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    Default Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Labonville?

    Just asking who makes the best quality, best price, etc. set of Chainsaw chaps for a n00b rancher like me?

    I'm planning to buy a set this week.

    I saw some at TSC this week, but I want good ones at a decent price.

    Thanks in advance,
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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    I bought mine from Gemplars, but I wouldn't be afraid of a TSC product. It's been a few years since I bought mine, so I don't recall the price. I really have become more cautious as I get older, since I work alone a lot, I wear all the safety equipment, and have my cell handy. I got a scare a few weeks ago, I was cleaning up storm damage under a large pine tree, and a branch about 3 in in diameter hit my helmet. It had fallen out of the tree, and I never saw it coming. My helmet was pushed down hard on my head, rang my bell a bit, and left a scuff mark on the helmet. If I hadn't had that helmet on, I'd probably gotten hurt real bad. What really scares me about using the saw is the fear of tripping over something, and falling on the saw. I won't use a saw on a ladder, after a scare doing that. My neighbor tripped on a branch, jammed the saw into his knee, ended up with a couple operations. He almost bled to death before the emt's got there. Be safe!

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Irv,

    Exactly my point as well. Not only do I work alone 99.9% of the time, I now live alone...

    I have a Husky branded orange helmet with face protector and muffs built in I wear all the time.

    I want full wrap around chaps for the same reasons you list.

    David
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    Managing 51 Acres of Virginia hills with ponds & streams, mature market timber, riding trails, empty pasture, long gravel drive, veggie garden, & yard.

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Mine are Husqvarna and I suppose they are as good as any. NOW if I would just use them, they would work better than they do stuffed in the plastic that they came in. I bought them at Lowes and they also have the loggers safety helmet with screen face guard.
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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    I bought full wrap Stihls. Perhaps twice a branch has sprung wrong and knocked a stopping chain next to my leg w/ no damage to the chaps. But last summer I just had a small piece to trim and DIDN'T wear the chaps. Plus I was only using my small 60CC saw. I got bit by the chain SLIGHTLY. About a 3 inch tear in my pants and 3 small short tears in my thigh where each slightly moving link kissed my skin.

    They are also good for wading thru patches of blackberries and stuff with short thorns.
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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Labonville are a good brand and are highly regarded. But then again, how do you put a price on personal safety. That's not the thing you want to go cheap on.
    I've got the Stihl brand, but would get the Labonville when it's time to replace them.

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Any chaps are better than none.

    I've tried a bunch of them, and I'll say that Labonville and Elvex are very good quality. My "go to" chaps are Labonville full-wrap (6-ply). Just make sure to follow the directions for measuring length.

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    The only ones I've witnessed doing their job was Stihl, they worked, that's as good a recommendation as I need,

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    I use Stihl chaps and so far of the two pairs I have bought, the first pair saved me from a BAD cut had I not been wearing them, the other has yet to be used to stop a chain.

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    Default Re: Simple Question - Who makes best Chainsaw Chaps for non-professional like me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    Mine are Husqvarna and I suppose they are as good as any. NOW if I would just use them, they would work better than they do stuffed in the plastic that they came in. I bought them at Lowes and they also have the loggers safety helmet with screen face guard.
    i have a set of those as well. never hit them with the chainsaw but I was out whacking down bushes with a machette a while back and hit wrong and got a glancing blow that also glanced off my calf. it actually didn't even make a mark on the chaps.. no cutting.. though did smear some green plant goo on them. I think had I been in shorts the wife would be running me to the hospital.. and if in jeans.. i might be going to the walk in clinic...
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