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#4532473 - 10/02/17 09:59 PM Dumb things you've done with tools?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4919
Loc: Houston, Texas
I was using my air powered die grinder and was like man, what's up with this thing I was cutting these bolts off the other day like butter. I checked the air compressor and it showed 120psi, so I was like oh well and kept going at the same bolt for 2 minutes straight after giving up and moving on to something else I find my trailer is parked on the hose after I put everything away. Lol
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#4532497 - 10/02/17 10:34 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
I decided to cut a piece of 3/8" bar stock while holding it with my hand and only wearing safety squints. The bench vice and face shield were 2' away, but I figured I would just do it quick.

The bar stock ended up cutting my upper lip completely in half when it got sucked into the tool and was subsequently thrown into my face.
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#4532509 - 10/02/17 10:50 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
One day I was using a large powerful right angle 7-inch DeWalt grinder to grind some diamond plate steel. DW494 to be exact. I wasn't holding onto the side handle like I should have. Instead, I was pressing down as hard as I could on the gearbox. The grinder dug into the edge of the diamond plate and then catapulted itself into my left arm. Lost a lot of blood that day. Sustained severe nerve damage. Almost lost my arm.

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#4532521 - 10/02/17 11:16 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 588
Loc: Crown Point, IN
Once I got a half rounded off bolt stuck in my socket and instead of clamping the socket in a vice and tapping the bolt out with a hammer and old screw driver. I ended up putting the screw driver through the palm of my hand by slamming the screw driver through the socket. I missed the socket.
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#4532529 - 10/02/17 11:35 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10469
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
It seems that just about every time I weld, I grab the metal I was just welding without gloves on and burn the $#!% out of my hand. Sometimes several times in the same day. Did it once yesterday.

Also, I for some reason always set things up high. The hammer, socket wrench, tape measure etc. like on the wall, storage room roof, car roof, shelf and then search all around for it.

I'm an idiot.
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#4532552 - 10/03/17 01:23 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Nick1994]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
I'm an idiot.


Not even close to the idiot I am!

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#4532639 - 10/03/17 06:52 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 5014
Loc: Tn.
Next week we shall begin a tool safety course..Like how to wear safety goggles, how to wear gloves, how to use a vice, and so on,,,lol.....no tools will be issued at that time...lol


Edited by CourierDriver (10/03/17 06:53 AM)
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#4532660 - 10/03/17 07:23 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
ShotGun429 Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 426
Loc: Dayton,Ohio
Picked up a Body grinder by the disc, that was already turned on, and plugged it in. ouch.

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#4532668 - 10/03/17 07:36 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12806
Loc: Onondaga County
I drilled my left index finger to the bone over memorial day weekend. Found one of the studs that holds the strut to the fender mount on the Focus had snapped off. Pulled the strut out and decided to drill it out and rob one of the studs off of the OE struts.

First thing that came into my mind was how bad of an idea it was. Bit snapped and cut my finger real bad - right to the bone!

Then I figured the second best thing to do would be to tap it out with a hammer. Didn't even tap it hard and it fell out.

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#4532676 - 10/03/17 07:48 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4919
Loc: Houston, Texas
These are the guys I take advice from? Man. Then again I'm just as dumb, so I guess I'm in the right place..
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#4532717 - 10/03/17 08:24 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Bgallagher Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
I left a wrench on both terminals of a battery. Boy did it give me a light show. Melted the darn thing too. Whoops.
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#4532725 - 10/03/17 08:31 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 3159
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
These are the guys I take advice from? Man. Then again I'm just as dumb, so I guess I'm in the right place..


Haha, hopefully people learn from our mistakes
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#4532749 - 10/03/17 08:50 AM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3167
Loc: NJ
Was under my Rav4 on Sunday to top off the transfer case. Finished that job and then took it to the drive through car wash down the street. When I got back home I decided to check the oil. Pop the hood and there is a bright light shining at me from under the engine. Look on the wall where I keep my fancy car repair flashlight and see it's not there. I left it under the engine. Very surprised it made it through the car wash and drive back and forth. It barely stays in place when I'm working on the car and had already fallen on the ground twice while I was working on the car that day.
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#4533022 - 10/03/17 01:49 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10469
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
I'm an idiot.


Not even close to the idiot I am!
Ok yeah that was pretty bad crackmeup
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#4533112 - 10/03/17 04:32 PM Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Nick1994]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I'm hoping they'll come up with a way to repair nerves someday, but I'm not holding my breath.

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