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Old 06-24-22, 01:00 AM
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Be careful with chainsaws lol

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Old 06-24-22, 01:07 AM
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That looks terrible, but at least it isn't a DIY amputation. Did you saw through your boot?
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Old 06-24-22, 01:07 AM
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Yowza!

I'd suggest the usual: "It'll buff right out." But , I gotta ask...How are you with buffers?




Seriously, Ouch.
I hope you get better soon.
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Used a chainsaw for years got careless I had on old tenny shoes.
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Old 06-24-22, 01:23 AM
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Ouch!

Were you processing a felled tree? Holding a log with your foot?

Glad you didnít cut your toes off.
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Messing around with some fallen dead trees out in the back. Kickback which I know happens just don’t use your foot to hold down the section you are cutting.
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OUCH! That sure messes with your summer plans. Hope you heal up soon.

So your left foot? Did you drive your bleeding self to the ER?
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Old 06-24-22, 06:22 AM
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Why does this not surprise me?
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Superglue and butterflies?
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Ouch.
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.....and table saws


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Jeeze Louise, you guys!
This is why I am super-careful with chainsaws AND table saws.
Best recovery wishes to both of you.
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God bless my guardian angel. Table saw one looks horrendous...
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Table saw one looks horrendous...
That was back in November & I'm more or less healed, but I have nerve damage in both and some flesh missing out of the ring finger that won't come back. I was so mad at myself for letting that happen, but it was more of a vision thing as I thought I was clearing the blade and didn't reaching behind to pull out the piece of wood I was feeding through. Learned a valuable safety lesson the hard way.

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That was back in November & I'm more or less healed, but I have nerve damage in both and some flesh missing out of the ring finger that won't come back. I was so mad at myself for letting that happen, but it was more of a vision thing as I thought I was clearing the blade and didn't reaching behind to pull out the piece of wood I was feeding through. Learned a valuable safety lesson the hard way.

Awesome recovery, thanks for sharing. I sliced my thumb open to the guts and still feel it 10 years later but yours is next level. Safety first, always.

You got nice looking hands #nohomo

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Healed overnight. I didn’t intend to mislead anyone this happened a few years ago. I still use a chainsaw but I am more careful now.

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Old 06-24-22, 08:27 AM
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Still cool to see people's injuries but yea I guess I thought it had just happened. All good.
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If this was the mtn bike forum, everyone would be high-fiving you, assuming that chain was 1X12.
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Old 06-24-22, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Healed overnight. I didnít intend to mislead anyone this happened a few years ago. I still use a chainsaw but I am more careful now.
Would you like us to start a go-fund-me so you can get a shrink?
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Would you like us to start a go-fund-me so you can get a shrink?
i need a new chainsaw
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Isn't a chain saw the normal tool Texans use to take calluses off their feet?
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I was trying to clip my toenails lol.
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I think we have 5 chainsaws now.

I can barely lift my largest one, so I am somewhat afraid to use it. I've had to hold it over my head in dangerous positions more than once. I have never tried drop-starting it like pro loggers do.

I managed to cut the cord on my corded electric one a few months ago, and was somewhat pleased to discover that I did not die, or start a fire. The GFCI did its job.

My favorite one is a chainsaw on a pole:



You would think that is asking for trouble, but I recon it is the safest one I have, as it keeps it a healthy distance from my forehead if it binds and kicks back.
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I think we have 5 chainsaws now. I managed to cut the cord on my corded electric one a few months ago, and was somewhat pleased to discover that I did not die, or start a fire. The GFCI did its job.
I'm a bit confused on this one. I've never seen a corded electric chainsaw with a GFCI. The only corded electric tool I've ever seen with a GFCI is a pressure washer, where its purpose is to protect you if you are standing in water when a short to ground occurs in the pressure washer.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I'm a bit confused on this one. I've never seen a corded electric chainsaw with a GFCI. The only corded electric tool I've ever seen with a GFCI is a pressure washer, where its purpose is to protect you if you are standing in water when a short to ground occurs in the pressure washer.
I use an extension cord with a built-in GFCI for all corded power tools, even stuff like a shop vac. It is cheap and a good precaution. About 95% of electrocutions are due to ground-faults. It is definitely good to use around water, too, but you can complete the circuit with your body even in the absence of any water. I probably should put one in-line in every outdoor circuit, but I haven't gotten around to it.

Many power tools, including this chainsaw, don't even have a ground pin. This makes having a GFCI all the more imperative.
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