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Check this out: http://www.labonville.com/videos/v2.htm. Anybody ever had a pair of chaps save them from a cut? I've seen 1 chainsaw injury on the job, but never actually seen the chaps prevent an injury. It's neat to see how fast they can stop the chain. I think I'll wear mine more often now.
 

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I've had them stop cuts a few times. I've also bandaged up quite a few saw cuts on others. Ugly, ugly cuts. I have a tiny little reminder on my knee of a day that could've been alot worse if it weren't for cutting pants.
 
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Chaps... $125.00

Not having to replace your leg with plastic.... PRICELESS.
 

pete mctree

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I think they are invaluable. Trousers are manditory in the uk

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Heat is my biggest issue with chaps as well as the SIPS
 
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Heat is my biggest issue with chaps as well as the SIPS
Same here but I still wear'em when I'm on the ground cutting... can't afford the ER visit.
 

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I knew a guy that was on a different fire crew on the same forest, that unbeknownst to most was a narcoleptic.

He fell asleep cutting a tree.

Chaps saved that guy's life.

Funny, USFS chaps are mandatory.

RARELY, if ever, have I seen someone wearing them on a tree crew.
 

NickfromWI

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I would've liked to have seen better results in all the kevlar pants performances. We all know heat is the big factor in our likeliness to wear these pants. I think some of the high tech fibers will be our solution...but this test doesn't bode so well for kevlar!

Vectran time, baby!

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sotc

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never seen them stop a cut but have seen nasty cuts in the woods. air lifted one guy out. i usually try and wear them on the job and make my guys wear them all the time they are cutting
 

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since I dont saw much I wear all the stuff that seems necessary when I do. I have chaps, full pants, husqvarna jacket and I just bought the husqvarna shirt as I wore the jacket last week and sweated my backside off for the hour I had it on...
 

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