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

1

(not me)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#52 posted 12-21-2011 03:51 AM

0

in 30+ yrs

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#53 posted 12-21-2011 03:51 AM

0, unless miter saws count… My sister in law’s ex husband abbreviated his left hand with a compound miter saw…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#54 posted 12-21-2011 03:53 AM

1 – 3 fingers lost. Sadly, a very fine doctor at our church.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#55 posted 12-21-2011 04:04 AM

0

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#56 posted 12-21-2011 04:07 AM

1

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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#57 posted 12-21-2011 04:07 AM

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-- Tony

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#58 posted 12-21-2011 04:07 AM

4…all different people, none me

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#59 posted 12-21-2011 04:17 AM

0

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#60 posted 12-21-2011 04:18 AM

1

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#61 posted 12-21-2011 04:24 AM

0

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#62 posted 12-21-2011 04:46 AM

0

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#63 posted 12-21-2011 04:56 AM

5

-- My wife says I have to many tools. I say there is always more to add.

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#64 posted 12-21-2011 04:56 AM

0 in 40yrs of woodworking.

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#65 posted 12-21-2011 05:04 AM

1 – Watched my boss, who almost never uses a table saw, get cut. Put his finger tip into the blade the same direction it spins (moving from back to front of the saw). I’d imagine the tip would have been cut off had he been moving into the blade front to back.

-- "To do is to learn. A brilliant man once said that... I think he had a beard, too." - Joe Burns, HTML Goodies

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#66 posted 12-21-2011 05:05 AM

5 working professionally for 35 years and no lost digits or appendages. Two were close encounters of my own and I could add two for people I’ve seen get cut as badly on band saws. Should I add one for the idiot lumber yard employee who used his lap for saw horses while using a circular saw? BTW, both of mine happened when I was tired and had already put in more than ten hours in the shop that day.

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#67 posted 12-21-2011 05:15 AM

2

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#68 posted 12-21-2011 05:17 AM

1

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#69 posted 12-21-2011 05:24 AM

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-- Billp

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#70 posted 12-21-2011 05:29 AM

5?

My closest call is when someone bumped into the side of me, knocking me off ballance…. My thumb rubbed the outside of the blade. No cuts

As for people missing digits. Alot mostly they were people who tended to be quite careless at times.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#71 posted 12-21-2011 05:30 AM

0

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#72 posted 12-21-2011 05:38 AM

1 not me yet

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#73 posted 12-21-2011 05:38 AM

2

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#74 posted 12-21-2011 05:44 AM

“0”

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#75 posted 12-21-2011 05:44 AM

0

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#76 posted 12-21-2011 05:48 AM

1, not me.

My friend, a Cabinetmaker for 30 years cut off three fingers in one accident. Wait, is that then a 3?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#77 posted 12-21-2011 05:51 AM

50 + .......but I should not count because I treat these injuires. I easily see one table saw injury a month.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#78 posted 12-21-2011 05:53 AM

0
Thank God

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#79 posted 12-21-2011 06:00 AM

1 me- right index finger it was sewn back on

-- Skip Oh. Getting better at this, long ways ahead

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

0 – My grandfather was missing parts of 2 fingers but I believe that was due to circular saws.

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#81 posted 12-21-2011 06:10 AM

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#82 posted 12-21-2011 06:13 AM

4
Two people – two fingers each. One of them is my Dad.

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#83 posted 12-21-2011 06:54 AM

2 – both pretty minor.

One was a 16 yr old friend in my high school Woods Class. He blade split the tip of his finger. and the other one was me when I was about 19 at home. I took off the very, very tip of my right index finger. All skin and very little if any meat. There was a lot of blood and scared me that enough I learned to be careful.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#84 posted 12-21-2011 07:16 AM

4

One died from infection that set in.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#85 posted 12-21-2011 07:16 AM

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#86 posted 12-21-2011 07:19 AM

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-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#87 posted 12-21-2011 07:19 AM

O, I only know two other serious wood workers and they also have all their digits and haven’t cut themselves that I know of.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#88 posted 12-21-2011 07:35 AM

2

A family member and a friend; one lost three fingers, the other had serious injuries but no loss of fingers.

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#89 posted 12-21-2011 07:40 AM

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#90 posted 12-21-2011 07:56 AM

1. saw turned off blade still spinning reached over blade my left thumb got caught on a tooth swung hand around and broke home made throat plate.

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#91 posted 12-21-2011 08:28 AM

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-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#92 posted 12-21-2011 08:45 AM

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-- But hon I need this tool.......

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#93 posted 12-21-2011 08:56 AM

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-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#94 posted 12-21-2011 01:22 PM

3

2 of them were mine…still have all 10 fingers

Do miter saws/circular saws count?
that would be 4 more.

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#95 posted 12-21-2011 02:28 PM

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-- Mel,

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#96 posted 12-21-2011 02:32 PM

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-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#97 posted 12-21-2011 02:34 PM

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#98 posted 12-21-2011 02:53 PM

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-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#100 posted 12-21-2011 03:05 PM

You pose several different questions here. Not clear what your motivation is, but I believe that answering your “survey” the way you have worded it is not possible.

“The number is the number of people you personally know (have met, online acquaintances do not count) to have injured themselves at the tablesaw via direct contact with the blade, including yourself, counting multiple instances.”

Fair question and I can answer that.

If you’ve cut off a digit twice, you’d respond with “2”. If your uncle did it twice, you’d respond “2”. If you have 5 co-workers who each did it once, you’d enter “5”. If you don’t personally know anyone, you’d enter “0”.

Here is the problem. Tablesaw doesn’t always “cut off a digit.” Sometimes it slices body parts, but doesn’t cut anything off.

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