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Old 03-20-2011, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 3plus2granny
Well it finally happened to me. The old rotary cutter got me. I must have had me left hand to close to the rotary cutter. I was holding the ruler in place, and oops there it went. Gone is the side of the index finger tip. My DH doctored me. But, boy does it sting. Don't do this at home!!!!
I did the same thing last year and although it doesn't hurt anymore, I can still feel where it was cut. If I rub it, it feels kind of numb....after a whole year! Believe me, I now have a lot more respect for the cutter!
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:01 PM
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Makes my toes curl just reading your story. And the cut happens so fast. Thanks for the lesson.
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Originally Posted by feffertim
I also cut the top of my foot when I dropped my cutter and sliced the h*** out of my foot. Could not stop it from bleeding, and still have a scar 6 months later. Those cutters cut deep.
Me too! Now I only use the cutter that is pressure sensitive. Then when it drops the blade is back inside. I have dropped it twice since I bought it and feel it was worth its weight in platinum.LOL
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OW! *hugs* :cry:
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo
I am super careful when rotary cutting and I sliced the top of my foot open. The cutter fell from my cutting table and landed blade down on top of my foot. I had on sandals. Now I always wear slip on shoes that cover my feet in my sewing room. So far I haven't cut my finger. I used to use the Klutz glove every time I cut but got out of the habit. I need to find it and start using it again. One ER visit will buy the top of the line die cut machine and dies!
hummm do they make a klutz shoe?
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 3plus2granny
Well it finally happened to me. The old rotary cutter got me. I must have had me left hand to close to the rotary cutter. I was holding the ruler in place, and oops there it went. Gone is the side of the index finger tip. My DH doctored me. But, boy does it sting. Don't do this at home!!!!
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I am so sorry to hear that! :thumbdown: Hugs to you.

Hope your finger is better soon!

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Old 03-20-2011, 03:17 PM
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS DON'T READ THIS..... but when I sliced deeply into my left thumb, it wouldn't stop bleeding for what seemed like forever...until I wrapped it tightly with a couple of folded paper towels and then with several layers of duct tape, winding it down my thumb a good ways to seal it and keep any blood from leaking out. That let me finish cutting the project---which I was determined to do that day! It obviously did stop bleeding (actually pretty fast) and the pressure from the duct tape was great for it! I unwrapped it that night (happened about lunchtime) and put a bandaid on it---it was already holding itself back together. I treated it very gently for the next couple of days so it didn't pop back open and then it was fine....
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:29 PM
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Ouch! Been there too. Cut my thumb nail in half and cut into the nail bed. Lost the half nail of course. That was 4 months ago and the nail is finally grown. I even use a suction handle...but somehow as I was stretching to make the cut my hand with the rotary cutter jumped the ruler and sliced my thumb! I..am..very..careful..cutting..now. Take care and don't cut too quickly.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:32 PM
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Ouch!
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:11 PM
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Ouch! I was gritting my teeth before I even looked at your post, hoping it was a rubber finger cot you lost and not the real thing. I hope it heals fast.
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