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« on: March 23, 2020, 07:08:36 PM »
so a few yrs ago i had a close call with my leg and a chainsaw,   just scratched my leg no blood,,,, so i told myself ill just be more carefull, well today my 066 more than scratched my leg drew blood good, no stitches , mainly cuz i didnt go to hospital ,  bandaged it up pretty good  , no more bleeding ,,,   so  off to buy some good chapps , i aint getting any younger or faster,  so i finally learned my lesson,,, i really dont like logging for myself but sometimes an oppertunity presents itself ,



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Re: chapps
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 09:01:06 PM »
I prefer the wrap chaps, some guys like the apron. I've got 3x pair of the husqvarna saw pants, prefer them in winter.

 Gf is a nurse, says chainsaw injurys are some of the worst to fix, ragged plus the chance for infection. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 09:10:12 PM »
X2 on the full wrap.  They will pull around your leg if you hit them and with an apron style you only have so much before your leg is exposed.  
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Re: chapps
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 09:25:35 PM »
Ive always preferred the inserts where I can wear them if not its the half wrap chaps the brush out here can get caught up in them which is just as bad or worse then not wearing chaps at all.

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Re: chapps
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 11:26:15 PM »
so a few yrs ago i had a close call with my leg and a chainsaw,   just scratched my leg no blood,,,, so i told myself ill just be more carefull, well today my 066 more than scratched my leg drew blood good, no stitches , mainly cuz i didnt go to hospital ,  bandaged it up pretty good  , no more bleeding ,,,   so  off to buy some good chapps , i aint getting any younger or faster,  so i finally learned my lesson,,, i really dont like logging for myself but sometimes an oppertunity presents itself ,



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I am thankful you did not have anything worse.  Good decision on the chaps.  I have Husqvarna chaps.  But even with chaps you will have close calls.  I've had the chainsaw touch my chaps while limbing.  Makes you thankful there is something between you and the chain.  


 
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 11:44:14 PM »
One of our employees is the instructor for the NY Logger Training rescue class, we recycle our old chaps thru the class, he will get a piece of meat, wrap it up in the chaps and hit it with the saw. Your normal lightweight chaps are only good for a smaller saw, 572-390-395 and wide open, your still getting something if they are lightweight chaps. 

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Re: chapps
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 06:52:22 AM »
Chain saw pants and chaps are like winter tiers most think they are a waist of money  cause they think it won't happen to them. I ask what is your leg or life worth.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 08:27:18 AM »
I've tried several different brands, husqvarna, stihl, elvex , forester etc. Whatever brand and style you buy get a pair thats somewhat comfortable to your liking. I've had some that i absolutely dreaded wearing, uncomfortable, bulky feeling and the straps loosening up after wearing awhile. If you have to spend a little extra to get a pair that is comfortable for your liking it will be money well spent in the long run.
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Re: chapps
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 08:33:17 AM »
I cringe when I see Wicker Bills that drop start a chainsaw wearing shorts and flip flops.  I think to myself, "Yep, an ignorant rookie who doesn't know better, or either someone who does and is just lazy and stupid".
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 09:08:40 AM »
I highly recommend the wrap chaps that Arborwear sells. The elastic straps are excellent and comfortable 

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 10:24:48 AM »
I have a pair of Elvex wrap chaps and have trained myself to wear them anytime I have a chainsaw in my hand.
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Re: chapps
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 11:12:14 AM »
PPE is top of the list...

google chainsaw wounds and pull up the images :( :( :(

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Re: chapps
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 11:33:02 AM »
Jim showed is leg off on facebook. He must be too bashful here. ;) :D

Jim, I have a couple trees worth of wood to buck up yet so thanks to you, I'm going to dig out my chaps before I do. I think Ive lost enough weight the belt will buckle again. :D
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 12:44:41 PM »
I have a pair of Elvex pants I really like and I keep a pair of husky chaps handy for short jobs, they are warmer to wear but on And off easy. You gotta Wear 'em for them to work. There are several good threads here on the forum discussing this subject. Be safe.
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Re: chapps
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 04:44:47 PM »
I wear the husqvarna cutting pants daily chopping. Comfortable, warm in the winter, really hot in the summer but worth it.

They've held up good for 2yrs commercial timber falling so far.

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Re: chapps
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 07:09:22 PM »
Wicker Bills that drop start a chainsaw wearing shorts and flip flops.


 
Who you callin' a Wicker Bill ??  That plus I was NOT wearing flip flops!!  I know my safety rules and I had on steel toe boots.  


 
Plus the Nurse Practitioner lady at the Quick Care sewed it up quite nicely.  

I have not and will not ever use a chainsaw without chaps again. 
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Re: chapps
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 07:57:12 AM »
I see some meat on those bones. 
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Re: chapps
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 11:24:17 AM »
I like apron chaps. Easy on, easy off, and a bit more breeze. My first pair were Husqvarnas, and the second Labonville. I liked both, but prefer the Labonville. They're reversible, so there's heavy nylon on both sides. The Huskies have a heavy sateen on the inside, and they get torn up by briars and stuff. Bonus is the Labonvilles are made in the US.

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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 09:44:40 PM »
I forgot my chaps once. Should of went back and got them, but it was stub of a tree. I don't need them. ::)  there was a small bush in the way, cut that off and somehow walked into a chain that was till moving. It stopped moving, just a little below the knee. Two scars, I did get the stub down though. ::)  Now I go back and get the chaps. I use Labonville, use to be 30 minutes from me. But they closed that store. Now about an hour away.

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Re: chapps
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 09:49:25 PM »
Have any of you guys tried in the pants style of chaps?


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