Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 30, 2006      
Power tool safety.

Power tool safety.

Had a little incident with a disk grinder. Keyboarding was tough for a while but it’s getting better. The injury could have been much worse, a few millimeters deeper would have crippled my knuckle. Take care with those power tools!


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6 Responses to “Ouch”

  1. Mark August 30th, 2006 4:25 am

    Could have been worse. Glad you’re on the mend. Gotta get back to gear testing, right?

  2. Lou August 30th, 2006 5:20 am

    Mark, this was a form of gear testing (grin).

    Seriously: Way stupid. Learned a lesson.

  3. AKBC August 30th, 2006 2:37 pm

    Were you trying to saw your hiking boots in half?

  4. Lou August 30th, 2006 8:02 pm

    Something like that, only it involved a Jeep.

  5. Ryan August 30th, 2006 8:08 pm

    That’s the most dangerous tool there is. I’ve got multiple scars on fingers and forearms from working on log homes. A friend of mine that works on vehicles cut through tendons in his forearm with the larger size grinder. Watch out! Dangerous tools. The only good thing about them is that they cauterize the wound!

  6. Scott August 31st, 2006 5:08 pm

    Ditto on a dangerous tool, just did the same thing. I don’t use a guard on it when scribing wood, and it got me. Funny I was thinking the same thing, at least the wound is somewhat cauterized, at least it sure smelled like it.

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