Just because a glove tests high in one ANSI category, doesn’t mean it is the right glove for your specific application. Be sure you are looking at the right test — there are tests for cut, multiple tests for punctures, tests for abrasion and dexterity. To get the right glove, you need to be sure you evaluate the ratings that reflect your actual threats.
A quick review of old and new test standards for safety gloves will help you find the answers. For cut, puncture and abrasion, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) uses ASTM and EN338 test methods to measure glove performance, and there are several dexterity standards.