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post #1 of 20 Old 06-09-2019, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Got bit even with gloves on!

Just a second of inattention with the grinder and this is what happened!
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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Um, what kind of gloves?
HF has a nice pair of leather gloves for under $6. I have several pair around the shop and house and use them for everything from oven mitts to playing with my burn barrel, brush removal to anything where my hands might get injured.

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Well fortunately not using the new welding gloves I just bought, I had a different set of leather gloves on that I normally use for grinding. They've stopped the wire brush cup a few times when it's kicked back but the grinder wheel went through them pretty quick.

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

I tend to go without gloves when using a bench grinder or drill press,too often I've had the glove get snagged and suck my hand into the spinning wheel or drill chuck..

Seems either way your bound to get wounded !..


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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Yikes, sorry to hear about your incident, I hope it heals quickly. I was going to mention the same thing as T-H. I've heard enough stories that I get nervous about wearing gloves with spinning equipment. Something that touches/grabs your bare finger might just cut you. But if it grabs your glove and pulls it into the equipment, it could be much, much worse.

Angle grinders are awesome tools, but they're scary. Stories about wire-wheels grabbing shirts and pulling the wheel into the user's body are scary. Mine (Harbor Freight cheapie) has a switch that can lock-on. I now wish I'd bought one with a paddle switch (?), the kind that turn off if you let go. Please be careful, I'm glad it wasn't worse!
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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

gloves, rings, any kind of jewelry, long sleeves and untucked shirts were always frowned upon when using mills, lathes, drill presses, saws, etc. back in the day

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Well, gloves are considered mandatory when using grinders! I'd hate to see what it did if I hadn't had them on.

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Well, gloves are considered mandatory when using grinders! I'd hate to see what it did if I hadn't had them on.
I understand why you say that but in every metal shop I worked in we didn't wear gloves. Just my personal experience.

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My dad is a retired machinist (and later a toolmaker), never wore his wedding ring, always wore short-sleeve shirts while working. I never saw him wear gloves while doing anything at home.

I, however, do nothing without wearing gloves. Of course, I'm just a weekend warrior with this stuff...

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=A0UkbPN52YE

No gloves using a bench grinder. I know it sounds counter to everything you heard but gloves are actually dangerous in certain circumstances

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

In my neighborhood, we have a dress code for working in the shop. So I wear a tie when using any power equipment.


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gloves, rings, any kind of jewelry, long sleeves and untucked shirts were always frowned upon when using mills, lathes, drill presses, saws, etc. back in the day
Add long hair to the list too!...

Back around 1976 I was a teen aged hippie with "Jesus hair",as my dad called it--one day I was tuning up my '63 VW Beetle and decided to use a timing light to see how close the "static timing" method was compared to the strobe light,and a gust of wind blew my hair into the spinning generator pulley..
It ripped a lot out,and part of my scalp with it !

Two days later after the scalped spot stopped weeping blood,I went with my dad and got a "buzz cut"...he had a grin on his face the whole time,going there,watching my hair get chopped off,and driving back home..
My friends were also quite amused,I got a lot of ribbing for getting my hair cut like a marine..


Another dangerous this to have on is a hoodie with draw strings to tighten the hood around your head..had those get sucked into a spinning pulley or belt or engine before and was lucky they were only ripped clean out of the hoodie instead of yanking my face into the spinning machinery!..


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I wore snug fitting Mechanix type gloves when working my 20 yrs in diesel truck and trailer wreck rebuild shops. I'd buy the real leather copies of them after they became available.

Never had a safety issue when wearing them. Had plenty of injuries when I wasn't. Usually when the little voice said "You should be wearing gloves for this" and I ignored it.

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

Good point about the strings on the hooded sweatshirts. I've noticed that a lot of those, especially ones for kids, no longer even come with strings.

That hair story is hilarious, and predictable. Must have hurt like mad (scalp and pride).

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Re: Got bit even with gloves on!

I was lucky the hair ripped out fast,otherwise my face & head would have been pulled into the spinning pulley!...which has a slot cut in the outer sheave to allow a screwdriver to be inserted in the slot and wedged against a generator case bolt so you can loosen the nut holding the two pulley halves and add or remove shims to tighten the fan belt--that would have made a nice neat grinder..

I know a guy who was killed while driving his MG one chilly fall day long ago--it had no convertible top,and he decided to wear a scarf so his neck wouldn't be cold..
The long scarf was blowing around and ended up getting snagged on one of the hub cap "spinners",and he was yanked right out of the car ,and it ran him over!..

I know another guy who had a long hillbilly beard ,a biker,who owned a Harley--one day he had the bike up on a milk crate and he was revving the engine up ,and his beard went in the chain...he lived,but his face was never quite the same,it was all scar tissue where the beard used to be..


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