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JohnH12
02-08-2018, 10:08 AM
Got stupid while splitting some green hickory. Trying to split a piece with some really twisted grain and it turned too fast to get my little finger out of the way.
22 Ton splitter did a number on the little finger.
67 Years old and this is the first broken bone. Hope it's also the last.

Stingerhook
02-08-2018, 10:12 AM
That had to hurt, feel better soon.

tom b
02-08-2018, 10:26 AM
Ouch for sure!

T&S BBQ
02-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Hope you get better soon

mowin
02-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Yep.. I've learned the hard way that when the ram is moving forward, keep hands clear. I've never gotten it that bad, but I did have a piece pop with enough force to send the split hitting me below the belt. Needless to say the splitting session for the day was over.

Hope you heal quickly.

pjtexas1
02-08-2018, 11:23 AM
i have had one split and take flight before but never anything like this. hopefully its another 67 years before the next broken bone.

Pig_Farmer
02-08-2018, 11:39 AM
Hope you have a speedy recovery.

GrassRun
02-08-2018, 11:43 AM
Hoping for a speedy recovery!

bgross88
02-08-2018, 11:50 AM
Was splitting firewood about 2 months ago...same thing happened...had one "pop" so hard that the split landed 10 feet away. Sounded like a gunshot.
Luckily it went away from the splitter, just missed my wife, and didn't hit anyone. That was a first for me.

bonz50
02-08-2018, 01:04 PM
Yep.. I've learned the hard way that when the ram is moving forward, keep hands clear. I've never gotten it that bad, but I did have a piece pop with enough force to send the split hitting me below the belt. Needless to say the splitting session for the day was over.

i'd rather have the broken finger. :wink:

JohnH12
02-08-2018, 01:23 PM
Thanks to all. I didn't mean to ask for sympathy rather remind everyone that complacency can cause all sorts of damage or harm.
I'm guilty as are many. We just need to make a conscious effort to keep our heads in the game and not drift off when doing the mundane stuff.
OK. Lecture is over. Now get back to the fire and meat stuff.

Czarbecue
02-08-2018, 02:30 PM
Was this with gloves on or off? Thatís my safety glasses for my hands, whether thatís any consolation or not.

Titch
02-08-2018, 02:40 PM
not your beer hand I hope ,cold weather as well,ouch

hurricanedavid
02-08-2018, 02:57 PM
:shock:

JohnH12
02-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Gloves on and no alcohol involved.
Not the beer hand either!

Blythewood BBQ'er
02-08-2018, 08:42 PM
Whoa! Get well soon!

BBQ Freak
02-08-2018, 09:14 PM
get better soon and I have splits fly 20 feet before that would knock someone out if the were in front of it , every piece of wood will split different .

Hoss
02-08-2018, 10:41 PM
It will feel good when it quits hurting.

tom b
02-08-2018, 10:42 PM
you could rub some bacon on it

Lobsterbake
02-08-2018, 11:54 PM
Glad you didn’t lose your finger. Feel better.

SAFETYHARBORREDNECK
02-10-2018, 07:00 PM
Hey,at least it's still attached, LOL.
And 67 years without a broken bone is a pretty good streak.
Glad it wasn't worse.

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BillN
02-10-2018, 10:08 PM
Dang... Heal quick.

Sid Post
02-11-2018, 03:41 PM
Best wishes for a fast recovery.

Power tools can be very unforgiving if you let your mind wander ... if you haven't done it yet, you will. Luckily most of the time it doesn't involve blood or broken bones.

Kick back with a chainsaw is the one that concerns me along with a chipper on a 46PTO HP! When I use my buddies log splitter, I'll keep your words in mind.