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Posted By schlot,
May 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM
......chaps that is. After a near miss that tore through a pair of jeans I figured it was time.
I have my moments....unfortunately they are few and far between.
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!
Wife & granddaughter got me a pair for Christmas
Hope they always look new,
but one nick & they paid for them selves many times over
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.
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.
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.
Um....now how am I suppose to get the image out of my mind?!
I started with the ear, eye and hand protection....my legs felt left out until now.
Time to open that jug of Mind Bleach!
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.