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2021-09-16 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Rantburg safety update: Man has VERY close call after a sharp metal disc breaks off his power tool and flies at his face, cutting through his protective shield - and stopping less than an INCH away from his eye
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [224 views ]  Top

#1 I get a lot of use out of Dremel tools. No doubt stuff happens fast at high RPMs. Always wear good safety glasses.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-16 04:10||   2021-09-16 04:10|| Front Page Top

#2 To do this he had the tool point vertically up and down and the Blade Guard aimed in a way to allow it to not to protect the user as it was designed to?
Posted by NN2N1 2021-09-16 05:59||   2021-09-16 05:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Those cut off wheels are pretty flexible, being .040 inch thick and 4.5 inches in dia.

You really have to bend the living shit out of one to get it to break like that.
Posted by badanov 2021-09-16 06:06||   2021-09-16 06:06|| Front Page Top

#4 Agreed, badanov. You can have all the safety apparel in the world but still need to know how to safely use the tools you have or you'll still get hurt (or worse).

Rule #1 - Don't force the tool to do something it wasn't designed to do.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-09-16 08:05||   2021-09-16 08:05|| Front Page Top

#5 I had a Northern Equipment grinding stone rapidly disassemble. Went thru a window and punched a hole in the steel roofing. Not rated for high spin rate.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-16 09:27||   2021-09-16 09:27|| Front Page Top

#6 Rule #1: Take it easy, don't push the equipment
Rule #2: Look at the plane of motion of the tool; stay out of it. If it breaks, that's where the pieces are going.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-16 10:26||   2021-09-16 10:26|| Front Page Top

#7 I got whacked in the belly by a thick copper plate I was drilling a hole in when the bit grabbed & jerked the plate hard enough to break the clamp holding it - it left a mark. Glad the press was not a little lower...
Posted by Glenmore 2021-09-16 11:08||   2021-09-16 11:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Softer metals want to grab the tool. Story in that somewhere...
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-09-16 11:12||   2021-09-16 11:12|| Front Page Top

#9 When the material being worked on seems to be grabbing the bit, reduce the amount of pressure applied or work on it from a different angle. Power tool safety 101.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2021-09-16 13:12||   2021-09-16 13:12|| Front Page Top

#10 don't push the equipment

But "Tool Pusher" is a job description.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-16 18:08||   2021-09-16 18:08|| Front Page Top

#11 /\ Only in the oil patch.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-16 18:34||   2021-09-16 18:34|| Front Page Top

#12 Sure, and I bet they say it as innocently as a fireman says "Picking up hose."
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-16 18:57||   2021-09-16 18:57|| Front Page Top

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