facebook1 youtube1 twitter1 instagram google plus linkedin1 pinterest1

logosmallNOTICE:  If you are not a free registered member of the site, you will not see the photos in the forum, and you won't be able to access our premium member content. Please consider joining our community!

New Accounts require admin approval

Due to a recent unauthorized access to the site, New accounts will need admin activation. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Register for an account, and an admin will review and approve your account in short order. our user security is our prime concern so this extra hurdle is necessary for a short while. Thanks for your patience. Mako

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 04:10 #1

  • RT325
  • RT325's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Collector
  • Collector
  • Posts: 3347
  • Likes received: 995
I love free firewood, can never have enough so getting it while we can before i'm too old lol. logs or big branches crossing each other in a big pile so dragged the pile apart a bit & was into it with my old Husky 61 saw. Had lots of 'moments' of kick back as hard to 'not' end up touching the bar tip against something but got a bit complacent i suppose & the damn thing gave a good kick quicker than i could think & got me in the throat, or across the bones just below where your throat starts & up onto the throat. Doctor said--another inch up & you'd not be here. Anyway, clean up & half a dozen stitches & all good, well gonna be an uncomfortable night but could be worse lol. Anyone else been that silly. Go on you can tell me--i won't tell anyone haha.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 04:46 #2

  • 1971DT250
  • 1971DT250's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 744
  • Likes received: 339
I run a tree service. My only experience with kickback happened 35 years ago. Was cutting logs on the ground. A log rolled down towards the tip of the bar. Saw kicked back faster than I could blink. The bar hit me in the chest and knocked me over. Saw was running wide full open. The chain brake stopped the chain before it hit me. Not a scratch. I won't run a saw without a working chain brake.

Glad you're OK.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The hours spent riding my Enduros is not deducted from my life span.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 09:25 #3

  • asco
  • asco's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 822
  • Likes received: 207
I'm not cut out - to cut wood.

a
The following user(s) Liked this Post: FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

YAMA-LAND RESTORATIONS
818-521-2109
MINIBIKESERVICE@AOL.COM CUSTOM MINIBIKE (RALPH) 2002 110cc XR PAX RACING 1971 125cc AT1-C (DOROTHEA) 1971 175cc CT1-C (BRANDY) 1970 250cc DT1-C (MONICA) 1973 100cc Hodaka Combat Rat (ABBY NORMAL) 1969 125cc AT1-M MX (DELILAH)

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 11:41 #4

  • Wheel mad
  • Wheel mad's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sportsman
  • Sportsman
  • Posts: 68
  • Likes received: 46
I'm thinking that you were the inspiration for the cover of the DT2 riders manual
Attachments:
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Makotosun, FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 12:16 #5

  • Blackhat250
  • Blackhat250's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Collector
  • Collector
  • Posts: 656
  • Likes received: 208
Whew RT" that was a close call, :EEEK i use chainsaws most days, i"v never had kickback, i like a clear area
and clean footing, thats important,
The following user(s) Liked this Post: FrankC, RT325

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

If you aint mixin gas " you aint haulin Ass

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 13:42 #6

  • MarkT
  • MarkT's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 4407
  • Likes received: 1974
All I can say is I'm glad it wasn't another inch up! A lot of us would really miss you!

:Buds
The following user(s) Liked this Post: Blackhat250, FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 14:23 #7

  • Gr8uncleal
  • Gr8uncleal's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 103
  • Likes received: 26
As I'm often saying to my missus, you muppet!

I used to play cricket with a tree surgeon who did a near identical thing and he ended up with a lovely long scar to show for it.

Get well soon my Kiwi friend!
The following user(s) Liked this Post: FrankC

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 16:11 #8

  • swm
  • swm's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 262
  • Likes received: 76
RT325,
Wow - close call.
Glad you'll be OK.
:Buds

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 16:23 #9

  • Pillsbury
  • Pillsbury's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 424
  • Likes received: 208
Prayers for a speedy recovery

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Dirt bike
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700

Don't argue with chainsaws--no pics. 10 Oct 2018 20:59 #10

  • Mothersbaugh
  • Mothersbaugh's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Collector
  • Collector
  • Posts: 668
  • Likes received: 279
Yes, I'll confess. I was at my mother's house in Ohio a few years back and I was working with an electric 12" chain saw. I was trying to cut a "log" the size of my wrist, and when I got to the last cut, I was holding the saw with my right hand and the log in my left. Yes; I know how stupid that was. Not to mention I'm a violinist. Soon as the saw touched the log it ran along the log toward my left hand, faster than I could drop either the log or the saw. The chain was slowing down as it ran into the side, the outside, of my left thumb. Bled some, but ultimately, didn't cost me anything. Not even any stitches. My freakin' arthritis is a lot worse for disfigurement and pain...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: DEETDevinDmanEnduronutMakotosunVinnieyamadminJames Hart