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Stop a Running Chainsaw with Your Hands (Wearing Properly Tested Gloves)

by Julie on April 2, 2013

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Pick any industry, hand-held chainsaws are one of the most dangerous tools in use. Chainsaw gloves are also — hands down — the one piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) that you don’t want to cheap-out on. People working in the forestry industry will tell you that field operators do a lot of dangerous tasks by hand without a second thought. When it comes to chainsaw gloves you need to look at something like our Endura® Hi-Viz Cut-Resistant Gloves which can stop a chainsaw running at 3140 feet per minute.

 

chainsaw machine gloves
chainsaw machine gloves

 

Stop a Chainsaw Running at 3140 Feet Per Minute with Kevlar®:

Our chainsaw protective fabric is designed to work on a number of different principles. The outermost layer protects against trivial damage that could damage the filler material – it is tough but slippery to repel this kind of damage. The inner layers are comprised of long, loose fibers of ballistic nylon or Kevlar®. When a running saw comes in contact with the glove, this outer layer is immediately cut through, but the inner fibers are drawn out and wrap around the chainsaw’s drive sprocket. This creates a solid lock and halts the running chain completely – thereby limiting injury to the wearer’s hand. Once this happens, the gloves need to be replaced, and the saw must be field-stripped to remove the fibers and resume function.

You will absolutely need to purchase a new pair of gloves, but it’s definitely a better deal than the alternative.

 

Protective Clothing for Users of Hand-Held Chain Saws:

Believe it or not, most chainsaw gloves on the market in North America are not tested to any standard.

This standard known as EN 381:1999 is what we test our chainsaw gloves to, this standard is designed to protect workers should they accidentally come in contact with a running chainsaw. Below is a depiction of our chainsaw gloves versus the leading Canadian chainsaw gloves available on the market.

 

chainsaw gloves

The competitor’s glove, as seen in the image above, has one thin layer of nylon. This would be completely ineffective against the power of a chainsaw.

Vibration Protection:

Beyond cut-resistance, chainsaw operators also need protection from vibration, which can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome. Superior’s chainsaw gloves feature several vibration-dampening layers along with incredible cut protection materials. We’ve also ensured the design allows the glove to remain dexterous, because good grip and comfort play a large role in safe tool handling. The hi-viz color will also help to keep you aware of your hands at work.

 

 

 


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rocksroths@gmail.com'

How much for a xxl pair

Reply david - April 6, 2013

    Hi David, thanks for asking about our products! There are a few different styles mentioned in this article – for product and pricing information, please call our Customer Service Department at (800) 265-7617. Thanks sincerely.

    Reply Joe Geng - April 8, 2013

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How much? I do chainsaw carving and would like to save my digits.

Reply Todd A. Guerrieri - April 29, 2013

    Hi Todd, we make a few different styles. To determine the best one for you, and for pricing info, please call our Customer Service Department at (800) 265-7617 – they will gladly help you out. Thanks for your interest!

    Reply Joe Geng - April 30, 2013



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