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Discussion in 'Shop Safety' started by curtcanada, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011
    curtcanada

    curtcanada L, L, and the POH!

    Western Slope, CO
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    I was trying to remove the bolts on rusty diff cover. It was removed from the Jeep, so I had more than enought "angle of attack".

    Pull...seized...spray PB blaster...pull...nothing...sprayed more and waited until the next night...nothing. Got a bigger wrench and pulled harder. The head snapped off of the bolt, and ended up slicing 2" right below my goggles. I was lucky!

    I didn't notice the blood until I saw a drip on my shirt. Wiped my face, and it looked like a chainsaw massacre :)

    I guess safety goggles are the moral of the story, because we can't be outlawing rusty bolts!
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

    K-Town Tenn.
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    ouch.............:uwop:
     
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