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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:07   #1 (permalink)
 
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Not allowed to use a hand saw with my bad back. Lots of repressed rage and angst.

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:10   #2 (permalink)
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At least a cable-operated saw limits the extent of your sphere of action.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:35   #3 (permalink)
 
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Not really G-CPTN, all he has to do is make a very long extension lead.
Poor trees.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:40   #4 (permalink)


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I always thought lawn mowers with electrical cables were bad news, but a chain saw?????? One slip = one zap and its all over
Electrically insulated boots and rubber gloves required.......


And wheres his face guard / chain gloves / safety leggins etc
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:40   #5 (permalink)

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I like your coffee mug! Was that also a prezzie?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:46   #6 (permalink)
 
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If a chainsaw was invented today, it would be banned. They are lethal.

Admitedly, I haven't used an electric one, but treat petrol ones with the utmost respect, including kevlar trousers, eye protection, hard hat etc etc. if you have ever seen a cut from a chainsaw, you will know what I men.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:59   #7 (permalink)
 
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Poor trees.
Leylandii. They deserved everything they got.

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And wheres his face guard / chain gloves / safety leggins etc
I'ver got a Hi-Viz jacket. The man at the airport said it would keep me safe.



Did nobody else get a present from santa?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:01   #8 (permalink)
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As a seasoned chainsaw user, I never ever operate without the full safety gear.

Just once it saved my life.

I was standing in the middle of the crown of a fallen tree, intending to trim-off branches before I pulled them away. I reached above me to remove some twigs that were 'in my way' and the saw kicked-back, slicing-through my face-guard before the safety-brake kicked-in and stopped the chain.
Had I not been wearing the face-guard the chain would have sliced my face (and, no doubt, my brain).

Yes, my action was wrong, but I was saved from disaster by my protective gear.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:04   #9 (permalink)

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I got a Darrell Lea Christmas Nougat pud. YUM YUM YUM YUM.
Best thing!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:06   #10 (permalink)
 
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I agree about the safety gear - absolutely essential. Any Insurance Company worth its money wouldn't pay out the full whack if you were negligent and lack of safety gear would be deemed negligent.
My Christmas prezzie or two I really like: a coffee mug with vanilla coffee, cinnamon sticks, little grater and mug. The other is a copy of "Little Gems" by Gervaise Phinn - priceless!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:15   #11 (permalink)
 
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Well for christmas I got engaged!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:19   #12 (permalink)
 
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CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:25   #13 (permalink)
 
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Aaaaaggghhh........the pooor guy....


.........er, I mean, congratulations, good catch.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:38   #14 (permalink)
 
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You're learning Mike.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:44   #15 (permalink)


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Is he rich?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:46   #16 (permalink)
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Come on Milo, She's engaged, you can't try to step in now.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 19:05   #17 (permalink)


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If I was thinking that way, I'd have asked if SHE was rich.....
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 19:10   #18 (permalink)
 
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I got two Biggles books......One I already had in an anthology.
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Does it get much better.... ?



think they'll let me join "rotaheads?"
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 20:02   #20 (permalink)
 
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I got a cold. Kept me awake all Christmas night.

Last year I got a boil on my back. Kept me awake most of Christmas night.

You wonder why I hate bloody Christmas?
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