[ANNOUNCE] London.pm technical meeting about "What is Moose and why is it the future?" on 19th Feb 2009

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Wed Jan 28 10:58:36 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:51:11AM +0000, Piers Cawley wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Edmund von der Burg

> > Chainsawing is easy: keep the chain sharp and tight, top up petrol and
> > chain oil before you run out, rev the engine before touching the wood,
> > use the spikes to pivot the blade through the wood. NEVER cut using
> > the top of the blade. (That last bit is actually important).
> Don't forget the protective clothing. Anything that can remove the
> best part of a pound of flesh per second deserves respect and kevlar
> breeches.

The comment made by someone who was training with them as part of an
arboriculture course was that specific purpose of the protective clothing is
to stop the chain as rapidly as possible. Clothes can never protect you
against being cut in the first place, but they can drastically reduce the
amount of time that damage is done for.

Nicholas Clark

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