Chaps are sized by overall length. To calculate your overall length measure from your waist (where you would wear your belt) to the top of your foot or your instep.
Are chainsaw chaps one size?
Sizes. STIHL chaps come in sizes 32, 36, and 40. Please see below for sizing in inches, and measure your inseam and outseam before you choose a size.
Are chainsaw chaps worth it?
Yes, chainsaw chaps are essential safety and protective equipment for anyone operating a chainsaw. They will protect your legs in case the chainsaw would hit your leg. Having the right protective gear on will really go a long way in safeguarding you and keeping you out of harm’s way.
How many layers does Husqvarna chaps have?
The chaps, developed by the Forest Service’s Missoula Technology and Development Center, use five layers of Kevlar to bind the chain saw, stopping the chain, and preventing injuries.
What size chaps should I buy?
Take your largest thigh measurement and add one to two inches and then choose your chaps based on that measurement. So for example, let’s say your thigh measures 25 inches. Adding one to two inches to that gives you 26 or 27 inches. If you want your chaps to be tight, then order 1 inch larger than your measurement.
Do chainsaw chaps expire?
All PPE will have a shelf life. However, kevlar chaps probably will be fine, as long as they were kept dry. Even steel toe boots have an expiration date.
What is better chainsaw chaps or pants?
Modern chainsaw pants are definitely more comfortable than chainsaw chaps. There are no straps which rub, or that will get snagged on branches or machinery and no bulky heavy flaps of material that get in the way and restrict movement.
Do you wear trousers under chainsaw trousers?
Arborists and tree surgeons opt either to wear just chainsaw protective utility pants or an entire suit of chainsaw protective fabric. The choice is up to the weather and the individual. Some trousers protect only the front of the leg, and others are more like chaps, worn over conventional work clothes and trousers.
What to wear while using a chainsaw?
When working with a chainsaw, you should wear a helmet, visor and/or goggles, ear defenders, protective trousers and jacket, chainsaw chaps, safety mitt, gloves, and last but not least, steel-toe boots.
What is chainsaw kickback?
Kickback is the term to describe the unexpected upward motion of the guide bar. Kickback occurs when the end portion of the nose of the bar (the kickback zone) strikes an object and the chain momentarily snags, or is pinched.
Will chainsaw chaps stop snake bite?
Snake chaps stop puncture-type attacks. Chainsaw chaps are filled with tiny shreds of fiber that bogs the chain down. All the fibers get into the chain and stop it. Go for it, if you feel froggy.
Can you wash chainsaw chaps?
#1 Can I safely wash my chainsaw pants or chaps? Yes! But make sure to remove all the sawdust from the pockets, close the zips on your pants and to fasten the clips of your chaps.
How well do chainsaw chaps work?
Chaps are more than just some thick pants. They’re full of ballistic fibers that fly out if you start slicing into your leg and get caught by the chain to quickly stop the engine. The resulting jam can save you a good chunk of flesh, although we don’t recommend trying it out yourself.