Last night Mrs. Bounty Hunter was under the weather and went to bed early, and dauhter Kimberly was at Grandma's, so that left me and son Clayton for bachelor night. TV only gets 2 channels (and one is a Japanese game show), so it was off to the DVD stack for something to watch. In the pile was a DVD that came with a ms260 Pro we bought a couple of months ago...titled "Stihl Chainsaw Safety, Maintainence and Operation DVD"
We decided it would be fun to watch...FOR THE HUMOR! And fun we had...we laughed at the dude every time he got his bar stuck and pinched, the wrong starting techniques, being told not to put your chain on backwards, etc. (After all the DVD is made for a NEWBIE!).
Clayton had a laughing fit at the dude with his Forestry helmet hearing protectors straight up in the air..."Hey Dad! that guy looks ridiculous! If he goes rabbit hunting he could be his own DECOY!!!!!"
But then he started paying attention to the safety part...putting on you chain brake EVERY time you move, even if it's just stepping over 18" to make your next bucking cut, Turning the saw off when walking around, etc.
Clayton was watching intently...and then he says "Dad, YOU don't put on your chain brake between your cuts, do you? YOU don't turn the saw off much...YOU don't walk at least 10 feet away from the spot you added fuel to the saws...YOU even put it down ideling some times!"
Great...now Iv'e got my own safety Nazi on my own crew...Just Great...
But it did make some sense...what if one of us WAS walking around with a saw and tripped, grabbed the throttle revving up the saw as we fell, and then fell on the running saw? ...Don't want to think about it...perhaps it's time we did wake up to potential risks we have become complacent about.
So watch that DVD folks...Grin at the funny stuff...Go ahead and laugh at the safety wienie dude...but in the end you might just save yourself an accident or someone you love.
P.S. After the Stihl DVD we put on Mark Wahlberg in "Shooter"...pretty good flick...