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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 03:03:40 AM »

My brother-in-law took a hunk out of his foot with a chainsaw this Saturday. So I'm working by myself today.
Could have been a lot worse.  Muck boots don't stop a chain.
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 04:02:35 AM »

Kind of hard to stitch up/ tape up when there's nothing there. Hopefully it didn't take tendons out. Got a picture of the boot?
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 05:10:08 AM »

Yikes!  I'm suddenly glad I just smashed my thumb!
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 11:19:37 AM »

What are the best boots foot chainsaw work? I've always felt that was a weak link in my chainsaw safety.
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »

What are the best boots foot chainsaw work? I've always felt that was a weak link in my chainsaw safety.

At work for for occasional use we use viking chainsaw boots. I can wear them all day and they are tolerable, if I had to wear them full time I would buy a Dr. Scholls insert. My buddy uses Haix boots in the woods he swears by them but they are quite pricey so they better be good.
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 04:34:36 AM »

Kind of hard to stitch up/ tape up when there's nothing there. Hopefully it didn't take tendons out. Got a picture of the boot?
No tendon or bone damage, but he's sore. Coulda been a lot worse. Makes my skin crawl.
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 04:25:29 PM »

He was sure lucky!  Wouldn't have been much deeper until it would have been a real problem with the bone and all!
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 05:47:14 AM »

Sometimes strange cutting angles happen in the field, that definitely looks like an awkward, uncomfortable, and unsafe position. I'm guilty of it myself. Thanks for the pic, it's easier to learn from others' mistakes.
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Re: Smashed my thumb (warning graphic image)
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 06:12:57 PM »

Update on my thumbnail...
WARNING: graphic video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWC0SRPiI_4
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