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Many of you are probably familiar with Stumpy Nubs and have seen this video of his hand injury. For those that haven't, it's a sobering reminder of how quickly an accident can happen to even a very experienced person. In this case, I believe the cause was simply using a tool that is way too dangerous (my opinion). This thing actually looks dangerous. If you have a weak stomach be warned that some of the pictures of Stumpy's hand are quite graphic. My thanks to Stumpy for sharing his experience.

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Interesting video. I have one of the burr type discs for a grinder and you still need a damn good grip on it too. I never gave much thought about the risks of using the chain saw chain disc but after watching him you would want to make sure that the side you are grinding with is pulling the tool away from you and not pushing it towards you. That would mean have it tilted to the right. Even knowing what he did wrong I think I'll stick with the type I have.
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Having recently nicked the tip of a finger on a surface planer, this video is "too close to the bone" for me!
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@chuckgray ,
Thanks for posting. Those chain disks look like a great idea for rapid stock removal, but that is the double edge of the sword- they remove everything else equally efficiently. Fortunately they are incredibly expensive here, so I have not had the urge to try one. After seeing the video, I will not get the urge.
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"In this case, I believe the cause was simply using a tool that is way too dangerous (my opinion). "

That proves what my commanding officer said, "accidents don't happen, they are caused"
And it was so when I lost the tip of my right index finger back in 2000, doing a stupid thing on the jointer.

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Very close to home, 10 years ago I put 31 stitches into the same hand. Everything still works, but I was extremely blessed it wasn't worse.

I am very grateful he has the intestinal fortitude to share his accident, we sometimes get far to comfortable working with sharp, spinning things. It's a good reminder at how fast bad things can happen.

I especially liked the comments about how hard it was to operate his cell phone to call for help. Something that might be worth remembering!
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Ouch, speedy recovery Stumpy Nubs.
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Wow things can sure happen very fast.
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