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Old 11-08-2019, 08:00 PM
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Default Pneumatic Squeezer Injury Lesson Learned

Lesson 1: Take your finger off the trigger of a pneumatic squeezer while adjusting the ram depth.

Lesson 2: If your going to accidentally squeeze your fingertip, try to have flat dies installed rather than dimple dies. Had this been dimple dies I likely would have lost the fingertip.

This is what a flat die squeeze looks like on the middle meaty part of the fingertip. Luckily it was set for AN426AD4-5 rivets and the dies had about 3mm space between them when fully pressed.

Hopefully nobody needs to repeat my error to learn this lesson.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:08 PM
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Welcome to the club.
There's also the "Drilled a hole through the finger" club. Hope you don't join that one. Hurts!
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:15 PM
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Default finger under trigger

On the CP 214 squeezer you can place a finger under the trigger so it won't move. Better of course to disconnect air.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:29 PM
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Two stitches, a bill for X rays, and quite a few swear words later and its all good.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:37 PM
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When I saw the title of your post I knew it was going to make me cringe. Confirmed. The thought of this happening has haunted my dreams before! Glad you didn't lose your finger.

Just out of curiosity, what yolk did you have on it?
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:32 PM
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Ouch!

I treat a pneumatic squeezer the same way that I treat my framing nailer, which is also the way I treat my skeet gun. I treat the pneumatic tools like they are loaded guns unless the air hose is disconnected. I treat the gun like it is loaded, unless the action is broken open and I can see daylight at the ends looking in from the chambers.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:48 AM
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I bet you only do this once! Drills have had a way of finding my finger despite my attention to not repeating.....
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:57 AM
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Default Blood sweat and tears...

I try to make a point of disconnecting the air before I adjust it but thanks for posting. I will think about that picture next time I am working with it.

Hope it doesn't hurt and heals quickly.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:06 AM
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When I saw the title of your post I knew it was going to make me cringe. Confirmed. The thought of this happening has haunted my dreams before! Glad you didn't lose your finger.

Just out of curiosity, what yolk did you have on it?
Standard 3 yoke.

I had been pretty good about treating it with respect, but as with most things that we do a few thousand times over I ended up getting a little complacent.
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Standard 3 yoke.

I had been pretty good about treating it with respect, but as with most things that we do a few thousand times over I ended up getting a little complacent.
I guess that is a tiny ray of sunshine here. A 1.5" likely would have been worse to due the lack of flex like the 3". Man...
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