i was changing the blades today. first blade, wrench slipped off, busted 2 knuckles good. third blade: wrench slipped off while tightening, top of index finger hit blade edge, sliced into it good, no stitches, but a spectacular amount of blood. and i am the one always telling the guys to wear gloves when they change the blades! both times, i left my hands under the deck for a few seconds thinking, 'oh that's probably going to be bad', before i actually looked at it. the slicing incident, i finished tightening the blade before i took my hand out to look. i could feel the blood getting all over my hand and the blade. sweet. now: gloves for the rest of the season, i swear.