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Dumb things you've done with tools? #4532473
10/02/17 08:59 PM
10/02/17 08:59 PM
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Houston, Texas
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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


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532497
10/02/17 09:34 PM
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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.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532509
10/02/17 09:50 PM
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Clovis, CA
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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.

Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532521
10/02/17 10:16 PM
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Crown Point, IN
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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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Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532529
10/02/17 10:35 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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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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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 232k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
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Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Nick1994] #4532552
10/03/17 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
I'm an idiot.


Not even close to the idiot I am!

Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532639
10/03/17 05:52 AM
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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

Last edited by CourierDriver; 10/03/17 05:53 AM.

turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532660
10/03/17 06:23 AM
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Dayton,Ohio
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Picked up a Body grinder by the disc, that was already turned on, and plugged it in. ouch.

Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532668
10/03/17 06:36 AM
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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.

2#[email protected]#$!!


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Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532676
10/03/17 06:48 AM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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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..


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532717
10/03/17 07:24 AM
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Boston, MA
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I left a wrench on both terminals of a battery. Boy did it give me a light show. Melted the darn thing too. Whoops.


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532725
10/03/17 07:31 AM
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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


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4532749
10/03/17 07:50 AM
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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.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Merkava_4] #4533022
10/03/17 12:49 PM
10/03/17 12:49 PM
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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


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 90k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 232k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Dumb things you've done with tools? [Re: Nick1994] #4533112
10/03/17 03:32 PM
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Clovis, CA
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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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