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    Ouch Jointer

    Rights of passage them blades need to be set them blades are ouch so sharp. I was congratulating myself then the darn blade just jumped out & bit me on the right pinky finger. Nice clean slice + antibiotic & a band-aid & back at it.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    It is astonishing how sharp those things can be.
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    Power or Neander? I'm trusting it wasn't running, right?

    I got the worst cut I've had in quite a while the other night. Just shut the dishwasher closed and somehow my ring finger managed to find the hole where the latch goes, and ripped a big gash.

    The knives though have been leaving me alone lately...
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    First rule when changing jointer blades, lock the blade holder so it doesn't turn.

    Glad it wasn't serious, Bart, I hope remembering to follow the rule ( thanks to you) when I change mine.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Gotcha!!!

    Gee...Never had that happen to me...
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    Gee....Bart....I've never done that. (I haven't had to change blades on my jointer yet)

    After honing one of my skews one night I accidently slid my pinkie finger over it. After 15 minutes or so the bleeding stopped and I decided maybe I wouldn't need an ER trip for stitiches.
    Ken
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    This was on the little Jointer/Table-saw system I got for my Dad.
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    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    You are just paying the price of owning sharp tools, sometimes a little blood is demanded

    We have all been there
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    I think most of us have had a few blood sacrifices to the shop gods. Glad to see it was no worse than it was...the thread title had me a bit nervous.

    I learned about sharp edges at a young age. When I was about 5 years old, my dad asked me to go into his room and get his pocket knife off the bedside table. Apparently as I was walking back to the living room, I decided to open the knife for my dad. I got it partway open then it snapped back shut...across the backs of three fingers, which I then pulled out, cutting them worse. My dad's a stickler for sharp knives, and this one was no exception. While I don't remember opening the knife, I clearly remember the look of shock on his face when I came into the living room, cradling my cut hand in the other and dripping blood like a stuck pig. He scolded himself worse than me for the whole thing, but it became my object lesson in sharp edges.
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    I have a cousin who was using an old Wallace jointer when the cutter head blew apart. There was apparently a series of cracks in the steel body of the cutter head. After decades of time and use, it literally exploded one evening. He had to have a finger reattached above the middle knuckle and another one was broken in several places. He lost feeling in the tip of his middle finger as a result. Pieces of steel went flying. Several went into or through the walls - one knife went up and out through the roof. The lambchop guard wasn't exactly made for that sort of failure.
    paulh

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