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Teen?s hair ripped from scalp during shop class* - New York Daily News
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One of the first safety things, no loose clothing, no loose/long hair. And the girl admits she knew she should have had her hair in a pony tail - and didn't bother. Bet she'll bother next time. Too bad that some people just have to learn the hard way, before they learn at all. I'm almost willing to bet that the teacher didn't even know she was near the drill press, let alone going to use it.

But I would like to know what she was doing to get her hair in it. I'm sorry the girl got hurt, but it was her own stupidity, not someone else's that did it, so I don't have a lot of sympathy to spare.

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Maybe she was trying to test if the saw can cut her hair instantly? Never too sure.
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Industrial-duty equipment is rarely needed in shop classes, if ever. A 1/3 Hp, 8" drill press woul likely have done the job, and at a slower speed. Her injury would have been less severe. Also, the tension on drill press belts is usually set too taught. If it had been looser, the belt likely would have started slipping rather than ripping out her hair.
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must be blonde if trying to cut hair with saw Andy
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Sorry folks but I fail to see the humor of someone hurting themselves. Regardless of the circumstances.

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Sorry folks but I fail to see the humor of someone hurting themselves. Regardless of the circumstances.
Ben, I totally agree. I just wonder how Jack and Andy would feel if this happened to their child. I seriously doubt that they would see this as funny.
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My only concern is that everyone involved will try and put the blame on someone else.

I see a lawsuit in the making, if you note the comments from the "students" parent.....

Look what happened with that saw incident once the lawyers got involved.

Have they invented a "saw stop" for a drill press???????

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Industrial-duty equipment is rarely needed in shop classes, if ever. A 1/3 Hp, 8" drill press woul likely have done the job, and at a slower speed. Her injury would have been less severe. Also, the tension on drill press belts is usually set too taught. If it had been looser, the belt likely would have started slipping rather than ripping out her hair.

That's not the way belts work, if anything gets caught between....the belt gets tighter on the pulleys.


As a kid, we had full industrial wood and metal shops. Then something liberal happened, and the schools started getting rid of the tooling and classes.

Some schools are starting to bring back the Industrial Arts, but very few. All kids should be taught to build and repair everything.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with kids getting their hands and fingernails dirty.

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Industrial-duty equipment is rarely needed in shop classes, if ever. A 1/3 Hp, 8" drill press woul likely have done the job, and at a slower speed. Her injury would have been less severe. Also, the tension on drill press belts is usually set too taught. If it had been looser, the belt likely would have started slipping rather than ripping out her hair.
We had (metalwork and woodwork) lathes, drill presses, mortise machines whatever at school.

To be honest I feel like I got a better education because of it.
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