Just a reminder to work safe (For the squeamish, post includes a picture of a very minor injury)

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Forum topic by QUlrich posted 12-20-2018 09:18 PM 964 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2018 09:18 PM

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Happy holidays everybody! Just a reminder to work smart and safe this holiday season. Last night, while finishing some sanding on my disk sander, I accidentally contacted the rising side of the disk with my work. Sent the piece flying and i jammed my finger into the disk. Luckily my finger didn’t get stuck in the gap, otherwise it could have been a lot more than just some broken skin on the tip of my finger. I also didn’t get struck by the part. That would not have felt too good either. Just be safe out there.

Have a good one!

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#1 posted 12-20-2018 10:33 PM

Glad it wasn’t worse.

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#2 posted 12-21-2018 12:55 AM

If hand held sharp / pointy things are excluded the power sanders have inflicted more minor owies than anything else in my shop.
Glad you escaped with only a flesh wound.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#3 posted 12-21-2018 01:39 AM

Hey if it makes you feel any better, just today I stuck my finger in my belt sander with 80 grit and I have a new idiot mark to show for it. There was no fence with a pinch point, but similar wake up call here. Thanks for the post.

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