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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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The user not the router.

Many years ago, way before digital cameras so no pics, I was making small games with my router. It turned out that I needed one more and since I had taken the router off of the table I was going to be quick and hold the router upside down between my knees while cutting the channels in a wood base. The base flew into the wall, the bit cut into the end of my middle finger, and I was so VERY glad that the router fell away from me. We all learn from each other but it could have really bad and though embarrassing I hope to never hear that anyone hear does something so stupid.
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That does sound rather stupid. Even I can imagine that not having a firm grip on your router can cause some serious accidents. I have noticed they tend to act like a gyroscope and can have a mind of their own.
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I trust that your post can be helpful to someone new with tool and save then your experience.

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Believe me it was a last moment thing done by a novice at the time trying to save a few moments of time. I was taught a lesson both in planning and patience.
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Oh, I suspect all of us have done something (or many somethings ) really stupid in our lives... some just won't admit it. Thanks for sharing.

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not I.

There are NO shortcuts seems to be the hardest lesson to learn.

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I measured, I marked, I cut.
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