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The power of stihl

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by twin50, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. twin50

    twin50 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    This happened to me yesterday trimming along a fence sure didn't feel like I was complacent in the operating of my equipment....never thought something like this would happen. You better believe first aid kit won't be forgotten again. The tip was straight in abou View attachment injury.bmp t an inch.:cry:
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    that's w/ a string trimmer? or a blade on it? I did that w/ a blade & it went into my hand a few weeks ago. That was really the first time I had used the blade for any period of time. Now I wear a Stihl helmet w/ the shield when I'm cutting unknown areas.
  3. Travis E

    Travis E LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,762

    I sure hope you had safety glasses on!?
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    Holy #@%^&* thats impressive, did the weedeater line pick that metal up, i have had many objects thrown at my face nothing like that your very luck that did not hit a eye or go into your brain or a artery or vein.
  5. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Could of happend to anybody. I mean how many accidents do we hear about on this site. How many mowers do you see going down the road. Dont forget saftey and dont forget to be careful.
  6. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 156

    I'm glad you are o.k. But now you can hang out with the kids at the mall now. It's cool to walk around with metal stuck in your face.
  7. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    WOW, amazing. Glad you're ok. You appear to look pretty laid-back about it!!!
  8. twin50

    twin50 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Didn't really hurt going in but....when he pulled it out I am almost positive he have a tad bit of a twist. ;)
  9. Blauman074

    Blauman074 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    holy sh@t! i use a stihl string trimmer for 75% of my day for about two years now and ive never had any problems like that! wow
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Yeah my F.aid kit was running low and it was an original 'cheap' $20 or $25 one I found probably at Big Lots...
    It served its purpose very well but it had seen better days.

    So I splurged this year got me the $50 Deluxe one, it's a very nice kit.
    Worth every penny, always keep it in the truck.

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