Ear protection.

RORY12553 Posted By RORY12553, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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  1. RORY12553

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    Do most of you wear ear protection when splitting wood manually?
     
  2. mass_burner

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    stop missing and you won't yell obscenities so loudly. ;)
     
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    Was more meaning the hearing exposure to the loud cracking sound on every swing :)
     
  4. Grisu

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    No; want to hear that "loud cracking sound".
     
  5. mass_burner

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    sorry, i don't. never really thought of it. i think more damage is done by consistent sound. couldn't hurt though.
     
  6. PA. Woodsman

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    Yes, I wear Magnum ear protectors like you SHOULD wear when shooting guns; I wear them when I use the splitter, saw and even the lawn mower. Just got into the habit of doing it over the years. Would also sometimes like to wear them when the wife is really on a roll yakking but I'm too young to die! :) :p ;lol
     
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    my opinion is to pick your poison. i love loud music, so i rather damage my hearing doing that. i use ear protection when running the lawn tractor, chop saw, palm sander, sawz all, almost anything with a motor.
     
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    Hope this helps.
     
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  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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    No, but I. Do use it when I am using my backpack leaf blower, I used to not till a guy walking down the street motioned that I should be using it, I think he saved me there..... The Huskee 22 doesn't seem to loud either, so I haven't used them for that...
     
  10. BCC_Burner

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    Nope, but I also don't think I've ever split a piece of wood that I thought was "loud" when it went.
     
  11. BrotherBart

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    If I am beating on a round of Sweet Gum anybody around me probably needs hearing protection.
     
  12. fireview2788

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    ALWAYS!!!!!
     
  13. adrpga498

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    Say what?
     
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    When swinging an axe? I guess sometimes a full swing with the maul makes a pretty big racket, but my X27 seems to slice through most logs with barely a sound. A soft whoosh and some faint splintering is usually all the noise I get.
     
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    Never figured it was needed if splitting by hand but do use them when splitting with hydraulics.
     
  16. tsquini

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    Only when I take out the maul and wedges do I wear ear protection. The high pitch ping of the metal hitting against each other can be heard for hours after.
     
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    Nope, chainsaw only.
     
  18. AnalogKid

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    "When splitting manually," as in, when swinging an ax? No, why would you?

    Chainsaw, tractor, blower, trimmer, Slayer concert, yes.
     
  19. Sinngetreu

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    I don't use it when I'm using the splitting axe, but I have used the little foam ones when I'm hammering a wedge into a big round. That can get pretty annoying in a hurry.
     
  20. Gunny

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    Nice! No, HOPE THIS HELPS TOO!
     
  21. PDXpyro

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    Must say that when I'm really whacking the "grenade" wedge with a sledgehammer, it makes a very, very sharp *tink* sound that almost seems piercing enough to merit ear protection. But that sound is so short-lasting for each blow that I usually don't bother with the plugs -- but perhaps should?
     
  22. pjohnson

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    No but I don't but I don't wear my hearing aids when splitting wood so I never thought it made any noise
     
  23. Charles1981

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    no. only with devices with a motor.
     
  24. DanCorcoran

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    Another plus for electric splitters...not loud enough for ear protection (about like my electric shaver).
     
  25. maple1

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    Sharp metal-on-metal blows like that can really put a kicking on my ears.
     
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