Don't be stupid as me (no sea est�pido como yo)

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Todos sabemos que las herramientas, en particular las de potencia, son peligrosas, pero solemos confiar en la suerte bajo la tonta suposición "a mí no me va a pasar, yo tengo experiencia".

Hoy a la mañana me levanté con planes de continuar la construcción de mi chulengo, esperando poder estrenarlo este sábado, al menos con la parte principal terminada. Ya el chassis estaba hecho, pero como me quedó unos centímetros más alto que lo conveniente, me dispuse a cortar las patas para hacerlas de longitud variable. Corté las tres primeras sin novedad, pero cuando estaba cortando la cuarta se presentó violentamente –unas centésimas de segundo– un accidente:
  1. Se trabó la hoja de corte en el metal y se rompió en pedazos
  2. La amoladora salió volando de mis manos
  3. Me hizo un tajo bastante hondo en la mano derecha (yo soy zurdo)
  4. Me rasgó la camisa, la camiseta y la piel de la panza
  5. Cayó al suelo, donde siguió funcionando como si nada hubiera pasado.
El "accidente" fue con suerte, mucha suerte.
Porque pude haber perdido la mano y aun la vida, si no se hubieran dado una serie de circunstancias atenuantes:     
  • Primero, el corte se produjo en la parte superior de la mano y no en la muñeca, donde pasan todas las venas.      
  • Segundo, mi mujer estaba en casa, a punto de salir a hacer las compras.
  • Tercero, en la clínica donde me llevó de urgencia estaba disponible el médico de guardia, que rápidamente contuvo la hemorragia, me desinfectó la herida, me puso 5 o más puntos de sutura y me recetó todos los medicamentos necesarios.
Analizando las circunstancias, no fue un accidente sino la consecuencia inevitable de mi imprevisión.

  1. NUNCA hay que sacarle a la amoladora la cubierta que proteje la hoja. Hay situaciones en que esta cubierta molesta o impide hacer un determinado trabajo. Si es INDISPENSABLE sacarla, hacerla por un momento pero volverla a colocar ENSEGUIDA.
  2. NUNCA hay que intentar cortar o limar con la amoladora una pieza que no esté FIRMEMENTE asegurada. Si hay alguna posibilidad de que vibre, se doble o se afloje, no usar la amoladora para esa tarea, aunque eso suponga transpirar un buen rato haciéndolo con la sierra manual o la lima.
  3. Se pierde mucho más tiempo haciendo el descanso obligado por el accidente, que el que se puede ganar haciendo las cosas rápido y mal.
  4. Se gasta mucho más dinero en tratamientos médicos, remedios, etc, que el que se puede ahorrar por hacer un trabajo apurado y mal.
  5. Se sufre mucho por más una herida provocada por imprevisión, que lo que se disfruta haciendo un proyecto "hágalo usted mismo".
  6. Mientras más PODEROSO es un elemento, más PELIGROSO es: explosivos, combustibles, motores, mujeres, etc.
  7. ESTA VEZ tuve suerte. Cuidado con la próxima, puede ser mucho peor.
NOTA1: Omití decir que el olor a sangre es horrible!
NOTA2 agregada jueves 12: NUNCA use los discos de corte para desbastar, o viceversa. No fue este el caso, pero es un consejo a tener en cuenta.

We all know that the tools, specially those powerful, are dangerous, but we tend to rely on luck under the silly assumption "it was not going to happen to me, I have experience."

This morning I woke up with plans to continue building my chulengo, hoping to premiere it this Saturday, at least completed the main part. The chassis was done, but since it was a few inches higher than desirable, I prepared to cut the legs to make them variable length. I cut the first three without incident, but when I was cutting the fourth appeared violently –a few hundredths of a second– an accident:

  1. The blade jammed into the metal and broke into pieces
  2. The grinder flew out of my hands
  3. It made a pretty deep gash in my right hand (I am lefty)
  4. It ripped the shirt, the undershirt and the skin of the belly
  5. It fell to the ground, where continued working as if nothing had happened.
In this "accident" I was lucky, very lucky. Because I could have lost my hand and even my life, if they had not been a number of mitigating circumstances:
  • First, the wound was in the top of the hand and not in the wrist, where there are much more veins.
  • Second, my wife was at home, about to go out for shopping.
  • Third, the clinic where she took me had available an emergency doctor, who quickly stopped the bleeding,  disinfected the wound, gave me 5 or more stitches and prescribed all the necessary drugs
Analyzing the circumstances, was not an accident but the inevitable consequence of my lack of foresight.

