I prefer the rubber coated.  Much easier to work with.  You only feel the pressure of the pinch.  Every once in a while you get bit at the right angle or area and it hurts a little, but nothing like getting bit naked. laugh laugh  Then again, thats another story! laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 06:22:11 PM »

Does the pinch from a crab still hurt with those heavy duty crab gloves? I see the guys at the wharf in dc digging in the crab bin to pick the crabs for sale, and they don't seem to care about the crabs defending themselves. I know the gloves work...but do they totally negate the crab's pinch?

For next season, I need to get a pair to make culling a bit easier. Right now being the nOOb that I am, I use regular kitchen tongs.
They will dull the pain.  You can also wear a brown jersey glove inside of your orange glove to completely take the chance of pain away.
I wear a black BEST glove...#6814 I think...much faster to cull crabs with a glove vs. tongs.

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 06:34:14 PM »

They will dull the pain.  You can also wear a brown jersey glove inside of your orange glove to completely take the chance of pain away.
I wear a black BEST glove...#6814 I think...much faster to cull crabs with a glove vs. tongs.


It's much faster to cull with bare hands than with a glove!!! Try it and you won't go back!
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2011, 07:00:53 PM »

It's much faster to cull with bare hands than with a glove!!! Try it and you won't go back!
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you get immone to the occasional bite
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2011, 07:06:00 PM »

There r some tongs w/ a rubber "coating" that I've used and they've worked alright, yet I still desire getting the normal $5 metal crab tongs instead. Obviously the crabs won't injure/pinch me as long as their claws are clamping down on either style of tongs, yet I've found the rubber to be somewhat weak and slippery. Occasionally when I'm cleaning my crabs from mud & barnacles the rubber "coated" tongs make a slippery situation out of holding down the claws that are constantly trying to attack/pinch me (and everything else!!!) in it's way. Because of this, I know that the plain, normal, thick metal crab tongs are exactly what I should be using at the pier or on the boat. Save the rubbers for the inside, right...lol? Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2011, 07:54:52 PM »

the pinch is part of the game
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2011, 08:22:31 PM »

It's much faster to cull with bare hands than with a glove!!! Try it and you won't go back!

I disagree.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 09:11:17 PM »

4 out of 5 proctologists surveyed disagree too..    laugh laugh
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011, 09:45:44 PM »

but...it sure is easier to pick up tongs....then to put gloves on ....especially for a few crabs
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2011, 10:55:33 PM »

I just prefer the gloves.   The tongs aren't your hands and you can't manipulate them as well as you can your hands.
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2011, 01:19:43 AM »

I keep tongs on the boat and have used bare hands. After a big guy drew blood on the web between thumb and finger I became a believer in gloves!
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011, 07:27:24 AM »

They will dull the pain.  You can also wear a brown jersey glove inside of your orange glove to completely take the chance of pain away.
I wear a black BEST glove...#6814 I think...much faster to cull crabs with a glove vs. tongs.



The black BEST glove that I use is the 6781R-10.  Not the cheapest of all the gloves but has lasted me now for 4 years.   I think they are about $12-$15 but worth every dime.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011, 08:03:19 AM »



The black BEST glove that I use is the 6781R-10.  Not the cheapest of all the gloves but has lasted me now for 4 years.   I think they are about $12-$15 but worth every dime.

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I agree 100%. These are the best that I have come across and like stated above, will hold up for a long time.

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