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Title: Chainsaws
Post by: jezza on December 26, 2019, 20:46
Hello I know that folks will be saying not again  if any one got a chainsaw for Yule Please Please use them safely  chainsaw gear is cheaper than half a day out with an under taker  boxing day is the anniversary of the day a man who I knew used a chainsaw with out safety trousers he wad going to cut a log it was icy the chain slid off the ice and went into his leg cut the general artery he bled out in 10 minutes     jezza
Title: Re: Chainsaws
Post by: Goosegirl on December 27, 2019, 11:57
Very wise advice there. Same goes for anything with cutting blades that uses petrol or electricity such as hedge-trimmers, shredders, power drills etc and, if you have to use anything that has a toxic element, please read the advice on the label. If anyone thinks it makes them more of a man by ignoring all the caveats then I suggest they don't decide to shin up a big tree to cut the overhanging branches off unless they want to sing a la castrato.
Title: Re: Chainsaws
Post by: erikaz1 on December 27, 2019, 20:58
Sound advice. I wouldn't dare use mine without my chainsaw pants, regardless of how hot they are or how little cutting I was going to do. They're scary beasts but sometimes the best tool for the job. Stay safe folks :)
Title: Re: Chainsaws
Post by: BIG ZOOK on December 28, 2019, 13:06
Good sound advice. Although cutting logs looks an easy job ,there is a lot to think about,regarding what the tip of the bar is coming into contact with. (http://)I always dress for the occasion.
Title: Re: Chainsaws
Post by: rowlandwells on December 29, 2019, 17:28
I've used chainsaws for many years and I always say you must treat them with respect there a good tool for doing the job there intended to do and not abused

keep the chain sharp keep it topped up with chain oil and always think safety first as apriority not just for the one that's using it but those around you when your using it
Title: Re: Chainsaws
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2020, 17:30
I shall never forget being shown a pair of post-accident chainsaw trousers, which had done the job they were intended for.  You could see that the padding had been chewed up a bit, but it had stopped the chainsaw; and the person underneath - who was a professional - was not injured.

If that can happen to someone who knows what they're doing, it can happen to anyone.