In summary:

  1. NEVER have to get the grinder cover that protects the blade. There are situations where that covering annoys  to  doing a particular job. If you MUST remove it, do it for a moment but INMEDIATELY turn to place it.
  2. NEVER try to cut or to file with the grinder a piece that is not firmly secured. If there any chance that it vibrate, bend or loosen, do not use the grinder for the job, even if it means perspire a longer time doing it with the hand saw or file.
  3. You lose a lot more time doing the break forced by the accident, that those can be gained by fast and bad made things.
  4. You spend more money on medical treatments, medicines, etc, that you can save by making a hurry and bad work.
  5. You suffer a lot more for a wound caused by lack of foresight, that that you enjoy doing a "do it yourself" project.
  6. The more POWERFUL is an element, the more DANGEROUS it is: i.e. explosives, fuels, engines, women, etc...
  7. THIS TIME I was lucky. Beware the next, can be much worse.
NOTE: I omitted to say that the smell of blood is horrible!
NOTE2 added Thursday 12: NEVER use the cutting discs for grinding, or vice versa. This was not the case here, but a advice to consider.
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I_StarkGuy6 months ago

Yo estoy cerca de comprarme mi primera amoladora y todo esto me ha sido muy útil. Debo comprar guantes resistentes al corte, tal vez un delantal y por supuesto una máscara o careta.

rimar2000 (author)  I_StarkGuy6 months ago
Sí, y tener siempre presente que una "inocente" amoladora de mano puede quitarte algo muy importante, como la movilidad de una mano, por decir algo. Yo tuve suerte, apenas me quedó una ligera parestesia de este accidente, pero pudo haber sido grave. Sé de gente que ha perdido un brazo.
Nilloc779 months ago
Thank you for important tips and warnings! My father is a carpenter and i am often in the shop with him. He always takes safety first with me around, but I like to learn the precautions as well! Thank you for informational instructable!
rimar2000 (author)  Nilloc779 months ago
Thank you for the kind comment.

Today the wound has fully healed, only lasts a little tickle when I touch it.
Pragmatic Man11 months ago
My dear friend, I am terribly sorry to hear you've had such a terrible accident. You are the 2nd person I've known that a disc has come apart on. The other man worked in the ship yard and it hit him in the face. He wasn't blinded but the scars were frightening. You are very lucky indeed. I would like to send you an electric hack saw, do you need 220v?
rimar2000 (author)  Pragmatic Man11 months ago
Thanks for your concern, Pragmatic Man. But I live in Argentina, and sending your electric hack saw would cost a lot. So thanks once more.

I read in your profile that you are sick, hope you cure soon and specially well. My hurt has healed in about 95% or more, only a little parestethia remains.
I recently changed my name and was 'jbrumley' .. so I am aware of your location - we have written each other many times before. I would still send one to you old friend.
a veces me miran raro cuando me ven con tanto elemento de protección encima, pero prefiero mil veces parecer estúpido, que tener un accidente por negigencia y convertirme en uno!
( por ejemplo, la máscara de la foto la uso cuando pinto o barnizo, junto con guantes para manejo de químicos)
rimar2000 (author)  Mad inventor1 year ago
Yo uso casco para andar en bicicleta, y nunca falta un imbécil que me mira y se ríe. Pero el casco ya me salvó una vez de un fuerte golpe en la cabeza, que caí de espaldas y golpeé la cabeza en el piso.
bcavaciuti1 year ago
lol women hehehe...thanks for the advice :) i will be careful
rimar2000 (author)  bcavaciuti1 year ago
No any doctor will be able to cure you if a women hit your heart!
jimmytvf1 year ago
madre mia! yo con la dremel se me rompió uno de los discos de esos malos de los chinos y casi me vuela el ojo, me pasó rozando justo al lado. normalmente me suelo poner las gafas, pero es aquello que dices, bah, para un cortecito no hace falta, pero nada. un familiar se cortó el pulgar con una radial, y los médicos todavia le hicieron un buen trabajo, puesto que todavia puede coger cosas, a modo pinza, pero algo es algo. normalmente no somos conscientes de la suerte que tenemos hasta que nos pasa algo. saludos desde barcelona!

