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Well, after 30 plus years of working with hand and power tools I made a huge mistake while using a laminate trimming router! :(

Four weeks ago I ended up in the Emergency Room, having torn up my right index finger from the tip to the first knuckle. I did extensive damage to my finger tip as well as to the fingernail bed. After three hours in the hospital and 45 minutes of orthopedic surgery I was on my way to the pharmacy for pain killers. Let me tell you, after the local anesthetic wore off the pain was unbelievable! It was a very painful, costly mistake that will NEVER happen again!

I guess the moral is that no matter how long we use our tools or how safely we think we are using them, mishaps can and do happen.

I think I may pin the digital photos I took of my stitched up finger around the shop. Then, whenever I am about to turn on a machine I will be reminded to think about the proper operation of the tool I am about to use.
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