Safe Saw

Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:47 am

I wasn't questioning anyone's skill. I was just marvelling at the number of people in this small group that have been bit hard.

I fully fess up to not being as safe as I should in various situations. I've got numerous scars from welding slag dropping on me when I wasn't wearing the right gear. ;)

Nothing quite as much fun as a blob of hot metal dropping in your sneaker. Especially when you aren't wearing socks!
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 am

sting,hopefully you are healing well.I personally did not mean to degrade your abilities.I could probably spend a 1/2 hr or so pointing out scars from skill saws kicking back,chain saws kicking back,my wife kicking back,whole logs flying out of rosser machines & like jpete said,a hot piece of slag will surely get your attention.Heal well my friend--others,be wise & learn from another mans misfortune---I still have a thumb w/ no feeling & I'm not sure what the hell happened there--some sort of cut nerves I suspect---Be careful out there(NYPD Blue) :)
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:56 am

samhill wrote:I don`t think that anyone was seriously implying that it was stings own fault, I know I wasn`t. Most of us would like to have the safest of everything but simply can`t afford to do so IMO. An accident can happen anywhere at any time, one can do everything right & still get hurt, myself I seem to have a real talent for that, just been lucky enough to not get hurt too bad. But as I get older I find that a lot of the things I shook off & didn`t get care for are coming back to haunt me, I just chalk that up to male ego.



I think the real issue here is that this group that is on this board are the type of people who do things for themselves. We build, we tinker, we modify, we experiment. We actually use tools !!! We don't suncontract or order things, we make them ourselves...............

And sometimes things go wrong !!!!!! :crutch: :stretcher:




Rick
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:09 am

freetown fred wrote:-Be careful out there(NYPD Blue) :)


Hill Street Blues

:yes:

;) :D
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:31 am

I always have wanted to be the "Pizza Man"

Veronica Hamel was HOT! She could take my pain away!

Image


I look a mess today --- rash and blisters, reaction to the antibiotic I guess. Practicing physicians still practicing :sick:

life bites lately.
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:29 pm

Damn,I think I felt another brain cell die--thanx jpete :)
jpete wrote:
freetown fred wrote:-Be careful out there(NYPD Blue) :)


Hill Street Blues

:yes:

;) :D
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:59 pm

A hazard not frequently mentioned is having the bed of the saw or planer below your waist.

A very fine and experienced cabinet maker I knew planed off several fingers. He was a tall man so the planer bed pressed against his thighs rather than his waist. Leaning against the bed his feet slipped on the sawdust on the floor and he pivoted into the cutting blades. So if you are tall block up the height of the tool bed at least to your waist.
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:14 pm

This reminds me of the night I was in my garage & I heard a tapping on my window, looking over I saw a friend that lived nearby. When I opened the door there he stood with a 4" belt sander & his fingers run completely up to his palm run up sand paper that looked more like slag than sand. I took the sander apart & it was down to the bone in spots, the whole time trying not to laugh, you see he was the safety man at work, a real b*****d write you up in a heart beat & call you an idiot. Anyway they ended up grafting some skin from his behind region so from that point on no-one would shake his hand. But heres a guy whose whole being was safety & he forgot to unplug before he changed sanding belts, it only takes one second he said he reached over & unplugged but it was his sabre saw instead & he never tried the trigger.
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:36 pm

jpete wrote:I wasn't questioning anyone's skill. I was just marvelling at the number of people in this small group that have been bit hard.

I fully fess up to not being as safe as I should in various situations. I've got numerous scars from welding slag dropping on me when I wasn't wearing the right gear. ;)

Nothing quite as much fun as a blob of hot metal dropping in your sneaker. Especially when you aren't wearing socks!



OH !! I forgot about this,, yes I have numerous scars on the top of my feet from welding spatter or cutting torch slag.. It's pretty amazing the 'dance steps' this old guy can still do when a blob of red-hot slag is cauterizing the top of a foot.. I'm damn near John Travolta !1

Greg L
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:11 pm

I think I told this story here before. I was in the crawlspace of my customer's shore house finishing off a 4" galvanized pipe dryer exhaust. This was a claustrophobic area off the garage. I had to squirm over some other pipes to get to it. I was replacing cheap flexible ducting. I had got myself into a sitting position on the sand floor, and was wrangling a 4" adjustable elbow. I was trying to force it with both hands, and it broke apart at one of the seams. The sharp seam hit my right index finger knuckle and opened it to the bone and 1-1/4" long. I looked and my eyes must have bugged out. I had a roll of duct tape with me and wrapped it before it started bleeding. Got out of there and went to the kitchen, I was in Mantoloking, it was dark and I didn't know my way around.
I went to the only place I knew how to get to really, The Wall Twp. Shop-Rite. Went around and got a sewing kit, some rubbing alcohol, and headed back to the place. I should have gotten a nail file to sharpen the needles, it was like punching through leather to get that cut sewn up. I thought I was such a bad-ass. hahahahaha
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 pm

Damn my young friend,that's hardcore--a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do :crutch: :eek2: :notworthy: :up:
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 01, 2010 12:53 pm

Dann757 wrote:it was like punching through leather to get that cut sewn up.


Yowza! That's a manly man story!

Yup, nothing replaces being careful, but accidents happen. Sorry you had such an accident Sting. Dang! That sucks. I like the technology of the safe saws. They also can do a similar thing for band saws. It's not quite as quick, but will save a finger or hand. The band-saw one cuts the blade then stops it. In the hot dog demo the blade cuts 1/3 through before coming to a halt. Still....better than amputation! We all know a band saw can take a hand as fast as a finger. I guess the meat industry is buying the band-saw ones. I've been lucky with power tools, nothing serious so far. Once I did touch a moving band saw blade. Geepers....scared me....it drew blood, but not much. I'll tell ya, though, another 3/4" and I'd be missing a finger.
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Re: Safe Saw

PostBy: jpete On: Sat May 01, 2010 2:44 pm

freetown fred wrote:Damn,I think I felt another brain cell die--thanx jpete


LOL! You're older than you think! I only know it because my father used to watch it when I was a kid! :lol: ;) :roll: :D
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