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    This is a very common occurrence, so much so that I am acquainted with a man who lost digits and he is a very intelligent guy. His case exemplifies one of the most common ways that it happens. He had shut off his machine, a two stage ( with an auger and an impeller by the chute for you folks not familiar with snowblowers ) and made certain that it had stopped running. The impeller that is by the exit chute is belt driven and when the jam is cleared, often times the belt tension causes the impeller to jump to relax the belt. Two of the tips of his fingers were in the glove that was ripped from his hand.
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    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desperado View Post
    I found that the easiest way to prevent snow blower injuries was to move to Arizona.
    Haven't had a use for a snow blower since moving here.
    As a life long Southerner, I never have understood the Northern fetish for piling up snow. All it does is make a big mudhole when it melts.

    That's why I buy a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk and stay home for a day or two 'til it melts. It ain't like it's not going to be in the 60's in a couple of days anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstring View Post
    Aww come on...the best, most accurate snowballs have a finger in them for weight!!! Really I am not one to talk, had to have the end of one finger re-attached when working on a big industrial printer. Slid the developer out on the service rails and bypassed the safety so I could debug a chattering bearing in the drive area. Belt goes around 5 pulleys, but one of them has a guard over it. needless to say , the hand once trapped in the belt while running, had to leave something behind to make it through the guard. found the finger end in a pile of toner, cleaned it off, wrapped finger and duct taped on tight. off to the emerg room I went. On a positive note, it was the bearing for the pulley with the guard that was bad. So my buddy noticed the bearing damage while cleaning off my blood from the housing.
    There's a true friend right there! How many people would clean your blood off a printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
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    Good grief.
    Do people really need to be told things like this?
    Wait.
    Yes they do.
    Welcome to the circus.

    On another note, I have perfected a way to sharpen my lawnmower's blades while it is running.
    It's going on the market next month.
    If you have trouble doing it properly I'll come over and give you a hand...........or maybe a finger or two.

    Darwin Candidates........Amateur Class
    Does it involve lots of espresso?
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    My dad used to work for the old ATSF railroad in NM and was helping build a train to send off to California when someone pushed him between two cars as the cars came together. My dad grabbed the first thing he saw to keep his head from going into the coupler. The coupler itself. Needless to say he lost his thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. And that is how I became the owner of a left hand bolt action Savage 110 in 30.06 when I am so severely right handed its ridiculous.
    Funny tho I'm left eye dominant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    As a life long Southerner, I never have understood the Northern fetish for piling up snow. All it does is make a big mudhole when it melts.

    That's why I buy a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk and stay home for a day or two 'til it melts. It ain't like it's not going to be in the 60's in a couple of days anyhow.
    You speak from a lack of experience which I would love to emulate.

    It is not uncommon to have a foot or two of snowfall her that we look at for weeks if not months. Even an inch or two if not cleared away will urn into an ice covering in fairly short order which is very difficult to remove. If cleared from the asphalt drive and sidewalks any remainder will melt and dry when ..and if...the sun comes out.
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    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    You speak from a lack of experience which I would love to emulate.

    It is not uncommon to have a foot or two of snowfall her that we look at for weeks if not months. Even an inch or two if not cleared away will urn into an ice covering in fairly short order which is very difficult to remove. If cleared from the asphalt drive and sidewalks any remainder will melt and dry when ..and if...the sun comes out.
    Emulation is easy.

    Move south of I-20 by at least 50 miles.

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    We use yardsticks in this neck of the woods...and they are vertical!!
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    To the headline of the OP... you are not a candidate for a Darwin Award unless you die. Think about it... lose your fingers you're more likely to reproduce, not less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    To the headline of the OP... you are not a candidate for a Darwin Award unless you die. Think about it... lose your fingers you're more likely to reproduce, not less.
    As you will note in my post I put him in the "Darwin Candidates............Amateur Class.
    So there.
    Nyah.............................


    Beginners.................a small cut or bruise.
    Amateurs..................end up missing a random part or two.
    Professional..............you're toast.
    Remember:
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    Make sure you spend as much time as possible
    on the internet arguing with strangers about politics.






 

 
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