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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 12:11 PM

I noticed that my local Stihl dealer had a Woodcutters Safety Kit on sale. I bought it an hour ago and it is pretty nice. Chaps and fancy hardhat. I have gotten weaker and slower in the 50 years since I first cut wood with my old man. I figure I needed to do something to make up for my deterriorated physical capacity. I consider it working smarter.

 

All of us need to be as carefull as you can be. It seems like more accidents happen at this time of year so, be aware. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 12:37 PM

  :wewantpics: :picsoritsnotyours:muaha.gif that outfit is the minimum here - if you don't wear it, you have "to leave the wood" (it's all very complicated here ks.gif )


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 02:58 PM

  :wewantpics: :picsoritsnotyours:attachicon.gifmuaha.gif that outfit is the minimum here - if you don't wear it, you have "to leave the wood" (it's all very complicated here attachicon.gifks.gif)

These are the chaps and helmet: Description

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 03:20 PM

Rick, mind if I ask how much it was?  Good Idea.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 03:29 PM

No, Rick. We want pics of you, wearing the protection clothing! And I agree with Bill, what will the parts cost. Then I'll post the german prices, if youre interested. Stihl is real expensive, but it's high quality!


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Will you wear the chaps to town? Chick magnet!


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 04:34 PM

Chicks dig chaps


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 05:43 PM

What no safety gloves?

 

you have to have all the safety equipment for cutting wood for a Boy Scout outing.  

on a Order of the Arrow outing if you did not have all the safety gear you could not use the chain saw.

but you could use a hand saw or ax.  no safety gear - just had to make sure that nobody use with ten feet of you

 

the park ranger want the all the wood in the place that they could get to it with a loader

 

so I ended up being a pack mule, as most of us were


Edited by lyall, December 06, 2013 - 12:23 PM.

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Posted December 05, 2013 - 06:58 PM

I have that same gear myself. Along with a pair of those uncomfortable orange boots with the protective inserts up the front and back. I don't run the saw without that stuff on.


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Posted December 05, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Good advice, nice purchase, and

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

 

That is what you eluded to, in the thread title, right?


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:24 AM

The price was $100. It is supposed to be 1/3 off the regular price. Thanks Will but my bday was three months ago. My drivers license will be 46 next week. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Rick, that's a good set.  It surely wouldn't hurt to have gear like that.  


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:43 AM

As I have gotten older, I have started working smarter. I let the younger folk run the saw!


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:50 AM

As I have gotten older, I have started working smarter. I let the younger folk run the saw!

I'm going to try to get Ricky to do some of the cutting but he prefers to do the splitting. I want him to wear the equipment too. Good Luck, Rick






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