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10-25-2021 07:38 PM

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Worst shop accident in 60+ years!

Honestly, it was a garden accident, but I just cut the living sh!t out of my hand when trying to trim of a 3/4”-1” small tree branch with a Japanese pull saw. It stuck and pulled in the green wood and really deeply gouged the index knuckle/ back of my hand.

I’m on blood thinners so there is a lot of blood. The finger still works so I must’ve misses the tendon. Whew!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 10-25-2021 07:42 PM

Ouch! Hope it heals quickly!

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#2 posted 10-25-2021 07:50 PM

OUCH – that looks really painful.

I hope you are at the ER getting some stiches and antibiotics and such to keep it from getting infected.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-25-2021 07:55 PM

Those spots tend to keep opening as you flex. Hopefully it is your non dominant hand so you can give it some rest.

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#4 posted 10-25-2021 07:58 PM

The best to you for the recovery. Don’t rush it. Ouch!!! for sure.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 10-25-2021 07:58 PM

yip, stitches and finger splint, and magic elixir for the pain.
good luck, i’m a bleeder big time since the blood thinners ,you’d think five people bled out when i scratch myself.

infection the ugliness for old folks
Rj in az

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#6 posted 10-25-2021 07:59 PM

OH DAMN ! yeah definitely get that stiched and looked at.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 10-25-2021 08:07 PM

That new-fangled flesh sensing technology didn’t work, eh?

But seriously…hope it heals quickly.

-- Ray

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#8 posted 10-25-2021 08:13 PM

Aren’t those Silky saws great!

I’m with those who recommend stitches.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#9 posted 10-25-2021 08:19 PM

Yikes, the pic makes it look like you cut off all 4 fingers

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#10 posted 10-25-2021 08:22 PM

Yikes that not good.
Are you going to the doctor or clamp and glue it

-- Aj

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#11 posted 10-25-2021 08:28 PM

Yes on stiches and if it hit bone you need to watch out for infection, get it looked at.

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#12 posted 10-25-2021 08:52 PM

Yes on stiches and just because you can still move all fingers doesn’t mean you didn’t cut a tendon, it just means you didn’t cut all the way through it.

I ripped open the top of my right hand in the steel mill back in ‘12, nicked one tendon and cut better than half way through my middle finger extensor tendon, looked like a rubber band hanging out of the top of my hand. Lots of PT following the plastic surgery and it still feels very tight now when I make a fist. Most if not all strength has returned but it took quite a while. It was totally preventable if stacks of steel with a sheared edge had been placed where they were supposed to be. 24 year old junior woodchuck plant manager was in the final stages of puberty so he didn’t know any better.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#13 posted 10-25-2021 11:32 PM

When I saw the pic I thought you cut off all your fingers.

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#14 posted 10-25-2021 11:46 PM

Good thing you weren’t using the RAS when you got bit, hope you heal up soon!

I did something similar to my thumb with a bow saw, cutting a thin and springy avocado branch. Those big savage teeth left a mark I’ll never forget, but fortunately didn’t do serious damage.

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#15 posted 10-26-2021 02:37 AM

I remember in the 80s I think it was, these home use “affordable” chain saws became available for use and people were chopping off limbs and other serious kickback injuries. Always seems the garden is way more dangerous than the shop.

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