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(CBC)   After years of Fark.com links highlighting this issue, the media finally gets serious in its PSAs: "Why power tools deserve respect: Seven tips to prevent amputation during DIY"   (cbc.ca) divider line 57
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2014-08-14 01:51:46 PM  
Power tools are for lazy idiots. I only use a #4 plane, a hand carved wooden mallet and a good sharp chisel.
 
2014-08-14 02:06:49 PM  
1. Hire a professional to lop off his own damned fingers while you drink beer and watch.
 
2014-08-14 03:55:11 PM  
RESPECT YOUR TOOL!!!


*pats crotch*
 
2014-08-14 04:07:54 PM  
At this point I kind of consider myself an amateur radiologist from seeing X-rays of stuff that have gotten stuck in people who were building stuff at the time, and I'm probably not the only one. Be a shame to lose this knowledge base.
 
2014-08-14 04:19:44 PM  
Where were you when I got my head stuck in that wood-chipper?

/needed a haircut anyway
 
2014-08-14 04:21:12 PM  
Step 1. Unplug the kegerator 24 hours before work begins.
 
2014-08-14 04:22:50 PM  
Keep your flesh off of the sharp and/or moving parts.
 
2014-08-14 04:22:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Power tools are for lazy idiots. I only use a #4 plane, a hand carved wooden mallet and a good sharp chisel.


Bah.....manufactured tools are for those whom lack imagination and gumption!!!!!

I have a small number of differently shaped rocks I use for smashing against other things.  Why just last week I started work on a new PlayStation 7 for son for Christmas!
 
2014-08-14 04:23:04 PM  
www.acmetools.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-08-14 04:25:02 PM  
Like a throwrug on a polished floor...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnQxH_hkypo

DEATHTRAP!
 
2014-08-14 04:25:20 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.acmetools.com image 735x280]


Safest and most expensive.  And if you hit the blade while it's moving you will still get a chunk removed.  It just won't be as bad.
 
2014-08-14 04:27:19 PM  
 
2014-08-14 04:27:46 PM  
Sponsored by Binford?
 
2014-08-14 04:28:02 PM  
Dunno about amputations, but.. "The most important rule is to wear these *tap tap* safety glasses".
 
2014-08-14 04:29:10 PM  

Callous: ChipNASA: [www.acmetools.com image 735x280]

Safest and most expensive.  And if you hit the blade while it's moving you will still get a chunk removed.  It just won't be as bad.


pretty tiny chunk. a small band-aid + $150 for a replacement cartridge is still better than the cost of even a couple of stitches.
/if you hit hard enough to lose even a small 'chunk', it would not have been a couple of stitches either, it would have been several fingers.
 
2014-08-14 04:29:55 PM  

Callous: ChipNASA: [www.acmetools.com image 735x280]

Safest and most expensive.  And if you hit the blade while it's moving you will still get a chunk removed.  It just won't be as bad.


Not nearly as expensive as a trip to the hospital and a hand surgeon.
 
2014-08-14 04:33:44 PM  
My rule is after 2 beers the saws don't get used.
 
2014-08-14 04:35:01 PM  
Step1: Gloves and Power tools can be a bad combination.
 
2014-08-14 04:35:16 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-14 04:39:06 PM  

ifky: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x319]


I think it's on the floor... somewhere.
 
2014-08-14 04:40:49 PM  
Hear about the woman who sat on a power saw? Disaster.
 
2014-08-14 04:42:42 PM  

SirJibsAlot: My rule is after 2 beers the saws don't get used.


You took the words, my friend. Skillsaws and table-saws are 2-3 beer max, depending on proper guards and level of experience. Chainsaws are another category, especially when swilling beers out in the bush - many variables, much can go wrong, hehe.
 
2014-08-14 04:43:03 PM  
I lost two finger tips at work using an ancient shaper. The first rule of power tool usage is if you use them for a living be self employed. There's nothing more dangerous than a dick head 'if you got time to lean you got time to clean' whip cracking boss. Most industrial accidents happen because someone is in a hurry. Working smart trumps working hard or working fast.
 
