Chainsaw Proof Pants

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Woodsman's picture

Okay, this is scary to watch.  I have personally seen wounds on guys wearing [good quality] chainsaw pants.  I have never heard anyone officially or unofficially say that they will stop you from getting cut.  They are designed to drastically lower the severity of a chainsaw injury.  They have a kevlar pad that is supposed to be independent of the rest of the pant and as you saw the fibres are supposed to pull out and clock up the drive.  Pants here are generally rated for chain speed, and the most common ratings are 3600 or 4200 rpm and its never said that this is without the skin being cut.  Without a load the saws we run hit 14,000+ rpm.  Most guys on the coast run Husqvarna 390s and they are almost always modified by professional saw builders (mufflers opened up, ports polished, non-governed ignition coils, thinner gasket for tigher squish etc).  These saw are substantially faster and more powerful than the saw in this video.  Please for christ sake don't ever try this.  I'd also like to point out there wasn't a lot of force applied to his leg which I bet would have created a severe cut.  Chainsaw kickbacks are severe and violent.  I have seen nasty deep cuts from chainsaws that weren't even turned on.  I'm the furthest thing from a safety nazi, but this video is stupid and asking for a severe injury.

 

Edit: Just tried to find some training videos i have seen in the past where they use some big hams and show chainsaws going at them with or without pants and without pants it was insane to see, and with pants it was still a severe injury.  Couldn't find it.

 

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sal9000's picture
Master Mind

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Woodsman's picture

Good find.  This might have been it but i remember seeing one where the saw went through. 

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theblackswordsman's picture

I love the do it yourself as much as the next guy but I don't touch saws or grinders for those reasons. Too much Random chance for accidents for my liking, and with these injuries you might not get a second chance to get it right.

 

 They should invent a saw that never kicks back.

 

 Or is that impossible?

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daftcunt's picture

This presentation is so fucking annoying. 3 or 4 "experts" explaining in turns what is happening. They did this on newer episodes of "how do they do it" but I think they (thanks!) stopped this again.

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