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2013-07-02 09:48:24 AM
"Hey I think you missed a spot down there."
sullivanfiles.net
 
2013-07-02 10:32:57 AM
cinemagraphcollection.com
 
2013-07-02 10:43:35 AM
I'm always a little disappointed when freak accidents don't actually involve Siamese Twins.  What if the wood chipper shield had flown of and separated them and they lived, and went on to double their efficiency by each operating their own wood chippers.

Now that would be the feel-good freak accident of the summer.
 
2013-07-02 10:57:56 AM
cameronbcook.com

Maybe it was some kind of suicide pact?
 
2013-07-02 11:23:50 AM
This thread's gonna need a banjo solo.
 
2013-07-02 11:26:22 AM
Why do retards do all sorts of retarded shiat with wood chippers?

It really sucks when retards get their children into the act, and then they get all sad when the kid gets hamburgerized. DON'T LET YOUR KIDS PLAY WITH A farkING WOODCHIPPER, DUMBASSES!
 
2013-07-02 11:26:25 AM
Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.
 
2013-07-02 11:26:25 AM
anybody referenced fargo yet?
 
2013-07-02 11:26:54 AM
You should see the other guy
 
2013-07-02 11:27:04 AM
Came for the not so obvious Tucker & Dale reference.

Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-02 11:28:52 AM

bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.


The way I read it, he was taking a cover off to clean it. He had shut the machine off but some internal parts were still moving. Those not-yet-at-rest internal parts grabbed the cover and flung it into his chest.

Had he waited a bit for the thing to shut ALL the way down he'd have been fine.
 
2013-07-02 11:29:38 AM
Did the friends go ahead and borrow the wood chipper, now that they learned what not to do?
 
2013-07-02 11:30:32 AM

Sybarite: Maybe it was some kind of suicide pact?


Shakes tiny fist.
 
2013-07-02 11:31:12 AM
Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said. The shield struck Chapman's chest, causing a puncture wound.

How is this possible? I'm not an expert on wood chippers but are the shields completely removable? Shouldn't they be on a bracket or a swing-arm that keeps them away from any spinning parts?
 
2013-07-02 11:31:30 AM

akula: bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.

The way I read it, he was taking a cover off to clean it. He had shut the machine off but some internal parts were still moving. Those not-yet-at-rest internal parts grabbed the cover and flung it into his chest.

Had he waited a bit for the thing to shut ALL the way down he'd have been fine.


Yeah, but I guess accidental death schadenfreude just doesn't groove me as our finest achievement.  Meh.
 
2013-07-02 11:31:52 AM
"He had been running wood chippers like that for years and years," Daley said. "He knew what he was doing and how to stay safe. It was just one of those things that happens. It was absolutely a freak accident."

Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said.


Wut?
 
2013-07-02 11:32:58 AM

russlar: anybody referenced fargo yet?


yah
 
2013-07-02 11:33:06 AM
"He had been running wood chippers like that for years and years," Daley said. "He knew what he was doing and how to stay safe. It was just one of those things that happens. It was absolutely a freak accident."

This is not a "freak" accident. It was an entirely preventable one. If he was hit by lightning while chipping wood, THAT would have been an freak thing. This is also what happens when people get overly confident with high-speed machinery; they get careless, ignore the obvious protocols (never mind the warning labels) and get hurt (or killed).

/respect the machinery, because it doesn't give a shiat about you.
 
2013-07-02 11:33:46 AM
www.rankopedia.com

RIP CHIP
 
2013-07-02 11:34:35 AM
Came for Fargo, leaving happy
 
2013-07-02 11:34:45 AM

NutWrench: Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said. The shield struck Chapman's chest, causing a puncture wound.

How is this possible? I'm not an expert on wood chippers but are the shields completely removable? Shouldn't they be on a bracket or a swing-arm that keeps them away from any spinning parts?


Since he was in the process of removing it, it could be that he had already managed to disconnect those features.  He had probably removed it, but dropped it into the wheel and it flew back at him.

The part about waiting until it has come to a complete stop was one of those things he missed in "knowing what he was doing".
 
2013-07-02 11:35:08 AM

bunner: akula: bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.

