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just 2 words, SAW STOP. Wish I had one now. I was using a dado blade, cutting a channel in purple heart. The wood shot out and my hand didn’t. From the middle of my pinkie nail to the tip is now gone. The left side of my ring finger, from the middle knuckle to the tip, is now shaved off. Both tips are history. The bone on the ring finger has been shaved down. I’ve got to go to a hand surgeon in the morning. There’s no skin left to stitch so it’s either graphs or clip the bone down far enough to fold the skin over and stitch that skin together. Boy does this hurt, sure the drugs are fun. But now there’s shop withdraw to overcome. USE YOUR FEATHER BOARDS my friends. My wife says if it’s graphs they should use my butt skin so I’ll still have hairy knuckles. MY OWN STUPIDITY. The only good thing is that it is my left hand, I am right handed. Sad thing is my dad cut off his three middle fingers from the nails to the tips. Since he passed away 2yrs ago I thought I’d continue his legacy. I’ll be fine tho. It sure is slow typing now.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 05:06 AM

YIKES!! Man you’re in my prayers! Get well soon!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 05:07 AM

OUCH! for sure… very sorry to hear about this. Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 02-13-2009 05:11 AM

Sorry to hear about your injury. Take care

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 05:14 AM

It must have been hard to share this… You are in our prayers!!!

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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#5 posted 02-13-2009 05:16 AM

OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!! Hurts my hand just reading and looking at the pics. No how you feel though. I hit myself with a biscuit joiner. That was a new adventure in pain. Sorry for your pain.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 02-13-2009 05:17 AM

My sympathies friend. Wish you a speedy recovery. Cheers.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 05:18 AM

Get well soon!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-13-2009 05:22 AM

I too am sorry to hear about this. Two words of advice for the next few days. Keep the drugs flowing and keep that hand up. I wish you the best recovery. It’s going to take a little time but you will be making sawdust soon enough. Take this time to spend with the family and get that hand working right again.

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#9 posted 02-13-2009 05:32 AM

Sorry to hear about this. However thanks for sharing. Maybe this will convince my administration to invest in Saw stops. Best of luck on recovery.

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#10 posted 02-13-2009 05:49 AM

Sorry for your injury. Quick grips got me through the tougher times in my own injury, well and pain killers… I’ll post some pictures of the screws they put my shoulder back together with, in the off chance that it will help. The typing does get faster, eventually.

Best wishes for speedy healing.

-- P.O.C.

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#11 posted 02-13-2009 05:53 AM

Mate that is a bad one, recovery is a long road but just stick with it you will be on top again soon. I Dont believe a sawstop is the answer they just make people lazy Sorry of that sounds insensitive ,but look on the bright side, having butt hair on your hand is great for scaring little kids and its a great icebreaker at parties Get well soon .

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#12 posted 02-13-2009 06:03 AM

Best of luck healing and to a quick recovery. It is a good object lesson to the rest of us.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#13 posted 02-13-2009 06:09 AM

Pain is a good teacher. GWS

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#14 posted 02-13-2009 06:16 AM

Been there bud, almost identical thing happened to me in 1997. Tip of middle finger left hand passed over 3/4 dado set and shattered the bone, 2 surgeries later and many years, help but you’ll never forget. The day it happened, I got back from hospital, first thing I did was walked over to the saw, turned it on, and stood there looking at it running. Told the saw, it was not going to stop me, to this day, running the dados brings back the memories, and makes me think safety first, as it should. Good luck in recovery, and prayers are with you.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 02-13-2009 06:21 AM

here’s to wishing you a speedy recovery.

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