Helmets! I'm not talkin motorcycles either! I'm talkin while cuttin wood!
Posted July 28, 2011 - 10:50 PM
If your going out to the woods... BRING A HELMET!!! AND WEAR IT! ESPECIALLY WHEN FELLING TREES AND CLEANING UP FALLEN TREES! even a bicycle helmet will work... I had a head ache for a while after that and decided to call it a night at 3:30pm...
They helmet was a joke when I got it as a gift, but it's the best gift I can think of that I have gotten so far... considering I'm typing you this from my bed here at my grandparents farm and not a hospital or some one is typing you guys a note that I died while clearing trees.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 05:35 AM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:05 AM
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Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:34 AM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:43 AM
When I got my first saw I bought all the safety gear. Started the saw, set the idle and went to work. As the motor broke in the idle increaed to the point that the chain was moving. I didn't notice it and while carrying the saw the blade hit my knee. The pads in the pants stopped the chain instantly and prevented a big chunk being removed from my knee. Since then I never use a saw without the pants and I always engage the chain brake when carrying it while idleing.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:10 PM
The only safety equipment I can't stand are the chaps, They are one of the best things they came up with but I can't do it. I bought a pair, put em on and noticed they were really stiff.... PITA, ended up tripping a few times because my range of motion was almost zero. Ended up selling them to some kid for $25... he was happy and I was able to walk comfortably again. If I could find a lighter set I would buy them, these were probably an inch thick.
Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:46 AM
Glad to here you are OK.
I agree with Ducky on that one. Glad you are ok.
Posted July 30, 2011 - 03:10 PM
Posted August 03, 2011 - 01:13 AM
with regards to the chaps, get a pair such as those tree climbers use. They will be expensive, but cheaper than a wheelchair if you cut your leg off. Accidents with chainsaws are rarely trivial.
I work in the forestry industry (thankfully not on the front line as such). Most customers have some sort of war wound. Even though I spend most my time behind a desk I still have 2 fingers that have been crushed by machinery.
I'm not one for telling people how to go about their life, but there is a reason why they make so much chainsaw protective gear!