OMG! some time ago, when using one of those chinese crappy cutting disc on my dremel, the disc split in half and i nearly get my eye ripped off, just came a few mm's to my face. i usually wear my safety googles, but is one situation that you say, bah, is a little cut, should be fine. a parent cut his thumb off with a grinder, and the doctors did a good job, at least he can use it like a claw to pick up stuff. we don't know about our luck until we realize. greetings from barcelona
rimar2000 (author)  jimmytvf1 year ago
Gracias por tu comentario, Jimmy. Lo triste es que uno no escarmienta nunca, después de ese accidente volví a las andadas, hasta ahora con suerte.
Dr Qui2 years ago
Get well soon Rimar, hope you make a fast and full recovery.

I don't like angle grinders at all although i do use them they demand a lot of respect when using them.  When I did my engineering training the angel grinder the one the college had was kept locked in a cage at all times and you had to ask the instructor for the keys when you wanted to use it and had to have a good reason to use it also, 4 out of 5 times when you asked the answer was no because we wanted to use the grinder as a short cut on our projects.

You are a naughty boy for using the grinder without the blade guard that came with it or I hope that came with it. I refuse to use a grinder that has no guard fitted.

I have had a few if the thin metal cutting disks shatter but the guard always saved any accidents from happening.

Accidents happen, my left hand has had so many accidents over the last 25 years that my thumb and index finger are now tingle from the last cuts they got, and playing my Ukelele seems to be slowing the healing process, but then what the hey i would rather have my music. :-)

Since i started as an engineer I have nipped a finger in a 55 tone pressure steel press, now that hurt, have a scar on my middle finger where razor sharp swarf from the lathe cut me. almost lost my thumb while i was chopping firelighters and someone switched of the lights as i was in mid chop. and it took a piece out of my index finger on the horrible 4 jaw chuck on my wood lathe, I just got a new nova chuck that this can not happen on.

I also have a brand mark on my belly from my training days, I was gas welding and was pushing the cold end of the welding rod against my belly as it burned down, but when it got very short I forgot which end was hot and branded myself

So take it easy and look after your self, just sit and relax with a notebook and pencil and think of the next set of projects you can do, one without angle grinders that is ;-)

Get well soon,

PS some accidents do seem to hurt more the next day because when they happen the adrenalin kicks in and that last you about 24 hours, but if in doubt see the doctor.

Que te mejores pronto Rimar, la esperanza de hacer una recuperación rápida y completa.

No me gustan las amoladoras angulares del todo aunque yo no los uso que demandan una gran cantidad de respeto al utilizarlos. Cuando hice mi formación en ingeniería del molino el ángel de la universidad tenía una se mantuvo encerrado en una jaula en todo momento y ha tenido que pedir al instructor de las teclas cuando quería usar y tenía que tener una buena razón para usarlo también , 4 de cada 5 ocasiones en las que pidió que la respuesta era que no, porque se quiere utilizar la amoladora como un atajo en nuestros proyectos.

Usted es un chico travieso para el uso de la amoladora sin el protector de la hoja que viene con él, o espero que lo acompaña. Me niego a usar un molino que no tiene protector instalado.

He tenido unas cuantas si el metal fino corte de discos rompen pero el guardia siempre salvo de cualquier accidente que ocurra.

Los accidentes ocurren, mi mano izquierda ha tenido tantos accidentes en los últimos 25 años que mi pulgar y el índice están zumbido procedente de los recortes de los últimos que han conseguido, y tocando mi Ukelele parece estar desacelerándose el proceso de curación, pero entonces lo que el Hey Prefiero que mi música. :-)

Desde que empecé como un ingeniero que haber cortado un dedo en una prensa de presión de acero 55 tono, ahora que duele, tiene una cicatriz en mi dedo medio, donde con gran nitidez las virutas del torno me cortó. a punto de perder mi dedo pulgar, mientras yo estaba cortando las teas y alguien enciende las luces como yo estaba en medio chuleta. y tomó un trozo de mi dedo índice sobre el mandril horribles 4 en mi torno de madera, acabo de recibir un nuevo plato nova que esto no puede suceder en el.

También tengo una marca de marca en mi barriga de mis días de entrenamiento, que era la soldadura de gas y fue empujando el extremo frío de la varilla para soldar contra mi vientre, ya que se quemó, pero cuando lo tengo muy corto me olvidé de lo cual estaba caliente y de marca yo mismo

Así que tómalo con calma y cuidar de ti mismo, simplemente sentarse y relajarse con un cuaderno y un lápiz y pensar en el siguiente conjunto de proyectos que se pueden hacer, una amoladora angular, sin que sea ;-)

Que te mejores pronto,

PS algunos accidentes no pareció afectar más al día siguiente, porque cuando se producen los tiros en la adrenalina y que le hace alrededor de 24 horas, pero en caso de duda consulte al médico.
Long comment.
rimar2000 (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
Yes. We are verbose.
I love Spain.
rimar2000 (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
I am not Spanish, I am Argentinian.
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
Thanks, DrQui, for your concern about me. Yes, I was extremely stupid using that grinder without disc cover. I promise not to make it more.

