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Mon May 17, 2021, 02:32 PM

Keeping in mind that I am pretty much the most accident prone person on the planet,

I bought a new battery operated weed wacker, two weeks ago, and I still have ALL of my fingers and toes!!

*hope I didn't just jinx myself.

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Reply Keeping in mind that I am pretty much the most accident prone person on the planet, (Original post)
Siwsan May 2021 OP
MerryHolidays May 2021 #1
pwb May 2021 #2
Siwsan May 2021 #4
Diamond_Dog May 2021 #3
Siwsan May 2021 #5
Diamond_Dog May 2021 #6
Ocelot II May 2021 #7

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:36 PM

1. You should be fine

However, never keep the head close to your legs. I was weed-wacking in a very tight space, and I wound up having the string cut up my legs, near the ankles. Nothing too serious, but I had some really unusual scars for the next few weeks.

Totally my fault.

I have several batter powered pieces of lawn equipment. I don't want gas, and corded equipment can be a pain. I have three batteries, since all the equipment takes the same battery. That way I am never out of power.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:38 PM

2. Wear safety glasses and long pants

With the battery power weed whacker I find myself whacking in places never whacked before? Lots of debris flying around. Good buy.

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Response to pwb (Reply #2)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:44 PM

4. I always wear jeans but I need to find my safety glasses

I thought about that today when I was wacking away at some wild garlic. If THAT stuff should fly up and hit me in the face - yikes!!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:43 PM

3. I don't know that anyone can beat my husband being accident prone.

But, congratulations on your weed whacker prowess!

An aside .... my hubby cut off his finger half way down when he stuck his hand down inside the mulching mower chute to unclog it.... yes, he forgot to turn it off before he stuck his hand down there .... I wasn’t home at the time but my son was, who threw Dad in the car with his hand wrapped up in a towel and drove like heck to get him to the ER in record time. They were able to surgically re-attach it, which was remarkable. This is one of his many “accident waiting to happen” stories ...

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:48 PM

5. My accident claim to fame is that I dropped a rototiller on my head.

I was adjusting something and the handle slipped out of my hand, and a corner of SOMETHING on the tiller smacked into my head. I thought I had some tea tree oil but I was wrong. So I applied pressure until I THOUGHT the bleeding had stopped and decided to walk up to the health food store, just up the road. I figured maybe driving might not be a good idea.

Just as I paid for the oil and turned to leave the store, I felt the unmistakable sensation of warm blood streaming down through my hair.

Somehow I made it home, treated the gash, and went back to work. I doubt it was big enough to require stitches. Head wounds just bleed a whole lot.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Mon May 17, 2021, 03:17 PM

6. Oh yeah

Head wounds bleed like crazy. I’m glad you made it home after that terrible gash and didn’t pass out on the side of the road!

I myself have a scar from 3 stitches in my scalp from banging my head on an open locker in high school.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Mon May 17, 2021, 04:09 PM

7. Gaaahh! That sounds awful.

Almost as awful as how I first read the post title (I need a new prescription): "I dropped a rottweiler on my head."

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