Ever have one of "those" days..............?

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  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to
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    Some people shouldn't handle power tools...............:s0001:
    Crazy Ice Auger
     
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  2. Larrytpdx

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    Unfortunately, yes.
     
  3. PaulB47

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    I have a big Milwaukee drill, that I like very much except for one "feature". The trigger, rather than being just for your index finger, goes all the way down the inside of the grip. This makes for great fun when the bit gets stuck, as the natural reaction is to grasp the grip more tightly. On this drill that means squeezing the trigger more. Positive feedback... My friend called it a "wild weasel" after having that happen to him more than once. People who design tools like this ought to be severely beaten with a stick.
     
  4. Kruejl

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    I witnessed an electrician lose a finger with a Milwaukee hole hog.
     
  5. ditchtiger

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    The output shaft of the motor needed to be solid to the auger. I have a number of years with a fence company. Tree roots can be a joy to hit.
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

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    OOPS!!!:eek:
     
  7. Certaindeaf

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    I woulda shot the dang thing and went home instead a trying to stick my dick in it.
    Fish sticks and beer at my place!
     
  8. ditchtiger

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    Grabbing it while running wild on the ice he could have lost more than a glove.
     
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  9. Joe13

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    Never seemed to occur to him to step on it...
     
  10. jbett98

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    Maybe a distant relative to this guy.

     
  11. Stomper

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    @Joe Link needs to make a "Process of Natural Selection" section in the forums!


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  12. Dyjital

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    There was a local man around where I grew up who was using a gas powered auger to make some fence post holes.

    His arm got caught. Ripped it off and when his wife got home she found him.

    One arm in the yard with the dog chewing on it while he was being drug around by his other arm in circles with the auger. The volunteer fire department had somebody loose their cookies when they showed up it was such a bad scene.

    Never use an auger alone.
     
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  13. mjbskwim

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    Go down to the rental store and rent a machine with an auger
    No lost linbs
     
  14. Oregonhunter5

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    I own the same one. That thing is a hand breaker. Hate it.
     
  15. jbett98

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    Always keep your thumb next to your index finger when grasping a high torque drill or other implement.
     
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  16. erudne

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    Reminds me of when I was driving an Army 4X4 w/o power steering, man that hurt (several times)
     
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    All I wanted to do was move this broken branch off my shed roof last summer.
    Little did I know that the roof rafters had fractured when the limb dropped on them.
    I cut off most of the little branches with a pole saw, but after climbing up to move the main limb, the roof collapsed and my left hand went through the fiberglass roofing.
    Severed tendon on the index finger and nerve damage on the middle finger.
    $18,000 in medical to repair both.


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  18. etrain16

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    Yeeesh :eek: I always hated using hole hogs - very dangerous tool if you're not well prepared.
     
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    The new hole hogs have a built in clutch now, for just that reason.
     
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    Our big rotohammers had clutches, but the darn hole hogs, at least at that time, did not. I'm glad to hear they finally added that feature.
     

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