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Rodney Darrell
Body Safety
Rodney Darrell

I've seen and agree with safety prevention shown, but what about between the head and waist? I am also concerned how to prevention for wood splitting with a maul and wedge. I've seen some serious injuries from metal ricochet when a hammer contacts wedge.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

Hammers are very hard. Wedges are supposed to be much softer steel which gives to the hardened steel. "Splains why the wedges are all mushroomed at the hittin spot

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Personal safety is far more about common sense and the ability to think a process through BEFORE attempting, than any piece of body armor, safety protocol, regulation, law, statute, or tertiary gang of idiots telling you something is safe or unsafe.

You don't pound two hammers together because they're both hard steel that can chip or shard and cause injury. As Houston said, splitting wedges are a softer metal than the mauls designed to hit them, however, if you're using a splitting maul and then hit said maul with another maul, then yes, you're asking for injury in any number of ways. It isn't the maul, it is the user that was in error and caused said injury.

Fencepost
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Fencepost

Safety is a mindset and manner of operating, it is not a piece of equipment. Equipment can't make you safe.

Equipment can be designed to protect you from certain types of injury when you are working in an unsafe manner.

dj1
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dj1

Think twice before you do one thing to avoid accidents. Erratic actions usually guarantee accidents.

keith3267
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keith3267

Are you talking about the chainsaw segment? I was wondering when he is going to talk about how powerful those new battery powered chainsaws are.

ed21
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ed21

I've split a lot of wood with wedges and mauls and have never seen anyone hurt by flying metal. Flying wood possibly or more likely a log falling on a foot. Depending on the activity the proper clothing should be worn.
As usual eyes are so easily damaged it pays to protect them with glasses at least. Chain saws are another subject for protection.

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

If your splittin' wedge has gotten seriously mushroomed, get it back to shape with a grinder. Same tip applies to cold chisels and punches, BTW.
Casey

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