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How to Buy Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut resistant gloves are ideal for appliance and automotive manufacturing, glass handling, metal handling, fabrication, stamping, and more. They protect workers from a variety of laceration hazards while providing comfort, dexterity and grip. Magid® has an extensive selection that enables you to choose the best combination of features for any application.


Glove Materials


Magid Aramax® and Aramax® XT Yarn

• Proprietary engineered blend of paraaramid, fiberglass and synthetic fibers
• Delivers up to twice the cut and abrasion resistance of 100% aramid or HPPE materials of a similar weight
• Draws sweat and heat away from the wearer’s skin, keeping
hands dry, cool and comfortable

Shop Magid Aramax

Magid XKS® Yarn

• Proprietary engineered blend of stainless steel wire, para-aramid and high-performance fibers
• Delivers up to twice the cut protection of 100% aramid or HPPE materials of a similar weight
• Dark coloration extends service life 3X times longer than other gloves
• Touchscreen compatible

Shop Magid XKS


Para-Aramid/Aramid Fiber

• Pound-for-pound 5 times stronger than steel
• Available in different weights
• Inherent flame, heat and cut resistance
• DuPont® Kevlar® is a popular paraaramid/aramid fiber

Shop Para-Aramid/Aramid Fiber

High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE)

• Pound-for-pound 15 times stronger than steel
• Low-linting and resistant to chemicals, water and ultraviolet light
• Soft material offers superior comfort
• Magid HPPE gloves can be used as liners for double gloving and added cut resistance

Shop High Performance Polyethylene

ANSI Cut Level

Cut Level Cut Resistance (Grams)
0 < 200 g
1 ≥ 200 g and < 500 g
2 ≥ 500 g and < 1000 g
3 ≥ 1000 g and < 1500 g
4 ≥ 1500 g and < 3500 g
5 ≥ 3500 g

Glove Coating Types



• Soft and flexible coating offers best
dexterity and tactile sensitivity
• Most popular palm coating choice for
comfort and grip

Shop Polyurethane


• Tough coating offers best abrasion and puncture resistance
• Stands up well against oil

Shop Nitrile

Natural Rubber Latex

• Provides best overall dry grip of any coating
• Products containing latex may cause allergic reactions in some individuals

Shop Natural Rubber Latex

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

• Cost-effective light duty solution
• Great abrasion protection, retains flexibility in the cold

Shop Polyvinyl Chloride

Comfort and Dexterity

Gauge and Weight




Lower Gauge
Heavier Weight

• Thicker construction
• Less dexterity

Higher Gauge
Lighter Weight

• Thinner construction
• Improved dexterity



Coating |
Dotted coatings offer even higher levels of comfort and dexterity.


Fully Coated


Additional Glove Selection Criteria


FR/Heat Resistant

Protects from flame and
contact heat


For working around
electrical hazards


Avoids contamination in
painting applications




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