Reminder, Hand Tools Can Hurt You Too

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Forum topic by Gatsby1923 posted 11-10-2009 03:28 AM 1085 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2009 03:28 AM

I needed a reminder tonight and scraped my very sharp dovetail saw across my hand. Long but shallow cut. I bandaged it up and will be fine by tomorrow but sometimes we all need a hand tool warning. Last week I saw some one slice a finger open on a marking knife enough to need stitches. My father took off the tip of a finger with a chisel. An engraver who used to do a lot of work for me once hammered an engraving tool through his thumb as well as cut into the web of his hand with a handsaw.

Just remember to keep vigilant and never think powertools are the only way to get hurt.

-- I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way!

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 03:34 AM

Just doing simple things like taking a router bit out of a router can cut you just pulling it out and have you finger slide across The blade.

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 12:36 PM

How about dropping a scary sharp chisel on your foot wearing sneakers?

It hasn’t happened to me but I think about stuff like that.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 09:29 PM

Yeah, hand tools can be just as dangerous as a power tool if you take your mind off what you are doing.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 09:33 PM

Knock on wood, I’ve never cut my self on a power tool, but I’ve taken some nasty slices with hand tools, usually the dull ones. My favorite is cutting yourself with a hammer, you know you’ve hit hard when it draws blood.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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