The way I read it, he was taking a cover off to clean it. He had shut the machine off but some internal parts were still moving. Those not-yet-at-rest internal parts grabbed the cover and flung it into his chest.

Had he waited a bit for the thing to shut ALL the way down he'd have been fine.

Yeah, but I guess accidental death schadenfreude just doesn't groove me as our finest achievement.  Meh.


Not all of us get to walk on the moon.
 
2013-07-02 11:37:34 AM

akula: bunner: akula: bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.

The way I read it, he was taking a cover off to clean it. He had shut the machine off but some internal parts were still moving. Those not-yet-at-rest internal parts grabbed the cover and flung it into his chest.

Had he waited a bit for the thing to shut ALL the way down he'd have been fine.

Yeah, but I guess accidental death schadenfreude just doesn't groove me as our finest achievement.  Meh.

Not all of us get to walk on the moon.


There ain't much to do there.
 
2013-07-02 11:39:54 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: "He had been running wood chippers like that for years and years," Daley said. "He knew what he was doing and how to stay safe. It was just one of those things that happens. It was absolutely a freak accident."

Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said.

Wut?


Maybe he knew, he just chose to ignore it that day.

/don't work on moving machines, those signs with stick men dying violently mean something
 
2013-07-02 11:41:18 AM
Ah, the wood chipper, AKA the Connecticut Divorce.
 
2013-07-02 11:44:49 AM
Y'know, if I'm going to clean out the wood chipper for whatever reason, I'm not only going to wait until it stops making noise, I'm going to pull the lead off of the spark plug before I put my hand anywhere near the bitey part.  That thing's not only going to not be running, there will be no chance of it starting on it's own accord.

I've grown fond of all my body parts over the years.
 
2013-07-02 11:46:47 AM
The blade was still spinning when he attempted to remove the protective shield? That's not a freak accident, that's just dumbass.
 
2013-07-02 11:47:20 AM

Grimble Crumble: Y'know, if I'm going to clean out the wood chipper for whatever reason, I'm not only going to wait until it stops making noise, I'm going to pull the lead off of the spark plug before I put my hand anywhere near the bitey part.  That thing's not only going to not be running, there will be no chance of it starting on it's own accord.

I've grown fond of all my body parts over the years.


Sure, but if you're like me, your wood isn't as chipper anymore.
 
2013-07-02 11:51:07 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Maybe he knew, he just chose to ignore it that day.

/don't work on moving machines, those signs with stick men dying violently mean something


fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net

This was on the side of a truck delivering materials to my job one day. Sad thing is... warning signs exist because somebody did it once.

/"Warning: Tickets should not be taken internally."
//"See Lisa... because of me they have a warning now."
 
2013-07-02 11:54:53 AM
Lawsuit in 3,2...

HotWingConspiracy: /don't work on moving machines, those signs with stick men dying violently mean something


My favourite:
manuals.deere.com

Dumbass subway users should also heed the Milan metro's warning signs.
 
2013-07-02 11:55:36 AM
Well, since Fargo has been donw... Short but useful video on safety with heavy machinery (forklift, specifically):
http://youtu.be/ChOHnSL7ZCg
 
2013-07-02 11:56:20 AM
Wonder if they still wanted to borrow it afterwards?  I guess he did teach them how to clean it...
 
2013-07-02 11:56:38 AM
Came for the Fargo references...


Leaving satisfied


/ya
 
2013-07-02 11:57:38 AM
come one people... if you're going to bother posting the wood-chipper pic from Fargo at least go with the animated gif... soooo much better.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-02 12:00:23 PM

Sofa King Smart: come one people... if you're going to bother posting the wood-chipper pic from Fargo at least go with the animated gif... soooo much better.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x268]


It was the second one down - Look harder
 
2013-07-02 12:02:00 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: This was on the side of a truck delivering materials to my job one day.


Gah.

CSB time: I witnessed someone put down a circular saw while it was still running. 99.99% of the time this would result in it spooling down harmlessly. This time it somehow shot across the (newly laid) floor in a splintering shower of potential death, coming to rest in the tattered and bloody remains of its user's trousers fractions of an inch from his femoral artery (and penis, but the utility of the latter would have been rendered moot had it cut a little further). Darwin is very inventive where fools are concerned.
 
