|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 1349 days ago||4081 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
1349 days ago
So I have done it. Several times I have come close but this time the nail sunk about 2” into the fatty part of my hand between the thumb and index finger at an angle. It entered the inner side of my hand where the thumb joins the hand, right at the joint and proceeded about 2” from that point. Shocked, I just grabbed it and pulled it out immediately. Not sure if that was the best thing to do but certainly I did not like the looks of the nail sticking out of my hand.
What I was doing, I was attempting to put a nail in wood at an angle with a 15g pasload gun. I actually held the gun a more of an angle then I should have, instead of the nail going into the wood, it just scraped the wood and went into the air like a missle. I had my other hand far away in order to ensure I did not have it where the nail might get me at. So with my other hand at least 2’ away from the nailer/operation, the nail traveled through the air and went right into my hand. I was happy anyway, because that nail had enough velocity behind it that it could have caused some serious damage if it were to hit someone else or somewhere else, such as an eye, or a neck, etc… My pain is minimal at best, feels like it might be bruised inside and has some minimal swelling. My friend says it is always best to learn a lesson when the price is small and the pain is minimal.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net