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#1 posted 02-11-2012 02:09 AM

I would suspect in the case of this accident, the blunt nose may have helped you out and moved some stuff out of the way instead of just severing everything in it’s path. When working with power things and sharp things and rapidly turning things, there is or should be an understanding that Safety doesn’t completely eliminate the possibility of harm, it only reduces the likelihood of a mishap. The only way to rule out all inherent risk, is to abandon the hobby. This is not chastisement, merely me working it out in my own head. To explain, in 1993, I was unloading my pistol and it misfired. The bullet actually missed my hand but hit a piece of metal I had in my hand and fragmented, The fragments went back through my hand and effectively severed two of my fingers. I took alot of ribbing from my PO friends, but I consider it an occupational hazard. When you handle dangerous items on a regular basis, any slight variance could spell disaster, even if you do absolutely wrong. humans+machines+chance=bandaids. Very glad you were not hurt more seriously.

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