The router must have kicked back and lost my grip. A 1/2 inch by 2 inch spiral cut bit tore a chunk out of my hand. Thanks for the offer, if I can’t function in six weeks I‘ll think about alternatives.Ouch So sorry that happened. Many if not most router injuries seem to take a lot of meat - very nasty. Looks like yours was clean and will heal well. Trying to understand what cut you, did the bit fly apart? Or maybe the collet?
I am willing to come over and finish the cut, your hand looks a bit too sore to do that
Yes, I think part of it was that I had poor results from the blade I had and all my 7 1/4 inch blades are thin kerf except the old very worn Forrest blade that did work extremely well before is was overused in the wrong wood. That made me very frustrated and rushed when the three stores I visited did not have any blades except the thin kerf. So, yes I rushed, wasn’t thinking clearly, and made a mistake. I’m still not clear exactly what happened. It was so unexpected and surprisingly instantaneous.Mike, I hope you get well soon!
I was going to make some crack about a hand-tool woodworker using a tool with a cord, but this is not the time or place for that!
My take-away is EXACTLY what Steven said - you have SO much experience and knowledge and you got hurt!
Safety Lesson #1 : slow down and think first!