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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2021, 05:37:39 AM »
I would think those steel on adds would catch every piece of brush that they would come in contact with.
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2021, 11:13:26 AM »
I have blown through about 5 pairs of the labonville leather saw boots over the years. Cant ever get more then 1.5 year put if them then they fall apart. I really liked the low heel option as tall heels mess with my back. Why they only had ee wide I have no idea? Way to wide for my foot. Not bad at first then they stretch and are to sloppy. Had to wear a heavier sock

I have the haix airpower 200. Saw pro and safety toe. Going on 2 years. Chopping, climbing,milling. Awesome 3 season boot. Not for deep winter. I spend a lot of time on spurs climbing and they have been great for that to. 
I am really hard on my footwear and the haix have been a real surprise! 

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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2021, 11:21:38 AM »
Tom, that’s how you know that it’s time to backup and regroup as to how you do things!

+1 on the low heel @chep
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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2021, 11:42:01 AM »
I have the haix airpower 200. Saw pro and safety toe. Going on 2 years. Chopping, climbing,milling. Awesome 3 season boot. Not for deep winter. I spend a lot of time on spurs climbing and they have been great for that to.
 

I've not spent any time on spurs. I would have guessed that you would want their Prime or Ultra boots for that, since they are taller, and I believe slightly stiffer. I guess that is not really needed?
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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2021, 11:51:24 AM »
Tom, that’s how you know that it’s time to backup and regroup as to how you do things!

+1 on the low heel @chep
Yup, first time in half a century and that was close enough. It was a 28" bar and the chain was just spinning to a stop. I always run the chain through a couple if cuts after I sharpen just to make sure it cuts well. Boots were only a month old.
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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2021, 12:04:20 PM »
I have the haix airpower 200. Saw pro and safety toe. Going on 2 years. Chopping, climbing,milling. Awesome 3 season boot. Not for deep winter. I spend a lot of time on spurs climbing and they have been great for that to.


I've not spent any time on spurs. I would have guessed that you would want their Prime or Ultra boots for that, since they are taller, and I believe slightly stiffer. I guess that is not really needed?
I have spent very little time with my spurs on ( it's not pretty, seeing an old guy do that which doesn't do it all the time), but have done it when I need to. I did however spend a fair amount of time on antenna towers and in both cases it seemed to me what was most important was having good strong steel shanks.to spread the  load on your arches. Not much else counted except having it all snug but not tight. But real climbers here might have a better take. I do know that there is nothing more miserable than being on a tower for a couple of hours without steel shanks In your boots. Climbing spurs should be about the same I think.
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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2021, 09:33:07 PM »
I would think those steel on adds would catch every piece of brush that they would come in contact with.
What brush?  ;)
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« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2021, 07:23:14 AM »
Limbs, brush almost the same thing.  :) 
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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2021, 02:44:33 PM »
Give'm some wild raisin and mountain holly thickets to wade through, cut'n black spruce. :D
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« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2021, 06:28:12 AM »
I think my humor was too subtle,

Agreed, brush could be a deal breaker
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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2021, 09:20:15 AM »
I think my humor was too subtle,

Agreed, brush could be a deal breaker
stay safe folks

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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2021, 04:00:15 PM »
My feet needed a break from the rubber vikings so I just bought a pair of the stihl (stc) one's at local dealer, $279 cad.
It was nice that I could actually try them on.
Usually I'm 10.5-11. they run a little big, 10s fit nice. 
They're comfortable, think they'll be more comfortable as they get broken in, not as heavy as my danner pronghorns hunting boots.
The toe is composite. They say waterproof... we'll see!
I'm in the woods most everyday and usually running a chainsaw, I'll update on they hold up.

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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2021, 06:01:37 PM »
I'll stick with my Viking 69's with chaulks. In brush and rolling limbs and sticks and slippery wood I'd be on my ashes more than standing without good chaulks. I gave up on leather boots years ago in the wet softwood ground. My knees and feet couldn't take that anymore. The boot bill just goes on the T2222 tax form for my spring bonus. ;D
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2021, 08:30:47 PM »
I'll stick with my Viking 69's with chaulks. In brush and rolling limbs and sticks and slippery wood I'd be on my ashes more than standing without good chalks. I gave up on leather boots years ago in the wet softwood ground. My knees and feet couldn't take that anymore. The boot bill just goes on the T2222 tax form for my spring bonus. ;D
I'm cutting big ones after a harvester, I had caulks 20 years ago doing pct, I'm thinking I might add caulked vikings for wet days, that slippery wood was extra slick in the rain today

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Re: Chainsaw Protection Boots
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2021, 06:52:45 PM »
Could not find the viking 69 anywhere that would ship to the US and found posts on FF back to 2015 saying the same  :-\

Have some Husqvarna on the way from Bailey's that look like a Viking?? Caulks and felt insoles, chainsaw rated, steel toe, waterproof, sounds good if they fit ok and last. @DeerMeadowFarm was someone that posted about them way back I think and maybe could offer an opinion.

Listening to SwampDonkey's experience and having been running clearing saw in wet beech thickets I really tried to get the viking but a lot of posts about them being uncomfortable if you get the 65 instead of 69 and that was all that seemed to be available. The border is closed or this would be a simple problem to solve I guess.

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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2021, 09:50:17 PM »
I wear the viking VW64. If I am outside working, they are on my feet. Even in the garden.
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2021, 08:16:38 AM »
Have some Husqvarna on the way from Bailey's that look like a Viking?? Caulks and felt insoles, chainsaw rated, steel toe, waterproof, sounds good if they fit ok and last. @DeerMeadowFarm was someone that posted about them way back I think and maybe could offer an opinion.

Yes I have the Husqvarna rubber saw boots with the laces in the back. Every time I put them on for the first time of the year that I use them they feel weird but honestly they are very comfortable to work in. They are my go to boot for cutting in very wet, snowy, or muddy conditions. Unlike Ray I don't wear them for ordinary outdoor garden, as they are heavy and I prefer my Lacrosse Burly's for that. I have two pairs all the time; one for hunting and one for everything else. When my everything else pair gets too worn or the leaks are no longer patchable (I use rubber tube patches) then I retire my hunting pair to everything else work and get a new pair for hunting. I get 3-4 years out of them.
My everyday leather boot however is also my chainsaw leather boot. Oregon Fiordland. These are heavy as well but I have NEVER had a leather boot more comfortable than these. I have replaced the laces with 550 Paracord once they wore out and they are still going strong. I also repaired the black toe cap with that rubber imbedded paint-on toe cap stuff once the original one was scuffed through to the actual boot leather. I think I've had them for 6 or so years and while I don't wear them every day, I wear them quite a bit. I probably should buy another pair before they stop making them and put them on a shelf in my closet!


 

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2021, 02:18:48 PM »
I use these for hiking and gardening.





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« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2021, 02:57:17 PM »
These are my going to town shoes. Samuel Hubbard. :)

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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2021, 11:05:19 AM »
The Husqvarna boots have been working very well for me, no regrets would buy again. Natural rubber and made in Canada. Sizing is good, go up a full size for felt liners. Bailey's has the caulks


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