yeah they are a finger/knucle saver
Funny thing when I was trying to get the wires off of my buds GP like I was saying; well after I got them off it was time to change the plugs for him and I busted a knucle up big time I wish I wore my gloves that time.
(My boss @ work Friday showed me his thumb all wraped up in gauss (sp?) and bandaged up....... He was putting the top up on his Porsche (older 3.0 targa) and it took a huge peice of skin outta his thumb.)