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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »
Grizz.
Explained well.
Not a bad idea to have the chain brake on when starting the saw as well.
On a lot of the new saws the blade will want to turn when you first start the saw up.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 06:47:37 PM »
I've tripped over brush / vines when limbing and carrying a running saw, and one time the saw hit something on the way down and blipped the throttle. Chain brake was on and I was wearing chaps, so no harm done. Could have been different.

So yeah if you aren't 100% sure of your footing, flick the brake on as you walk for sure.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2017, 07:43:11 PM »
I use to cut wood for logs and pulp. I use to just push the pulp up into a pile. I had to get on top of the pile to cut it. That chain break got used a lot while doing that. Those fresh cut trees are slippery. Mighty slippery.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2017, 10:19:03 PM »
chain brake instead of shutting saw off when taking a few steps. thanks for the idea.  Been getting more careful in my old age and trip easier.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2017, 02:27:07 AM »
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,92351.msg1421554.html#msg1421554


This is why i use the chain brake, even if i am only moving 5 feet


 
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2017, 07:34:12 AM »
that sounds like a "close shave"!  the few times I've brushed it, it has always been might right thigh,,never bad, but like you said, too close for comfort.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 01:01:12 PM »
thecfarm - I hope you did more than just "keep an eye on it". You should get it looked at by a medical professional. Chainsaw cuts are particularly nasty, not just from the mechanical damage they do, but also because there is a risk of infection and gangrene. Putting bar oil and other crud in a fresh cut is a recipe for problems.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 03:18:19 PM »
I'm not against doctors (I see them regularly) but I've kept many a wound from infection using either iodine or rubbing alcohol. A good burn of that seems to keep infection out of the equation.

But cfarm better know when to head in or he'll be in trouble with a  pretty good sized group.  ;D
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2017, 03:23:54 PM »
So yeah if you aren't 100% sure of your footing, flick the brake on as you walk for sure.

It seems like I can trip over the flowers in the carpet, I use the brake often when walking with a running saw and also when setting a running saw down.

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2017, 09:10:20 PM »
Well,I not out of the woods yet,Old Saying,but my dumb butted move looks mighty good. I have to show The Boss the dumb butted move every night.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2017, 09:59:02 AM »
 :D :D  And I bet "The Boss" don't keep quiet either!!   :D :D
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2017, 10:08:05 AM »
I hear grits help with healing....or was it required food for those not using chaps!?!  ;D

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2017, 11:32:13 AM »
I hear grits help with healing  ;D

Just put one hand on the grits and the other on the part you want healed?

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »
I hear grits help with healing  ;D

Just put one hand on the grits and the other on the part you want healed?

Look at the grits, then throw them out and have some pancakes and Maple syrup instead - you'll feel much better.
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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2017, 11:46:17 AM »
Maybe it works like Buckleys cough syrup? Whenever I offer that as a remedy everyone feels much better! Even before they get any medicine!  :D
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2017, 02:14:59 PM »
I know how much thecfarm loves grits ... just assumed given the choice of wearing champs or eating grits might give him some additive incentive!  :D

Could be I was after the responses being given!  Or Bringing up dislike of grits for alternate purpose!?!  ???

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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2017, 02:40:14 PM »
Just about serve me right to have to eat grits as a punishment. But I all ready tried them things. No need to do something even stupider now.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2017, 06:23:40 PM »
I guess Im old enough to have used a saw for probably 35 to 40 years before the advent of the chain brake.
Nicked the top of my thigh a few times didnt even need a band aid and once in the kneecap 67 stitches while doing tsi work cutting 500 700 stems a day back in my 30's
Now i wear em cause I only get to come this way once and would like to be mostly intact when I meet the grim reaper.
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« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2017, 11:11:08 PM »
who makes them for real short people? 5'3"


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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2017, 07:15:32 PM »
who makes them for real short people? 5'3"

Labonville has some short ones. Their apron chaps are available in a 28" length. The full wrap chaps the shortest is 32".  Personally, I like wrap chaps better than apron style, but the apron is available in a shorter length.

I'm sure there are other manufacturers who make shorter chaps.

Remember, you don't fit chaps by inseam length. Instead, measure from the top of your belt to the top of your foot (where the bow would be tied on a pair of sneakers)
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