There are simple ways to attach your chainsaw to your harness, and there are high-tech ways to do it - but what's the option that fits your climbing style best? In this video you'll see the pros and cons demonstrated of 5 variations on the design of a chainsaw lanyard.
Hi, I'm Nick Bonner for TreeStuff.com. Today we're going to look at chainsaw lanyards, five different models. These are our most popular ones and they go from the bottom of the line all the way to the top. So we'll take a look at each one talk about the pros and cons and see how they work. The Weaver options the most basic one is going to have a simple piece of webbing, swiveling dog snap brass, and then the half loop at the end with the ring for adjustability. So, no bungee, no stretching this but very economical solid time tested option. The Weaver basic adjustable strap has a ring here, which is a Weaver's referring to when they say adjustable and that's going to allow you to hang your saw. Just like that. Remove it and reach almost all the way to full extension in every direction. There's no bungee in this product. It is kind of long here, but you get a nice big solid ring. And this is a simple and affordable option.
The Drayer option is the sleekest thought of all of them. Definitely the lightest weight. It's got a very stretchy, but thin bungee that lays in in a very neat package. So this one takes up the least amount of space and it's certainly very minimal. The dryer chainsaw lanyard is similar to the weaver one indeed, it functions the same with the single ring for adjustment and a single connection at the back. But it's much slimmer and it has this bungee in it. See, I'm still able to reach all the way to the left all the way to the right. I'm actually full extension above my head seems really slim.
It's sleek Reecoil chainsaw lanyard is a premium option, it sticks really well you can see that there are really nice brass bartacks everywhere in here, the webbing is a very high quality, it has the half twist, you get the option to use a carabiner. Or you could even put like a Petzl ring open in here, you wanted to get super fancy, and then get a nice tight end here at the other option. One of the things about this that I really like that isn't immediately apparent is I'm a pretty tall guy keep my harness up pretty tall. When I set a saw down with the Reecoil, the saw easily makes it to the ground and it's not like pulling it my hips, which can be irritating at the beginning or the end of the climb. So this is a really nice option it has the most stretch out of any of them. This is the Teufelberger Anti-shock. One of the issues with chainsaw lanyards is that if they become snagged, and they get pulled away with a branch, that shock can injure or hurt a climber right It can pull away and you know if it's if your lanyard is too strong, or it's clipped to somewhere on your saddle, like I have done on the rescue Pier, you know, you could do some damage to your body and in the wrong circumstances Teufelberger has chosen to address that by including the zipper back that you see here. And when the saw is pulled away from you, if there's enough force, it's going to rip that pack open and hopefully dissipate some of that shock just like the way the dorsal shock absorbers work on fall arrest lanyards and things like that. So this is a really nice lanyard. Like everything that teufelberger makes very high quality. The bungee on this one is probably I think, the nicest all of them. It's kind of the, that perfect balance between the thin and the thick. It's got plenty of range and all directions for me. So I think that's nice. And you can see that it's a nice sleek package here, standard ring. For adjustment you see on this chainsaw lanyards, it's all in here. So I'm just gonna click it on there very nicely. This one is in really neat, despite the added bulk of the decelerator path right here.
The Notch Modular Chainsaw Lanyard is probably my favorite lanyard of the bunch. It's got a feature that none of the other ones have and ultimately I think is just really the best lanyard available. So things that set this apart is weird looking snap connection over here, there's two plastic fast clips, it comes with two of these straps, straps connect in like this to form your whole lanyard. And the way that this one connects here, it's going to actually girth hitch to the back of your tree climbing harness. It's going to stay all the time. And all the other lanyards that we saw connect with a snap or a carabiner or some type of rings or something else to put it on the onto your harness. The theory is entirely different behind this one because when you get your saw, you keep these straps on the saw. So it comes with two you have one on your trim saw one on your larger saw that you might take in the tree. And when you need to send your saw down to get a gassed up or something like that, you don't have to send your whole chainsaw lanyard when you're done you can just unclip the two clips and send it on its way call for a bigger saw. You don't have to take your lanyard off, they send the saw up it already has the strap on the rear handle, you clip it in and you're good to go. You'll also notice that the attachment ring is really close here that makes up for some of this distance and puts it on par with the way all the other ones hang your arborist saw. It's going to be just as stretchy, give you that full range of movement wherever you need to go. Not necessarily as lucky as the webbing that you see on the Teufelberger option. This green webbing is really nice. It's nice and high visibility makes you less likely to snag it or cut it. If it gets caught on something and it's still it fits in really nicely here and a nice compact package. So definitely the Notch Modular Chainsaw in here was my favorite out of the bunch.