Kickback

firecracker_77 Posted By firecracker_77, Sep 2, 2013 at 9:55 PM

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  1. firecracker_77

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    I got chaps, face shield with ear protection, and Kevlar gloves for $120 through baileys. I could've probably saved $25 if I would've shopped around. i'm wondering about something that will save my face better if that chain comes into contact. I agree that you need to just buy it and have the fight later. Or let her run the saw and tell her she should have safety gear but it's not in the budget.
     
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    This! Bwahahaha ;lol
     
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    People have a different perspective when they're in the hot seat sometimes.
     
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    Exactly why I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Good stuff.
     
  5. Jags

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    Kickback - I go into every cut with the expectation that the saw is going to try its best to jump out of the cut and kill me. I get into big stuff regularly so I often have 25" of bar stuffed into the cut. I don't go at this in a relaxed state.

    And cutting without PPE is like not using a condom. You could be up for a real surprise that can be very costly in many ways.

    I am not trying to start a fight, but this would be one area that I would ask forgiveness, not permission.
     
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    I got somewhat close to my leg yesterday with the bar. Not to where I was in danger, but the thought crossed my mind. Need those chaps before I go back out.
     
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    I agree. She will have to get over it. Penny wise, pound foolish trying to save money here.
     
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    Consider checking in with your insurance company. I think there might be a life insurance policy that you are unaware of.;lol
     
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    Using PPE is important.
    The gray matter between the ears is the best PPE you have.
    Engage it & Protect it. ;)
     
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    I have life insurance. I'm young so a lot of term coverage is cheap. My wife would still be better off taking a little from every year as opposed to a lump sum death payment. :)
     
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    A bit nervous of this with my more powerful saw. I had s but if kickback the other day and it really did scare me. Really made me understand how dangerous and how unpredictable cutting can be.
     
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    Happens much more often with long bars buried in logs. Keep the nose clear and you will not have trouble with kickback.
     
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    When I was buried and she kicked, because it was buried, it did not pop out. Not that it was safe, but do saws fly out if they are buried a foot or 2 down?
     
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    Depends on if the path out of the log is clear. Is unlikely due to interference from the sides of the cut but if the nose is contacting the back of the cut and climbing its way out, then yes, the saw could leap out of the log and come after you even if buried a good foot or more down.
     
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    One of those big old gear-drive saws from the '60's to early '70's wouldn't be stopped by being closed in a kerf,they'd just shoot right back at you - could easily knock you down on your back or break a bone or three in your leg. Slower RPM's than a direct-drive saw,but torque beyond anything made today.
     
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    They also ran much bigger chain than what's typically available today. Snag one of those teeth on a vine or a twig or something buried in a tree and you could be eating that saw for lunch.
     
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    Exactly. .404 pitch chain was standard,some of the earliest models had 1/2,9/16 or 3/4 pitch even. !!! That's considered harvester chain today!
     
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