Doctors said me that they think about 85% of serious accidents are with a manual grinder involved. One of them said they should be banned, and the other said the cutting discs for wood should be banned.

You are right, this obligatory break must serve to sit and planning. A doctor said I can take analgesic, but the pain is not enough for that. It is a good alert signal, to avoid one do some foolish.

Your life was nothing boring, so you tell me! ¿Do you play well ukelele? Please send me a MP3 to
My playing is getting to the stage where i am starting to pick up the nerve to sing along too.  I lost my voice last week and I am still limited to few songs at the moment as I cant hit some of the higher notes with out my voice cracking.

I tried Bass guitar, but due to a shoulder injury the longer neck cause me some pain (although i got given a Vintage Jedson Jazz Bass by a friend that i plan to do an Ible when I restore it, I got new tuners for it but unfortunately they are to big so the restore is on hold, it is just so beauty full to leave in such a bad state)
I toyed with electric guitar and acoustic guitar for almost 20 years, but short stubby fingers and the index finger that i crushed in the 55 tone steel press and the neck was still to long i finally just gave up.  I neck of the banjo i built also is just a bit to long for comfort, so i had almost given up on playing anything.

One day i was out in my shed and had the radio on and they where talking about how George Formby's Uke only made £1000 at auction, and how why is a uke either about £15-20 or £300 why are there no mid range ones?

SO when i came inside I did a search and found a Chinese made Mahalo in a Fender Telecaster style for £37 and though if i cant play it it will look nice on the wall.  well just lets say i played it til my fingers actually started bleeding and i had to stop till they calloused over, well i now have 3 Ukes and If you look at my recent Ibles about the Uke straps you can see that my Uke is hanging on the wall right beside me as i sit at the computer.

I will try and get a video of me playing, I am trying to pick up the nerves to play at a busking festival in a town near me soon. If i can get someone to video me playing I will upload it and send you a link.

I have added your gmail to my android phone so i should be able to email you from there, but i can only use English on that yet.

Take care


Mi juego es llegar a la etapa donde estoy empezando a aumentar el valor de cantar también. He perdido mi voz la semana pasada y todavía estoy limitado a pocas canciones en el momento en que yo cant llegar a algunas de las notas más altas, con mi voz quebrada.

Traté de Bajo eléctrico, pero debido a una lesión en el hombro del cuello ya no me causan algo de dolor (aunque yo he dado un Jedson Vintage Jazz Bass por un amigo que me he propuesto hacer una ible cuando la restauración, tengo nuevos sintonizadores para ello, pero por desgracia, son a los grandes por lo que la restauración está en espera, es tan plena belleza para dejar en tan mal estado)
Jugué con la guitarra eléctrica y guitarra acústica durante casi 20 años, pero dedos cortos y regordetes y el dedo índice que aplastó en la prensa de acero 55 el tono y el cuello estaba aún por mucho tiempo que me finalmente nos rendimos. Que el cuello del banjo i construido también es un poco de tiempo para la comodidad, así que casi había perdido jugando nada.

Un día yo estaba en mi nave y tenía la radio encendida y en donde habla acerca de cómo Uke George Formby el único hecho £ 1.000 en una subasta, y cómo y por qué es un uke alrededor de £ 15 a 20 o 300 libras, ¿por qué no hay de gama media ¿Cuáles?

Así que cuando llegué en el interior Hice una búsqueda y encontró un Mahalo chino hizo en un estilo Fender Telecaster por £ 37, y aunque si no puedo jugar a que se vean bien en la pared. así simplemente digamos que he jugado hasta que mis dedos en realidad comenzó a sangrar y tuve que parar hasta que en callosa, y ahora tengo 3 y Ukes Si te fijas en mis ibles recientes sobre las correas de Uke se puede ver que mi Uke está pendiente de la pared justo a mi lado cuando me siento frente al ordenador.

Voy a tratar de conseguir un video de mi juego, estoy tratando de recoger los nervios de jugar en un festival de música callejera en un pueblo cerca de mí pronto. Si puedo conseguir a alguien para jugar video me lo voy a subir y le enviaremos un vínculo.

