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Darryl,
I am sorry to see that happen to anyone. When you say the piece pulled off to the right and your left hand was behind the piece, I think I might have a belated answer. From your pictures, it would appear that you were feeding the piece in the wrong direction. That is to say, the piece should have been on the left side of the router bit and you should have been feeding it from right to left. When in the table, the bit rotation is counter-clockwise. I would think you may have hit a knot and were actually doing what is called a "climb cut". With the bit in a pulling direction, it caused the piece to bounce off and pull you in. You did not say how you were feeding it and what I just said may not be the answer, but as Bob & Rick have said before "observe bit rotation". I hope your recovery is quick.
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Thank you thank you thank you for posting your experience. It will help the rest of us (I hope) pay CLOSE attention to what we are doing. I recognize those stiff black threads protruding from your finger stubs. Had a few of those myself now and again. It'll heal faster than you think. Sometimes a little sip of good bourbon will help.....after you have finished work of course.
Oh...none of the black threads were the result of a tool accident. I'm the original Captain Cautious when it comes to power tools.
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Hi Birch

By the way how is your knife cut accident healing


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Thank you thank you thank you for posting your experience. It will help the rest of us (I hope) pay CLOSE attention to what we are doing. I recognize those stiff black threads protruding from your finger stubs. Had a few of those myself now and again. It'll heal faster than you think. Sometimes a little sip of good bourbon will help.....after you have finished work of course.
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Darryl,

Thanks for the post.

We should all be reminded every now and then of the danger of the tools we use.

Sorry that it had to be at your expense. get well soon.

Every time I approach the router table from now on I will picture the ends of your fingers.

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Hi Darryl,

Sorry to hear of this accident. I hope that you heal quickly.

I have to agree with Joe Z. It sounds like feeding in the wrong direction. The following I suggest for everyone. Please consider a simple jig with a hold down clamp. There are some jigs on the market to handle such jobs.

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Damn, that's a hard hit! All my best in your healing process. This post will really get everyone thinking. Thanks for sharing.

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Darn it my fingers hurt more and more every time I read this thread!
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Darryl,
I am sorry to see that happen to anyone. When you say the piece pulled off to the right and your left hand was behind the piece, I think I might have a belated answer. From your pictures, it would appear that you were feeding the piece in the wrong direction. That is to say, the piece should have been on the left side of the router bit and you should have been feeding it from right to left. When in the table, the bit rotation is counter-clockwise. I would think you may have hit a knot and were actually doing what is called a "climb cut". With the bit in a pulling direction, it caused the piece to bounce off and pull you in. You did not say how you were feeding it and what I just said may not be the answer, but as Bob & Rick have said before "observe bit rotation". I hope your recovery is quick.
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Hi Joe,
Thanks for the feedback, I was feeding it right to left against the bit rotation, so it was not a climb cut, I would not do those intentionally. I was only cutting the curved part. I know it may sound a little confusing, I started my cut about 10" from the right end.

Thanks for the good wishes
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Such a terrible thing Daryl. I'm really sorry!

Perhaps I'm wrong, but truly believe most accidents happen when we get over confident or aren't fully involved in what we are doing. If you feel that the task you are doing is possibly dangerous, STOP and reconsider. Feelings are facts!

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Were you using a flush trim or patern bit? I have been using a patern bit (well extended) and the bearing slips down the shank. and the work ruined. Maybe this was the case and your fingers were ruined too!
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