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« on: June 15, 2006, 10:52:41 AM »
     Got the three wheeler going now it is time to cut firewood.
     Now that i can get to the point. It is time that i start getting some safety gear to protect myself. I have ear muffs right now but the damage is already,done ringing in the ears.
     I dont know what is gooder the pants or chaps?? I already have had two close calls with the saw.
     I will be ordering the tendon maker for baileys so i thought that i would get some leg protection.

     Thanks Alot Mr Mom

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 11:14:27 AM »
I want to make a coment about the use of the word "gooder", but am afraid you won't take my good natured ribbing the right way. So I won't say anything. ;D

I have Husky chaps, won't run my saw without them.

Let us know how the tenon maker works, I have been thinking of getting one.

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 11:32:10 AM »
     mooserhunter   i dont use that word alot but thought that i would put it in for fun ;) ;) ;).



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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 11:40:05 AM »
 I dont know wich one would be gooder  ;D   Each have there advantages , I myself prefer the pants. Not that I wear them every time I havea saw in my hands , but when out in the bush they are on me . I find that the chaps get in the way when climbing in and out of the skidder , 

Alls I'm gonna saye is get one or the other and wear them while using your saw .  ;)
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 02:21:11 PM »
Depends on if you want to protect or show off your sexy tush.  :D :D

I just got the full wrap chaps... I was ordering a bull line from Wesspur and figured it was time for me as well.
I think the advantage of chaps is they are a little cooler to wear and quicker to get on and off which I hope will make me more likely to take the time and put them on.
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 02:34:48 PM »
     Raphael.............no sexy tush here just alot of padding to keep the bones form hurting.

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 06:09:11 PM »
Hey Mr Mom, Chaps are cooler and easier to put on and take off. I`ve found with pants that I put em on in the morning and wind up wearing em all day. I get hot and sweaty and the pants get wreaked. Either way, wear em always.
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 06:37:20 PM »
I like the chaps better. With my larger build I found the pants did not move as well. To binding, It is easier for me getting in and out of the skidder with the chaps. My.02. I agree with the others what ever you get wear em.

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006, 06:49:22 PM »
     I was leaning to the chaps for easy on and off.
     Now there is a bunch of diffrent safety standard what is the diffrent?? I know that the more the better but there all close in price.

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006, 06:59:34 PM »
Get both and let us know which ya like better ;D ;D ;D
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2006, 07:34:01 PM »
Just make sure you wear pants under them chaps.    :o

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2006, 07:44:50 PM »
For my situation, chaps are gooder. I have a pair of Husky chaps and they have saved my leg twice. If I were cutting timber for a living, I think I'd wear pants and then they would be gooder.
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2006, 07:53:03 PM »
I wear pants in the winter which is when I use a chainsaw the most. And chaps in summer.
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2006, 08:49:51 PM »
I have both and wear both , if your buying , the newer pants with kevlar and wrapped around the leg are a good choise ( kevlar is a little cooler in the heat ) .

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2006, 09:25:10 PM »
 I have both, The pants itch if I wear them in summer, so I wear them in the winter with longjohns and insulated coveralls. Get them a little larger than regular pants. I use chaps in summer, the problem with these is the straps will catch on brush. Just remember, if you need to move more than 2 steps put the chain brake on. I hear their real cool with thongs  ;D.
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2006, 10:16:24 PM »
I still cant understand that if all the chainsaw manufacturers and whoever else is in the logging safety business that promotes all the safety this and safety that , why in the heck cant any company make safety chaps and safety pants for big dudes ?  Do they think its ok for big dudes to go to the woods unprotected ?

When Cabelas was almost ready to go broke they use to sell clothes up to a size x-large until someone realized to sell nice thick lumberjack style shirts up to 5x and I was happy !

I am not happy one bit with these safety companies or some little fart sitting at the drawing board designing safety chaps and pants !

I want ! I need !  ;D
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2006, 10:46:04 PM »
Do you need bigger than 46" waist and 40" leg?   ???

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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2006, 10:49:42 PM »
kevlar chaps from Bailey's.....
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Re: chainsaw....chaps or pants
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2006, 10:58:18 PM »
     Fat olde elf.....yep...there are four different kinds and i see that they have different safety ratings or standers.
     One has a note that says that it meets BNQ/CUL Class B standards and UL approved. What does that mean??


     Thanks Alot Mr Mom

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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006, 11:03:15 PM »
 58 waist , 68 chest , lets call it a new size " super x tent"  :D
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