I don’t think I could do this again if I tried. At least all I ended up with was a sore nose and a headache.
I went into the shop this morning to set up my miter saw. It’s on a Ridgid stand that I fold down when not in use. When I bought the saw and stand secondhand, there was a bungie cord attached to the stand. I soon realized that it was because sometimes the stand doesn’t completely click when folded away. It’s not an issue for me, but the previous owner would have loaded it in and out of his truck. Out of habit, I do use it.
Since nothing was plugged, in, I hadn’t put on any safety glasses. I unhooked the bungie cord and started to raise the stand. When the stand was almost at full height I heard a very loud “TWONG” and felt like I had been hit by a brick in the face. I howled loud enough to alarm the dog, and the blood was enough to alarm me.
The bungie cord had caught on the stand and was being stretched as the stand was rising. It then let go and hit me square in the nose. I was lucky it didn’t hit an eye or knock out some teeth.
Self nomination for dufus award.
I sat with a bag of frozen corn on my nose until the bleeding stopped, cleaned up the mess and did what any half-cracked LJ would do…. went back out to the shop to finish what I was doing.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.