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08-06-2011 07:20 AM

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While using the drillpress wearing gloves as i do often enough , i guess my hand got to close to the bit caught the glove and was twisting and could not pull my hand away from the bit lucky enough i was able to turn the power off with my other hand. Had a soar thumb and finger for a couple of weeks.

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#1 posted 08-06-2011 07:26 AM

Bad idea to wear gloves….even long sleeves around machinery Hope your thumb is ok

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 08:49 AM

no gloves … rings and watches …. long hair and loose clothe
in a shop with mashinery in work … enoff said

hope you are alright now


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#3 posted 08-06-2011 02:55 PM

You are lucky. Message me if you eant to here more machinery accident stories.

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 04:53 PM

Here the glove

-- Syl,Courtenay,B.C

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 05:31 PM

Saw a guy at the orthopods office a while back who got his glove tangled up with a drill bit on a drillpress. His little pinky had been turned into a corkscrew. Gloves are not a good idea around tools in the woodworking shop imho.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 05:53 PM

The only time I will wear gloves is while applying finish or using other chemicals. I’ve become rather attached to my digits over the years.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 08-06-2011 06:54 PM

Yeah, some “safety equipment” isn’t all that safe. Gloves, and plate armor, fall into that category. ;)

-- jay,

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#8 posted 08-06-2011 07:12 PM

There was a long discussion of this topic a while back:

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#9 posted 08-06-2011 07:36 PM


Here’s another vote for getting rid of the gloves around woodworking machinery.

I was wearing gloves when I had my tablesaw accident.

I think wearing gloves contributed significantly to my accident.

Be Careful!


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#10 posted 08-06-2011 08:45 PM

No definitely no gloves especially on the drill press I have heard of people losing fingers this way .Please please get out of the habit of wearing gloves whilst working on or with machinery. my 2 cents Alistair

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#11 posted 08-06-2011 08:45 PM

We almost had a worker loose a couple of fingers because he was wearing gloves. I got on to him three times. I should have fired him the third time. Shortly after that he was out for a week because he got his hand caught in a drill press spindle. He was a friend and I didn’t fire him but he never wore gloves again around machinery. I almost got my finger caught in a machine but yanked it out just in time. I never wore my wedding band again around machinery. The other similar rules should be followed as well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 08-06-2011 09:16 PM

wow, i did not expect wearing glove to be that dangerous, but there is one tool that i will keep my goves on is the edge sander.

-- Syl,Courtenay,B.C

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#13 posted 08-06-2011 09:34 PM

The only time I would ever wear gloves is when doing something that would give me blisters and does not require using any power tool.

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#14 posted 08-06-2011 09:37 PM

NEVER wear anything below the elbow in a workshop. No long hair without a hair net either. If I have a question about saftey or work methods or tool selection I look to what the Pro’s in that field use. I have never seen anyone in a machine shop wearing gloves or long sleeves. I like to choose my tool brands on this basis also. The only time I put on gloves is when loading and handeling rough sawn boards to avoid slivers. You are very lucky to not have been hurt a lot more. I have heard stories of long hair being cought in a drill press and part of a scalp torn out!

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#15 posted 08-06-2011 09:38 PM

Greg, I met a lady that had a blister on her finger from operating a finish nailer. I had to laugh. She said she thought she might be the only person in history to have this happen.

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