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Old 01-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #20641
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KY, you better take good care of yourself. You have a wife and daughter who love and need you.

I think it's good I'm a little afraid of my power tools. It keeps me on the straight and narrow with them.
It is definitely good to have a healthy level of fear for things that can remove limbs or kill you.
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It is definitely good to have a healthy level of fear for things that can remove limbs or kill you.
I think respect for the tools is better than fearing them. Same with a gun. I don't fear guns whatsoever, but I definetly respect them and what they can do.
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I think respect for the tools is better than fearing them. Same with a gun. I don't fear guns whatsoever, but I definetly respect them and what they can do.
Exactly. Fear of something can get you killed by it just as easy....saws in particular since you have to have a firm grip on it and not a fish grip or a death grip. Both things will get you hurt BADLY by both of them things.
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Fear is good. How you handle fear is respect insofar as power tools and guns, etc are concerned.

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Fear is good. How you handle fear is respect insofar as power tools and guns, etc are concerned.
Good point as well. I know you've seen people handle a saw like I'm referring to though. Those that either limp arm/grip it allowing it to go wherever it can or those that lock down on it so hard it has no other course than to come back on em
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I have some serious road rage going on today.... I'm so sick of people who live in a state where it snows but can't drive in it.

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I think respect for the tools is better than fearing them. Same with a gun. I don't fear guns whatsoever, but I definetly respect them and what they can do.
Semantics. :P that's why I said a healthy level of fear
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It is definitely good to have a healthy level of fear for things that can remove limbs or kill you.
A can of ether and a Isuzu inline 6 is a terrifying thing also , specially when your shop mate grabs you and you both start digging trying to get away from it and the shrapnel coming off of it .
A intercooler on a NPR can hold about 2 cans of ether before it reaches the turbo then you have less than 4 seconds till Hiroshima
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A can of ether and a Isuzu inline 6 is a terrifying thing also , specially when your shop mate grabs you and you both start digging trying to get away from it and the shrapnel coming off of it .
A intercooler on a NPR can hold about 2 cans of ether before it reaches the turbo then you have less than 4 seconds till Hiroshima
I have long known not to use ether on any modern diesel (especially those with intercoolers), and on the antiques I will only let the can whisper its contents near the air filter. That is more than enough........

What I do instead of ether is to take a shop rag and put a little gasoline in it, the hold that over the air intake. It works well unless the temperature is too cold for the gas to evaporate.
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Well I'm off on my date! Wish me luck!!

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