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post #21 of 22 Old 07-12-2017, 12:36 AM
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I am glad that you still have all your digits.

I have only been in this hobby off and on for 5 years, and I still consider myself very much a novice. I did something in the beginning that really brought safety home to me. I don't remember what I was cutting, or even what the project was, but I was cutting some small pieces on my table saw, WITHOUT A PUSHSTICK (yes ... that is how green and uninformed I was at the time!), and my thumb touched the blade. Luckily, all that came off was about 1/8" of the fleshy part on the tip of my thumb, it has healed, and I still have all 10 digits, but there is no feeling in that part of my thumb.

Years later, I still think often about how fortunate I was that that was all that happened. And it is a constant reminder to me to always think about safety first.

I am confident that you, like me, will be more vigilant around your saws in he future. It will be a very long time before you forget about this incident.
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I am glad that you still have all your digits.

I have only been in this hobby off and on for 5 years, and I still consider myself very much a novice. I did something in the beginning that really brought safety home to me. I don't remember what I was cutting, or even what the project was, but I was cutting some small pieces on my table saw, WITHOUT A PUSHSTICK (yes ... that is how green and uninformed I was at the time!), and my thumb touched the blade. Luckily, all that came off was about 1/8" of the fleshy part on the tip of my thumb, it has healed, and I still have all 10 digits, but there is no feeling in that part of my thumb.

Years later, I still think often about how fortunate I was that that was all that happened. And it is a constant reminder to me to always think about safety first.

I am confident that you, like me, will be more vigilant around your saws in he future. It will be a very long time before you forget about this incident.


Yeah Buddy, I will be much safer from now on it still hurts like hell, but getting better every day. The first time I went back into the shop I had to pull hard to get my right hand to come along with the rest of my body LOL

And the bad part is,my left arm is on my body just for balance, John Deere needs to put a left hand shift lever on their Gators, now I am making the arthritis in my back worse twisting to get my left hand to shift it
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