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Post in 'The Gear' started by thewoodlands, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The old chaps are just that, stopped in this morning to order these, 9 ply.

    zap

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  2. punchy

    punchy Burning Hunk

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    i melted my outer layer on my chaps this past weekend. saw started to run out of gas, my back was a little sore. thought i would take a breather and sat on a log that i just cut, put saw in my lap and started to smell something burning. doh! realized what it was. muffler contacted outer layer,it only melted a small area, kinda turned the fabric into a hard plastic.
  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I just saw some on craigslist the other day, for $65 new. How much do you pay at the dealer?
  4. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    New husqvarna chaps in my area, 50 bucks, brand new
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Do chaps wear out?
  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The Husqvarna chaps did, they just ripped one day when I was cutting, never touched them with a saw. Of the two pair I have, neither are the 9 ply.

    The big reason was I wanted better protection with the 9 ply.

    zap
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Just over one hundred bucks, they treat me good at the shop so I get all my cutting equipment through them.

    zap
  8. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Dont know if 9 will give you anymore protection but bet there going to be nice in the winter!
  9. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Let's keep in mind that Zap runs two saws over 100cc and a MS660. :eek: Good call on the 9 layers. ;)

    Mine (9 layer full-wrap) are hot as hell, looking into something else for cutting during the spring/summer.
  10. Backroads

    Backroads Feeling the Heat

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    They do if they weren't cared for properly.
  11. Wildo

    Wildo Feeling the Heat

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    Labonvilles chaps are full wrap, top rated, Made in USA, and cheaper than the rest.
  12. punchy

    punchy Burning Hunk

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    labonville full wrap is what i have and love them.
  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yea I know what he runs. It does not take any more to stop an 880 at 122cc. (Your just clogging it up) Great for those cold days for sure. (Hope those are over for me) ;) Heck I can stop any saw in the cut at will. This is where tuning by ear can really make those long cuts little easier and faster.
  14. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I use Labonville full wrap but they're the standard chap not the competition chap. I'm only using a little 346XP though. :)

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