Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eastern Kentucky
I learned a painful lesson this passed fall to keep your fingers well away from a circular saw blade. I hit two of them good and ended up with 10 stitches. Luckily, no lost length, no bones or tendons hit, just flesh only at the tips. It all healed, left minor scars, and reduced feeling that's slowly coming back. I took pictures but never posted them or told about it until now from shear shame. I knew better than to rip a 1x4 using a circular saw, especially at full blade depth. Now that it's healed and obviously not going to cripple me, I'll tell the story so someone else can learn and hopefully avoid my foolish mistake. It was getting dark and we were trying to get just a bit more work done for the day. You know what happens when you get in a hurry. I can't stress enough that any job involving power tools requires an abundance of patience and paying attention to details.
Last edited by Duane Bledsoe; 01-21-2013 at 01:44 AM.