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chain saw mishaps

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by tomwilson74, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    tomwilson74

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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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  2. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    BostonBilly

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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.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Joben7726

    Joben7726 wes mantooth ™

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  4. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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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.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Faller's pants
     
  6. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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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.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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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.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    BostonBilly

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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
     
  9. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yeah...Powered cutting tools rarely leave a nice clean cut. Hope it heals up fast for ya.
     
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    Pugga

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    WTH! Did you stitch that yourself with shoe laces?
     
  12. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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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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  14. Oct 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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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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    Meanwhile in Canada...
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