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Offline Vtshopdog

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Sometimes You're the Bug not the Windshield.....
« on: June 18, 2022, 02:07 PM »
Never use it anymore, but had my corded Sawzall out today and found this portion of a 4" lag screw that I sawed in half lengthwise while cutting opening in a triple thick sill plate maybe 20 years ago. I've kept it in the case as a memento to blind dumb bad luck.
 
The screw was installed from back side, couldn't see it and hit it on the start of my very first cut, didn't know it was there until the cutaway piece came free, just thought my blade was dull or that the wood I was cutting was really tough.

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Offline tsmi243

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Re: Sometimes You're the Bug not the Windshield.....
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 02:47 PM »
Must have been a really good blade, that's a nice cut

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Re: Sometimes You're the Bug not the Windshield.....
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 11:33 AM »
You know the old job site joke right, from a carpentry perspective?

Who's the most dangerous guy on a job site?
A Plumber with a sawzall
[big grin]

Years ago I told a grunt to cut out a portion of a wall with a sawzall. I went off to another part of the basement to do something else. It seemed to be taking him awhile. All of a sudden I could smell gas and heard guys yelling. Ran to the back of the basement where he was working. Sure enough gas all over, bad. Told everyone to open a window on their way out and get out fast. I figured he cut into a gas pipe. Turned off the gas meter, gas still spewing everywhere. Had to go outside to breath, came back in and pulled the meter to cap the pipes. Turns out the moron had cut a 7" long trench down the back of the gas meter. How we didn't blow up I do not know.

My Ex bought me a brand new nice big Bosch sawzall years ago. I told a grunt to cut out a door assembly. Standard pull the casings, chop the nails with the sawzall and pull it. A few minutes tops. Of course I went to work on something else. Came back awhile later he was just finishing up. Brand new Bosch was smoking hot. Moron instead of just chopping the nails had cut full length down through the 2x4. That sawzall never worked right after that.

God I love a sawzall

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Re: Sometimes You're the Bug not the Windshield.....
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 04:17 PM »
You know the old job site joke right, from a carpentry perspective?

Who's the most dangerous guy on a job site?
A Plumber with a sawzall
[big grin]

Years ago I told a grunt to cut out a portion of a wall with a sawzall. I went off to another part of the basement to do something else. It seemed to be taking him awhile. All of a sudden I could smell gas and heard guys yelling. Ran to the back of the basement where he was working. Sure enough gas all over, bad. Told everyone to open a window on their way out and get out fast. I figured he cut into a gas pipe. Turned off the gas meter, gas still spewing everywhere. Had to go outside to breath, came back in and pulled the meter to cap the pipes. Turns out the moron had cut a 7" long trench down the back of the gas meter. How we didn't blow up I do not know.

My Ex bought me a brand new nice big Bosch sawzall years ago. I told a grunt to cut out a door assembly. Standard pull the casings, chop the nails with the sawzall and pull it. A few minutes tops. Of course I went to work on something else. Came back awhile later he was just finishing up. Brand new Bosch was smoking hot. Moron instead of just chopping the nails had cut full length down through the 2x4. That sawzall never worked right after that.

God I love a sawzall


Was your grunt a plumber in another life? Sounds like he has all the skills.  [scared]
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