|I am not advising you to practice it, I was merely explaining the reality of
|> When I tried freehanding a cut on a TS in a shop class the instructor
|> about had a fit and told me in no uncertain terms that that's what the
|... and what the wise guys on the construction site would tell you, in both
|English and Spanish, albeit less politely, is that according to ER
|statistics, yuppie hobbyists, with overpowered, fence equipped table saws in
|their garages, are far more likely to lose their digital attachments.
Wish we'd send all those Mexicans home. In Tucson, you're
statistically far more likely to be injured by being in the crossfire
between drug or alien smugglers or a crash (nearly happened to me)
with them running from the Border Patrol, than by using a tablesaw.
|... and FWIW, my recent relative acquisition, Uncle Teet, tells me that he
|lost the first knuckle of his ring finger on a bandsaw ... so be careful
I'm reminded of an incident from my youth. I was working in my dad's
automotive machine shop and cut my finger deeply doing something or
I wrapped it up in a shop towel and drove myself to our family doctor.
When I went to the reception desk and said that I might need stitches
they went into full-blown panic mode and wanted to look at it, asked
me if I was going to faint, etc. etc. I said it was no big deal and
took a seat.
When I saw the doctor I related this concern by the receptionist and
asked about it.
It seems that a week or so earlier a guy who worked for a drilling
company had come in under similar circumstances and they just asked
him to take a seat and wait. He was sitting there reading a magazine
when another guy hurried in the door and said, "Hey John, we found
your finger, maybe they can reattach it."
Lost fingers were so common in the drilling business that they didn't
make much fuss over it.