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Ear protection.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by RORY12553, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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

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  2. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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    stop missing and you won't yell obscenities so loudly. ;)
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  3. RORY12553

    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    Was more meaning the hearing exposure to the loud cracking sound on every swing :)
  4. Grisu

    Grisu Minister of Fire

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

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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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

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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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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  7. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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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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  8. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    No.

    Hope this helps.
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  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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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

    BCC_Burner Feeling the Heat

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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

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    ALWAYS!!!!!
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    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Say what?
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  14. BCC_Burner

    BCC_Burner Feeling the Heat

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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

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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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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  17. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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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

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    This.

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

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