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    Default Always ensure blade guards are in place! Even if it's not your tool! BLOOD AND GORE

    Helping a friend with his bathroom today and made the mistake of using his Ryoby 7-1/4" power miterbox. The blade guard was inactivated and in a thoughtless moment I brushed the blade with my forearm.

    On arrival at the Doc-in-a-box.




    Healing hands.




    All done up.




    Meat on the hooks.



    Always make sure that the blade guards are in place and fully functional. Fortunately this was only a superficial wound.
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    Ouch Rob! You were mighty lucky there. I'll bet that gave you a hit of adrenalin that you can still feel.

    Be safe!
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    Thanks Brett, a new opportunity for self experimentation too!
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    I reckon the pain wouldn't be superficial. Darn lucky you weren't more seriously injured, those teeth look like they could take a very decent bite.

    Hope the recovery is swift and relatively painless.

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    Ouch! Has your "friend" turfed the offending saw?
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    Not too painful, the head cold I'm nursing is more of a bother.

    The guard has been reassembled,
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    Thanks for posting this examples like this are good reminders of what is possible.

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    Thanks Rob.

    Good that you can talk about it: On more than one front.

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    The first picture made me cringe
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    Glad it was not any deeper Rob
    And more glad your ok please be careful.

    Cheers Matt.

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    thanks for this.
    i just took a blade guard off to fit a 210mm blade on a machine that usually takes a 205mm blade.
    no problems with the guard off the blade fits well
    i've been looking at adjusting the guard to fit the slightly larger blade
    will definitely find a solution now
    a timely warning for au all.

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    I have been a Cabinet Maker for well over 40 years and I am constantly amazed at the amount of people ( people who should know better ) remove various guards because " they get in the way"
    my original boss always said the guards are there for a reason
    Hope it heals up quick, it's gonna be one of those that you keep bumping on things just when it is almost finished healing

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    Heal well Rob. Ouch doesn’t quite cover it.

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    Rob, I feel your pain. And I'll still be feeling/not feeling mine for atleast a year.

    short term pain, long term gain - was what physio said to me. Piffle I said.... apparently she was right!! Your very lucky to have escaped with out it going deeper than it did.

    hope its healing ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by China View Post
    I have been a Cabinet Maker for well over 40 years and I am constantly amazed at the amount of people ( people who should know better ) remove various guards because " they get in the way" my original boss always said the guards are there for a reason
    I hope you heal fast Rob!

    I couldn't agree more as I have seen some very nasty work place and DIY injuries suffered by "people who should know better."

    One alarming practice that started here back in about the late '70's when the small circular saws first appeared was for roof carpenters to have them on a short tether off their apron belt. Nice and handy, but the inevitable complacency set in with quite a few very nasty injuries occurring to upper and lower legs. Mostly due to the blade guard springs not retracting the guards fast enough as chippies pushed on etc.

    My Dad, a Carpenter & Reg Builder, insisted that my cousin who was apprenticed to Dad and myself always followed "safe practices" so we had a small bracket platform to rest the saw into which could sit over a roof batten or truss. Slower but safer! Dad was one to give you a "friendly clip over the ear" if he saw you doing something unsafe!

    I hate seeing avoidable injuries, mostly caused through complacency, saving time, or "guards get in the way" sort of mentality.
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