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16"-18" Chainsaw recommendations

Jan. 18, 2014, 1:21 p.m.
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I use these chaps but I would like some chainsaw pants for days when I'm hiking and clearing windfall.

http://www.canswe.com/chaps.php

My next purchase will be some hiking boots with cut protection.

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My flickr

Jan. 18, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
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Click on this icon,
then include the URL of the pic you want posted.

lol where do I find the url?

diggin

Jan. 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
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Uhoh, when svennie spots those assless chaps he is going to get some. I predict he goes scottish kilt style.. Aka commando.. Oh the humanity….

Jan. 18, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
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lol where do I find the url?

View the image, right click on it and select "copy image location".

If you start a photobucket account, they give you a handy image link with the img tags already in place. All you do is copy that link and paste it in the forum post.

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My flickr

Jan. 18, 2014, 3:09 p.m.
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lol where do I find the url?

When you open your attached pics, the browser will show the URL, it will look something like http://.…………..

Jan. 18, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
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Loving all the saw protection everyone here is rocking.

Good to see.

Jan. 18, 2014, 9:35 p.m.
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My next purchase will be some hiking boots with cut protection.

I just got caulks for 175$ and was done with it, I can also write them off for field work

I worked with a forester who convinced his kids that caulks would be the best boot to hike the west coast trail and at the end they agreed

Jan. 18, 2014, 11:53 p.m.
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my pro consists of 8% beer and a healthy fear of bleeding out in the woods.

but no one ever claimed i was really that smart.

Jan. 20, 2014, 5:03 a.m.
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The last time i operated a chainsaw after quaffing beers was…….. Never..

Jan. 20, 2014, 9:40 a.m.
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Beer for digging days. Coffee for cutting days.

Jan. 20, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
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Coffee for mornings of solid cutting, beers for afternoons of slats/putting shit together. Best of both worlds

Jan. 21, 2014, 8:13 a.m.
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sorry if my post came off serious.

i would obviously recommend everyone get training, use safety gear, don't consume drugs/alcohol, don't cut above shoulder height, carry a small first aid, etc, etc.

Jan. 21, 2014, 8:15 a.m.
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lol, awesome. i knew thats what you meant..;)

Jan. 21, 2014, 10:58 a.m.
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i would obviously recommend everyone get training, …

If anyone hears of a chainsaw course for recreational users, I'm interested.

I know NSMBA ran one a few years ago, and I heard that FVMBA was thinking about it for last year, but I'm not sure if it happened or not.

I did have a course about 30 years ago when I ran a saw for a couple of summers but I'm sure I could use a refresher.

Jan. 21, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
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I got funding to put 2 of our club members through saw training with the BC Forest Safety Council, but the course requires 6 participants minimum. Seeing as our guys were only available to take the course on a weekend (due to work) I tried to get other Island clubs on board but little to zero interest.

There were training sessions that ran during the week (for industry folk) so if you are able to participate mid-week it shouldn't be too hard to jump into a course.

Cost is around $650 for 2 days and is recognized by WorkSafeBC.

http://www.bcforestsafe.org/basic_chainsaw

River City Cycle Club - www.rivercitycycle.ca

Comox Valley Mountain Biking - www.cvmtb.com

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