I was at a lawn trimming and I should of bought real trimmers but used Sears crap that my mom had in her garage. The handle broke about 3 times when it popped off the trimmers went down and my left hand slide into the trimmers because the unit had a smooth round shape and it was a small unit and my hands r big. Well it went straight down the middle finger and stopped past the bone & the end of the nail. Blood went all over the driveway & on my truck as I was calmly putting my tools away. Drove to the hospital & waited real long. Doctors said I need surgery & were amazed that I didn't feel the pain. I told them im more worried about getting my work done. At the last second the other doctor said that with the bone fracture he has dirt in the bone and if they do stitch it up the dirt will be trapped. The best way is leave it open and wear a cast!! They said no work for 6 weeks and also they said that you don't want dirt in the cut. Should I wear a glove while im working. I have a metal finger splint. If I wore XXL rubber gloves would that help?? Would that make the finger sweat and prune like when taking a hot shower then it wont heal. I have a walker I was going to buy a rider but I cant now. This sucks. I can't afford not to work. I have someone that can do my lawns.Or I will hire this other kid to use my walker. It stopped where the joint is. Doctor said that if it was the other way I would of lost my finger. Wear gloves & if a tool is broken don't use it!!