Dremel Safety

Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby syfire » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:23 am

<b>Okay guy. As I read, a lot of you here have more accident using dremel than anything else, so here some tip.

1. Weare safety gogle (mine are cool; lime green)
2. Move the dremel using ONLY your dominant hand (your submissive hand is for... :oops:~ Well, I shouldn't say...)
3. Keep the other hand away from the disk (Otherwise, the dominant hand will get jealous, and attack the submissive hand)

those thing can speed up to 12.000 RPM. At this speed, the outer rim of a 2 cm can really hurt. ( A 2cm "WHAT"?, I have no idea - But it'll hurt!! :evil:)

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Postby Velocity » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:34 am

actually, they can spin way past 12,000 RPM; I think my dremel gets around 30,000-35,000. Just a comment: this safety section is not usually for posting safety tips about usage of a simple power tool; the things you posted are obvious.
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Postby Freefall » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:16 am

:?:

I've been here for about four years, and I don't think I've seen any mention of a dremel-related injury. What exactly are you babbling about?
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Postby saladtossser » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:35 am

didnt davidbowie get his thumb cut really bad by a dremel?
http://localhost/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12304
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Postby Freefall » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:39 am

Ah yes, I must have missed that one. Can I have some salt for this crow?
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Postby Anon » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:45 am

Yes its true some people don't use these tools right but I have failed to see this inperson but seen stories online. And oh I missed that accident too.
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Postby TurboSuper » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:09 pm

The most probable failure with a dremel is for a cut-off wheel to fragment.


So, yeah...wear safety glasses.
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Postby saladtossser » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:50 pm

funny thing, the wheel shattered, a peice hit me in the goggles right between my eyes
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Postby c0mpl3x » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:11 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Freefall
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I've been here for about four years, and I don't think I've seen any mention of a dremel-related injury. What exactly are you babbling about?
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we just don't mention dremel injuries 8)
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Postby sgort87 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:40 pm

One of the first days I worked with Boomer - when we were making his Blue Flame II Clone - the dumbass let the Dremel with a sawing bit get ahold of his left hand. That was pretty funny.

As for myself, I think I have more trouble with being hurt when the thing is off. Man, those wire brush bits [intercourse]ing sting...
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