Pro Forest "Plus" Apron Chaps
Better than an ER visit
In the tree business around here, every couple of weeks you ear of a guy in the ER because he sliced his leg open. These are a MUST WEAR when using a saw on the ground. The price of a pair of chaps is a pittance to a $3500 ER bill.
I have personally nicked two pairs of these and I can tell you from experience that they will stop the even largest saws in their tracks. The nylon tears up and binds up the chain, stopping in just a few inches of chain. They have saved my left ankle twice now.
These take a while to get used to wearing, but once you're used to 'em it's weird to not have them on. They fasten around the waist, the hamstring, and have three clips around the calf with full wrap-around protection down there.
October 12, 2012