Ouch, that hurt

Sun May 26, 2013 9:55 pm

I was using a cup wire wheel in a hand grinder to clean up a water outlet clamped in my vice. In order to go around the sides I gripped the side handle back handed as in the picture, allowing me to turn it sideways as I went.

The wheel caught the side of the outlet, and this was the result.

the white spot in the center is where it apparently cauterized some of it from the friction heat.

I keep a first aid kit, plus alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide in the shop, so I washed it with the peroxide, then put some burn ointment on and then bandaged. So far the pain is not as bad as I expected.

The problem was that the way I was holding the front grip put me in a position I could not control the kickback. I had never realized till then that a wrist does not have near as much strength preventing movement toward the outside, or toward the little finger, however you want to look at it, as it does going the other way. Apparently you do not have the reflexes to stop in from going in that direction either.

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Mon May 27, 2013 5:17 am

Your right John, Ouch, that had to hurt. Never tried holding one that way and don't believe I will in the future either. Wishing you the best.

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:51 am

Throw some rubbing alcohol on it. I ve found that the burning of alcohol teaches me more than just a soothing ointment.

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:30 am

Ouch , I can feel that just from looking at the pic :big what:

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Strangely enough it did not hurt real bad. i think that when the brush dug in it removed most of the nerve ends in that area, along with the top layers of skin and flesh, in addition to doing some cauterizing. That picture was a day or so afterward, the one I took right afterward looked pretty gruesome and I decided not to post it.

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:42 pm

somebody please go take all of john's power tools away from him

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:43 pm

take the digi cam too :lol: , really thats nasty no more please :sick:

Re: Ouch, that hurt

Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:55 pm

I hate when that happens!!!