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    Why do they make band-aids...

    ...so that you can't open them even with two good hands and/or ten good fingers???? Eliminate one of those hands or some number of fingers because you managed to cut them while ....(too numerous to name, insert your own) and you have mission impossible. Normally I have my hand, finger, whatever clamped in a rag to keep from bleeding on the work and if I manage to get the first aid box open the real comedy starts as I begin dancing around the shop trying to open a paper encased band-aid.

    Can't they make the tabs on them large enough for normal fingers? I mean think about it, are they trying to make it childproof? What good is the band-aid, if you can't get it open?
    Last edited by Bill Satko; 02-28-2011 at 08:50 PM.
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    Been sharpening the planes again Bill?

    What I hate is that once you do get it open, I usually drop it 'clean side' down...

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    They are designed for someone else to open without touching the pad and apply to your wound.
    Never injure yourself without the wife nearby to apply bandages.
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    That's why I keep paper towels and black electrical tape on hand. Makes a good temporary until I can get my wife to open the band-aid for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Been sharpening the planes again Bill?

    What I hate is that once you do get it open, I usually drop it 'clean side' down...
    No, I had to remind myself why you use the marking gauge moving away from your fingers and not toward them.
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    gonna have to start call un yu grace or similar bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    No, I had to remind myself why you use the marking gauge moving away from your fingers and not toward them.
    Ouch!

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    Brent makes me buy them at Costco...by the bushel full

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    Bill, I totally agree with you, and how about this one.....the medicine bottle that's ridiculously hard to open on a good day, and impossible when you're not feeling well......I've opened more than one with a hammer!
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    I agree with above about the paper towels and and tape. My wife buys the nice blue shop towels by the dozen(love her for that) but then I don't let her have them. She would clean with them and they can get expensive if used like that. But anyway, I will wrap a gash with one and tape with whatever is handy til I can get to the SWMBO to clean it up. Even though I keep a stocked first aid kit in the garage. I never use it.

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