2013-07-02 12:05:05 PM
Huh. And then one day a three-foot metal crescent punctures your chest and you're done singing. Huh.

Damn, didn't know the guy but he looked pretty normal.
Bye, Sam.
i.imgur.com
Singin' with Hank now.

My time comin' any day
 
2013-07-02 12:08:02 PM

russlar: anybody referenced fargo yet?


Yes but no Mangler references if you want to take a shot at it.
 
2013-07-02 12:09:20 PM

Vidwiz: Sofa King Smart: come one people... if you're going to bother posting the wood-chipper pic from Fargo at least go with the animated gif... soooo much better.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x268]

It was the second one down - Look harder


it must have been loading when I first scrolled down because it wasn't 'animated'... actually I scrolled through the comments a couple of times and it wasn't ever animated... but it appears to be now... my bad.

also...
img.fark.net
 
2013-07-02 12:15:10 PM
What a letdown. I was expecting to hear that he is now fertilizing the lawn.
 
2013-07-02 12:19:21 PM
img.photobucket.com
I thought you said your chipper was broke?
 
2013-07-02 12:23:10 PM
Ah, the classic wood chipper accident.  The idea of it is almost like an onion article, but I guess welcome to reality.
 
2013-07-02 12:27:10 PM
www.engraver1.com
 
2013-07-02 12:27:19 PM
Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning

wait until it stops going WRRRRRRRR you idiot! you know better!
 
2013-07-02 12:27:39 PM
I just bought a wood chipper, so, big kick; but holy shiat, a whole log chipper?  Damn....

I might be a software dweeb, but damn wait until all the parts have stopped moving before doing anything involving removing safety covers

Oh, and lockout lockout lockout and WAIT!

//Wonder if it even had a safety lockout.
 
2013-07-02 12:28:32 PM
angelsinnature.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-02 12:31:39 PM
This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".
 
2013-07-02 12:35:27 PM

brap: I'm always a little disappointed when freak accidents don't actually involve Siamese Twins.  What if the wood chipper shield had flown of and separated them and they lived, and went on to double their efficiency by each operating their own wood chippers.

Now that would be the feel-good freak accident of the summer.


I know two Siamese twins separated at the age of 39 by a red-hot flywheel shed from the runaway engine of a diesel Peterbilt while riding in a motorcycle with sidecar on the Ohio Turnpike ~20 west of Sandusky, their wounds were instantly cauterized and both were physically "unharmed" but separated and it took years for them to come to grips with such a psychotraumatic event. Now they ride their own Harleys on the highway side-by-side though, their physical and psychological healing has been miraculous.
 
2013-07-02 12:37:13 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: "He had been running wood chippers like that for years and years," Daley said. "He knew what he was doing and how to stay safe. It was just one of those things that happens. It was absolutely a freak accident."

Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said.

Wut?


THIS x 1,000,000

I've used a wood chipper and know for a fact, no ifs or buts about it, you do NOT under ANY circumstances do anything in regards to blockage where opening it is required until there is absolutely nothing moving about it, inside it, or have someone within 10 feet from it (less they hit the gas by accident and restart it).

Learn to respect any machine that can rip a body apart in less than 1 second and you won't have a bad time.

Lot's of people tend to not understand the sheer strength of metal parts and how while in movement, human flesh and bones do not stand a chance.
 
2013-07-02 12:37:18 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: "He had been running wood chippers like that for years and years," Daley said. "He knew what he was doing and how to stay safe. It was just one of those things that happens. It was absolutely a freak accident."

Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said.

Wut?


THIS x 1,000,000

I've used a wood chipper and know for a fact, no ifs or buts about it, you do NOT under ANY circumstances do anything in regards to blockage where opening it is required until there is absolutely nothing moving about it, inside it, or have someone within 10 feet from it (less they hit the gas by accident and restart it).

Learn to respect any machine that can rip a body apart in less than 1 second and you won't have a bad time.

Lots of people tend to not understand the sheer strength of metal parts and how while in movement, human flesh and bones do not stand a chance.
 
