I had some time this afternoon to work on my riser so I grabbed my hole saw and started my conduit runs. I have, what is now, a funny story about this. But, the progress pics first.
The hole saw aftermath
Conduit going in
The holes at the top of the pic lead to my equipment room
Time to secure everything
Now the story...After cutting one of the holes, the wood plug got stuck in the saw. I decided to disconnect the saw from the power outlet before attempting to remove the wood plug
. While reaching for the power cord, my shoe got stuck and I sort of stumbled sideways (from a sitting position), no big deal. But the case of the hammer drill was quite hot and nearly touched my inner thigh
. As I jerked the drill away from my leg, my finger hit the power switch briefly and gave the drill a start. I was turning my head away from the power outlet and toward the drill at this time and hit myself in the chin with the saw rising from near my thigh, starting to spin. Quickly pulling the drill away from my face, but now well aware of the potential to burn my leg with the case, I tried to hold the drill in the middle (away from my face, but not near my leg). The saw caught a piece of my dangling shirt and began to twist it tightly, pulling the saw toward my chest
. Luckily my finger was now off the switch and the drill was starting to slow. When it finally stopped spinning, my shirt was twisted so tightly, that it had started to rip as I was holding the saw away from my body.
Finally, I did what I should have done in the beginning. I put the drill down, stood up, and disconnected the drill from the power outlet. I realized all of that happened in about 3-4 seconds. Sweaty from my mini-struggle for survival, I wiped my brow then chin only to notice an dab of blood from my chin
The last thing my wife said before I started cutting was, "be careful, don't hurt yourself." "No worries here dear, I have it all under control" was my response. My neighbor said, "The next time you need to drill holes, just let me do it for you, Scarface." Its just a scratch but that was funny. I am lucky and I am an idiot!!