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Posted on Do you still have all of your digits??

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 02:26 AM

“Knocks on wood” is right!

I think of the horror stories my father had told me over the years nearly every time I run a piece of shop equipment, or a piece of machinery.

All 10 digits here, havent come too close to injuring myself in the shop, but have had some close calls working on equipment at my job…high speed gears and fingers don’t mix well.

Radial arm saw was the first “dangerous” piece of equipment I was exposed to as a child. And old Dewalt from the 50’s. That saw still works well to this day…and I rarely use it because I have never felt “safe” with it even though I understand it very well, respect it, and know how to use it safely.

The story that stuck in my mind as a kid (true or not I don’t know) was dad’s buddy rushing to make a lot of crosscuts with a RAS for some reason and trying to finish up so he could go watch the Super Bowl.
Well he ended up losing a few fingers and missing the game.

Stay safe everyone.

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