And this is why They sell Kevlar chaps in chainsaw shops

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And this is why They sell Kevlar chaps in chainsaw shops

Post by Zasso Nouka »

Was clearing some bamboo with the chainsaw yesterday and as it was quite warm and sticky so decided to forego the kevlar chainsaw chaps, I mean what could possibly go wrong ?

Well lets just say it wasn't the smartest decision I've ever made and could have very easily gone hideously wrong.

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All in all a very lucky escape that could have ended quite differently. Yeah the chaps aren't cheap but what price to pay for walking on two legs ?

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very lucky. Chaps are cheaper than legs.

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Certainly are, won't be making that mistake again :oops:

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Re: And this is why They sell Kevlar chaps in chainsaw shops

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Glad your ok mate,
wear the bloody chaps eh!
its getting muggy mate look after yourself

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Glad to see you’re okay. Thanks for the warning. I was wearing my chaps yesterday in the rain but a couple of times didn’t bother with the goggles or gloves - good reminder that things can go wrong.

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Ouch. Glad it wasn't something serious.
I really need to invest in gear now. I've only just started wearing goggles while clearing weeds which was stupid of me.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

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Re: And this is why They sell Kevlar chaps in chainsaw shops

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Zasso Nouka wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Certainly are, won't be making that mistake again :oops:
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Shizuman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:10 am
Glad your ok mate,
wear the bloody chaps eh!
its getting muggy mate look after yourself
Thanks man, it was a bloody stupid mistake and not going to risk it again no matter how hot it gets :oops:
Ibaraki llama wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Glad to see you’re okay. Thanks for the warning. I was wearing my chaps yesterday in the rain but a couple of times didn’t bother with the goggles or gloves - good reminder that things can go wrong.
Thank you. Things like this are a lucky reminder not to skip on the safety kit before something more serious happens, funnily enough I was like the opposite of you and had the helmet and gloves on but thought it too humid for the chaps. Lessons learned and all that ;)
DocDoesFarming wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Ouch. Glad it wasn't something serious.
I really need to invest in gear now. I've only just started wearing goggles while clearing weeds which was stupid of me.
Thanks man. Honestly get some safety kit. It can only take a split second to seriously ruin your day, a small stone flicked up whilst using a kusakariki or a sliver of bamboo stuck in your eye, let alone a chainsaw cutting you.

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Comedy gold :lol:

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Re: And this is why They sell Kevlar chaps in chainsaw shops

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Twas but a flesh wound :D

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Post by Wendy »

I was cringing even before opening your post....glad it had a happy ending, and going to go show my husband the photo, for educational purposes.