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Old 03-16-2011, 06:35 AM   #1
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This is why you wear leather gloves while using your angle grinder. I had just cut the tops off 2 kegs and was grindering off some burs on the inside where I drilled the hole for the ball valve when I did this.



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I know they dont look too bad but when I hit my finger the cutting wheel that was on the grinder was red hot, so it charred the skin as it went in but then cooled down quickly and ripped the skin out. Went right down to the bone of m knuckle and removed a small amount and left some bits of metal and grinder blade in its place. Wouldnt of even needed teh stitches but the skin wasnt there to close the wound. All fun. 2 stiches and an extremely sore finger. Lesson learned. And all ballvalves are now installed.!!


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Old 03-16-2011, 06:44 AM   #2
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Glad that it wasn't any worse. Yeah leather gloves is a must for grinding, just for that 1 in 100 chance that you do slip. Hope that heals up fine, and hopefully it wasn't you beer drinking hand



 
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #3
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Hope you got all the bits and crap out. Gloves and glasses, so, so important.

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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amazingly I remembered the glasses. Yeah the doctor had to pick some of the bits out.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:24 PM   #5
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Dang dude that's rough. Like others have said, glad you got all the bits n pieces out. Also good stuff that you remembered the glasses.

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #6
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Should probably merge this thread with http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/your...injury-207841/
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #7
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Glad you didnt lose a finger! I just finished up building a smoker, and anytime we were using power tools/welding we always wore gloves and eye protection. Luckily neither one of use got hurt during the project.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
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Ouch! If you turn that cut 90 degrees, I did the exact same thing. The cutting wheel went RIGHT through the leather glove and down to the bone. I cleaned it out and kept fresh butterfly strips on it as well as dumping hydrogen peroxide on it every day to keep it clean. I would have gone to the hospital to get stitches by it was 11:30pm on a Saturday night. My wife was in Portland and I had two sleeping kids. I came inches from passing out multiple times as I cleaned it out that night.

This was a few weeks after the incident.

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #9
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I always wear gloves. And my gloves have cuts in them to remind me why I need to wear gloves every time.

 
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:42 AM   #10
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Ha! I am not the only idiot in the keggle cutting club. I did this about six months ago. Cut half way through my finger tip. I cleaned off my finger and taped it back together. I did not go for stitches. My though was that there was nothing to stitch since a chunk of my finger was just "gone" lol


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