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TS injuries - please take this 5 second survey

by live4ever
posted 12-21-2011 12:49 AM


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#1 posted 12-21-2011 12:49 AM

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-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 12:50 AM

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I excluded kickbacks

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 12:52 AM

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Kickbacks leading to belly cuts are more common.
Any ER doctors here?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 12:53 AM

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-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 12:54 AM

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Knock on wood.

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 12:55 AM

4.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 12:59 AM

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Thankfully not me.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 12:59 AM

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-- Building quality in a throw away world.

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#10 posted 12-21-2011 01:05 AM

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-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

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#11 posted 12-21-2011 01:07 AM

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FYI – I have been nicked by a TS blade and have suffered minor nerve damage as a result. I am not including that because I still have all of that digit.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 12-21-2011 01:09 AM

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#13 posted 12-21-2011 01:11 AM

5 to 10
55 plus years using commercial tools. Shops, marina/yacht yards , job sites. Have ten.
How many killed/injured using cell phones?
I like my big, beefy shop tools. They are safer. Good survey, “live forever”.

-- MrAl

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#14 posted 12-21-2011 01:12 AM

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#15 posted 12-21-2011 01:13 AM

2- one guy lost two fingers, the other just nicked his fingernail

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#16 posted 12-21-2011 01:18 AM

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-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#17 posted 12-21-2011 01:21 AM

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#18 posted 12-21-2011 01:23 AM

2 and I’m not one of them!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#19 posted 12-21-2011 01:27 AM

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-- “There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.” ― Dave Berry

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#20 posted 12-21-2011 01:27 AM

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-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#21 posted 12-21-2011 01:27 AM

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-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#22 posted 12-21-2011 01:30 AM

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... oh wait… I think I misunderstood the question…

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#23 posted 12-21-2011 01:35 AM

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#24 posted 12-21-2011 01:36 AM

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#25 posted 12-21-2011 01:41 AM

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-- Bondo Gaposis

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#26 posted 12-21-2011 01:43 AM

:0

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#27 posted 12-21-2011 01:44 AM

0 – newbie with limited experience or contact with other woodworkers. I know my high school shop teacher was missing half a finger, but I don’t know how he did it.

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#28 posted 12-21-2011 01:46 AM

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#29 posted 12-21-2011 01:48 AM

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-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#30 posted 12-21-2011 01:55 AM

0 ZERO for approximately 7,000 students

I taught wood working and cabinetmaking to approximately 200 high school students a year for 35 years with 3 Delta unisaws in operation every school day. These statistics are a result of demonstrating exactly how and why dangerous kickbacks occur. I spent 2 to 3 days in the beginning of every semester covering all aspects of how to safely operate the table saw on just the basics in ripping and cross cutting. I was so fortunate that in my 35 year teaching career not one student sustained any type of injury on any of our extensive collection of wood working machinery. Each student was tested on each machine’s safe operation before they were able to operate them. They could not pass the courses without being a competent machine operator. Many of my students reported back to me how they had shown their fathers the correct operation mostly on the table saw. Hundreds of these students are now local contractors and hobby wood workers with no accidents that I am aware of still after all these years. Safety is in the hands of the machine operators.

-- Bruce, Upstate New York

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#31 posted 12-21-2011 02:00 AM

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-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#32 posted 12-21-2011 02:02 AM

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-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#33 posted 12-21-2011 02:06 AM

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#34 posted 12-21-2011 02:08 AM

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-- John

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#35 posted 12-21-2011 02:10 AM

Zero. Hope to keep it that way.

-- Mike

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#36 posted 12-21-2011 02:10 AM

0 Thankfully

-- Brock, Illinois

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#37 posted 12-21-2011 02:23 AM

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#38 posted 12-21-2011 02:36 AM

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#39 posted 12-21-2011 02:55 AM

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-- Joe, Ohio - Working with wood for over 25 years and still a beginner

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#40 posted 12-21-2011 02:57 AM

2 Amputations – 3 bad non-amputation injuries.

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#41 posted 12-21-2011 03:01 AM

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and greater than 0 above gives me chills

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#42 posted 12-21-2011 03:03 AM

0.1 – I cut myself pretty bad when my wrench slipped while changing a blade once? Does that count?

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#43 posted 12-21-2011 03:05 AM

5 – one finger split with dado (repaired), two thumb near amputations (repaired – more or less), one complete thumb amputation (gone), One multiple digit amputation (gone)

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#44 posted 12-21-2011 03:08 AM

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#45 posted 12-21-2011 03:23 AM

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-- Visualize whirled peas

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#46 posted 12-21-2011 03:27 AM

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Scary enough my shop teacher! :O

-- Brett

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#47 posted 12-21-2011 03:29 AM

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-- Mike

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#48 posted 12-21-2011 03:33 AM

2, both lost part of a digit and were experienced.

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#49 posted 12-21-2011 03:36 AM

0, seen lots of woodworkers with missing digits but don’t know how that happened

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#50 posted 12-21-2011 03:40 AM

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-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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