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Wear your chaps

Post in 'The Gear' started by oilstinks, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    My experience, and I've had plenty, is that you can get poison ivy any time of year from any part of the plant, not just leaves. I got a bad case all over one arm one time while digging out a gopher tunnel to place a trap. This was in the middle of my front yard. The nearest PI was on an old oak tree 20 feet away. I made contact with roots in the ground. It was a nasty case of PI.

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  2. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    I dunno. My wife saw a pic of you and said you have a pretty face. :lol:
  3. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    I got my Labonville's on sale last year before Christmas. I can't remember if was direct from Labonville or from Bailey's.
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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  5. RNLA

    RNLA Minister of Fire

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    Once they are "used" they should be replaced. Much cheaper than microsurgery to reattach stuff.[/quote] My right thumb cost me $500.00 & ten day off work. It was still attached after the "occurrence" :)
  6. dave11

    dave11 Minister of Fire

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    Just in the news here today a guy cutting for a local tree service cut his leg while 20 feet in the air. Was unconscious and hanging there, had to be brought down by EMS. Expected to live though. They said he has 30 years experience with cutting trees.
  7. southbound

    southbound Minister of Fire

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    If my camera was working I would show you folks why I'm buying a pair of chainsaw safety boots!!!! No no blood but boy it was close....
  8. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice Minister of Fire

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    No chaps. 1977. Kept me outa the Ms. America Padget. 23 stitches.

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  9. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Need more info? I have never seen a reason for more than steel toes. What saw bar length and cuting what? and how? lol
  10. southbound

    southbound Minister of Fire

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    Reason http://www.treeworld.info/f7/chainsaw-boot-test-1575.html#post77011


    No not me but almost...

    My main job is four tens so on the weekends I work for someone else cutting timber on Fri and Sat... Anyway I was tired and my 064 locked up on the second tree of the day so I went back to the 046.. I just got it back from the shop over a strange no oiling problem and it was running fine.. Bout half way done with my last load of the day and I did not notice the chain was constantly turning.. Well I bucked the log and put the tip in the dirt to prop myself up like a cane but because the chain was spinning somehow it road up the outside of my right boot just behind the steel cap.. Real close to loosing my little toe...

    So soon I will have these... http://www.corcoranandmatterhorn.com/ItemDisplay.asp?Style=12277&CategoryID=33
  11. punchy

    punchy Burning Hunk

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    just ordered a pair of labonville chaps.
  12. CTYank

    CTYank Minister of Fire

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    You serious? Once "used" they are JUNK. Simple enough. Not a laughing matter IMO.

    Like, you "use" a helmet in a race. You TOSS IT- it's used up.
  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Dont think anyone even brought that up or disagreeing with it! I was only pointing out theres 6 and 9 ply. :cheese: And I have earn the right to laugh! :lol:
  14. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Mine is across the knee cap, but only 7 stitch's.
  15. HeatsTwice

    HeatsTwice Minister of Fire

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    Lucky it didn't tear it off. Mine was only a flesh wound. No lasting effects. People just think I've had knee surgury by Dr. Frankenstien.
  16. oilstinks

    oilstinks Feeling the Heat

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    stitches out and back to work tonight. Still cant bend it fully yet for 2 more weeks but at least i can go make some money now instead of holding the couch down
  17. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Bet them new chaps are Sexy! :lol:

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