How the General Public Uses Chainsaws

WarmGuy Posted By WarmGuy, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:03 PM

  1. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon
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    awesome
     
  2. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon
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    saved my life, literally. make sure they are Kevlar
     
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon
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    Quick! Draw up a quick will and leave your saw to me when you die?!?!!!!
     
  4. MasterMech

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    Was it an electric powered saw? Electric saws put out waaaaay more torque than a gas powered saw. Easy to stop a gas engine in it's tracks, no so much with electric.
     
  5. ArsenalDon

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    never used an electric one, so maybe that is so....couldn't say
     
  6. charly

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    In the situation with the bar hitting the helmet,,, the cutter had been bucking up a tree laying on some spring poles,, when the section of log was cut through it released a spring pole sending the bar back at the cutter hitting his helmet... I'll keep wearing my safety gear as I have seen it save people's lives,,, one person being hit in the head with a widow maker just needing stitches instead of a coffin.. I've never been hurt in 30 years of cutting and I don't plan on it now,,, plus I can still hear and see:).
     
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  7. schlot

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    As far as ppe - I leave my eye protection on all the time unless I'm taking a break. Had plenty of closes calls with branches to the eyes as I limbed with my axe or even dragging bucked pieces out of an area with other trees.
     
  8. smokeater

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    I agree,common sense is the number one safety rule.If someone wants to cut wood without wearing every piece of safety equipment known to man then that is thier business.
     
  9. Flatbedford

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    70 or 80? I'm 42 and after 20+ years working on stages and fabrication shops in the entertainment industry I'm already having issues. I wear hearing protection all the time now, but it seems the damage is done. Loud just plain hurts now. Protect your ears!
     

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