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I wouldn’t worry about it.

 

IMO they create complacency among hobby users and provide unrivalled shite grip on the saw.

 

Avoid them.

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... especially when it's wet.

UK stats that I've seen tend to be vague "forestry and agricultural injury" hence tell you nothing. Same problem we have with the two/three rope climbing, the stats are rubbish for answering specific questions because not enough detail.

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Let's face it, if you're going to **************** something up on your hands it's your fingers which have no protection from chainsaw gloves. I still don't understand how you would hit your hand with a domestic ground saw. 

 

The grip on chainsaw gloves is shite. I remember on my cs30 course there was a young lad who had chainsaw gloves on and it slipped out of his hand when it pulled into the log, his reaction was to grip it harder so it went full throttle and skidded along the timber. He was lucky as he instinctively went to grab the saw again with his left hand but hit the chain brake in the process. That was some scary shit.

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On 30/05/2021 at 07:57, Paul in the woods said:

I like the Site KF520 gloves, £4 from screwfix. A cut resistant work glove that's a bit thicker than most, a bit of padding helps without being too bulky to hold a saw. If found they last a decent amount of time compared to cheaper gloves.

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-kf520-gloves-grey-black-large/140fr

These are also the ones I use in the winter, KF 120s if it's warm. I worry they don't protect against vibration as well as gel ones.

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I never figured what made a chainsaw glove ie. if both hands are always on the saw what point is there having any protection in the top of them?

 

I think it's to do with snedding where on one cut you'd work the saw one handed... but the reason it's hard to even work out says something.

 

Wear gloves that give good grip, are easy to take on and off, and you like wearing. As said in the thread the whole concept of a 'chainsaw glove' is misleading. Use what works for you.

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They are a throw back to pre chainbrake and hand guard days. When there was nothing between the front handle of your saw (smooth metal tube, possible with your thumb plunger oil pump on it) and the spinning chain... Why they're still made when they became obsolete about 45 years ago I'm not so sure

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1 hour ago, tree_beard said:

They are a throw back to pre chainbrake and hand guard days. When there was nothing between the front handle of your saw (smooth metal tube, possible with your thumb plunger oil pump on it) and the spinning chain... Why they're still made when they became obsolete about 45 years ago I'm not so sure

 

There is so little material in them I'd guess that no way would they stop a chain going at any sort of speed. It is an odd one why they are still made..

 

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