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    Default Can I have a hand? No? HALF a hand! OUCH!!!

    Check this out. This chap SLICED half his hand OFF

    Thats gotta sting.....

    Queensland man has severed hand reattached in rare surgery - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    It made me cringe.
    Experienced in removing the tree from the furniture

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    Thatís still amazing that he was moving his fingers the following day. Hope it all works out for him.
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    Saw it on TV news. He seems to have a very positive attitude so the end result should not be for the want of rehab effort on his part.
    Great job by the surgeons.
    Tom

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    I saw that and am wondering how???
    Surely an industrial unit would have safeguards and training and processes and supervision etc.....
    Hope his hand heals as well as his mental and financial situations allow.
    And he gets all the support needed.
    Last edited by Lyle; 16th Oct 2019 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Extra text

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    I take from the article that it was a meat saw.

    There is a local halal dude here where we shop and his lads use a giant bandsaw... Jesus H Christmas is it scary to watch. That thing has NO guards, NO safety and they use it with NO regard or fear..... it shears through meat, sinew and bone like a laser.

    He is a young bloke. Those surgeons were pretty chuffed at their work, so I'd wager he'll be getting the Royal Treatment.

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    Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers with injuries from a bandsaw than from a tablesaw. Maybe just something about their benign nature (all force directed down into the table) that makes people complacent?

    Simple rule. Never, ever have your hands in line with the bandsaw blade.....

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    True - but I've lost count of the places I've worked where interlocks were nobbled, etc. in the interests of productivity or usability. "It's all fun and games until someone loses a .....hand", as your mother used to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
    I saw that and am wondering how???
    Surely an industrial unit would have safeguards and training and processes and supervision etc.....
    Hope his hand heals as well as his mental and financial situations allow.
    And he gets all the support needed.

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    Wood working gear can be very deceptive in terms of injury rates.

    More pro wood workers are injured by both TS and BS , 30% and 8% respectively for pros, versus 18 and 5% for Amateurs.
    This is of course because THIS does not take into account hours of exposure to risk, with pros being exposed for a much longer time than amateurs to this sort of gear.
    If exposure hours are considered, surprisingly, there is not a lot of difference in the accident rates between the two groups.
    Amateurs maybe start out cautious and generally stay that way, whereas pros may start out cautious but then maybe get over confident, fiddle with interlocks, pressure to work closer to deadlines, cut more complex stuff etc etc?

    Table saw injuries are more common only because there are WAAAAY more TS users out there than BS users.
    If the number of users of each saw are taken into account BS injuries are 3.5X greater than TS.

    On average it takes around 4 times longer of hours of use to be first injured by a TS, compared to being injured a BS.
    In terms of time to use of first injury Jointers/planers have a 7X shorter time to first injury compARED TO TS.
    BS look much less dangerous than TS, they usually have smaller teeth, don't make as much noise and users think they don't have to pay as much attention.

    One of the most dangerous time for BS is when they are turned off as they can run for some time almost silently after being turned off. That's why I fitted mine with brake.

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    There is a bandsaw equivalent to the SawStop, called BladeStop, and it is an Aussie invention ...



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    Derek
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    I'd wager that the place Choppy Boy lost his hand will be investing in these saws THIS WEEK!

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