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Forum topic by Joseph Jossem posted 03-25-2014 10:19 PM 812 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joseph Jossem

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03-25-2014 10:19 PM

does anybody else have the problem of head butting tools.sawmill drill press and a few other i cant stop whacking my head.growing up my parents put gaurds on the walls cause i would always clip my forhead on walls going around corners.i guess i could wear a helmet or put pads on them customers would get a laugh out of the helmet for sure!

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 11:21 PM

I wear a hat sometimes… learned the trick from my dad. You
feel the bump through the hat and have a little time to
pull back.

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Joseph Jossem

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 11:25 PM

thanks for responding loren i was afraid i was special hahahaaa.yeah a hat will work i get to involved and get tunnel vision.loren im looking at a stroke sander i have a wide belt i see u use 1 are they good.

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 11:33 PM

I haven’t used it much but I think it’s pretty cool. It can surface
a board real fast. I feel silly for the all time I used to spend
hanging onto an orbital sander.

If you find a used stroke sander and have room for it, do
consider it seriously. New, they are spendy for what they
are. I have power height adjustment on mine… doing
it with a crank would be tedious in you wanted
to do 1” boards and then crank the table down and sand
drawer sides or whole assembled cabinets. You
might just want to do slabs in which case hand cranking
would be no big deal.

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 11:57 PM

i may have taken a full swing with a brand new framing hammer to my forehead..Waffle mark for like two weeks..And walked into a the dumb end of clamp for a few stiches..And the lumber racks in the shop beat me up on a regular basis…good stuff

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 02:31 AM

Hitting your head on things is a common occurrence when your head gear interferes. I served in the US Navy, and we did not wear the baseball caps in the engine room. Too many head-bonks. My hat spent a lot of time in my back pocket, much to my division officer’s grief. When you get outside, officers expect you to salute. Hard to do with no hat.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 02:36 AM

Very common problem. The other day I got so pissed, or rather, foresaw myself getting really pissed and took down my shop cleaner fan that was hanging from the ceiling. I knew that if I didn’t take it down during the glue up I was doing, I would wreck myself on it. There was no time for temper tantrums during that glue up, so I tried to abate the issue before it happened.

But you are not the only one.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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