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CrimsonTideMD
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re: Got into a fight with a palm router today
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Stout


Might want to follow up with a hand surgeon.

Hard to tell what’s what from one pic, but looks like there may be a severed tendon in that before shot (abductor pollicis longus or extensor pollicis brevis).


BottomlandBrew
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Yikes. I've grown up in the glass business, so I've seen some nasty cuts in my day, and you have a nice one there.

My very first time I used a trim router it got away from me. It luckily grabbed the table and torqued out of my hands in the other direction. It scared the shite out of me. I then realized I was out in the garage with no phone and no one home, and had the router got to my wrist or something like that, I'd be in a world of trouble. I took it as a warning and I've treated that tool with way more respect since then.


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awestruck
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hand surgeon
and hand therapy.

The Doc can be the best there is; but it's the hand therapy that'll determine your ultimate outcome.


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zippyputt
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Yikes! Glad you’re ok! Scary as hell.


lsuCJ5
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how you making out stout?


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Chad504boy
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Ouchie


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CHEDBALLZ
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I worked in a machine shop in high school. I was using a 9" inch grinder with my shirt untucked. I got hung up in that damn grinder pretty good, before I could think or blink that fricker twisted my shirt and cut the hell out my stomach.


Lesson learned..... never use power tools (especially grinders) with your shirt untucked.


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LaLadyinTx
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My buddy lost a fight with a chainsaw


Guy I work with lost a fight with a chainsaw as well. I don't think many people win those. He was doing things he shouldn't. Cutting some big limbs in his yard and had on shorts and tennis shoes. Cut his leg to the bone right by his ankle and was lucky to miss tendons. He was in a cast for about 6 weeks while it healed because bending it would keep it from healing. He had to go every week for 6 weeks and get a new cast. Blue jeans probably would have made it not nearly as bad. Work boots, even more.


awestruck
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from feeling it.
Feeling is good at this point and time.... not feeling would indeed be bad.


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Cracker
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we have all done some stupid stuff, I am not proud to say I needed to flush cut something that needed a speciality tool soooo I took and angle grinder and attached a small saw blade to it and the results were as expected destroyed half the kitchen my hand thank go the dang saw cut its own cord off to stop the menace.


real turf fan
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That blade could have taken a lot more.

A friend of my parents lost his thumb and first digit in WWII. He still shook hands with folks, but the first time I met him, my parents had warned me about the hand. I still remember the first view (because I couldn't help looking down.) His doctors had left some really deep folds.


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PaBon
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You’re lucky stout!
I’ve hand a ew myself. The last one I was changing the blade on a corded jigsaw. Kind of had it in a weird balance and hit the trigger, blade pulled my finger in the fencing and broke it cut to the bone. That was a fun one. The old corded makita grinders have done some damage to my arms and hands as well!
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MintBerry Crunch
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I touched my table saw blade this past August. Barely broke the skin.

I’ll never not be insanely safe with my tools again. Best of luck in your recovery. I see you learned a harder lesson.


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Clames
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Blue jeans probably would have made it not nearly as bad. Work boots, even more.


I keep a set of Husqvarna chainsaw chaps and a dedicated set of gloves, ear and eye pro on the shelf right where my chainsaws are stored and I wear leather work boots pretty much everyday anyway. My saws run very sharp chains no matter what and my MS391 has full-chisels on it, even the slightest touch and it's grabbing fabric or leather and digging in faster than you could shut the saw down. I watch a few arborist YouTube channels and even with all the gear and experience they have close calls. Chainsaws, circular saws, and nail guns are always the tools I check and double check before putting to wood.


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supadave3
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Yea the doc took his time and did a good job. He had to cut out some meat in 4 spots to get it looking decent.


Props to that doc. I don’t see who they can do that. I bet they’ve seen an awful amount of similar injuries in that area recently. Sorry to hear about your injury. I broke my ankle pretty bad a few years back and that really takes a toll. Rest up.
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