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post #16 of 20 Old 06-15-2019, 10:54 AM
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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

They,be come a long way with gloves. I like the tight elastic type with the rubber like substance on the palms and fingers for doing disassembly and such. (Got use to wearing them working on automatic rotary punches) without them you'd have a lot of metal slivers in your fingers. Also good disasembling nasty grubby equipment,tight enough that you can still grip small fasteners. For iron working and welding ,leather gloves can't be beat. For sheet metal fabrication, I never wore gloves and I'd get sliced once in a while, but with those tight elastic type with the rubber fingers and palms, I'd wear them now. I actually wear that type for weeding the flower beds.
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post #17 of 20 Old 06-15-2019, 01:06 PM
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As a kid, I worked on my dad's 8n. I knelt down between the rear arms to get something that fell off the seat. Next I know, my t shirt is snagged by the PTO. I managed to get my elbows up just in time and they braced against the rear of the differential enough to just get me a real red rose mark on my stomach as the t shirt split up the seams and ended up as a spinning wad on the pto. Never told parents about that one, but still gives me shivers after 50 years.

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Well certainly loose clothing and long hair are a danger when working around spinning equipment. Not sure I'd ever run the grinder without the gloves on though, pretty sure it saved me a much deeper cut. I also learned to wear the leather apron when using a wire wheel. Those flying steel bristles will stick in you pretty good without protection.

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

I can see how gloves could get caught on a wire wheel on a bench grinder, but not on a grinding stone.

I've worn gloves using both, and have been saved by the gloves multiple times. I was working in a metal fabrication shop at the time.

I never had an issue with the bristles, don't recall ever wearing an apron, but that sounds like a good idea (assuming no loose strings to get caught).

I do believe I've had a glove snagged by a drill press. No major injury, but that gets your attention.

Worst injury I got from that job was a hernia which required surgery. How many 18-year-olds do you know that had to have a bleeping hernia repaired???

Second worst injury from that job was the series of burns on my forearms from bumping into the brass I was soldering, but that was my fault for not being careful enough.


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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

I had a double hernia at age 4-1/2!...
I picked up two heavy objects,a large cast iron frying pan,after I saw Curly on the 3 Stooges making hotcakes on one--my mom said I wanted pankakes and nearly had a stroke when she saw me lugging it around....and a day or so later my older brother teased me ,saying I was too weak to lift a 50 lb elevator weight ,my dad had a pair of them he used to add weight to the back of his station wagon in the winter..
I picked it up over my head with great strain,and fell over backwards..(but I did it!).

I felt OK after the initial scare,but the next day my gut was hurting bad,my parents took me to Burbank hospital just up the street and I had to have surgery..
This led to some life long complications..

I've had wire bristles end up in my chest more than once,funny thing is you don't feel them right away usually,its not until an infection starts and then you know one is there--I have had a few go in 3/4" and I had to use pliers to extract them..
I had a wire brush on a 9" grinder come apart while removing flaky rust on a truck frame,it may have been spinning over its rated RPMs ..

In the auto parts store's machine shop I got some injuries--one day a u-joint I was pressing out had the bearing cap shatter and shards imbedded in my belly button area,didn't feel it till the next morning..
Another day I had a wheel bearing I was splitting with a chisel shatter and some metal stuck in my eye,had to go that dug out with a needle..the shard went right behind the safety glasses..(and I'm guilty of not wearing any as often as I should still !)..

Luckily it did only minor permanent damage to it..took me 6 months to see good again out of that eye..

It's easy to get wounded working on things and using power & hand tools..seems like I get at least one good wound every time I attempt to fix or build something and I'm pretty careful..

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