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| p.1 #11 · Be careful on the sidelines!! |
Tom D wrote:
It's not that common among carpenters, but unfortunately I have to count myself in on that- I cut the end of my left ring finger off with my Skilsaw back in '84. Stuck my finger right into the spinning blade.
Russ, I'd say your terror is justified. That shot above is scary...
Tom, as a master carpenter with 40 years experience I can absolutely guarantee that anyone who has done it as a living for a while has scars to prove it. (There is always something that wants a piece of you.) I don't really want to remember the time I was rebuilding a lift shack (wiped out by an avalanche) in a blizzard when my saw hit a frozen knot and kicked back. Just the day before I was telling myself, "I need to replace the return spring on the blade guard as it's not really popping back correctly." Ugh. Blood on the mountain.
As the sergeant on the old "Hill Street Blues" used to say, "Now people, be careful out there."