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My uncle lost his little finger, 1/2 of his ring finger and a 3rd of his middle finger to a table saw.

Silly bugger was using it and turned around to a couple of my cousins and said "watch out these tools can bite" and guess what........

This was several years ago now so we bought him a stubbie holder with the missing bits of his fingers attached. Its a good laugh at a bbq when people who are unaware see his fingers attached to the stubbie holder when he puts it down.


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My parents had a friend who was wearing gloves, was high, and was using a table saw. He ended up slipping and cutting off about 3 fingers, and the tip of his pointer finger.

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The first thing I thought of when I put this hole in my head (and sliced my hand) was to grab the camera and see if those fellas on WWingTalk.com could guess how I did this. I'll give you a hint. It has to do with sawmilling and not woodworking, but we ain't got no "Show Us Some Damage" threads on any of the sawmilling forums I belong to.
Daren i bet of you think about it a little you or Burlkraft might get it. Course Burlkraft ain't gotta worry about puttin a hole in his head the way i did - he has a swingmill.
I acceidently took a shot of myself when i was setting up the autoclick function and it turned out to be the best shot. Hate them posed shots ya know.
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You look like an extra from "Dawn of the Dead"!!!!!!!!!
Hope yer alright!!!!
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Looks bad but it was just a little puncture wound right at my hairline. Hit a vessel obviously though. That's what getting in a hurry will do.
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Since there are no guessers I'll just spill the beans. i was trying to get the walnut log which I had already started on cut into lumber before the thuunderstorm washed me out. I had broken a blade on the mill and was uncoiling one, got in a hurry and it got away from me and whacked me in the head. I had blocked it partially with my hand but it just cut that too.
Just another example of what getting in a hurry wil do, whether it is in your woodshop or at your sawmill. getting in a hurry is never a good idea. Could have been my eye.

Be careful out there and, take your time.
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ouch!

got tired and pulled a stupid about a week ago. was tying in and drying up a doghouse dormer remod that was all wrong from the prints. wrong wall height, pitch, framing details, closing off the closet kneewall etc.

needless to say, it took longer than expected, so my #1 son and i are up there about 12 hours. hot, dry, tired, stressed, clouds coming in, will i beat them and all that. cutting off the ridge beam, and my 18volt liion makita saw won't run because the batteries are drained. need to cut it off, so i make a platform out of 2X, cut off the north side, readjust the footing to cut the ridge, lean out to cut the ridge w/the porter-cable 7-1/4 and my footing slides out. the saw binds, kicks back, and digs into my left inside forearm just above the wrist. i drop the ridge cut-off. slap direct pressure on my arm, and work back after setting the saw where it will be safe.

didn't want it to fall on someone or be broken by doing so. went down to the bathroom with son and homeowner, pulled a chunk of bone out of the slot about the size of a bb gun pellet, and pulled it close with paper tape, then ran a gauze pad over it and taped the whole thing together. had good movement, didn't lose feeling, no arterial pumping, so i stayed for two hours more til' it was buckled up and dried in. still haven't gone to the doctor.

they tend to want to kill me or do unnecessary surgery. it feels good, no burn, no infection, will be ugly, but i'm thankful because it could have been so much worse. i'm down to bandaids now, need to put the 35% hydrogen peroxide (food grade) on it. that should basically cauterize the thing. talk about a burn though . . .
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Exclamation


Dropped a piece of wood.



I now have a kevlar glove for when I'm chiseling.



I didn't even notice this until days after I got back from hospital.
(see last pix)



It is cheaper to buy a real table saw than to:
* Buy a $15 circular saw stand at a yard sale.
* Install the circular saw your brother gave you because he took the end of a finger off.
* Because it isn't adjustable, try to make wood shims for less-than-through cuts.
* Drive yourself to emergency leaving your stick-shift truck looking like a crime scene.
* Have a tendon re-attached.
Over a year later it still hurts.


:eek :
I still can't hold a sword right since.

Did I mention it still hurts!?
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Man that finger looks like it hurt bad. Welcome to the forum fellow masochist.
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I lost the top half of my middle finger left hand from the first joint to the tip 10 years ago in a table saw. They ended up having to take the tip off back to the first joint. Makes keyboarding a challenge as well as getting change out of those bill changers at the car wash.

Wasn't a power tool but last year out at Deska Landing, I was putting the 35 horse down to launch my boat when I got lifted a little by a swell from another boat. Motor got away from me and in my attempt to catch my balance ended up with the tip of my left thumb between the motor and the frame as the motor pivoted down into position. Sheared the tip off even with the end of the bone just as clean as a knife. Makes tying flies and lures on a little difficult.

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I busted my knuckle pretty bad today being lazy. I didn't want to lower my router from the table to change the bit. Instead I shoved the wrench in there and cranked on it. When it came loose of course my hand smashed into the side of the table. At least now I'll remember that and lower the router here on out(hopefully).

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Table Saw Injury

I am new to this site and thought I would share my recent injury for all to see. I was trying to cut notch in a drawer face and had already sent the drawer face successfully through one time and on the second pass I think I torqued the face at the end of the pass and the blade fired the drawer face back at me and at the same time was riding along the top of the bade and caught my 3 finger tips.
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Man that finger looks like it hurt bad. Welcome to the forum fellow masochist.
It didn't hurt as badly at the time as it looks (shock?), but it does still hurt to make a fist and I've had to adjust my tool handling.

Oh, and thanks for the welcome.

Someone once described a Texan as someone who would take model RC airplanes and mount a .22 in it to hunt jacks .

BTW, close call today, 7 1/2" circular saw kicked back. "No harm, no fowl."

A Firearms Safety Instructor once told me "In all likelyhood, every one of you will someday have an unintended discharge. The purpose of this training is to ensure that it dosen't harm anyone." Much the same can be said of woodworking and sword handling.

But I tend to ramble and digress in my old age...
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Oooh jag. Uh, welcome to the forum and tell your fingers to hang around too.
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Measure Twice Cut One Finger -- Off

I removed my right index finger (I was left handed before) last year. I was bisecting an irregular piece of plywood to make a safety jig - no kidding. It pinched and kicked back and my reflexes knocked the board away but I contacted the blade.
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Wow this damage report thread sure brings 'em out eh?

Welcome to you too furbeerl. That photo reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on it.
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That was BAD TT.
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This just got officially gross. I am banning myself from this thread. Before I do I will take a stab at TT's head wound. In a hurry to uncoil a bandmill blade and it hit you in the noggin? 12' of coiled steel with razors every inch, like fighting a snake with teeth from head to toe...just a guess.

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Yep Daren that's right. Did it help that I told how it happened?

Now don't tell me you are banning yourself from the thread. It's only missing or mangled meat.

You know you are bound to inflict a worthy wound on yourself sometime - you just gonna keep it al to yourself? The main reason to help other avoid the same mistakes we make.

Now go break a leg!
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Well Here's my latest additions

Man vs. Tablesaw.

This is post surgery and skin graft. I took these last night when I changed the dressing.
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That had to hurt bad. Hope you got some good narcotics.
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