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That is fair. 
 
My problem is that there are still plenty of chainsaw injuries every year. It is difficult to find data on the types of injuries caused with a chainsaw but I would assume it would be from lost control and mostly by beginners. 



What’s your interest in this? Academic or financial?

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3 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

 

 


What’s your interest in this? Academic or financial?

 

 

Academic as I need a project but I will also need a business plan I guess there is some theoretical financial interest in the long run. 

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I don't know the figures or any data but I know some accidents , even deaths occur when cutting in a tree .  The classic " holding and cutting " is at best a nick on the left hand and at worst a cut tendon or a cut artery and bleeding out . Thankfully I have never experienced the above other than my mate cutting his knuckle . 

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Any idea how many chainsaw injuries per year ?

perhaps a profile of injury types and users would be a good start for your thesis


perhaps not engaging chain brake whilst moving about between cuts is a factor ??

 

 

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1 minute ago, pete_08 said:

Academic as I need a project but I will also need a business plan I guess there is some theoretical financial interest in the long run. 

Ok cool. A fresh pair of eyes can sometimes see things from outside the box. But I fear that if the big guns in the industry has not found a solution yet there might not be one and we’ll continue to have Darwin Award contenders for some years yet. 
 

One bit of tech to look into is the Table Saw Attachment that can be retrofitted to just about any table saw and as soon as it senses contact with flesh is jambs the blade instantly without even breaking the skin. The blade and system is goosed and both need replaced but you get to keep your fingers. I suspect it’s activated by electrical current so might never cross over to ChainSaws but could be worth looking into. 

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1 minute ago, david lawrence said:

 


perhaps not engaging chain brake whilst moving about between cuts is a factor ??

 

 

I never engage the chain brake when moving about and I will be 69 this Januarry . Never had an accident .  Will I go to prison ?

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2 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I never engage the chain brake when moving about and I will be 69 this Januarry . Never had an accident .  Will I go to prison ?

Stupid thing to admit to on here. Don’t you know the SBS monitor this site? Nice knowing you 

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1 minute ago, Steve Bullman said:

Stupid thing to admit to on here. Don’t you know the SBS monitor this site? Nice knowing you 

You makes I fair chuckle Steve mate 😁

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5 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I never engage the chain brake when moving about and I will be 69 this Januarry . Never had an accident .  Will I go to prison ?

Hope you have fresh pants on, to save yr shame in the  ambulance, they  have lady crews now you know  🤔  K

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