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Posted By WarmGuy,
Feb 16, 2013 at 8:03 PM
saved my life, literally. make sure they are Kevlar
Quick! Draw up a quick will and leave your saw to me when you die?!?!
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.
never used an electric one, so maybe that is so....couldn't say
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.
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.
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.
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!