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Thread: How not to decap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarolar View Post
    Ive done that exact same thing only I didnt make it as far as you did.
    Me too.

    On a side note, I was making some jerky 3 or 4 months ago and cut my pinkie right at the knuckle, all the way to the knuckle. I probably should have gone to the doc because it still hurts to bend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUCKYDAWG13 View Post
    could be worse Attachment 202745
    Could have gone ALL day without seeing that picture. That has got to hurt.

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    this thread and the picture is the main reason I haven't moved forward with adding pneumatic operation to my resizing.

    I would be called "Stumpy" in no time

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    I have an AutoDrive on my Ponsness Warren 800+. You do not want to get your hand caught when it is running.

    I see the AutoDrive on the 1050 but would never install one unless I also had a bullet feeder.

    My buddy nearly lost his finger on a MEC hydraulic press. It never did heal properly.
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    Trying to look on the bright side, every time I go near a press I'll remember this and be careful.

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    LOL Only because I know EXACTLY how that feels. Keep an eye out for infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg G. View Post
    Could have gone ALL day without seeing that picture. That has got to hurt.

    It does make your anise pucker up
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    Ran my finger into a band saw three months ago and took a pencil sized chunk out of it's tip. Couldn't get it stitched cause there wasn't anything to stitch up. Took a good six weeks to heal up most of the way. Not going to post any pictures cause it was a real good pucker. Be safe out there.

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    That's why I use a lee hand press. You have to use both hands to operate it. Keeps the digits safe. (mine have enough scar tissue allready). Also I can watch tv while decapping. Keeps the boredom down.

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    Maybe a copy of that pic posted on the wall behind our presses will help us all be a bit more careful.
    Leo

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    If you are changing the dies in a Lyman 450 the handle can fall and the top punch can punch through your thumb nail. Ask me how I know?
    Indeed it CAN! Don't try this at home, folks. I bought some rubber bands and use them to tie the handle up now, after the SECOND time that happened.
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    Or it could look like this!Name:  bulletfinger.jpg
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    The top of the decapping rod can get ya too. At least when I reach across the top of it for something.


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