There is never enough protection when working with dangerous equipment like a chainsaw and out in the woods with branches or heavy equipment moving around, which is why having a quality helmet can mean the difference between a severe head injury and light concussion.
There are many quality chainsaw helmets out there on the market and this is just a few of the best that we are reviewing below for you to get a better understanding of what should be taken into consideration when purchasing a helmet.
They should all have hearing protection and a face shield to protect your face and eyes from flying wood chips while using a chainsaw.
Stihl 7010-871-0199 ProMark Forestry Helmet System Review
Stihl 7010 ProMark meets or exceeds ANSI requirements on multiple levels. The first is for Noise Reduction Ratings with earmuffs that meet ANSI S3.19-1974 with a reduction of 25 DBA. It meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 for the visor and also ANSI Z89.1:2009 for Type 1 Class C hardhat.
Perfect for any weather, the helmet has a full mesh face shield that is designed to protect you from flying debris. Among the best things about the face shield is that is has a rain gutter that directs the rainwater away from your face while cutting. This offers premium visibility in any weather.
The hearing protection that Stihl uses for this helmet is NRR 25 earmuffs to assist on blocking out tool and engine sounds.
Husqvarna ProForest Chain Saw Helmet System Review
It does meet ANSI Z89.1-2003 Class G-E-C standards and has 25 DBA NRR ear muffs to protect against engine noises.
Like the Stihl ProMark, there is a rain guard on the Husqvarna but instead of being on the front of the helmet, this one goes along the side and back to prevent rain from going down your neck.
One size fits most people and the mesh face shield gives optimum protection from flying debris and still allows you a large field of view.
TR Industrial 5-in-1 Hard Hat Safety Helmet & Ear Muffs Review
With a firm fit on your head, there is a dial knob that allows you to adjust the helmet from 20 to 24.5 inches.
Interchangeable and removable parts are another great benefit of the TR Industrial 5-in-1. You can interchange the front mesh and plastic visors or remove the earmuffs, plastic visor or mesh visor making a great multi-use piece of safety equipment. You cannot use both face shields together though.
TR made sure that their TR-Industrial 5-in-1 helmet meets Z89.1-2003 ANSI ratings.
NoCry 6-in-1 Industrial Forestry Safety Helmet Review
The helmet provides excellent 25.9 DBA adjustable earmuffs for optimum noise reduction and hearing protection.
Meeting ANSI and CE standards, the NoCry 6-in-1 Industrial Forestry helmet meets and has passed the Z89.1-2003 ANSI rating.
Quick setup is always important when on the job and this helmet offers that. Taking less than 5 minutes to set up, you will be ready to work in no time. There is even an assembly video if you are unsure of the directions.
The helmet is also light which means you get the protection you need without the stress on your head and neck. You can use this helmet for chainsaws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters or any other tool that requires full face protection to protect from flying debris.
NoCry made their helmets so they can fit basically anyone. The headband can easily adjust with its 4-point system from 21&17/64” to 24&13/32” inches in circumference. You can also adjust the earmuffs to the back of the head and adjust the front shields to multiple angles.
Chainsaw Helmet Buying Guide – How to find the best chainsaw helmet for your needs!
Warranty: You should check to see if the helmets you are looking to purchase have a warranty. You want to make sure you have a durable product that the manufacturers back with pride in case there are any defects that you would need to have taken care of.
Read reviews: By reading reviews, you can learn a lot about the product from other users. They will normally discuss what they used the equipment for and any problems or advantages they found while using it. This can be a huge decision maker on what product you ultimately choose to buy.
Certifications: In order to use the helmets for work and not just at home, you are going to need to purchase equipment that is proven to protect you from workplace injuries. It is best to look for helmets that have ANSI certifications, especially if you are going to use it for your job.
Adjustability & Fit: Most helmets fit a wide range of head sizes and you will find them saying “one size fits most”. Check on how they adjust, are they 6-point or 4-point? Do they have a ratcheting adjustment or are they a dial. Is it easy to adjust while on the job or not? Also, look to see if any sizes are listed in inches for head sizes. Don’t forget to also check and see how they fit.
Features: What features does each helmet have? There are many features such as rain guards that allow you to work without water running down your face or removable pieces of equipment. Some features allow you to change out what type of shield you may need as well.