Friendly reminder to wear eye protection


spartan

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Feb 11, 2017
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Bloomfield Hills MI
Saw this photo so I thought I would share why we need safety gear when working on our cars.
 

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Brombear

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That would have hurt :eek
 

Sinovac

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Jul 18, 2006
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Excellent reminder and the reason why I use metal diamond blades rather than composite abrasive blades. My first product liability case involved an abrasive street saw blade that failed in tension with gruesome results.
 

soroush

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wow, looks like that would have been one hell of a bad day! thanks for the reminder....
 

Apollo

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Yikes! Thanks for the sobering reminder.
 

Empty Pockets

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"A picture is worth a thousand words."

In this case ten thousand at least...
 

Triheart7

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Wow, that is scary!
 

ChipBeck

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Feb 13, 2006
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Gentlemen,

Last week I stopped in to see my airplane tech Heath Lhoste at Performance One Aviation and he was wearing an eye patch. He always wore safety glasses but while zip tieing wires under an airplane dash he took them off to see better. When he cut an old zip tie off the end sprung around and cut his eye badly requiring surgery and a lengthy recovery with no guarantee of complete success. Damn. I’ve resolved to be more careful about protecting my eyes every time I pick up a tool.

Chip