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Offline Davo J

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Drill press foot switch (safety)
« on: January 21, 2012, 07:09:30 AM »
Drill press foot switch safety.
I came across this nasty accident yesterday on another forum and today he posted photos of it. He was changing a drill bit and accidentally stood on the switch. If you have one (like I do) it's something to keep in mind as it only takes a second to loose concentration.

Here is the link to it.
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?p=733603&posted=1

Dave

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Re: Drill press foot switch (safety)
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 09:00:39 AM »
 :doh:  Mmmmm that's gonna hurt  :bang: I recon this guy still had the key still in the chuck when he tried to tighten up a drill bit by hand while switching on the power?
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Re: Drill press foot switch (safety)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 09:07:01 AM »
When I saw the photo I could almost feel it in my hand.
To go that deep I think your right about having it in.

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Re: Drill press foot switch (safety)
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 10:28:42 AM »
And he still has the presence of mind to take a photo.
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Re: Drill press foot switch (safety)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 10:31:17 AM »
He probably had nothing else to do while waiting hours in the ER.

Dave