At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 8, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a
CTD model M25R chop saw (powered miter box type saw) and cutting aluminum I
beams. She was wearing gloves when the saw blade caught the gloves and
pulled her fingers into the blade. The blade amputated her left thumb, and
index, middle and ring finger at the distal interphalangeal joint.
Additionally, the company had rules about not wearing gloves while
operating the chop saw. After the accident, she was transported to a
medical center where she received treatment and was hospitalized.
No, this has been discussed time and again. I ran an experiment many
years ago by pushing a glove into a spinning saw blade.
First off wood is many times easier to cut than denim, cloth, and
leather. The blade cuts the glove instantly and in my experiment left a
kerf in the glove.
You are going to need something like a lathe or drill press to grab and
pull loose clothing in.
A lot of industrial workers are required to wear protective gloves
nowadays ! These are usually the anti cut through types that have a
fine chain mail type mesh incorporated into the fabric. I have a
pair, not that I use them for protection from a rotating saw blade,
but they do protect you from cuts from knives, chisels and
screwdriver slips. They are great for handling glass where you can
get very serious damage from the razor sharp edges though.
I saw a stick drop a glove on a rotating blade. After little resistance
by the slot in the insert the glove went no farther than what would fit
in the slot. If an arm/hand were attached the glove probably would not
have fit in the slot. By what many think the globe would have
disappeared but since the blade cuts cloth the glove stopped ones slight
resistance was met.
Lots of things "have been discussed time and time again". Including
things that have absolutely nothing to do with craftsmanship. Every
troll has an opinion, but the vast majority of authority and experience
with the subject say otherwise....
Leon <lcb11211 swbelldotnet> wrote in news:h7mdnXhZD-yeUuHJnZ2dnUVZ5o6dnZ2d giganews.com:
Horse puckey! You can't imagine all the morbid accidents that have
occurred on table saws by gathering-in loose cuffs on shop coats and/or
If the fabric is loose, it will be grabbed rather than cut.
As you said, wood is "easier to cut than ...(fabric)". (and it really is)
Thank you for pointing out my mistake of saying wood is easier to cut
The fact is I have had put the theory to test and any resistance to hold
the glove keeps it from being pulled in and the fabric is simply cut.
In about 1979 I was helping a friend cut fire wood with a chain saw. My
finger still has the 1" scar wherw the bar hit my middle gloved finger.
There was a slice in the glove and in my finger but the glove did not
follow the chain around nor pull my hand in.
I know all about TS accidents, I have half a thumb as a result and I was
not wearing a glove. It is the tools that don't readily cut that grab
and pull you in. If you hand is cut while wearing gloves the fact is
your hand was going to be cut anyway glove or no glove.
Absolutely true. The fact that any glove, but especially a (typical)
poorly-fitting one, makes your hand larger than you think it is, makes
it even more dangerous. I've done more than my share of stupid or risky
things around tools and machinery, but wearing gloves isn't one of them.
That's what calluses are for.
This is my signature. Really. I'm not kidding. Stop reading now.
Yeah! LOL. I don't wear gloves around power tools either. The fact
that they could/do hit the blade will make any one jump and at least 50%
of the time their hand will go into the blade with or with out a glove.
I firmly believe, have personally witnessed, and tested the glove
being pulled in and have never seen it happen, especially when the glove
is attached to something like a hand.
I'm not saying it is OK to use a glove around power tools for the same
reason one should not wear long sleeves or a tie when operating a lathe
or drill press. Those machines will typically not cut the material or
glove and will pull you in.
Awareness of and an unflagging practice of "Safety" in the shop is
unarguably the single most valuable component of a lasting enjoyment of
same. However, too often in the current world of print and bits and
bytes, playing the "safety" card has become a mixture of the tone of
political correctness, a whiff of Wikipedia wisdom, and a nagging fear
of being held accountable, presented in toto with a smug assertiveness
that presupposes the purveyor's superior ken, but, in actuality is
little more than ignorance of underlying issues, swept under the shop mat.
Best practice for wRec"ers, don't reply to crossposting "John Doe" trolls.
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