Milwaukee Announces New Dipped Gloves, Improving Safety & Dexterity on the Jobsite

Milwaukee is excited to announce that they will introduce 3 ANSI/ISEA-rated cut-resistant gloves in November 2017!

Why is this significant/what should you know?

In 2016 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a new edition known as the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. This standard provided new testing methods, including a new scale to determine cut scores. The standard increased the cut score scale from 1 to 9 to provide more consistency between levels and with the European (EN 388) ratings. Each of these 9 cut score levels are determined by the amount of force the glove can withstand. For example, ANSI/ISEA Level 1 gloves are classified for protection from lighter weight forces, and ANSI Level 9 gloves are classified for protection from heavier forces.

Milwaukee® is proud to be one of the first manufacturers to design and develop dipped & cut resistant gloves that align with the new scale and testing method, as well as EN ratings for abrasion, cut, tear, and puncture.

  • Available: November 2017
  • MSRP: In list below press release

Full Press Release:

New Gloves are ANSI/ISEA-rated Cut Level 1, 3 and 5


MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool enhances safety on the jobsite with the introduction of new Dipped Gloves. The new gloves are ANSI/ISEA-rated for Cut Levels 1, 3, and 5 and are EN 388 rated. Designed to provide users with all-day comfort and ultimate durability, all of the new gloves have been thoughtfully developed with proprietary knitting that provide the protection necessary at these key ANS/ISEA cut levels and EN ratings. Each also features SMARTSWIPE™ technology so users can access phones or tablets without removing the gloves.

“As jobsite safety is emphasized across the nation, users increasingly need hand protection that is comfortable, durable and provides the dexterity needed to work with small fasteners and fittings,” said Matt Vargo, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Through a proprietary knitting process and a nitrile dip, these new gloves provide outstanding durability, perform well in a wide range of temperatures and are resistant to most common chemicals and solvents found on the jobsite; all while maintaining an excellent grip and all-day comfort.”

Cut Level 1 Dipped Gloves

The textured nitrile palm of the Cut Level 1 Dipped Gloves offer a better grip on materials, as well as increased dexterity, and their nylon/lycra blend construction provides increased comfort and wicks away moisture to keep hands dry. SMARTSWIPE™ touch screen functionality has been incorporated into the index finger tip to permit the use of touchscreen devices without removing the gloves.

Cut Level 3 Dipped Gloves

These gloves feature ANSI/ISEA cut level 3 protection to help prevent injuries from sharp objects on the jobsite. They also provide a more comfortable grip, maximum dexterity when handling small objects, and feature a Comfort Web Grip for outstanding grip performance. The nitrile dip material provides ultimate durability and best-in-class puncture resistance while SMARTSWIPE™ fingertips and palms provide full access to touchscreen devices.

Cut Level 5 Dipped Gloves

These gloves feature ANSI/ISEA cut level 5 protection to help prevent injuries from demanding jobsite applications, such as work with sheet metal/glass, wire stripping, and ducting. The gloves utilize a double-dipped nitrile grip for best-in-class puncture resistance, and added durability. Similar to the Cut Level 3 Dipped Gloves, the Cut Level 5 Dipped Gloves also include SMARTSWIPE™ fingertips and palms.

Milwaukee Tool’s new Dipped Gloves are designed to provide users with ANSI-rated protection, all-day comfort, ultimate durability and the best dexterity for handling small objects and using touch-screen devices – without sacrificing jobsite productivity.


*The new ANSI/ISEA 105 scale and test method provides new cut resistance classification levels.

**Cut testing not necessary for high performance gloves. See TDM Cut Test for EN results.

Models and Size Options

Cut Level 1 Dipped Gloves ($3.99)


  • Small               (48-22-8900)
  • Medium           (48-22-8901)
  • Large               (48-22-8902)
  • X-Large           (48-22-8903)
  • XX-Large         (48-22-8904)

Cut Level 3 Dipped Gloves ($9.99)


  • Small               (48-22-8930)
  • Medium           (48-22-8931)
  • Large               (48-22-8932)
  • X-Large           (48-22-8933)
  • XX-Large         (48-22-8934)

Cut Level 5 Dipped Gloves ($13.99)


  • Small               (48-22-8950)
  • Medium           (48-22-8951)
  • Large               (48-22-8952)
  • X-Large           (48-22-8953)
  • XX-Large         (48-22-8954)

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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