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cliffton

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#1 posted 1680 days ago

When i was a kid in rural PA we would buy full cords of slatwood to burn in the winter. We usually had 10 to 12 cords to cut into 24 inch pieces so they would fit in the stoves. we used a 36 inch tractor driven crosscut saw that had a tilt table on it and absolutly no safety mechanism at all. As i was standing at that saw I fell asleep a little and grabbed a stack of boards and tilted it into the saw and BAAAM! i was awake. Ran the saw blade down the side of my right hand from the tip of the pinky to my wrist. I was bleeding like a stuck pig, I mean there was blood everywhere, my arms, face, chest, the saw, my brother next to me. My mom called the vet and he stiched me up, put a bandage on me and we finished cutting firewood, not me running the saw though. To this day i wont put my hands within 6 inches of my running table saw.


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