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Chainsaws

Postby mowmud » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:39 pm

My old buddy Positronium won't admit it, but he tells me. He caught himself with a chainsaw again.

He had on blue jeans, dungarees what ever you want to call them, It raked over his left (port) shin.

Tore up his pants, but he only ended up with a few scratches that duct tape easily patched up. He didn't even hardly bleed. He got lucky.

The funny part is, he ain't cutting wood for this winter or the next. That's already stored. He is cutting for 3 winters out.

I don't care how good you are, if you use a chainsaw long enough, they'll bite ya.
This happened a few weeks back and I'm happy to report that, that old coot healed nicely.
Positronium is the best person I know on this planet.

Sometimes we go to places he knows of, other times we go to places where my girl and I go.
Every place we go is wonderful. Even on a rainy day... as long as it ain't a cold rain. I don't want to sit in the truck all day... this is why I need a 4x4 van... I need room to move.
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Re: Chainsaws

Postby Bkeepr » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:41 am

I've been doing a lot of wood cutting this week, and gotten lucky more than once. What I've noticed with chainsaws is that as soon as I feel like I know what I'm doing, I have a near-miss (so far all have been misses...I hope it stays that way). After each miss, I'm usually good for awhile, because I'm extra careful.

Chainsaws are wonderful tools. But just like guns, they're very unforgiving of mistakes and carelessness.
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Re: Chainsaws

Postby Red Dave » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:43 pm

Bkeepr wrote:Chainsaws are wonderful tools. But just like guns, they're very unforgiving of mistakes and carelessness.



^^^^ That is a fact. The worst thing you can do is get complacent and start thinking that you are good at running a saw. Over confidence is deadly.

They are a lot like holding a rattlesnake. If you know what you are doing, and are careful, it can be done safely. But one moment of carelessness and it will bite you. Chain saws are a lot the same way.
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Re: Chainsaws

Postby mowmud » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:06 am

Chainsaws are fairly predictable. Sure am glad there isn't no rattlesnakes around here. You can have them.
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