Festool Domino warning - graphic content

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Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Post by promhandicam » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:52 pm

For those who have the domino, please take great care if you are changing depth of plunge going from shallow cuts on something like a face frame to deeper cuts on the carcase. If you forget to change the setting when cutting a slot in a thinner piece the cutter will exit on the face, and if you stupid enough to be holding the face frame then you will cut a slot in the end of your finger. The slots cut in timber are very neat - the slots in fingers less so. :roll:

The following photos were taken at A&E before being referred to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead that specialises in treating, amongst other things, hand trauma. Needless to say that I am off work for a while.
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Post by Leveller2911 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi Steve,
Have to say I've had my fingers /hand behind the timber and on the odd occasion forgotten to set the depth but been lucky.. Think I will try and remember to always hold a sacrifical piece behind it in the future............All the best mate and hope you get it sorted.. They are great at East Grinstead , my brother in law's father came home from work early one day and started cooking tea.The chip pan caught fire and he panicked ,picked it up and through it out the back door ...........Where my BIL (aged 6) was standing. Had years of skin graphes and surgery at East Grinstead so you're in god hands......... Regards Leveller. PS: Keep us posted on your progress and hope you're back up and running asap.

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Post by JonR » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:21 pm

Woahh thats nasty, we got the DF500 a short while ago thanks for heads up. I went to East Grinstead to get my thumb sorted after i decided to put it into my power plane, it was on par with your injury i didn't think it would heal as good as it did.... my hearts pounding thinking back on it now. Speedy recovery matey.

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Post by woodsmith » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:54 am

That looks nasty, it's a sobering sight and all too easy to do. Hope you heal well, my neighbour made a real mess of his hand and they did such a good job that now you wouldn't know he had ever damaged it, so hope they can do the same for you. Best of luck with it and keep us informed how you go on.
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Post by bloonose » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:14 am

I know somebody who did that same thing not long after the domino came out, made me think about that same thing happening to me everytime I used mine. It did not however stop me cutting one of my fingers off with a TS55 about 3/4 years ago now :oops:

You'll get back to work quickly I expect/hope and will alway check from now on I suspect.

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Post by thatsnotafestool » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 pm

Ouch, Steve. Hope you make a speedy recovery, mate.
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Post by MJ80 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 am

Get well soon, looks pretty rough. My best mate did the same thing something a few years ago but managed to go into the side of his finger. Hope it heals quickly.

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Post by Tomyjoiner » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:02 am

easily done, Hope ya mend soon. I did this just before christmas, doesn't look much but goes right through to other side. Did it on the panel saw, my fault of being tired an repetition/lack of concentration. Had to go to preston general next day :x to get it sorted.
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You will find its bloody annoying how long it stays tender for. 12 weeks an its still sore to the touch but those Trama surgeons are bloody good.

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Post by thatsnotafestool » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 am

Now don't laugh but ....

I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and you have to remember to reset it each time. Sod's Law says I keep forgetting. So it's walk behind the table saw to turn it off. I expect you can see where this is going. :oops:

I'd just ripped a small piece of timber and not moved it clear of the blade. As I walked behind to turn it off, the blade fired the piece of timber back at me which caught me fair and square on the old todger. An inch lower and I'd have been writhing on the ground in agony. It was bad enough though and you should have seen the bruise :o

And no, I haven't taken any photos. :lol:
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Post by promhandicam » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:54 pm

thatsnotafestool wrote:Now don't laugh but ....

I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and you have to remember to reset it each time. Sod's Law says I keep forgetting. So it's walk behind the table saw to turn it off. I expect you can see where this is going. :oops:

I'd just ripped a small piece of timber and not moved it clear of the blade. As I walked behind to turn it off, the blade fired the piece of timber back at me which caught me fair and square on the old todger. An inch lower and I'd have been writhing on the ground in agony. It was bad enough though and you should have seen the bruise :o

And no, I haven't taken any photos. :lol:
You been working in the buff again Roger? :lol:

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Post by thatsnotafestool » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:09 pm

promhandicam wrote:
thatsnotafestool wrote:Now don't laugh but ....

I also had a bit of an accident a month or so back. The main on/off buttons for the Hammer are in the middle of the machine which entails walking behind the table saw to turn it off. There is an emergency switch on the table saw side but it's one of those that latches and you have to remember to reset it each time. Sod's Law says I keep forgetting. So it's walk behind the table saw to turn it off. I expect you can see where this is going. :oops:

I'd just ripped a small piece of timber and not moved it clear of the blade. As I walked behind to turn it off, the blade fired the piece of timber back at me which caught me fair and square on the old todger. An inch lower and I'd have been writhing on the ground in agony. It was bad enough though and you should have seen the bruise :o

And no, I haven't taken any photos. :lol:
You been working in the buff again Roger? :lol:
Best way I know of not getting clothing caught up in the machinery :lol:
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Re: Festool Domino warning - graphic content

Post by hercule » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:41 pm

Bet that's a tad tender. Any consolation mate. It will still hurt in 10 years time. Speedy recovery x

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