He añadido a su Gmail a mi teléfono Android, así que debe ser capaz de enviar por correo electrónico a partir de ahí, pero sólo puedo utilizar el Inglés en ese momento.

tener cuidado


rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
It's great to be passionate about a hobby or an art, as is your case with the ukulele. For some years I made music, even writing songs occasionally, but I finally convinced I would never leave the beginner-clumsy level.

I have a pretty good creole guitar that I bought used some years ago at a good price, but take it off of the bag only once in a while to sing nursery rhymes with one of my little granddaughters.
The very short neck and only 4 string makes it much easier for me to play Uke, If you ever get the chance of a cheap Uke it is well worth buying, just buy some good quality strings and you can get all the music and lessons of the Internets.

Funny thing is that I always tried the finger picking style of guitar like Jerry Reed and i find that I do that a lot on the Uke, they are great fun as they are so easy to learn. I have loads of my favorite rock songs that I have learned to play, they are good laugh when you play them for other people.

How is the hand doing now?

El cuello muy corto y sólo cuatro cuerdas hace que sea mucho más fácil para mí jugar Uke, Si alguna vez tienes la oportunidad de un Uke barato que es comprar bien vale la pena, acaba de comprar unas cuerdas de buena calidad y se puede obtener toda la música y las lecciones de los internets.

Lo gracioso es que siempre he tratado el estilo finger picking de la guitarra como Jerry Reed y me parece que yo que mucho de la de Uke, que son muy divertidos, ya que son tan fáciles de aprender. Tengo un montón de mis canciones favoritas de rock que he aprendido a jugar, son buena risa cuando se juega por otras personas.

¿Cómo es la mano haciendo ahora?
rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
No creo que me vaya a comprar un ukelele, pero sí es probable que me decida a construirme uno. La mano va bien, apenas un poquito más hinchada que la izquierda. Por las dudas tomé un diclofenac 75 mg a las 20:00, cosa de que durante la noche no se le ocurra hincharse o calentarse más. Hoy a la tarde retomé el trabajo, pero previamente refloté varias medidas de seguridad: repuse la cubierta al disco de corte y me puse la máscara transparente que cubre toda la cara, por las dudas.

I do not think buying a ukulele, but it is likely that I decide to build one. The hand is fine, just a little more swollen than the left. Just in case I took a diclofenac 75 mg at 20:00, in order at night does not swell or hotter. This afternoon I went back to work, but previously bailed several safeguards: put the cover to the blade and put on the transparent mask that covers the entire face, just in case.
Bill WW2 years ago
Thank you for this, Osvaldo, It reminded me of a similar stupid thing I did in the shop. I had the same injury and bandage as you! But did not take photos. The injury was to my left hand.
I today posted a new Instructable describing my stupid mistake, title is "Drill press safety ( lesson cost six stiches)".


Gracias por esto, Osvaldo, me recordó a algo parecido estúpido que hice en la tienda. Tuve la misma lesión y vendaje como tú! Pero no tomó fotos. La lesión era de mi mano izquierda. Hoy he publicado un nuevo Instructable describiendo mi estúpido error, el título es "Drill Press seguridad (costo lección seis puntos de sutura)".
rimar2000 (author)  Bill WW2 years ago
Bill, my right hand is like your left hand, because I am left handed. I will read your new instructable soon, I have many emails to respond.
Esmagamus2 years ago
You show an admirable humbleness in admitting a failure like this. This is an accident that serves to show your personal qualities.

I once had a blacksmith working on a gate at my house. I remember seeing him cut a thick piece of steel with a big angle grinder. He had boards under both ends and was holding the bar with his boot next to the blade. Needless to say the bar pinched the disc when it was near the bottom and the grinder jerked off of his hand.

I have always said experience kills. So does being in a hurry, being a cheap bastard, working drunk or sleepy and being messy.

I do try and stop work once in a while to put all the tools I'm not using away. Being tidy doesn't run on the family, but one must have a safe workplace.

Hope you're fully recovered. You are an inspiration to us all.
rimar2000 (author)  Esmagamus2 years ago
Thanks for the praise, Esmagamus. Today I am almost fully recovered, only a subtle paresthesia subsist sometimes over the joint of the index finger, in cold days.
PaganRaven2 years ago
Aye, accidents DO happen and when we least expect them too. (when we have let our guard down)
So glad you were not hurt worse than that!
Great instructable on your it!
rimar2000 (author)  PaganRaven2 years ago
Thanks for your concern, PaganRaven. I was very lucky, today the wound is healed although there is still a bump under it, and subsists a little paresthesia in two fingers. I suppose both things will reduce with the time.
ventifact2 years ago
No olvidemos tampoco la wire rueda lanza flechas.

