GoNavy wrote:don't feel too bad it happens, glad you didn't cut off the whole finger...I once nail gunned a piece of wood to my thump...lol...holding a corner by hand the nail gun nail hit a knot or something and made a ninety degree turn in the wood, came out right into my thump. Sat there for a few minutes looking it over wood with my thump against it and small nail coming out, fortunately missed any bone or the thump nail just meat..strange...didn't hurt a bit, probably because it was so fast, but the trim piece was nailed to my thump no doubts was mulling over what to do...emerg room visit...call ambulance...etc...decided since I was already taking some antibiotics for a lung infection..I was good infection wise, just needed to figure out the best way to get that wood off my thump...lol...ended up just pulling it off...man that is when the pain hit, was fine until then ... then it hurt like hell...put a band aid on it and went about my business...should have took a picture, not every day you nail a piece of wood to your thump. So lesson learned I don't hold corners like that anymore, I use clamps then nail it...I suspect you will do the same regarding holding onto pieces while cutting...live and learn
Wow! I hired a buddy who was a contractor to do some work I could not get too. I was sitting in my office when he came in. He said, “ come here I need your help”, and he started walking to the job site. I followed and when we got there he turned and showed me his left arm. It had a 3 inch construction nail sticking out his wrist. He wanted me to pull it out. I refused! Told him there was too many things that could wrong, like if the nail was through an artery. Told him I would take him to hospital. No way! He got mad and yanked the nail out. Apparently he was nailing up some framing and the gun either went off on his arm or the nail rickocheted he was too embarrssed to tell me exactly what happened. After he got the nail out he went pale and I finally convinced him to take the rest of the day off, he still refused to go to the hospital. Next day he was back at work. Though he did favor his left arm.