- Jun 23, 2018
- Cottage Grove Lake, Oregon
I too struggle with vibration related injuries in my hands.Vibration related injuries (including: 'white finger', ' hand-arm vibration syndrome', 'Raynaud's Phenomenon', and others) are believed to be cumulative. Similar to hearing loss.
With short-term exposure, especially when younger, the symptoms go away. But with heavier or continued exposure, the damage becomes permanent and irreversible. Chainsaws were notorious for both vibration and hearing damage. It is why A/V mounts were invented. A better running chainsaw and properly sharpened chain help. But I strongly encourage anyone noticing these symptoms to look into good A/V gloves when using any vibrating tool. Hearing protection too.
I could never get use to the big pillow type anti-vibe gloves.
If vibration is the issue, some low vibration chain is a good idea, like the Stihl RS (Rapid Super) Series - great for professional use, but lower vibration. And keep those depth guages (rakers) right.