Chainsaw shot is the high-speed separation and discharge of a piece or pieces of cutting chain from the end of a broken chain. Chainsaw shots occur after the initial break and is often caused when the chain strikes something, such as the saw box, causing pieces from the chain to break loose. Chain shots can travel in any direction, the pieces of broken chain usually travel along the plane of the saw bar. However, a chain shot can also spread out from the saw bar in a cone-like pattern.

Can chainsaw shot be eliminated?

In simple terms NO. Properly designed chain shot guards and shields reduce the danger of a chain shot from the drive sprocket area. However, there is currently no known way to place similar guards in the bar tip area without significant disruption to the cutting operation.

This is where Heavy Equipment Armor Defender Ballistic Window shines. Heavy Equipment Armor is the first and only company dedicated to building ballistic window/door, top guard, and cab guard products for heavy equipment. Whether your machine is moving dirt with a bucket, lifting materials on the job site, masticating, demolition, or doing a specialized job with an attachment: You can count on Heavy Equipment Armor ballistic window and cab guards protecting your assets! Our enhanced guarding will be there to help protect the operator and the heavy equipment.

Our enhanced products like our cab guards for excavators and skid steer add another safety protection level for the operator and the machine. A company’s most valuable asset is protected – It’s PEOPLE. This, in turn, reduces injuries which reduce business costs and disruption. Our heavy equipment protection also improves work quality. Insurance claims decrease in safe work environments with Heavy Equipment Armor’s enhanced cab guards and ballistic windows.

With our ballistic window which is a UL 752 Level 1 rating. The Defender Ballistic Window for excavators and skid steers have not been drilled or milled making it less susceptible to micro-fractures and is bonded to a steel frame making it flex less. Unlike most excavator windows that might be rated for heavy impact, the Defender Ballistic Window and Defender Ballistic Door is rated to withstand a ballistic attack and is designed to install with your factory window components. No matter the industry your machine may be in, its time to put real protection in place for you and your operators. See what machines we guard!