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Chain saw safety


I was talking to my neighbour at the lake today. He's a lucky man. Chainsaw cut into his knee, only ten stitches. A friends uncle died from a similar accident, bled to death. If you use a saw, please use chainsaw chaps.

The guy in the video is an idiot to demonstrate on his own leg how they work but they save lives. My neighbour get's a second chance, not everyone does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5VSivQe760

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A chainsaw is a dangerous machine if not used properly. At the paper mill I worked in you weren't allowed to operate one without having taken a training course and wearing personal protective equipment.

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I had taken many chainsaw safety courses back when I was in the tree maintenance field.

All I have to do is take "ladder safety" courses now!wink



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Chain saws are hungry SOB's. Flesh & bone are nothing compared to an old dry log.

From age 14 though 18, I worked in logging operations, weekends and every vacation. Ran chainsaws for thousands of hours. Never even saw a pair of chaps. Hard hats were few & far between. Steel toes were unheard of. I think the only training I ever got was a booklet on how to fell a tree, and a stern warning "don't cut yourself". I was lucky. Had a few very close calls - cut through my jeans and even my long johns more than once, but never drew blood. Today, it's chaps and hard hat with face shield and ear muffs, every time.

I've seen guys who caught a kick back with their face and shoulders or caught their thigh as they were walking from one tree to the next with the chain spinning. It's amazing how quickly it'll chew through to bone.
Dad had a saw kick back while falling. It spun around and cut into both shins, down to and into the bone. He had divots in his shin bones a quarter inch wide and some nasty scars decades later. He went to the landing, used some rags to bandage himself up and went back to work, and got docked an hour's pay.

Oh for the good old days.

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Did exactly that to my leg. Cutting the posts of a playgym at ground level and the chainsaw kicked as i finished cutting, i had release trigger but momentum and speed meant I chopped into left leg just above the knee. Was wearing heavy duty workpants. i was with my son. Clamped it together with my hand , made my way to the front yard, layed down and called the wife to come and get me to take me to small hospital in a town 15ins away.

"Dear, don't panic when i tell you this"

"what have you hurt now....?"

Did not want to call the ambulance as it would have taken me to the local

Large suburban hospital which is overloaded and full of feral locals.

 

went straight out and bought kevlar chaps. Very lucky....



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Absolutely one of the best safety investments a guy can make if he uses a chainsaw. Cheap life insurance.

And no, I'm not a sales rep for any company selling them!

I'm glad to hear it worked out that well for you Phillip.

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if you watch the show HOMESTEAD RESCUE the guy loves his chainsaw hope your buddy is healing up Carl

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He's doing ok but I gave him a pretty stern lecture about not doing any more cutting without using chaps. He's not that experienced with a saw to begin with. I'm not that interested in going to our cabin and finding him bled out and dead on the ground when it's easily avoidable.

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timbuk wrote:

if you watch the show HOMESTEAD RESCUE the guy loves his chainsaw


 He's just a bit wild with it.



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Mine is hard to start.

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I do have kevlar BTW.biggrinbiggrin



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Kevlar nuts? I sure hope so....

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Where EVER did you find that?

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Where EVER did you find that?


 My thought exactly Carl. He must have an app for that.............



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their posted all over van isle....

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Remind me to never book a ticket to Van Isle....

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its all about safety here....you need your balls

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Remind me to never book a ticket to Van Isle....


 Thought you guys used hedgers to fall trees back east?winkbiggrin Us guys out west use real chain saws!wink

East                                                                                                     West

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You call that thing under "west" a tree???

Around here we'd call that a twig.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

You call that thing under "west" a tree???

Around here we'd call that a twig.


 Guys out west use a 4' bar...how big is yours? Chainsaw Carl....chain saw!



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We do have chain saws here with 4 foot bars, but we use them to trim branches off trees in the front yards in town....

And yes, I got the joke!

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Will look at your "Bars" when I get there.winkbiggrin



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Not if I can help it!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Not if I can help it!


 You guys don't have coffee bars?biggrin



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