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Offline Hammer1Down

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Ice auger safety
« on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Had this happen last weekend, I just happened to not tie my shemagh (afgan scarf) like usual and wrapped it around my neck. 
  Scarf got caught somehow through the gap on pull cord cover of my jiffy pro4 and sucked me into the auger head.  1 in a million chance but still something to be cautious and aware of.  Loose clothing, scarf, hoodie strings, sleeves, etc... 
  Had the scarf been tied like usual, it could have choked me to death.  Scary stuff for sure.





Offline lefty2053

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:54 AM »
WOW that could be scary. Glad your OK.
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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:55 AM »
scary stuff good learning experience. glad your ok.
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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:56 AM »
Did the picture not load, I can't see it?  There is a picture of my neck with a wicked rug burnfrom the scarf being ripped off?

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:57 AM »
no photo
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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Glad your ok, except for burn on your neck! Good reminder to everyone to check for loose clothing around augers.

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2018, 10:04 AM »
Got to say every time I unzip my Parka and drill a hole I get the Drill Stuck in my Parka Pocket. Have to lean down to get it out.
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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Scary stuff man, glad youre okay

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #8 on: Mar 06, 2018, 12:16 PM »
Anything under power that has high torque and spins can be very dangerous. Poeople are killed or maimed every year by pto driveshafts.

Offline Van Noord

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #9 on: Mar 06, 2018, 12:29 PM »


Guy I know recently had the bottom of his auger iced up bad and when he went to drill another hole the auger jumped and started sliding all over the ice. Instinctively, he grabbed the neck of the flight extension with his free (left) hand while it was rotating at near full throttle...ouch.
Torn a bunch of tendons... surgery... season over...

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2018, 09:24 PM »
At least you would have died doing what you love.
Every plastics manufacturer claims plastics outfish livebait. So now I use livebait just for the increased challenge.

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2018, 09:54 PM »
At least you would have died doing what you love.

Getting choked while inhaling exhaust fumes? Thatís a little extreme for me!

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Re: Ice auger safety
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2018, 10:15 PM »
Glad youíre okay. I often fear my lanyard that has my sounder and forceps will get caught up in my M18 when I am drilling holes.

 



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