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weecalf | 12:25 Fri 03rd Sep 2021 | Media & TV
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It was one of those Repair shop spin-offs I was watching but had to switch over .Nice people nice articles and very skilful workers .The problem was for me the people who were doing the fixing were when using a bandsaw not wearing chain mail gloves or goggles .I worked with a band saw for over thirty years and would never have taken any chances.If I had not used chain mail gloves I was in danger of losing fingers and also in danger of losing my job .

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Weecalf. I've used a bandsaw for years and have always used a 'push-stick'. Not ideal, I know.
As I'm getting on a bit now, my son will probably use the saw at some time in the future and I'd like to leave him all the appropriate safety gear. Could you recommend some suitable of chainmail gloves?

Cheers. D
'Some suitable chainmail gloves ?'
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Think you can buy them on Amazon for under 20 quid .
The only people I've ever seen wearing chain mail gloves are knights of the realm or butchers.
Same difference I guess
Fishmongers use them, too.
Knights of the realm, butchers, fishmongers.
Surely there are more?
I'm curious as to how many trades people, or amateurs, need chain mesh gloves these days.
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well hair dressers opera singers or manicurists might not
Anyone who fillets their own fish and meat should get a pair, or for opening corned beef tins. Had a fair few through casualty needing stitches from those.
I have used band-saws for years - wood & metal - & never used gloves of any sort, nor have I ever seen them used by any professional machinists. Chain mail glove are for butchers not wood workers.

When working, particularly on fine work, it is imperative that you have a full feeling for the material you are handling, this you cannot have wearing gloves.

If you are not confident that you can use any machine safely you shouldn't be using it.
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Good point aye .I worked for thirty odd years on band saw as I said so I would have considered myself confident but one lapse and you could have been in trouble . So because your confident you don’t need safety measures is that what your saying ?
I'm afraid there are risks involved with all machinery (& hand tools as well) we have to be careful & follow the guidelines, most important is not having any clutter around the machine.
Using it when you're drunk isn't a good idea either! :0)
I knew a man who worked a wood working machine shop of a small company. Knowing the saw didn't have the required safety features such as a blade guard he quite deliberately put the tip of his finger against the running blade and removed a tiny bit of skin.The severity of this 'accident' was minimal. He complained bitterly about the lack of protection and sued the company receiving £10,000 in compensation. This was over 30 years ago and this man never had to work again.
// Apparently a Native American tribe, the Mohawk, have a genetic glitch... //

that's a myth Andy. the Mohawks were good steel erectors because they'd been doing it for a long time, and they were good at it. Started because the Kahnawake reservation was near the St Lawrence Seaway, over which steel bridges were built in the 19th century.

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