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    Chainsaw mishap........

    ..........and a warning to any woman that might see this. It contains a shot on my leg so please try and contain yourselves!


    I did this this morning Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	68025while helping a friend who had a beech tree fall in his yard clean it up. I was making a cut while standing at an odd angle. After the cut I went to move with the saw idling down and nicked my leg right above the knee. This is the second time I've done this, and it'll be the last. I'll be getting a set of chaps before I do anymore cutting. I dread when the wife finds these pants and wants to know how I cut them.

    Alright, now that that's out of the way. For those of you with chaps what kind do you have and what would you recommend?

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    STILH chaps 100% my brother gave me a pair and he uses them exclusivly and has cut more wood than me and you put together probally
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    Man, you got lucky. When I was a kid, I saw the results of a neighbor laying a running chainsaw diagonally across his thigh. I heard the scream from about 300 yards away, and the cut was not pretty.

    The best chaps I've found, after a lot of research:

    http://www.labonville.com/shop/pc/vi...&idcategory=14

    And this video is worth watching:

    http://www.labonville.com/videos/v2.htm

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    @John: you are one lucky dog! Count your stars. As for chaps get the best money can buy. Whatever the amount, it will be less than a trip to the emergency room.
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    You should have gotten the saftey gear after the first cut. You are lucky that second time was not too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Man, you got lucky. When I was a kid, I saw the results of a neighbor laying a running chainsaw diagonally across his thigh. I heard the scream from about 300 yards away, and the cut was not pretty.

    The best chaps I've found, after a lot of research:



    http://www.labonville.com/shop/pc/vi...&idcategory=14

    And this video is worth watching:

    http://www.labonville.com/videos/v2.htm

    Six ply is the way to go.
    I'll be placing an order Friday morning Vaughn for those very ones. A 20% off sale starts then.

    Trust me everyone, I realize how lucky I was, twice!

    And yes, I should have gotten them after the first time.

    Carol, that's also some good advice. It must be a woman thing, because that's nearly exactly what my wife said.
    Last edited by John Daugherty; 06-13-2012 at 10:47 PM.

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    My neighbor probably thinks I'm nuts when he sees me cutting lathe blanks in the driveway with chaps, gloves, and the chainsaw hardhat with the mesh visor and hearing protection, but I rather take a bit of ribbing than get cut.

    I like wearing the chaps when I'm clearing the vegetation with the string trimmer on our hillside, too. Not really for the protection, but to keep the weed splatter off my jeans.
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    I do the eye, ear, feet protection thing. I just haven't gotten the chaps. To be honest it's because I'm frugal. Oh heck I'll admit it, I'm cheap! After this time though I don't want to tempt fate again!

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    Sure glad it wasn't worse John
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    When I started reading your post I expected much worse. Glad I was wrong.
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