2013-07-02 12:39:41 PM
This is the problem with having lots and lots of experience with a dangerous thing. You start subconsciously thinking "If Nightmare Scenario X were going to happen, it would have happened by now." And without really thinking about it, you start skipping that one tedious step that gets in your way every day, because it only matters if Nightmare Scenario X happens, and Nightmare Scenario X will never happen. And you enjoy your work that little bit more, and everyone admires how good you are with that dangerous thing. And then one day Nightmare Scenario X happens, and no one can understand how that could have possibly happened.
 
2013-07-02 12:41:20 PM

dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".


Make sure you show them all the holes and dents in the wall behind the saw where the little slivers of wood got rocketed off the table.

/That shiat hurts.
//Don't stand behind the blade.
///Once saw a guy puree his thumb with a 3/4 dado blade
////CSB.
 
2013-07-02 12:43:21 PM

imfallen_angel: I've used a wood chipper and know for a fact, no ifs or buts about it, you do NOT under ANY circumstances do anything in regards to blockage where opening it is required until there is absolutely nothing moving about it, inside it, or have someone within 10 feet from it (less they hit the gas by accident and restart it).


This goes for basically every machine bigger than a blender.  If there's no absolutely compelling reason why you must leave it running, shut it off and wait for it to stop.
 
2013-07-02 12:44:59 PM

NutWrench: Chapman shut off the machine and went to remove the protective shield from the interior of the chipper when the shield caught on the wheel, which was still spinning, Daley said. The shield struck Chapman's chest, causing a puncture wound.

How is this possible? I'm not an expert on wood chippers but are the shields completely removable? Shouldn't they be on a bracket or a swing-arm that keeps them away from any spinning parts?


No, when blocked, you need to get in there and get the piece out of the blade.

I recommends using a hammer and longest chisel/screwdriver you can find or something similar, carefully(small taps) on the piece that's causing the blockage, avoiding hitting the blade (or any other metal parts).

It's a nasty job depending on the chipper, it's made to be very hard to go in the blade compartment on some models (as per the one I've used).  It required several bolts to be removed, the whole chute assembly, etc.

All that because a small but very hard part of a root or branch had managed to get sideways and jammed the blade.  Took a good hour (if not more) to open and then close the machine and about 20 minutes to punch the piece of wood out.
 
2013-07-02 12:50:33 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-02 12:51:01 PM

you have pee hands: imfallen_angel: I've used a wood chipper and know for a fact, no ifs or buts about it, you do NOT under ANY circumstances do anything in regards to blockage where opening it is required until there is absolutely nothing moving about it, inside it, or have someone within 10 feet from it (less they hit the gas by accident and restart it).

This goes for basically every machine bigger than a blender.  If there's no absolutely compelling reason why you must leave it running, shut it off and wait for it to stop.


bigger than a blender? heck, even a hand-held mixer can rid fingers off... I always have rules for any machine that I need to work on.

A) never have anyone standing close unless it's a 2 (or more) person job and even then, have them close only when needed.

B) unless you absolutely need power to the machine to test something, unplug it, turn it off, if any safeguard can be used, use them (a lock, removal of the grabby/cutting part)

C) have a clue to what you're doing and teach it to anyone that you can, as long as you actually do it right (not just believe that you do).

D) keep the know-it-all without a clue away from the tool/device
 
2013-07-02 12:51:37 PM
rid = rip

I can't write good this morning.
 
2013-07-02 01:00:01 PM
There are much worse ways to die by a wood chipper accident.
 
2013-07-02 01:01:49 PM
Summer=wood chipper accidents

Winter=snow blower accidents
 
2013-07-02 01:03:20 PM

imfallen_angel: rid = rip

I can't write good well this morning.


there you go...
 
2013-07-02 01:04:11 PM
I prefer the Friday the 13th version ... because money comes out the other end.
 
2013-07-02 01:05:48 PM

you have pee hands: This goes for basically every machine bigger than a blender.


or exactly blender-sized...
 
2013-07-02 01:10:17 PM

dslknowitall: Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".


Any machine does.
 
2013-07-02 01:14:35 PM

dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".


