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« on: October 30, 2017, 10:08:37 pm »
has anyone tried the new wrangler no rip life time warranty pants I got a pair today I told the guy I would bring them back in a week ripped and they better have my size in stock  :D they are 45$ a pair I thought it was a good price considering the fleece lined ones are 50$ a pair and by the end of winter 10 pair is ready for oil rags in the shop   

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Re: pants
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 11:57:36 pm »
For the price range, I'll give'em a try; I'm sick to death of consumerism crap jeans that can't last more than a few weeks.  It's either rip, and tear, or horrible stains. 

I've actually for the most part gone to either used Goodwill pants, or wait for super sales where ever they may be.  Funny how the cost of most all things are through the roof, but wages have remained for the most part stagnant over the last 20+ years.

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Re: pants
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 05:29:07 am »
Back in the '70s I had a pair of Can't Bust Em pants that I used for logging.  They lasted a long time, and at that time, they were made by Lee.  They were heavy duty denim and had buttons for the suspenders.  I heard Lee was trying to bring them back. 

Duluth Trading has pants made from fire hose material.  We had some pants like that that (Tom) we used for marking timber.  They were a heavy canvas.  Worked good when you got into areas of blackberry and the like. 

For around the mill, a leather apron really saves the pants.
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Re: pants
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 07:04:35 am »
they are like carpenters pants to many pockets but the main front pockets are deep I like that but the other half is already complaining about how much extra saw dust will be in them  ::) 

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 08:36:00 am »
I wear the Wrangler "Carpenter Pants"!

I've worn them for years and they last pretty well!

When I get done with a days sawing, I usually stick the air hose blower nozzle in each pocket and that gets most of the sawdust out!
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 08:39:40 am »
I've seen the ads for firehose pants etc. but I'm assuming they are heavy and stiff.  Blue jeans are usually too constricting if you're sweating at all in spring through fall.  So I always wear BDU pants (military battle dress Uniform).  They are loose fitting/comfortable and not hot,  and made of ripstop fabric.  So if you snag them, they will not easily continue.  I also use my sewing machine to repair them as needed.  The only time I need them is when the crotch is wearing thin and they finally give, I sew big patches in.  It takes a long time to get like this from my thighs rubbing together(bigger guy problem).  The only other time is when you get hooked on something, usually the front thigh and make a rip.  I just sew them right up on my machine.  I have 5 or 6 pair that have lasted 5 years of hard use.  I've been buying them from Propper.com.  Pay attention to the material type and weight as there are summer and winter weights, and ones that are more cotton or more poly, depending on your preference. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 08:41:14 am »
Does anyone else have the problem of a lot of saw dust ending up in the washing machine and dryer.  I could keep a wood stove going with what I pull out of the lint trap.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 08:55:05 am »
Air shower with the air hose gets rid of most of the sawdust for me. 
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Re: pants
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 09:18:26 am »
coxy, I have several pairs of those Wrangler "rip stop" pants.  Yes they are bullet proof, but I find them to be hot in the Summer and cold in the winter.   ???  Dunno why?   smiley_headscratch

Sawdust in the pockets is the main reason that I always wear a leather welders apron when sawing.  It protects my jeans and prevents the sawdust issue.   smiley_idea  Happy Wife....Happy Life.   :)
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 10:24:04 am »
Sawdust in the washing machine will most likely be the death of me. :(
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 12:14:47 pm »
Sawdust is not a problem. try steel chips :)

I have ruined a couple shirts from rusty pockets.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 06:43:41 pm »
My wife doesn't like small drill bits and nails in the washing machine :)
She don't like the sawdust much either :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 07:16:08 pm »
As Brad_bb indicated.  Military rip-stop summer weight are great for hot weather.

I also Like the Key Logger jeans

and of-course a pair of Filson "Tin" pants

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 09:31:06 pm »
My saw dust shoots out the back of my mill and has not been a problem.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 07:01:51 am »
coxy, I have several pairs of those Wrangler "rip stop" pants.  Yes they are bullet proof, but I find them to be hot in the Summer and cold in the winter.   ???  Dunno why?   smiley_headscratch

Sawdust in the pockets is the main reason that I always wear a leather welders apron when sawing.  It protects my jeans and prevents the sawdust issue.   smiley_idea  Happy Wife....Happy Life.   :)
yesterday wasn't cold cold but I can see what you mean    I have a  thin pair long johns ill put on next time if its cool

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 08:13:26 am »
It's getting to be that time of year, Coxy!    bon_fire
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 03:48:53 pm »
they are calling for snow tomorrow and Friday  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2017, 09:03:01 pm »
Are you referring to the Riggs Wear made by Wrangler? I have been wearing nothing but them for about 15 years now. Unlined for the summer and flannel lined in winter. In that time I don't think I have wore out more than 5 pair.
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 09:15:50 pm »
Yes, that is what I was referring to.  They do not seem to "breath" and down here they are hot in the Summer, but in the Summer I wear shorts anyway.  I have three pair and one shirt and I did not know that it was possible to wear them out.   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2017, 10:27:42 pm »
Yes, that is what I was referring to.  They do not seem to "breath" and down here they are hot in the Summer, but in the Summer I wear shorts anyway.  I have three pair and one shirt and I did not know that it was possible to wear them out.   ;D

They are 100% cotton ripstop, MM. So they get wet and stay wet when it's hot out. There are both single-front and double-front versions, the "carpenter" style has the double front and is hotter. I've gone to them exclusively as they are way more confortable than the Carhartt heavy pants are, and last longer. Takes me about two years to wear holes through them too big to put up with.  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 07:16:21 pm »
I have Riggs, Carharrt, Prison Blue's and Wild Ass from Bailey's (the latter two are the same).

Rigg's are great for doing carpentry work, but my daily wear are the double front Wild Ass logger pants from Bailey's.  They last much longer than the Carharrts and cost less too.
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2017, 09:53:56 pm »
  I have three pair and one shirt and I did not know that it was possible to wear them out.   ;D
I must clarify. I only wore out 3 pair, the other 2 succumbed to welding sparks. They do burn!
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