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Cutting my fingertip off- a couple months later


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Well, at the beginning of summer break U had a little accident in the workshop that ended up with a 911 call and about a month in a splint. It's a long story, filled with bad ideas and mistakes, but luckily they managed to save everything and having health insurance meant it cost the family fairly little. post-51033-143984336673_thumb.jpg anyway, if anyone has questions, I'm totally OK with being a safety advocate on the forum... Believe me, you never think it'll happen to you until it does.post-51033-143984361912_thumb.jpgpost-51033-143984367001_thumb.jpg

Today, it is just about fully healed, just need to let it round out and have the nail grow back.5d5e4109d1bb59d878055c039c19cfde.jpg58220dc7144b259fb6240ead18d3aac9.jpg

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Well, at the beginning of summer break U had a little accident in the workshop that ended up with a 911 call and about a month in a splint. It's a long story, filled with bad ideas and mistakes, but luckily they managed to save everything and having health insurance meant it cost the family fairly little. 20150623_162951.jpg anyway, if anyone has questions, I'm totally OK with being a safety advocate on the forum... Believe me, you never think it'll happen to you until it does. IMG_20150623_170742.jpg IMG_20150623_182311.jpg

Today, it is just about fully healed, just need to let it round out and have the nail grow back.5d5e4109d1bb59d878055c039c19cfde.jpg58220dc7144b259fb6240ead18d3aac9.jpg

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. Dude I remember when u first posted this, man I'm happy to c it's healing well
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My worst on site injury wasn't nearly that bad but just as sucky. Put a #2 philips through my thumbnail. 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XUXQyUkUwRzA0M3M/view?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XR3JQeHp0NW1uNTQ/view?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8Xc3Ftc01LYjBGa3c/view?usp=sharing

 

Doctor broke 3 pairs of reinforced forceps trying to get it out. It was pretty awful. 

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My worst on site injury wasn't nearly that bad but just as sucky. Put a #2 philips through my thumbnail. 

 

So I take it your not a fan of Makita bits anymore..lol

 

 

Ha, thanks for the support! Power jointers are mean, mean tools.

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I bet that hurt

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It would have been simple to pull out if not for the shape of Makita's bits. The skinny shank let my busted fingernail close in around it which is why it was so hard to get out. Had it been normal I would have pulled it out myself, but I couldn't. It was a one way street. 

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My worst on site injury wasn't nearly that bad but just as sucky. Put a #2 philips through my thumbnail. 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XUXQyUkUwRzA0M3M/view?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XR3JQeHp0NW1uNTQ/view?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8Xc3Ftc01LYjBGa3c/view?usp=sharing

 

Doctor broke 3 pairs of reinforced forceps trying to get it out. It was pretty awful. 

Ouch....

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It would have been simple to pull out if not for the shape of Makita's bits. The skinny shank let my busted fingernail close in around it which is why it was so hard to get out. Had it been normal I would have pulled it out myself, but I couldn't. It was a one way street. 

You should have used a hammer and smacked it through.j/k  Did you put a lot of pressure on the drill and it fell of the screw and hit your nail?? I watched my Uncle do that and there was a lot of blood but it didn't go through the nail.

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You should have used a hammer and smacked it through.j/k  Did you put a lot of pressure on the drill and it fell of the screw and hit your nail?? I watched my Uncle do that and there was a lot of blood but it didn't go through the nail.

 

Yea I was on a ladder driving screws through drop ceiling framing, the wall material changed from drywall to densglass, so I had all my weight on the impact with my hand about a foot away on the wall. As the screw penetrated the metal it kicked sideways which left my wide open drill going straight for my thumb.

 

Good times.   

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My worst on site injury wasn't nearly that bad but just as sucky. Put a #2 philips through my thumbnail.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XUXQyUkUwRzA0M3M/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8XR3JQeHp0NW1uNTQ/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_RJEKjFfB8Xc3Ftc01LYjBGa3c/view?usp=sharing

Doctor broke 3 pairs of reinforced forceps trying to get it out. It was pretty awful.

Now how the heck do you manage to do that?

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Yea I was on a ladder driving screws through drop ceiling framing, the wall material changed from drywall to densglass, so I had all my weight on the impact with my hand about a foot away on the wall. As the screw penetrated the metal it kicked sideways which left my wide open drill going straight for my thumb.

 

Good times.   

That sucks, how long did it take to heal??

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That sucks, how long did it take to heal??

 

Still not right. Been 2 years. My nail only stays glued down to my finger about half way out before it lifts just a little, and the under side is clearly not normal, a bit too thick. Nail bed is probably permanently damaged, which is that bit of meat that's hanging out of the hole on the one picture.

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