Remember that most power tools have parts that were manufactured by Khorne industries.
 
2013-07-02 01:16:45 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: imfallen_angel: rid = rip

I can't write good well this morning.

there you go...


That was the joke....
 
2013-07-02 01:20:17 PM
Hope they paid close attention to the cleaning part of the lesson.
 
2013-07-02 01:23:33 PM

imfallen_angel: Pray 4 Mojo: imfallen_angel: rid = rip

I can't write good well this morning.

there you go...

That was the joke....


I'm aware...

(I was playing along)
 
2013-07-02 01:26:23 PM

hammettman: Did the friends go ahead and borrow the wood chipper, now that they learned what not to do?


goddamit. Almost. Now I have half a glass of predigested Coca-Cola.
 
2013-07-02 01:26:44 PM
I hope his friends get someone else to show them how to use and clean a woodchipper.  Rule farking one: don't stick any body part you're fond of into the machine, or start any sort of maintenance until the machine has come to a full stop. Rule two: I'm not kidding about rule one.

Tried to save himself a minute or two by starting to remove the protective shields before the machine had come to a full stop.  It cost him his life.  Sad and 100% preventable.
 
2013-07-02 01:36:50 PM

dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".


So much this. Also warn them about wearing gloves and/or loose clothing.

/Grew up working in a tool and die shop
//took breaking both bones in my left forearm to teach me not to wear gloves while running the lathe
/// hot chips be damned
 
2013-07-02 01:49:45 PM

Slaves2Darkness: dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".

Remember that most power tools have parts that were manufactured by Khorne industries.


Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, only that it does.

Speaking of, I'd buy a woodchipper if it was a daemon engine. Not that I have wood that needs chipping, but it would be a nice conversion piece of the living room.
 
2013-07-02 01:54:09 PM
www.angelfire.lycos.com
 
2013-07-02 01:54:58 PM
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-02 02:02:19 PM

Nurglitch: Slaves2Darkness: dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".

Remember that most power tools have parts that were manufactured by Khorne industries.

Khorne cares not from whence the blood flows, only that it does.

Speaking of, I'd buy a woodchipper if it was a daemon engine. Not that I have wood that needs chipping, but it would be a nice conversion piece of the living room.


"What the hell is that in the corner?"
"Ohh that, that's just my blood reaper....try not to look at it funny"
 
2013-07-02 02:14:52 PM
This guy tried working on a machine that was still running and it killed him. How can you prevent stuff like this from happening to such stupid people?
 
2013-07-02 02:19:06 PM
Everyone who isn't rnatile:
Those pics are from "Nothing But Trouble".

PS:
The term for death by wood chipper is 'morselised".
 
2013-07-02 02:24:06 PM

bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.


This.

Also, having RTFA, I know this was a very neat person and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

/he was 60, though
//he lived a full life, at least
 
2013-07-02 02:24:23 PM
"He was going to let some friends borrow the wood chipper, and he was showing them how to use it and clean it"

You just imagine what happened next.
 
2013-07-02 02:30:01 PM

Grimble Crumble: Y'know, if I'm going to clean out the wood chipper for whatever reason, I'm not only going to wait until it stops making noise, I'm going to pull the lead off of the spark plug before I put my hand anywhere near the bitey part.  That thing's not only going to not be running, there will be no chance of it starting on it's own accord.


I don't even like working on a machine that's had the fuel lines drained and bled, battery removed, electrical cord pulled, and engine removed.

I still don't trust that bastard not to start up.
www.swisscinema.org

Had to replace a blade on the lawnmower. Even though I emptied the fuel and pulled the sparkplug, I was still nervous about the thing jumping if I moved the shaft too much.

/I've not actualy worked on a machine that required both a internal fuel motor AND and electical cord. Is there such a thing?
 
2013-07-02 02:35:59 PM

0z79: bunner: Yeah, some guy was cleaning a piece of machinery and something that shouldn't have flown off, did and killed him.  What a failure.

This.

Also, having RTFA, I know this was a very neat person and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

/he was 60, though
//he lived a full life, at least


In 1800 it was.  Lately, more like 79 - 86.  Poor guy.
 
