Shop Injury #1: Router Power

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Blog entry by Bye Bye posted 12-26-2011 03:25 PM 2166 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I usually router small Items but didn’t mean to include my finger.One of these is well worth the purchase. After the injury below.

-- "Bazinga"

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Don Carrier

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 03:53 PM

Sorry you got hurt but looks like it’s all still there.

-- Don

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 06:40 PM


Well, from now on…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 06:47 PM

Nasty little routers. I’ve had them trying to take a nibble of me, too. Knock on wood!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 06:48 PM

Sorry you got Hurt. It sure has messed up your holiday. Where did you find the holding tool? A web site would be great.
Thank you.

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 07:24 PM

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 12:28 AM

I posted a review on this item here. The grips are made of non-marring plastic and can slip a little bit. I find it holds best when you press down on the brass, quick release knob at the same time you tighten the fine adjustment. Sometimes the quick release will pop out if you don’t. If the work piece shifts, you can always adhese a little fine grit sandpaper to the grips to give it more security. I test the hold, everytime, before running the piece against a cutter. Great product but still poses that risk of a small item being thrown at you. On pieces thicker than an inch, I would make use of a small or medium wood clamp instead.

I hope the healing comes swiftly to you and the product saves you from any future pain.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 01:57 AM

Great review. I will be looking for push tools as well unless they are better to just build.

-- "Bazinga"

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 02:43 PM

I usually work in smaller parts of wood so this should help keep me away from the blade with control of the wood.

-- "Bazinga"

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