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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 02:21 AM

Naw… I think we should put a BAN on all Utility knives… We should get the EPA and State of California Safety commissions into the discussion ASAP!

Then, we would be much SAFER than before! YES?!

Why stop there… this should go all the way to Obama!

Hey, just in Fun… Please forget EVERYTHING I just said… OK?

Sorry you hurt your leg, Rand… Wicked accident!

The other day, 3-4 days ago, I had a 7” metal grinder blade in my New 4.5” Bosch Slim Angle Grinder (without the guard on it..). I was trimming (grinding) some ceramic tile to fit a Trivet I was making… the pieces needed just a very small bit more to get them to fit…

In HASTE to make the FINAL trimming, just after I turned it on and went to grab it with my right hand, the blade just touched the tip of my thumb… It hurt… started to bleed a little… sucked it up… and continued to get the LAST TRIM done…(The Job had to get finished! LOL) THEN, headed for the bathroom holding my thumb to stop the bleeding… Washed it out real good… there was actually some ground tile bits in the cut… got it cleaned out… didn’t look too bad… about 1/2” long and about 1/8+” wide at one end… tapering to about 1/16” ... really bleeding… Managed to get the Methiolate & band aids … but needed help to get band aids applied… wife helped… after a day, changed the bandage… didn’t look like it wanted to come together (it wasn’t CUT, it was GROUND away)... Called the Dr. to see if I could get 2-3 stitches to hold it together… He was leaving in about 1/2 hr. (Fri.=1/2 day)... nurse told me I had to go to an Urgent Care center, etc. etc. etc. I told her… “I don’t want to go through all that trouble… I could be at the Dr’s. office in 5 min’s. & 3 stitches would only take less than 5 min…” she said “NO..”. I said “Well, I’m going to do it the Old Fashioned way I guess.”...

They DO NOT MAKE DOCTORS THE WAY THEY USED TO!

Put a new band aid on it with all the tension I could get to pull the cut closed… after 2 days (today) the band aids wanted to come off… I was afraid of what I was going to see… wasn’t bad at all… no pain… wound was almost closed … about 1/32” to go… Going to leave it open now… and just be careful in NOT using it.

Moral of story… No matter how fast you want to go, SLOW DOWN and be safe… and handle things properly.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php


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