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Old 10-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Anybody got any good stories or pic's? Got my lower left ankle the other day, at least my tattoo didn't get hit.
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I have a scar across my left cheek from a chainsaw mishap. They are never clean cuts and leave ugly scars. When I went to ER the Doc on call was a plastic surgeon so he did what he could to minimize the damage.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Is that 6 stitches? I have a 5 stitch minimum myself. Anything less, and they can just glue it back together.

Not a chain saw issue, but about 6 years ago, I was building a fountain out of a wooden keg for my folks. I had to cut the keg in half, and the saw blade shield kept getting in the way, so I disabled it with some bailing wire. My Mom was watching, and said that that wasnt a good idea, but I told her "I know what Im doing". SO.....As I was cutting, the saw kicked back, abd shot right ito my right leg. Fortunately, as it did so with enough force to break the wire, thus releasing the blade safety before it made contact with my leg.
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Is that 6 stitches? I have a 5 stitch minimum myself. Anything less, and they can just glue it back together.

Not a chain saw issue, but about 6 years ago, I was building a fountain out of a wooden keg for my folks. I had to cut the keg in half, and the saw blade shield kept getting in the way, so I disabled it with some bailing wire. My Mom was watching, and said that that wasnt a good idea, but I told her "I know what Im doing". SO.....As I was cutting, the saw kicked back, abd shot right ito my right leg. Fortunately, as it did so with enough force to break the wire, thus releasing the blade safety before it made contact with my leg.
Yeah, it's six stitches. Pretty ragged cut, could have used a few more but the skin just didn't line up well.
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When I was a sawyer on the handcrew in 2009 I almost cut off my swampers head. I was bucking a downed log while we were putting in some handline. He walked around to pick up another round I had just bucked and tripped. I saw him go down out of the corner of my eye and locked up the chain brake at full speed. He landed on the bar. Only some small scrapes on his neck though. He definitely got lucky. Good situational awareness definitely saved him.
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That was the same issue I had with my face but the doc made the outside look better and didny care about the mess on the inside
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Yeah, it's six stitches. Pretty ragged cut, could have used a few more but the skin just didn't line up well.
Yeah...Powered cutting tools rarely leave a nice clean cut. Hope it heals up fast for ya.
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Anybody got any good stories or pic's? Got my lower left ankle the other day, at least my tattoo didn't get hit.
WTH! Did you stitch that yourself with shoe laces?
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Ive been cutting trees down my whole life. I even was a faller on a hot shot crew for 4 yrs. never had an accident yet. Knock on wood! I hope to keep it that way. X2 on the faller pants. They work, a fellow faller would have lost his leg with out them.
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When I was a sawyer on the handcrew in 2009 I almost cut off my swampers head. I was bucking a downed log while we were putting in some handline. He walked around to pick up another round I had just bucked and tripped. I saw him go down out of the corner of my eye and locked up the chain brake at full speed. He landed on the bar. Only some small scrapes on his neck though. He definitely got lucky. Good situational awareness definitely saved him.
Wow! Nice work!
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I'll def. have the pants and boots on next time. I guess I learned the hard way that shorts and sandals are not lumberjack attire!
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