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Went out and got a Husqvarna!

Post in 'The Gear' started by schlot, May 4, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    ......chaps that is. After a near miss that tore through a pair of jeans I figured it was time.
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Smart! :)
  3. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I have my moments....unfortunately they are few and far between.
  4. WellSeasoned

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    Your lucky! I bought a pair a few months ago, cheaper than an ER deductible. Next the helmet with face and ear protection is on the list. Safe Cutting!
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  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Wife & granddaughter got me a pair for Christmas
    Hope they always look new,
    but one nick & they paid for them selves many times over ;)
  6. BrotherBart

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    26 years ago when I whacked my leg the ER bill was $325 to stitch it back together. My insurance deductible was $300. Insurance paid a quarter.

    I haven't started a saw without chaps on since. They won't stop everything but they help stop the most likely thing. And cost less than most good jeans these days.
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  7. jeff_t

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    I bought some at TSC last week for half off. They were cheap, and I'll keep them for backup. Hopefully they'll never come out of the package.
  8. Danno77

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    I don't know why anybody would cut without them. Besides, I have these nice boxer briefs that just really make them look sexy when I'm cutting in them.
  9. schlot

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    Um....now how am I suppose to get the image out of my mind?!
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    You're welcome.
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  11. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I started with the ear, eye and hand protection....my legs felt left out until now.
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    Time to open that jug of Mind Bleach!;lol
  13. MasterMech

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    Glad to hear you were not hurt. And even more relieved to hear you learned a lesson. ;)

    Now if only it didn't take a near miss to motivate safety gear purchases....

    FWIW: I HATE wearing my 9 layer full wrap chaps if it's over 60 deg out but I hate being stuck on the couch, broke, and in pain, more. That much I know from experience. <> (not chainsaw related)

    I'm thinking of trying out a set of apron style chaps or "summer" logging pants.

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