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Thread: No good deed.............

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In

    No good deed.............

    Well time for my yearly stitches I guess.

    Went over the to daycare at church today. They moved some stuff and built and few new rooms, needed the electric switched around and few things added. We use MC Cable as per code and if you know MC has the outer spiral shield. Well I haven't bought a cutter yet, $35 I really didn't want to spend. I used the old method of snipping it and un-twisting it. Guess what, I slipped. Man that stuff is sharp. 3 stitches later and ready to go to real job. Going back to finish up tomorrow. Called in and told to just be there when I get there as the company looks at helping local orgs as a good thing, long as you volunteer.

    Oh, I ordered a cutter when I got back from doc's
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Sorry to hear that Steve, heal quickly.
    I was taught by an old timer to gut the sheath almost through with a hack saw at an angle and then bend the cut to break it off, twist it to the left and slide it off.I cut more than a few pairs of jeans doing that I might add, I later got the proper cutter, it made life a lot easier.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Steve you are clearly a cut above the rest!

    Didn't even know they made a cutter for that stuff.. Hmm.. Always used gloves to unwind out bit sometimes even that could get a bit chewed up. Glad I don't do cabling anymore

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Heal quickly, Steve. I guess that $35 is a bargain compared to what they charge for stitches at the local Urgent Care place, huh?
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
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    Humid Gulf Coast
    Every scar has a story. At least this one is a good one .
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    That will learn ya!

    Hope it does not hurt that much and heals fast!
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  8. #8
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Doesn't take much, does it? Heal quickly.

    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Independence MO
    Probably cheaper then a copay and you could probably CL it for part of your money back.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Glad it wasn't worse, I've had a few close calls with some of that stuff, cutter is a good choice.

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