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    Waiting for my son to take me to the hand hospital downtown. Bruce cut 2 fingers on the tablesaw. Local hospital said take him to hand hospital. 2 ambulances came. Neighbors are thinking Not again over there! Keep you posted. And the beat goes on. Better add another chapter to that book.
    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    Wow, it never ends, for you all, hope all goes well, might be time for a saw stop, RJ
    Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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    • #3
      So sorry to hear this. I hope it is not too bad. Good Luck !

      Many years ago, I nicked a finger on my table saw..just a minor cut but scared me terribly. My father in law lost the end of a finger.

      I had a very nice Jet Cabinet saw and was reading about the Sawstop. I showed it to my wife and she asked how soon I would get it. I have the Sawstop PCS and love it. Yes, not cheap but...

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      • #4
        So sorry to hear of Bruce's accident. Praying for speedy recovery
        Tricia

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        • #5
          He was very lucky. No tendon, nerve, blood vessel, bone or artery damage. Just a chunk of “meat” about 3/4” taken out of one finger and other one not needing stitches. He is stitched, wrapped and has a cast from above wrist to finger tips. Has follow up in 2 weeks and should be fine. First ambulance arrived and Bruce was sitting out back at the table. As they were checking him, another paramedic came out my back door. He said the front door was unlocked and he wanted to make sure everyone was ok, the other one came up the driveway. He went to a hand hospital for treatment.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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          • #6
            Glad to hear no major damage. I bet it is going to hurt and I bet he was scared and still scared.

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            • #7
              Does he not get enough attention? Yikes!
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Thanks for the good news.

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                • #9
                  He slept well and very little pain this morning. He said something about being able to cut the grass next week. As my daughter says “Just shake your head and smile.” Raising our 2 kids prepared me for him. He did mention a sawstop. I said isn’t that like shutting the barn door after the horse got out? And the beat goes on.
                  Betty

                  "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                  • #10
                    Wow Betty, just saw so thankful that Bruce’s injury was not worse. Great news is it was minimal. Hubby has had a Sawstop now for several years, he was looking at it and said so expensive and I said, your hands and fingers are worth any price and insisted he get it. Even with that, if I need something cut on the table saw, I make him cut it for me. I prefer to stay away.
                    Melanie from East TN

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                    • #11
                      Glad to see things are going forward and Bruce is going to fine, I have had my sawstop for 8 years, bought it because i figured my grandson would be here working in the shop and didn't want any accidents, but now as i get older I feel it is a good thing, RJ
                      Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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                      • #12
                        Prayers for Bruce and a speedy recovery.

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                        • #13
                          I cut 3 of my fingers years ago on a table saw (didn't lose any, just a chunk out of one, but stitches in all.) I still have some nerve damage to this day in one finger. It happened because I did something stupid! From then on before I start cutting I look at all the conditions surrounding me and then ask myself if this is safe. I also always keep my eyes on the blade when it's running. When I push wood through the blade I use a push stick if it's close to the blade and I hook my non-pushing fingers over the fence if it's further away. I said to myself then that I would quit carpentry work if I ever cut my finger(s) off. So far I have had the protection from God alone!

                          Best wished for your hubby.

                          Karl

                          Karl in Sunny Southwest Florida

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                          • #14
                            I hope he continues to have a fast recovery.

                            Dan A

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                            • #15
                              I do not have a SawStop but I have a pair of these that I use religiously!
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                              Rolf
                              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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