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Old 01-30-2013, 06:10 AM   #20631
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Whether it is handling a firearm, working with dangerous tools, or just driving my car, I do my best to consistently keep tearing my psyche down and building it back up with the repetition of being safe no matter what it may be. Does that mean that I haven't been complacent before or will be in the future? Certainly not since I am human afterall and prone to error. Still, the more I keep in mind of what my actions may do in causing myself or someone else harm the better. After all, you never know when that day will come when your own complacency and/or the complacency of someone else could cost you, them, or both of you literal life and limb.

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Sounds like the idiot with the chainsaw was too inexperienced to become complacent. Inexperience can kill you sooner than complacency will- or at least before you have the opportunity to become complacent.

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Sounds like the idiot with the chainsaw was too inexperienced to become complacent. Inexperience can kill you sooner than complacency will- or at least before you have the opportunity to become complacent.
He was new at it. I still think he lied about his saw experience cuz he said he had been running a saw for a couple years.
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Let me clarify. I still have a date with a 22 y.o. to go shooting and dinner.
I quite often go to my range with a 23 year old and then to dinner - - - but she is my baby girl and my wife makes us dinner.
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Complacency is a very dangerous thing indeed.
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close cousin of stupidity! stupid will get you hurt or dead just as fast!
Yup, complacency, stupidity and inexperience can put you and others in a bad place...

Don't forget over confidence either, can be just as bad as the rest...
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What you folks are struggling to describe and name are called bucking teeth. They are not part of the chain, but a spike that is mounted to the body of the saw. Used when "bucking" logs. Smaller saws may simply have 3-4 raised ridges on the body of the saw. The teeth permit you to shove the teeth into the log, and gives you leverage to push the bar against the log- lift handle, bar goes down.

I do not do as much chain saw work as I used to, but I DO have a hardhat with muffs built in, and a flip down nylonn mesh screen to keep chips out of your face. And yes, chaps.

If you are not familiar with sawyer's chaps- they have an inner layer of fluffy, stringy fibers. If you just screwed up, and got the saw into your leg, it snags fibers, rips them out, pulls them into the sprocket where it jams up the saw- really fast.

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I remember a few years back I had a huge fork lift counter weight that I was cutting up for extra weight on one of our trucks . i took the demo saw and got the cut started so all that was needed was a good drop to break it on the line .
I got it in the bobcat bucket and picked it way way up and the next thing I know it sounds like the end of the world coming down then WHABOOOOMMMM !
It fell out of the bucket and on top of the cage severly squishing it , Im sitting there going WTF was that ? and people running over to see if I was ok . wont do that again .

Bout to break nasty here in nc , high winds and bad t-storms

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Probably a factor that killed a young man in my industry a few months ago.
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A factor that almost got me killed this trip.
KY, you better take good care of yourself. You have a wife and daughter who love and need you.

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Sounds like the idiot with the chainsaw was too inexperienced to become complacent. Inexperience can kill you sooner than complacency will- or at least before you have the opportunity to become complacent.
I think it's good I'm a little afraid of my power tools. It keeps me on the straight and narrow with them.
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