Logging Boots and Chainsaw Safety Boots
Logging boots are a necessity when cutting firewood because they all have steel-toes and will prevent a major accident. There are a couple of popular types that woodcutters normally use. Read below to learn about the best types of chainsaw safety boots available.
Steel-toe Leather Boots
Leather steel-toe boots are great because they are rugged and provide your toes needed protection when cutting firewood. I've had my pair of Redwings for over six years and they are still in pretty good shape.
When cutting firewood, you spend a lot of time cutting wood on the ground by your feet. Obviously, you need to protect your toes. These boots will do the job fine.
Most "logger boots" come with a tall logger heel. Please note that this heel is not necessary. The important thing is that you have a steel-toe. In terms of the heel, it is really just a matter of personal preference.
Expect to pay around $150-$300 for a quality pair of leather logger boots.
Rubber Chainsaw Safety Boots
Rubber chainsaw safety boots are the best all-around protection you can get when cutting firewood. These boots feature both a steel-toe and added protection to other vunerable areas of the foot.
As an added bonus, because these boots are rubber, they are waterproof. As anyone who has spent a day cutting wood can tell you, wet feet make for a long day. These boots will ensure that you don't have to deal with wet feel all day.
If you're looking for the best foot protection when running a chainsaw, definitely pick up a pair of these style boots. You can expect to pay $100-$150 for rubber chainsaw safety boots.
Caulked boots give you extra traction. This is important because many logging accidents happen because of slipping and falling. The spikes on caulked boots are similar to golf spikes.
You can buy boots that are already caulked or have you local boot shop re-sole your boots with a new caulked sole.
I do not consider them to be a necessity, but they are nice to have when walking over logs or working in steep, wet conditions.
Buying caulked boots are more expensive than boots without spikes, but there is no comparision when dealing with slick conditions or running around on top of logs.
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