long two weeks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nick, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. Nick

    Nick Banned
    Messages: 180

    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.
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    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
  3. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 136

    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.
    In July my wife was trimming shrubs with the echo trimmers and they bounced of a thick limb and caught her in the knee she had to get 14 stitches.
  4. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Cut my fingers badly when changing blades,but not that bad.

    Ouch.....I read your pain.
  5. ChrisYanik

    ChrisYanik LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 50

    Try blocking the blade off or use an impact wrench. Bottom line...you 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.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I was installing a new set of blades the other day...........spun one to help get the bolt started and cut my finger............got 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!:cry:
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    i dropped my reel mower bedknife on foot, thank goodness for timberlands!
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    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!
  9. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    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.

  10. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    Has anyone ever thought of Kevlar gloves?

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

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