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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2021, 09:38:31 PM »
A forestry helmet saved my life.
Same here.  The limb put me on the ground and cracked the helmet.
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2021, 07:46:54 AM »
I wear;
Chaps and hearing protection anytime using a gas chainsaw.  If my chaps get cut I know they need replacing.
Hardhat if felling - I have been driven to my knees by falling branches by head impact while wearing a hardhat.
Eye glasses - If I didn't wear eyeglasses I would want a face shield. Even so I think it would be smarter of me to wear a face shield as the occasion chip gets around them and into my eyes.
Gloves- Your wife might like rough hands mine does not...and it saves time in cleaning pitch and sap off.

Separate note - My big saws have a kickback safety brake.  I click it 'on' when carrying a running saw through brush and branches.  I've tripped enough to know this is a good habit.

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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2021, 09:03:53 AM »
Separate note - My big saws have a kickback safety brake. I click it 'on' when carrying a running saw through brush and branches. I've tripped enough to know this is a good habit.
 

Don't ALL of your saws have a safety brake? -- or are some of them antiques?
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2021, 09:13:33 AM »
 

 
I have two 'fine running' Homelite XL12's that I retired because they don't have chain brakes.  The above picture  is of my right upper arm showing the results of a kickback. 
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2021, 03:44:15 PM »
I wear a helmet almost all the time, even milling, cause I prefer muffs to plugs. I also like the face shield. Every once in a blue moon I'll wear earplugs, but I'm not crazy about them. Chaps all the time unless I'm climbing, or doing literally a couple cuts, and that's usually with my tophandle. I pay particular attention when I cut without chaps. I wear those milling too, cause I'm kneeling in sawdust, and it keeps me clean. If it looks like it's gonna turn into more than a "couple cut job", I go get them. Gloves almost all the time cause I don't like crud on my hands. They also add a little dampening for vibration.

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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2021, 04:27:53 PM »
Separate note - My big saws have a kickback safety brake. I click it 'on' when carrying a running saw through brush and branches. I've tripped enough to know this is a good habit.


Don't ALL of your saws have a safety brake? -- or are some of them antiques?
Antiques?  What?  40 yr old chainsaws are antiques?  I'm older than you and your older than they are...
Antiques are always older than me by at least 1 yr...:)

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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2021, 06:25:02 PM »
Antiques? What? 40 yr old chainsaws are antiques? I'm older than you and your older than they are... Antiques are always older than me by at least 1 yr...
 

You are so right! I should have referred to them as "classics".

My truck can safely be called an antique, since it's 11 years older than I am.
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2021, 02:35:48 PM »
I'm a little late to this one.  Grits have saved my life on several occasions. :D  One memorable time was after a temporary 8 month self imposed exile to the great Pacific Northwest city of Seattle.  In 1982 they didn't have grits there nor did anyone there have any idea what pimento cheese is.  I resorted to making my own pimento cheese but never milled my own grits.  Anyway they served grits for breakfast on the plane from Atlanta to Charlotte on the last leg of my return flight.  Between the grits and the gorgeous flight attendant with a beautiful Southern drawl, I was revived (we actually dated a few times)!

As for chainsaw PPE, always to safety glasses, yes always to a hard hat when doing work in the woods and most other times, yes always hearing protection and chainsaw chaps almost always.  Gloves only when it is cold.  In the late 1980's, during my early weekend warrior days, I suffered through a chainsaw kickback that cut my left shin into the bone.  The cut was ghastly and the subsequent surgery and infection were no picnic.  While I am certain I ate grits while recovering, I don't recall them with the same vividness as that flight from Atlanta 
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2021, 07:02:25 PM »
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2021, 07:32:26 PM »
One time, was enough to convince me to wear one all the time.  Woke up on my face looking at dirt and leaves, with a split hard hat.  I was please it was the top side of the dirt.
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2021, 07:35:29 PM »
I wear chaps, I have nicked them the odd time saved my legs, muffs, eye protection, they even have bifocals in them. I wear them all day. I bought chainsaw pants to wear in the colder weather. Then I don't have to keep putting my chaps on.
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Re: Hard hat, chainsaw gloves and saw pants?
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2021, 06:24:21 PM »
Well done! 
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