Does 'Bloody Hell' cover it? That's seriously nasty! Just about lost my cookies with those pics.
I must be doing it wrong. Because if my pinky finger is not needed to hold the wood, I do not dangle it, I curl it up and tuck it in behind the other fingers. Because I am always wary of any power tool I am using. If you're not afraid, you aren't cautious. If you're afraid, you're always cautious. Hell, I even make bridges on any saw sled I make - you would have to lay your hand flat, then slide it under the bridge about 2 inches before you contact the blade - I would have to be a lot stupider than I am to get hurt using a saw sled.That sounds like how the OP's son's finger got nabbed.
Holding a piece against the stationary belt sander, with the unneeded pinky finger dangling off to the side, and nearing the edge, it got caught in the vanes of the platen wheel.
My huge General belt sander was going ,and for some unknown reason I wanted to touch it . Kind of like putting your tongue on a 9V battery , you know you shouldn’t but you do .I removed my fingerprints accidentally. I grabbed the belt sander by the front knob while it was running, and my finger tips dropped down and made contact...
Rick, you can get that same feeling (wanting to touch it) when standing at Niagara Falls. There is one viewing position of the Horseshoe Falls (the Canadian falls) where you are standing on a sidewalk behind a stone wall a little less than chest high.My huge General belt sander was going ,and for some unknown reason I wanted to touch it . Kind of like putting your tongue on a 9V battery , you know you shouldn’t but you do .
Well I had my finger pointed in the direction of the way the belt was feeding . All of the sudden I hear this crack in my knuckle as my finger gets pushed away at high speed lol.
Didn’t do it twice
Rick, you're doing it all wrong. You need to watch more Red Green videos. You don't lend out anything, unless it is already broken.I’ve had two of those sanders . Lent them both out and they both came back broken.