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Things NOT to cut with your saw....

Post in 'The Gear' started by Riggs, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Riggs

    Riggs Member

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    Ordered them this morning :)
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  2. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Had been cutting without chaps. A neighbor talked me into borrowing his, he did not want to see something bad happen...I thought it sounded good so I bought a pair of Kevlar chaps. 3 days after getting them, while limbing the saw slipped, right into the chaps and right where my femoral artery is......doubt I would have made it to the hospital before dying....will never cut without them ever
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  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    He is a fireman - what more do I need to say.:p

    (tis joke, I kid==c)
  4. gerry100

    gerry100 Feeling the Heat

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    never worn chaps in 30 yrs of cutting and don't remember any nicks but a few close calls.

    One thing I've learned is that close calls,chains hitting rocks, trees falling the wrong way etc happen way more often when you're tired.

    Like skiing, the last runs of the day when you're tired are the most likely injurious.

    Quit a little sooner
  5. jlightning

    jlightning Member

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    Shortly after purchasing my 460 i picked up a pair of chaps. I figure if I run that saw into my leg I may not have much of a leg left. I was worried that the chaps would be really uncomfortable but they are just fine and they give me peace of mind. Now its time to find a safety hat w/ out the screen built in.
  6. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    The screen is easily removed from every system I've ever seen.
  7. Riggs

    Riggs Member

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    i don't even notice the screen on my helmet....once i'm cutting i can't even tell it's there.
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Glad you were prepared. How long did it take to clear all that crap out of the saw?
  9. Riggs

    Riggs Member

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    the better part of 20 minutes to unclog the saw...it was a pain in the butt. but still better than a trip to the ER :)
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Just about anything is better than a trip to the ER.

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