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Offline kellonnie

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realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« on: April 06, 2010, 09:36:39 PM »
yup i now totally understand why specialty tools that are suggested, should be used. i was working on a lg washer, changed both pumps and just needed to replace the door boot. got the thing all on and just needed to put on the spring clamp, realized that while i was getting my tools in order at the house., i set the spring wrench down cuz i was distracted by the kids and left it sitting there. so i thought damn i dont wanna go get it, so dumbass , i grabbed the needle nose pliers, i had it almost where i needed it and the pliers slipped out of the spring. my hand flew up and hit something not sure what. so then i though ok so ill just get it this time, mean while i look at my hand and realize i am bleeding profusely, so i calmly walk to the bathroom and look for papertowel or something but couldnt find anything so i walk into the kitchen where the homeowner was. needless to say 13 stitches in my thumb later. i will no longer be borrowing my husbands tool i will be buying my own that stays in the toolbox.   

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 09:51:01 PM »
Ouch :D
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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 10:03:48 PM »
Before I started using gloves--it was amazing how deep lacerations hurt less than a paper cut. Sometimes the heavy bleeding didn't start until 30 seconds afterwards.

Sorry that you had one of those days...

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 10:23:57 PM »
hehe yeah that sears gift card would sure come in handy now....although i did go back after the hospitol and got here doing laundry again told her i would put the clamps back on after stitches come out

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 08:02:01 AM »
We've always had a long-standing  joke at the shop that all the internal parts on a machine were made  by Wilkinson Sword  :)

It's almost like there's a sadist working at the factory who's honing down those edges, all the while secretly smirking that a technician will gash himself when he reaches in there. We foiled them by using gloves and preferrably wearing sleeves. As John pointed out, those lacerations are clean and deep...well, deep anyway. Get a Tetanus shot if you have not had one in 12 yrs.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 08:10:34 AM by Repair-man »
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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 09:21:02 AM »
 :( yep i got the tetnus shot with the stitches. now if the swelling would go down that would be great.

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 02:16:27 PM »
Reminds me of the Youtube video of a tech showing how to access and replace motor/coupler/pump on Whirlpool direct drives. He starts out OK, but at the end ot the video, you can see a pretty substantial cut on his hand.

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 03:51:54 PM »
That must be why them guys wear them fancy gloves. If you win them $25 bucks you could go to sears and get them Craftsman mechanic gloves.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 03:56:34 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 04:05:14 PM »
Ok, AJ, I smell another giveaway coming....  one size fits all :)

« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 04:06:57 PM by Repair-man »
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Offline kellonnie

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 04:21:58 PM »
i hope i win!!!!! could use em..............

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 05:17:10 PM »
I just got through yanking a motor out of a Fedders window unit. Didn't cut myself but 3 times.:D
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Offline kellonnie

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 06:02:40 PM »
looks like you need gloves too, lol

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Re: realizing the reason for specialty tools,
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 06:23:26 PM »
 I use the thin carpenter style gloves with the thumb and forefinger open so you can still handle those small screws, or pick your nose :D