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12-22-2018 03:45 AM
jw2170 So sad.
12-20-2018 06:36 AM
kp91 Mostly true. The electrical signals that regulate the heart are quite small, and can be disrupted bu a relatively weak current. Also important is the path the current takes through the body. Worst case is a path directly across the heart.

Higher voltage can increase the likelihood for that current to flow across a given resistance.
12-19-2018 10:19 PM
jj777746 Well there ya go,It's the amps that kill,not the volts.True or false? James jj777746.
12-19-2018 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
Electrocuted while wood burning sounds like it Doug. With a standard hot iron almost all the current is converted to heat by resistance so virtually no chance he could be electrocuted that way. I've read that sticking a knife into an active toaster isn't as dangerous as it is reputed because of that reason.
whoever is posting that misinformation is putting people's lives at risk!. you still have 120 volts at a high current on the hot leg of the appliance, that is NOT converted or used!.. make a good enough connection to that, and ground or the neutral, and you can be killed!. what they should have mentioned is that High Voltage at a high current is more dangerous, because I=E/R which is the current equals the voltage divided by the resistance, so the more voltage, the more current can flow with a set resistance!. something like a microwave transformer can supply 1 amp, way more than enough to kill you!..
12-18-2018 11:07 AM
DesertRatTom Some things work, some don't.
12-18-2018 07:03 AM
Knothead47 Tragic and sad. One organization has banned this process from demonstrations at the club level and symposiums.
12-16-2018 10:02 PM
Herb Stoops Breaks my heart.
12-16-2018 08:47 PM
thomas1389 A horrible accident and two little girls with no parents. How very sad.
12-16-2018 08:15 AM
harrysin How very, very sad.
12-16-2018 12:10 AM
JOAT Go to youtube and there are dozens of videos on doing it, and videos on how to make a setup, and likely not a one saying how dangerous they are. Never wanted to try one, I thought the results were ugly long before I found out how dangerous they were.

Youtube does have videos on woodburning with the handheld woodburning tools. Cost is around $10 or so, and while you might burn yourself with one, you won't get electrocuted. I like the results much better, even tho I don't use mine often. You want to burn designs in wood, get one of those.
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