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Old 09-22-2001, 08:58 PM
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long two weeks

not last monday but the monday before I was changing blades on th forty eight. Slipped with the wrench and now have 12 stiches in my nuckles on two fingers on my right hand. Don't be stupid like me were gloves, very heavy gloves. I will finally get them out this monday. Then the begining of this week I purchased Ryans mataway and 26inch walk behind aerator. The aerator is nice but the mataway works you hard. Although the mataway works you it does an awsome job so I really can't complain. I am going to use the aerator for every property, but evantaully i will get a tow behind for the large ones.
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Old 09-22-2001, 09:12 PM
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hope not redundant but consider the 12 volt impact wrenches that can be had from ebay. from 15 - 50 dollars all pretty much the same .i prefer the short version to the longer version. easier to remove blades etc. also if you have other applications that involve difficult nut removal due to what ever reason ,works like a charm as it hits it so hard that even if item is turning free itll probably break it loose. i did this recently replacing an fan on a hand held blower ,vac mulcher. wrench or ratchet wouldnt get it but this worked first lick. i didnt mention but unit works off cigerette lighter. luck to you brother
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Old 09-22-2001, 11:02 PM
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I did the same thing about four years ago on a lawnboy sliced the skin of my ring finger pretty deep. I did not get stiches though I did get a tetnus shot. But I do have a big U shaped scare on my finger. I use the impact wrench on every thing now.
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Old 09-22-2001, 11:39 PM
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Cut my fingers badly when changing blades,but not that bad.

Ouch.....I read your pain.
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Old 09-23-2001, 12:17 AM
ChrisYanik ChrisYanik is offline
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Try blocking the blade off or use an impact wrench. Bottom can never be to carful.

P.S. Don't feel bad......I did the same thing about 2 years ago. Damn near cut my hand off. I needed about 20 stiches and 4 weeks of healing time.
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Old 09-23-2001, 03:50 AM
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I was installing a new set of blades the other day...........spun one to help get the bolt started and cut my PO'd and came out from under the mower and banged my head, my blad head..................cut it too! Always seems like anger makes things worse!
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Old 09-23-2001, 03:57 AM
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i dropped my reel mower bedknife on foot, thank goodness for timberlands!
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Old 09-23-2001, 07:35 AM
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I've been hurt twice so far. You never realize how much you really do until you have to hire someone to do your job because of an injury. Be careful guys!
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Old 09-23-2001, 08:44 AM
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Another thing that will help keep wrench from slipping.

Check the bolts or nuts for wear. If the corners are getting rounded replace them. And when removing or installing, use a 6 point socket instead of a 12 point. You get a better grip with a 6 point.

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Old 09-23-2001, 08:48 AM
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Has anyone ever thought of Kevlar gloves?

They make them for butchers, might be handy to have around!
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