How to choose Chainsaw safety CHAPS
Chainsaw Chaps are safety pants made from very thick fabric to protect your leg while cutting trees with your Chainsaw. You should wear them all the time, even if only doing a small job. The bottom line is if you don't want to accidentally cut your leg and be subject to potentially serious injury, wear Chainsaw Chaps. It is easy to choose and measure your Chainsaw Chaps to suit your size and needs.
Stick with a proven Chainsaw manufacturers approved brand of safety chaps, these will have been thoroughly tested and meet appropriate standards for safety.
- Chainsaw Chaps tend to be adjustable in the waistband and then in a selection of leg lengths, so it's just a matter of selecting short, medium or tall.
- Some Chaps are clipped at the rear, while others may be zipped or even “step through” – there are no real advantages one way or the other, it is purely the operator's personal preference.
- It is not recommended to have too long Chainsaw Chaps length because it will open chances for you to accidentally stumble on your own shoes.
- You should adjust the waist sizes by loosening or tightening the buckle on your Chainsaw Chaps.
Chainsaw safety standards need to be at least AS/NZS 4453.3:1997
Chainsaw Chaps Material
You should look for the most durable material for your Chainsaw Chaps without having to be troubled by your activities with a Chainsaw. There are several kinds of material used for Chainsaw Chaps, but the main types are nylon, Kevlar, and polyester. STIHL Professional Protective Chaps and Trousers feature an advanced cut-resistant fabric called DYNEEMA which offers enhanced protection from chainsaw cuts.
No safety clothing can provide TOTAL protection against injury that could potentially be caused by a chainsaw. The degree of protection offered depends on a number of factors, including chain speed, engine torque, angle at which the bar contacts fabric, working position etc. Always take the utmost care when operating a chainsaw.