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Thread: Ugly TS injury **NOT ME**

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel

    Ugly TS injury **NOT ME**

    Saw this post last night over on Lumberjocks:

    He had a kickback and a dado stack chewed on his left hand.

    Today after seeing the hand surgeon he posted this:
    **Warning, Very Graphic Photos**

    to sum up, he'll survive, albeit with some funky scars and a lot of painful work ahead of him.

    He posted it for education purposes, I'm sharing it for the same reason.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Wowsers. And to think it could have been worse.

    Be careful out there, kids.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    oh man, that was painful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Yikes. Splitter, pawls, guard, push blocks . . . all these things just flashed through my head. I caught myself today; after I had finished changing out router bits in the table, I reached over to re-connect the power cord . . . I had never disconnected it!!! Pick your tool, pick your task, it only takes once. Let's be REALLY careful out there.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    been there, done that, got the scar on my left thumb and the really fun ache of feeling the nerves grow back. i learned my lesson, and i wasn't cutting a small piece either. but, if you're cutting a small part without proper safety procedures....
    benedictione omnes bene

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Colorado Springs, CO
    No matter how safe we try to be, we really only mitigate risks. The risks are still there and could happen to any one of us.

    Everything is better with inlay or marquetry!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    WOW, That ave me the chills up my spine that had to hurt real bad.

    I'm going to copy this for a couple of forums I belong to.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Topeka KS
    so if i understand correctly, he had his had over the blade when he was cuitting and the board kicked out???
    Als ik kan

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Big OUCH! When ever I've pulled a "stupid" it isn't so much the injury at the time that gets to me but the inconvenience the injury causes in the healing time. Fortunately I haven't had anything as serious as that...knock on wood!

    What goes around, comes around.

  10. #10

    That's why...

    That's why I paid the bucks for the SawStop. I am careful. I am cautious. I NEVER do anything dumb with my tools. I NEVER HURT MYSELF INTENTIONALLY! But I'm not bullet proof.

    Don't mean to start a debate, and I hope I never need to take advantage of it, but the safety feature of the Saw Stop is just plain worth the extra money to me. As a woodworking surgeon wrote on another forum, "How much are your fingers worth? Priceless."

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