2013-07-02 02:37:18 PM

jayessell: Everyone who isn't rnatile:
Those pics are from "Nothing But Trouble".

PS:
The term for death by wood chipper is 'morselised".


Um... Except in this case, which is "puncture wound".
 
2013-07-02 02:40:55 PM

Sybarite: [cameronbcook.com image 620x350]

Maybe it was some kind of suicide pact?


Officer, you're not going to believe this...

/first thing I thought of
 
2013-07-02 03:01:28 PM

belhade: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]
I thought you said your chipper was broke?


+1 for the Supernatural reference.
 
2013-07-02 03:41:34 PM

rnatalie: [angelsinnature.files.wordpress.com image 557x400]


Not necessarily obscure, but good on ya.

(since all the Fargo air had already been let out of the balloon)
 
2013-07-02 03:47:11 PM
You're looking chipper today!

Why thank you Ja- AAARRGGHHH! (splurt) (crunch)
 
2013-07-02 04:07:49 PM
It really doesn't sound like a freak accident to me. TFA is pretty clear that he removed a shield and stuck it into the moving innards, which fast-balled it into his chest. If he had not started to work on the wood chipper before it was completely stopped, he would have been fine.

OTOH I just watched an electrician create a couple new ceiling light fixtures in my house by running wires from existing ones a few feet away. He never turned off a single breaker while he did it. I guess that's safe since the hot wire isn't supposed to be connected to the light fixture with the switch off but you wouldn't catch me doing that.
 
2013-07-02 04:23:54 PM

MythDragon: /I've not actualy worked on a machine that required both a internal fuel motor AND and electical cord. Is there such a thing?


0.tqn.com
 
2013-07-02 08:40:59 PM

dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".


Ya know, I would have gone with that "always assume the power tool craves your blood" part first, then shown them the safety measures. Because there's absolutely no chance a kid could figure out how to get into the garage and turn on a power tool without Mom or Dad present.
 
2013-07-02 10:15:30 PM

darth_badger: [www.rankopedia.com image 229x320]

RIP CHIP


Winnah
 
2013-07-03 01:10:52 AM

Jument: OTOH I just watched an electrician create a couple new ceiling light fixtures in my house by running wires from existing ones a few feet away. He never turned off a single breaker while he did it. I guess that's safe since the hot wire isn't supposed to be connected to the light fixture with the switch off but you wouldn't catch me doing that.


If he knew what he was doing, not an issue.

Unless you touch the live and the follow / ground, there's not really much risk, but if you do, you're going to have a bad time.

Just had to change a light switch (dual connection / switches) and I had to have the power on to figure out which wire was which (long story but simplified, the wires were either not coded correctly, or a scheme that I'm not familiar with as this was the first time I "play" with such a set-up).

I had my meter/tester handy, did several checks and tests, eventually figured it out, connected all the wires with the live one last, making sure that the switch was in the off position, no problem at all.

I just made sure I only touched one wire at the time, never touching the metal tips, and I wore proper footwear.
 
2013-07-03 11:31:35 AM

Md37: belhade: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]
I thought you said your chipper was broke?

+1 for the Supernatural reference.


Thanks! I used to be all about South Park and Denis Leary quotes, but Supernatural has opened up so many new opportunities.
 
2013-07-03 12:28:44 PM

WordyGrrl: dslknowitall: This is why I brought my 5 and 6 year old out into the garage this past weekend and showed them how to use a table saw with a push stick and to wait until the blade stops to grab your cut.

Going to wait until they are a little older to tell them "always assume the power tool craves your blood".

Ya know, I would have gone with that "always assume the power tool craves your blood" part first, then shown them the safety measures. Because there's absolutely no chance a kid could figure out how to get into the garage and turn on a power tool without Mom or Dad present.


Fair enough. Although due to suburban life none of my power tools ever get left out or with power. I always have to Tetris them around, so the table saw in question is packed away under the bench with the saw blade fully retracted and the power cord wrapped up in back. Meanwhile due to a lack of outlets the only power source is a retractable extension cord on a different wall. Also there is a minivan blocking it all. :)

But fair enough point.
 
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