Remember too, the wire wheel launches arrows.
rimar2000 (author)  ventifact2 years ago
Yes, you are right!

Thanks for remember that, is very dangarous when you work without security glasses.
Dr Qui2 years ago
Cant you see the 2 things wrong in this picture? No 1 don't leave a board with nails in lying on the floor, No 2 don't wear flip flops in the work shop.  Luckily i felt the nail coming up and was able to stop it before it got me.

I have been trying to be extra safe in the shed since your post, but then again its not the first tom I have got a nail up through my boot and most likely not the last either.

We learn from these mistakes :-)
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rimar2000 (author)  Dr Qui2 years ago
I am waiting to end my chulengo to clean the floor of my workshop. It is awesomely covered with all sort of trash: pieces of tubes, iron bars, iron filings, cords of the electric tools, sheets, etc. That is dangerous, as you say.
LOL that is what I was doing also, I have now got a large pile of sawdust in one corner that is full of screws, drill bits and other things, I go through it with a magnet and then sieve the rest and pick out the good stuff. a few more days and it will be once again clean and tidy. after so long.
valkgurl2 years ago
Rimar---Hope your hand is better soon!

Even using tools the correct way can cause injury---my husband received a Radial Arm Saw as a gift---he had been using his fathers up til then---and decided to make a picture frame. He had everything set up just fine and so imagine my surprise to hear screaming.

I discovered that the saw was working fine BUT the wood had shattered as it touched the blade and drove itself back into the palm of his hand. causing a huge "flap"

This was repaired with many stitches and a fairly long healing time. But he has minimal scarring and no loss of feeling.

There was NO metal in the wood; no obvious "Flaw" like a knot etc. He always uses some form of "pusher" so his hand was NOT near the actual blade. Just one of those things.

Other "stupid" ways to get hurt---please don't ask HOW I know these things!

Do not trust the former owners of your house/business to have labeled the fuse box correctly.

Do not forget to check your crawl space for some one venting 20 years worth of dryer lint under there and then you come along to solder a pipe---not a pretty picture

Do NOT forget to CHECK which end of your NAIL GUN the nail EXITS from. This would SEEM to be a no brainer but the same Husband found out the hard way while doing a demo for a customer that the particular nail guns exit point was---ahhh---a bit DIFFERENT than every OTHER nail gun on the planet. Why am I no longer SURPRISED to get calls from emergency rooms?

Do NOT attach your sattelite (sp?) dish to your chimney. Just---don't.

Do not attempt to give an animal an injection unless you know HOW. You could go right thru the skin fold and shoot yourself in the eye with the vaccination drug which just might be something that was NEVER meant to actually BE in anyones eye.

Just sayin'.
rimar2000 (author)  valkgurl2 years ago
Thanks for your advices, valkgurl! They are all good.

Here there is a video about "kickback", that that happen to your husband:

I am thinking to do an instructable collecting my own experiences about missing safety precautions and their impact. Maybe a collaborative writing could be a good idea, but my poor English knowledge is an obstacle.  I delay a lot translating phrases and retouching them.
Pavlovafowl2 years ago
Frightening story! We have never seen wood cutters for grinders, normally here they are just for cutting hard materials with the appropriate disc, metal, stone etc.,. I've seen neighbours using grinders with no protection, no gloves, no ear protection, no goggles, no safety boots but wearing flipflop sandals - frightens me to death - I can't look! It's very important and useful to share things like this with fellow DIY enthusiasts because we are all dealing with potentially lethal tools. Thanks for posting.

Wish you a speedy recovery!
rimar2000 (author)  Pavlovafowl2 years ago
Thanks, Pavlovafowl. You are right.

Wood cutting disc for hand grinder are extremely dangerous, they should be prohibited. I fear them a lot, but I have three o four. Normally I use them in my cutting table.

My hand goes well, tomorrow the doctor will remove the stitches of the wound.
notingkool2 years ago
La salamandra te salio barata, pero el cuerpo no tiene precio.
Fijate si en la ferreteria "La Campana" o en "magaro"(5 y 55 sobre la diagonal) tiene los guantes de nitrilo que te dice DriX.
Que te recuperes pronto. Saludos.
rimar2000 (author)  notingkool2 years ago
OK, gracias. Ya estoy laburando de nuevo, pero me manejo con mucho más cuidado. ¡El miedo no es zonzo!
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