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Old 01-17-2009, 07:40 AM   #16
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I caught one like this right in the chicklets and nose. I was using my Porter Cable R/A angle drill. It's an 8 amp so there is way more torque than my Milwaukee R/A has. I weigh 185 and it has spun me before in green lumber, etc. so I knew better...

Anyway I was drilling horizontally with the 2 9/16"' self feed bit and the drill l extended in front of me just above my waist.... since I have learned not to lean into my work with my face and that tends to be what we do..

Because I was drilling sideways my grip wasn't as firm. It still kicked easily when I caught a knot.

Fortunately I was wearing a dust mask which contained the blood from my nose but I ended up with a blood blister inside my upper lip shaped exactly like my front teeth...which is batter than cracking them loose...
As a result with the big drills I tend to brace aginst my hip now whenever possible and use a taller ladder so I can have the drill away from my face in higher locations.

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