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Things not to drop on your toe: Spring packs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dremu, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    That is all.

    Perhaps I should do a daily "That is all" as my statements of what should be obvious and yet apparently needs to be said. :D

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    You too? :eek1:


    I did last year, and it took months before it finally was forgotten!!! :o
     
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    Things that aren't good to launch out of press while pressing out bushings....semi-truck spring packs :haha:
     
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    They make these things called steel toes. Should get you some :rolleyes:
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Oh yeah ... then I'd hafta cut the damn boot off with a Sawzall just to GET to my toes :)

    'Sides, welding in steel toes scares me. And I already have this nice pair of Dickies ... :doah: that sounds bad... :eek1:

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    Try dropping a complete 14 bolt FF carrier on your big toe from about 3 feet up...in runners. :doah: :eek1:

    Did that a couple of years ago...

    Rene
     
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    OOOOH......now that makes me cringe!! :doah: :eek1: :eek1:
     
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    The edge of the ring gear is what got my toe...I about puked from the pain. :crazy:

    Rene
     
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    You had to go to the ER too right?
     
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    Knowing what i know now I wouldn't have bothered going. At the time i didn't know that even if the toe was broken they weren't gonna do anything for it...

    So, basically i wasted 3 hours at the hospital when i could have been home self medicating. :haha:

    "Your big toe is broken"... "Next!"

    Rene
     
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    If you hadn't gone then, what would you have done to get rid of the pain? Soaked the whole foot?
     
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    I never did anything for the pain. They prescribed T3's, but i never filled the prescription. I figured if it began to hurt worse I'd fill it, but it just steadily hurt less over the following weeks...

    I did limp for a while though :crazy:

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    Steel toe boots do nothing but trap your toes when something really heavy falls on them. Seen that first person at the shop...
     
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    Yea but if its big enough to crush the steel toe then you wouldnt have a foot anyway :doah:
     
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    Steel toes are the only logical choice for working with heavy object. As said before, if something is heavy enough to crush the toe then your foot will be hamburger anyway. I've dropped plenty of 50-200 pound objects on my steel toes and had my girlfriends 1100 pound horse plant and grind its hoof into my boot and the toes havent crushed yet, so needless to say I am prety confident in their safety. Besides, my mom wears steel toe boots to work, do you really want her to be more manly than you?
     
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    You dont want to drop front rotors with the wheel hubs, studs and bearings installed on your big toe either!!! Did it with 10 bolt stuff. the unti slipped off the spindle from about 3-4 ft. and dropped onto my big toe. Had regular old hiking boots on... Man, that hurt! The nail just came off the other day.. :(


    I feel your pain!!!! :doah:
     
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    I have heard of a steel toe folding over within the shoe and amputating the toes when the load was not great enough to cause an outright collapse of the shoe.
    Wives' tale?
    Made up?
    Never happened but someone thot it could?
    No idea, but it makes me (being a cursed Engineer) really want to see the design of the steel toe insert.
     
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    Actually, I was flippin through the channels last night and the Myth Busters were doing a study on steel toe boots and how they affect your toes. DIdn't stay on the channel though cause I was watching something else....... Will keep my eyes out for it though. I did see them say that one weight range severed some toes.. And they were testing all kinds of different protective foot wear...
     
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    The reason is amputated the toes is because the put about 400 lbs on a blade and dropped it on the steel toe. What happened is the steel toe deflected the weight inward towards the ankle, so it chopped the foot off. My problem with the way they did their experiment is that the boot was free to move around. The results could have been different if there was some weight on the boot to simulate someone actually wearing it.
     
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    The design is quite simple, it's basically half a dome. The back edge can't come down like a shear. It can bend and possibly injure your foot, but outright amputation is not very probable. To have something crush the steel toe enough to do that sort of damage is in the realm where nothing would have helped anyways.

    I've had 500 lbs on my steel toes quite a few times and they haven't begun to fold or bend yet. Just creates that embarrassing moment when you realize you're stuck...


    Of course anything that lands just nehind the toe hurts right away...

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