2014-08-14 04:43:30 PM  
A rule I learned working at a construction site: don't put your fingers anyplace you wouldn't put your dick.
 
2014-08-14 04:44:30 PM  

zulius: Sponsored by Binford?


More power!
 
2014-08-14 04:46:21 PM  

bloatboy: Step1: Gloves and Power tools can be a bad combination.



This. Tight-fitting flex gloves are ok, though. Ride'em lawnmowers are a different case, because you can hold a beer while doing it, but I realize they aren't technically hand tools so perhaps a sub-category is required.
 
2014-08-14 04:47:37 PM  

redsquid: I lost two finger tips at work using an ancient shaper. The first rule of power tool usage is if you use them for a living be self employed. There's nothing more dangerous than a dick head 'if you got time to lean you got time to clean' whip cracking boss. Most industrial accidents happen because someone is in a hurry. Working smart trumps working hard or working fast.


One of the worst hurry up and die shop stories I've heard was the kid who decided to put a router bit into a shaper--or maybe a shaper bit into a router. Anyways the machine spun up to speed, the head broke off the bit, flew through the kid's torso and buried itself in the shop wall.

Initiative is a deadly thing.
 
2014-08-14 04:48:31 PM  

bloatboy: Step1: Gloves and Power tools can be a bad combination.


Truth.

tg3k.com

About 8 to 10 days later...

tg3k.com

It wasn't the fault of the glove, but the glove made my mistake worse.
 
2014-08-14 04:50:13 PM  

SirJibsAlot: My rule is after 2 beers the saws don't get used


...except when there's a friend around who can hold my beer for a moment.

/YOLO
 
2014-08-14 05:01:54 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: redsquid: I lost two finger tips at work using an ancient shaper. The first rule of power tool usage is if you use them for a living be self employed. There's nothing more dangerous than a dick head 'if you got time to lean you got time to clean' whip cracking boss. Most industrial accidents happen because someone is in a hurry. Working smart trumps working hard or working fast.

One of the worst hurry up and die shop stories I've heard was the kid who decided to put a router bit into a shaper--or maybe a shaper bit into a router. Anyways the machine spun up to speed, the head broke off the bit, flew through the kid's torso and buried itself in the shop wall.

Initiative is a deadly thing.


The take cool thing is that I'm now the safety trainer for our maker space. When I point at the warning label on the tool and then point to my left hand people pay attention.
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Nobody should have to know what color the inside of their bones are.
 
2014-08-14 05:02:05 PM  

SirJibsAlot: My rule is after 2 beers the saws don't get used.


They made a song about it in the 90's.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-14 05:02:22 PM  

Snowrise: At this point I kind of consider myself an amateur radiologist from seeing X-rays of stuff that have gotten stuck in people who were building stuff at the time, and I'm probably not the only one. Be a shame to lose this knowledge base.


I agree. Why does Canada hate Fark so much that they'd want to kill off our fun?
 
2014-08-14 05:02:43 PM  
My father-in-law cut his upper leg clear to the bones year ago. He forgot that safety shield on his saw sometimes stuck.He took his hand off the trigger and rested it on (or in) his leg. That was one of many funny injuries he has gotten over the years. He fell out of a tree last year while cutting a limb. All of his extension cords have tape because he runs them over with his lawn mower. The man gives us tons of laughs.
 
2014-08-14 05:03:02 PM  
DIY: Dumbass In Yeadline

/need more beer
 
2014-08-14 05:03:20 PM  

bloatboy: Step1: Gloves and Power tools can be a bad combination.


This...

And long hair, loose clothes, neckties, jewelry, etc.
 
2014-08-14 05:03:30 PM  

daffy: My father-in-law cut his upper leg clear to the bones year ago. He forgot that safety shield on his saw sometimes stuck.He took his hand off the trigger and rested it on (or in) his leg. That was one of many funny injuries he has gotten over the years. He fell out of a tree last year while cutting a limb. All of his extension cords have tape because he runs them over with his lawn mower. The man gives us tons of laughs.


