Pairing protection with comfort and form with function, SHOWA XC510 and XC810 Cut Resistant Gloves offer the innovative features and unparalleled protection that make SHOWA one the most trusted safety brands, industry-wide. SHOWA cut resistant gloves are available with a wide array of features and ANSI ratings to ensure they have a cut resistant glove that best suits your application's needs.
What are cut resistant gloves and when should they be worn?
SHOWA cut resistant gloves provide cut and abrasion resistance. To be user-friendly and wearable, gloves must allow for dexterity and allow a range of movement, so there are no 'cut-proof' gloves, but cut-resistant gloves do provide ample cut protection from sharp edges often present on metal, glass, or unfinished surfaces in industrial settings. While they cannot eliminate the risk of getting injured, they can and do minimize the risk of injury. Cut resistant gloves should be worn while performing applications including:
- Heavy equipment handling
- Light assembly of oil-coated pieces
- Mechanical and engineering applications
- Handling of unfinished metal, including metal sheets
- Handling of glass and windows
What do Cut Resistant Glove ANSI Ratings Mean?
ANSI ratings are determined by what level of load (in grams) a glove can withstand from a new blade before the material is penetrated. The higher the rating, the greater the cut resistance. The ANSI scale, characterized by an ‘A’ in front of level numbers, is as follows:
A1 - Protective gloves, Level 1: withstands 200 g to 499 g of cutting load
A2 - Protective gloves, Level 2: withstands 500 g to 999 g of cutting load
A3 - Protective gloves, Level 3: withstands 1000 g to 1499 g of cutting load
A4 - Protective gloves, Level 4: withstands 1500 g to 2199 g of cutting load
A5 - Protective gloves, Level 5: withstands 2200 g to 2999 g of cutting load
A6 - Protective gloves, Level 6: withstands 3000 g to 3999 g of cutting load
A7 - Protective gloves, Level 7: withstands 4000 g to 4999 g of cutting load
A8 - Protective gloves, Level 8: withstands 5000 g to 5999 g of cutting load
A9 - Protective gloves, Level 9: withstands 6000 g or more of cutting load
NEW Showa XC510 Cut Resistant Gloves
While SHOWA provides a wide range of cut resistant gloves, the XC510 and the XC810 series introduce SHOWA's latest innovative features, materials, and design. SHOWA’s new ultra-light XC510 Cut Resistant Gloves combine A4 cut-resistance with a durable, abrasive-resistant polyurethane palm usable in a wide variety of industrial applications. The 18-gauge seamless knit HPPE liner provides ANSI CUT A4/D protection, while the ultra lightweight, form-fitting design and rough grip provides increased dexterity. Featuring natural rubber, and completely latex-free, these gloves deliver comfort and a high level of protection that is ideal for most industrial settings and applications.
NEW Showa XC810 Cut Resistant Gloves
SHOWA’s new XC810 Cut Resistant Gloves combine A4 cut-resistance with a durable, abrasive-resistant Microporous Nitrile for use in a wide variety of industrial applications. The 18-gauge seamless knit HPPE liner provides ANSI CUT A4/D protection, while the embossed S-shaped palm and form fitting design provide unparalleled dexterity. Plus, the glove has touchscreen capability, allowing a worker to keep gloves on between handling a workpiece and utilizing a CNC touchscreen, eliminating the need to remove gloves at any point during a machining or manufacturing application. This touchscreen capability, along with the gloves being both silicone-free and latex-free, is quickly making the SHOWA XC810 the preferred cut resistant glove of machinists and industrial manufacturing facilities.
NEed help selecting Cut Resistant Gloves?
Contact A&M Industrial's Safety Specialists for help determining the appropriate cut resistance rating and cut resistant gloves for your industrial applications. We offer a wide range of safety services, and carry a vast inventory of personal protection equipment that can help make your team, and your facility, safer.