Quick Tip - Super Glue! It's OTHER use....

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Blog entry by Sailor posted 02-15-2012 12:28 PM 10652 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was working in the shop when I came across this wonderful opportunity to make this video! Check it out and you will know what I mean…..

Thanks for watching and keep some super glue handy!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 12:53 PM

Been there, done that, bought the tee shirt. LOL

good tip!!

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 12:56 PM

always point things away from ya. gr8 tip fer the superglue tho

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 01:09 PM

Great tip!

See, this just proves how dangerous router bits can be! Also, good thing it was your hand, as oppossed to a “Hole in the Head”!!!

Heal quickly, you don’t want blood on you project.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 02-15-2012 01:14 PM

You wouldn’t think it, but I reckon the screwdriver is one of the most dangerous tools in the workshop. Your injury is an example of why.

I hope your finger heals soon.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 02-15-2012 01:41 PM

Wow… Thanks for posting!

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#6 posted 02-15-2012 02:07 PM

After you apply the super glue, does the glue come off by itself or do you peel it off?

My wife fixed some glasses with super glue and got some on her thumb. She attempted to peel it off but some skin came off leaving a raw surface.

Is there a better way to remove the dried super glue?


-- Anforte NJ

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 02:21 PM

Your skin cells replenish from beneath the top layer, so over a few days, the surface skin will slough off… and the glue goes with it.

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#8 posted 02-15-2012 02:44 PM

Sailor – I dont mean to be knocking you down, but I would NOT suggest putting superglue on your cut! The medical profession has a special formula of superglue that they use to decrease the side affects – its safer, but I would still not recommend it. Superglue bought off the shelf is NOT this same formula as the medical professionals use. Cyanoacrylates (which is the active ingredient in superglue) cures in the skin releasing cyanoacetate and formaldehyde.

Unless you want formaldehyde and cyanoacetate getting directly into your blood stream, I’d suggest not doing this. There’s warnings for these chemicals just for breathing them in – Direct contact with your blood stream is infinitely worse.

Here is the safety data sheet for Cyanoacetate

Here is the safety data sheet for formaldehyde

I’d stick to band aids my friend!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 02-15-2012 08:49 PM

I use Skin shield liquid bandages - 0.45 oz
It’s pretty awesome, but stings like a mother…!
You can keep working without worrying about getting the wound contaminated again.

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#10 posted 02-15-2012 09:08 PM

Thank you all! I really like it.

I just let it wear off and re-apply as needed.

dakremer, I did a little research and I think super glue fine honestly. I found a number of places that said it was alright. Here is one interesting one:

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#11 posted 02-15-2012 09:43 PM

yep the screwdriver is dangerous to use :-)

Dakremer, Sarit and Sailor …. what about making a speciel blog about
how safe or not superglue is to use as bandage and if it is safe to use
what wuonds can be treated and how should it done and not done

from one who knows how a fire extinguisher is used but not have a glue of what you talks about :-)


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#12 posted 02-15-2012 09:48 PM

Sailor I’m not trying to start a fight with you. To each his own. You can put whatever you’d like on your cuts. However, being in the healthcare field, I would not advise this.

The fact is though, the formula in super glue you can buy at the hardware store is different than the formula used in super glue by medical doctors. The one off the shelf was never meant and is never meant to be used in wound closing. If the only point of using super glue is to stop the bleeding and close the wound, then the benefits definitely do not outweigh the risks. Clean water to wash it out, compression to stop the bleeding, and a band aid and some wrap to protect the wound is MUCH safer. By putting that glue on your open wound you are allowing two (plus some) very toxic chemicals into your blood stream. So not only is your body now trying to heal the wound, but now it has to deal with that toxicity.

Remember…you arent even supposed to breathe in Cyanoacetate or Formaldehyde…...but now you are putting it directly into your bloodstream. Not good. On top of that, you arent allowing the wound to get oxygen, which it needs to heal.

Like I said earlier: To each his own. However, I wont be doing this, and I’d advise others not to do it as well! If you ARE going to use superglue to close a wound, it should be a LAST resort…not a first resort.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 02-15-2012 09:54 PM

On another note…..I stabbed myself with a screw driver once a while back in the palm of my hand, and it hurt like a MOTHER! It went in deep! You dont think of a screwdriver as being a dangerous tool, but man….

I feel your pain man!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#14 posted 02-16-2012 12:45 AM

I hate it when I’m bleeding and the blood is splattering all over the wood I’m working with. This is a good idea. My solution so far my solution has been electrical tape. wrap it a couple of times and pull it tight to snap it off. It holds cuts closed pretty good. As long as it’s not at a joint to impede movement it works.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 02:35 AM

I have to agree with dak. It may appear to work and even be said to be safe. But think about it. It is not for medical use and you are letting it in contact with your blood stream. Just not really smart. But like he said, to each his own.
Another thing. Those cases fold open on that hinge that you were removing. Just slit around the decal on the bottom with a finger nail. Hope it heals quick! Those suckers hurt.

-- LAS,

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