How the hell is he still alive? (and should he be?)
 
2014-08-14 05:04:44 PM  

redsquid: Working smart trumps working hard or working fast.


like someone said about shooting people

fast is slow...  slow is fast.

in the sense that, to get it right, go slow, by getting it right the first time without disaster, you finished the job fast.
 
2014-08-14 05:06:56 PM  
Part of the fun of power tools is dancing with potential disaster--it's exhilarating.

/Most of the house has been refurbished with very little blood spilled--all from simple knocks and scrapes.
 
2014-08-14 05:10:04 PM  

redsquid: I lost two finger tips at work using an ancient shaper. The first rule of power tool usage is if you use them for a living be self employed. There's nothing more dangerous than a dick head 'if you got time to lean you got time to clean' whip cracking boss. Most industrial accidents happen because someone is in a hurry. Working smart trumps working hard or working fast.


And this - being in a hurry, and tedious, repetitive work are situations that will get you.

After you've made the same simple cut for the 100th time today you start working on autopilot and you get hurt

\ few years ago I was waiting in line at the hardware store with a new tablesaw blade.
\\ guy behind me gave me a 3 finger wave and said "you be careful with that now"
 
2014-08-14 05:13:52 PM  

Russ1642: A rule I learned working at a construction site: don't put your fingers anyplace you wouldn't put your dick.


Perhaps that should be reworded:  "Don't put your fingers any place that ordinary people wouldn't put their dicks".

\\ some guys are horny/desperate/crazy
 
2014-08-14 05:18:13 PM  
Anything you want to keep shouldn't be near sharp bits or moving bits. That's the rule my grandfather taught me to follow above anything else.

Of course, then he went blind and I still had to stop him from using the drill press. So make what you want of it.
 
2014-08-14 05:21:04 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Power tools are for lazy idiots. I only use a #4 plane, a hand carved wooden mallet and a good sharp chisel.


Picture of Tr0mBoNe, last seen muttering about a grease pot.

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2014-08-14 05:23:53 PM  
"during DIY"?
 
2014-08-14 05:33:14 PM  
My tongue is the only power tool my wife needs.

If I don't die with TMJ, I didn't truly live.
 
2014-08-14 05:49:27 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Anything you want to keep shouldn't be near sharp bits or moving bits. That's the rule my grandfather taught me to follow above anything else.

Of course, then he went blind and I still had to stop him from using the drill press. So make what you want of it.


Of all the power tools I can think of, the drill press probably is the one that you could actually operate blind with some degree of success and hope for safety.
 
2014-08-14 06:01:39 PM  
Willie Mays still leads the league in PSAs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKBJ3nPH5jA
 
2014-08-14 06:12:09 PM  
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2014-08-14 06:13:40 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Power tools are for lazy idiots. I only use a #4 plane, a hand carved wooden mallet and a good sharp chisel.


I use a Visa or Mastercard. Much quicker and easier. Looks more professional as well. Plus I get airline miles.
 
2014-08-14 06:18:44 PM  
Just went through woodworking with my boy's scout troop last night.  Number one message was respect the tools.  If you don't, they will hurt you bad.  One little mistake can lead to a lifetime of regret. (like a night with subby's mom).  Been woodworking more than 20 years and still have all my bodily parts intact.   Keep your fingers, toes, and whatever else you wanna keep away from the damn blades.

The only injury I recall was when I was building the floor for a storage building almost 20 years ago.  I was driving 3" screws through 2x4 framing members when the bit slipped and the phillips head bit went through my thumbnail while the drill was still spinning.  That shiat hurt bad.  Lesson learned, always drill a pilot hole.
 
2014-08-14 06:21:52 PM  

haemaker: Willie Mays still leads the league in PSAs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKBJ3nPH5jA


That's hilarious! I can't imagine that there was ever a time when blasting caps were so common that you had to warn kids not play with them.
 
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