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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2017, 10:30:00 PM »
You mean just let your hand bump the brake on when not cutting and release it again when ready to cut? I use that method quite a bit. Very quick and easy and even stops the chain real quick. Just roll your wrist forward.
Yep called the "parking brake" :D
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« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2017, 08:30:45 AM »
oops, my knee aint tht big should have read 6-7 stiches I cant remember which
This was on a saturdayi n 70 or 71
My doc met me at his office.
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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2017, 11:27:23 AM »
thanks John for clearing that up for me
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2017, 06:50:22 PM »
Just saw this cFarm, Good your ok.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2017, 08:33:16 PM »
Always wear PPE.  Things happen when you least expect it, get a bit tired, etc.  Couple years back I had laid down a pine and was going to drop the one about 5 ft away from it.  There was a 4" gum in the way so I quickly cut it and pushed it over with my hand, well that dislodged a dead branch from the not yet cut pine which caught me smack on the top of the head - widow maker.  That old, dead, dried up, branch was about 2" in diameter and maybe 10' long, but it collapsed the suspension of my hard had, split the hard hat in two, cut my head, and laid me out cold.  Took about 30 seconds for me to get my feet to work properly so I could stand up.  Ended up with a massive concussion that was a good month of vertigo before it cleared up. 

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2017, 09:34:54 PM »
I wear chaps. Wore forestry pants prior to that. Prior to that I got a bunch of stitches in my left thigh... Some people won't wear PPE. Some people won't wear seat belts in their vehicle. Whatever. Not wearing protective gear is a choice one can make but please don't think that because you've never cut yourself with a saw that you won't in the future because you're:
1. More skilled than average
2. More safety conscious than average
3. Luckier than average.
A person can go an entire lifetime and not cut themselves with a saw. It's not an inevitable event. However, statistically, it's a high risk and easily mitigated with $100 worth of safety clothing.
Some people don't wear a motorcycle helmet but if I wasn't wearing a helmet that night I hit a deer on my bike, I wouldn't be writing this post.

Get some chaps and wear them when you use a saw. It won't cost you your man card.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2017, 11:23:12 AM »
Guess what one of my Christmas presents is??

Ayup chaps!!!!! Mine did have a couple nicks in them. If I would of had them on,there would of been another nick added to them.
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« Reply #47 on: December 25, 2017, 11:39:06 AM »
Guess what one of my Christmas presents is??

Ayup chaps!!!!! Mine did have a couple nicks in them. If I would of had them on,there would of been another nick added to them.

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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2017, 08:32:25 PM »
 Santa gave me a few dollars to go towards a new set of chaps. Now I just need to start shopping around.  ;D
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« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2017, 10:57:50 PM »
 Not exactly the ones I was wanting to get, but better than no chaps at all  ;)

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« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2017, 10:55:39 AM »
Not exactly the ones I was wanting to get, but better than no chaps at all  ;)

Glad to hear you made the purchase. ANY chaps are a major step up from just wearing jeans.
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« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2017, 03:44:49 PM »
 Yea, they will definitely help for sure. I plan to pick up some stihl promark full wrap chaps later on, nobody local had them though. These will be cooler in the summer when it's hot though so they'll be nice to have.
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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2017, 05:51:19 PM »
Great gift for the chainsaw user.
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« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
Got mine off E-bay...
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2018, 06:50:02 PM »
Few years back I was cleaning a fencerow out. Bumped my thigh with the saw. Looked down and saw a rip and first thought was darn. Ripped my pants. About 5 seconds later realized what had happened and through saw down and ripped pants open. Just two scratches but I still have the scars today. Couple railroad tracks that seem to get worse with age.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »
No,did not climb a ladder. Worse.  ::)  I was heading into the woods to cut an old dead stub of a tree. Got about halfway into the woods and realized I forgot my chaps. I had them hanging up in the tractor shed,drying from when I was out in the rain.Did not want to spend the 5 minutes that it would take to go back and get them.   ::)  Ayup,hit my leg with the saw. Nothing bad,I hope. Did not bleed much. I have 2 marks,as wide as a chain about 2 inches long on my left leg below my knee. I was clearing some small fir out of the way to get a good clear path to cut down the stub. I kept on a cutting,when I knew it was not bad. At least I got the stub down.  ;D
And yes,I will keep an eye on it too. I need that leg right where it is.

I hope you are healed up by now but hydrogen peroxide is better disinfectant than alcohol or iodine.  It kills bacteria and virus and it doesn't sting as much.  A drop on your finger tip once or twice a day does wonders.

BTW: any recommendations on brands of chaps?  With a price range from $45 to $180, I'm sure there are some key differences.

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« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2018, 09:06:48 PM »
Ayup all healed. More than lucky. This time!!  :o  I had to report to head boss each night. She was watching it just about as close as I was. I mentioned she went to the Labonville store and bought me a new pair. Lesson learned. Lucky once,maybe not so lucky next time. Yes,
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« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
Man,those cuts look like they will stay with me for awhile.  :o   ::) They are still about a inch wide. But are all healed over and than some. Some new skin was added to my leg.  ;D
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« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2018, 02:01:26 PM »
Man,those cuts look like they will stay with me for awhile.  :o   ::) They are still about a inch wide. But are all healed over and than some. Some new skin was added to my leg.  ;D

Normally, I'd say "where are the pictures? If there are no pics, it didn't happen."

However, I think I'll take your word for it this time.

Chainsaw cuts are tough to heal. They don't really cut (where you could just pull the two sides together with a bandaid, butterfly bandage or stitches) they shred. If nothing else, maybe you'll have a nice scar to show the kids who think they are too tough or somehow immune to accidents to need chaps.
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Re: Did something stupid
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2018, 05:14:22 PM »
i am glad to hear that you're fine


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