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Anyone using chaps?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bull, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 308

    Do any of you wear chaps while trimming? I am thinking about getting some before the season starts and wondered what are your thoughts. I like to wear shorts but the trimming becomes a mess especially when it is still wet or working around areas with grit or rocks.
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Only for chainsaw work. I don't think I've ever seen anyone actually using them for trimming before although I know they make ones for that.
  3. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    Not for trimming , but we keep snake chaps in the truck for some of those thick brush clearing jobs.
  4. l1011100

    l1011100 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Never used them for trimming but always for chainsaws. I saw a guy put a saw into his leg with chaps on and it stopped the chain immediately. I was sold.
  5. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I got a set from W.E. Chaps last spring. I love them I wear shorts all summer
    they work real good they get a little hot at times but they keep the grass out of your shoes and stones that hit your legs don't hurt or cut you open. I won't trim or edge without them.
  6. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    I won't even start a chain saw without mine on. In my company, if I see a employee start a saw without the chaps and helmet, discipline starts with a severe ass chewing. I have seen way too many people injured for a John Wayne attitude with a saw.
    With regards to hand trimming, no. I have installed the Edgit guides and additional protection hasn't become necessary.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    yes a few times i will wear them
  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    I ordered arm chaps from them, because i always burn my arm on the mufflers. they shipped it real quick. nice people there.
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    I always wear jeans and boots when I'm mowing and trimming. I could never bring myself to wear shorts while working.
  10. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    As said before, I ordered some from WE Chaps too for summer, wearing jeans all day in 100 degree heat sucks. It takes ten seconds to put them on and off and being able to wear shorts, there is no comparision.

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