Well after years in the business I finally had a close enough call that I have ordered PPE for use while using saws and hedge clippers. Here is how it went down with photo's to follow later in photo forum. Was Trimming some shrubs with my Echo 150 with the IPOD blasting into a set of noise canceling head phones jamin some Hank III when I hit a dead branch that broke off then WHHAAAMMMMM. Clippers came down out of the shrub through my pants, through the headphone cable, off the IPOD, through my underwear and into my leg. So here I am in the middle of this ladies yard, leg throbbing, clippers off, no more music and expecting blood to gush out any minute. I quickly drop my pants in the middle of the yard to find the IPOD saved my leg. Just a little skin missing along a 5 inch area. IPOD has a nice new nic and cracked edge. I will never do this again with out PPE. $60 bucks for chaps is cheaper then a $600 dollar trip to the ER. Yes the IPOD survived but the headphones were toasted. Time to get new ones. Any recommendations.