Once You Go Lumberjack

Why You Need Chaps

One Member's Story

  1. Grizzly Adam
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    top-quotation-marks-left.png Like an idiot I got tunnel vision and like a idiot I don't have chaps. Was watching the tree to see what it was doing became fixated on it and stuck the saw in to cut just a little more. When I pulled the saw out, fortunately it wasn't going full throttle I brushed it against my knee. 14 stitches and extremely lucky. Later I told the wife, who is a ER nurse, I won't be cutting again without chaps PERIOD. bottom-quotation-marks-right.png

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  1. Grahamt
    Grahamt
    5/5,
    Not enough common sense in this world
  2. Cold Trigger Finger
    Cold Trigger Finger
    5/5,
    I've been running a chainsaw since1973 . Back then there were no chaps . that started to change in the late 70s. After a career of logging, falling timber and pre commercial tree thinning and Arborists work . I've never cut myself like the OP did . Thank God !! But, I have nailed my chaps and pads a few times . Those few times could have been life threatening as I often worked very remote and alone. Or high up a tree.
    I still wear chaps. Its just the thing to do ! And I'm a professional.
  3. wheelin1
    wheelin1
    5/5,
    Been waiting for mine and yes I am very lucky, I have never used them and when I was younger cut many cords of wood, just recent I was trying to start a saw and got a small bandage injury, had the saw started it would have looked like your injury I am sure. I lost control when the pull cord abruptly stopped when pulled. I was trying to start the saw after replacing the fuel system. Thanks! For sharing I am sure I would have broken down and worked on the wood before the chaps arrived as I got a notice today the shipment was delayed. Good thing I read this this afternoon. Thank you! I will be waiting.
  4. Woodchuck Chuck
    Woodchuck Chuck
    5/5,
    Everyone buying a chainsaw needs to see this. The other day my neighbour was using his wearing shorts and flip flop shoes. Makes your blood curdle.