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    I'm a dull tool and I cut myself all the time.

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    I've heard the "more likely to cut yourself with a dull tool..." thing too. We all have. IMHE though I cut myself a lot more when my knives are sharp (minor little cuts). I might say that since accidents are more likely with a dull tool due to clumsiness at higher pressures that you're more likely to stab yourself with a dull tool.

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    Depends on the implement being used at the time, of course...

    Some of the "dull tools are more dangerous" thing is the fact that a sharp tool ali leave a cleaner cut that is faster to heal and leaves less surface area for infection than a dull tool. Obviously this has more to do with knives and other "lacerating" tools, but there IS more rationale to this whole thing than the increased clumsiness of dull or worn tools...

    All that said, I find a very sharp chisel much easier to control than one that's shaped like a screwdriver...

    Justin

    Edit: then, there's pruning saws. No coming back from a nasty slice from one of THOSE... Sharp AND jagged.

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    Damn pruning saws! Frightening things. If you were to confront a blade wielding mugger with a knife or a big stick you might find yourself in a fight. But whip out a pruning saw and I bet they'd run like hell.

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    I was using one to cut a branch to sizeable firewood bits one day. I was still in the early stages, and got distracted. After a minute or two I found the blade sticking, on every stroke. I looked down to see why and nearly passed out. At some point the blade had l skipped, and I never felt any pain until I saw the saw, branch, and most of my hand covered in and dripping with blood...

    I've got my scars from those things... WEAR GLOVES!

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    Edit: I like your self-defense idea, Chuck!

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    A sharp knife cuts right into a potato. A dull knife makes you press down harder, making the knife more likely to slide off the potato and across your finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    A sharp knife cuts right into a potato. A dull knife makes you press down harder, making the knife more likely to slide off the potato and across your finger.
    So it should be: "You're more likely cut yourself with a dull blade than a sharp one if you're cutting potatoes in your hand instead of using a cutting board."



    Of course I get the concept. And it's accurate enough, I'm sure. Just not my personal experience. Perhaps some of us are just more likely to cut ourselves? I will say this, A dull knife is a sign of inexperience and a lack of respect for the tool and it's use. I think inexperienced users are more prone to accidents.

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    I put my potato on the board, hold it with my left hand and cut with my right. If the knife doesn't bite and slips off the left side, it will come down on my fingers. But I am belaboring the example and not the point, I suppose.

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    of course we all know that the proper technique for cutting a potato (potatoe if you're republican) is that you curl your fingertips inward so that only your knuckles are exposed, and they are only exposed to the side of the blade. Chef School 101.

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    found a video


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    Yes, curl your fingers inward. But that only works if you have the motor skills to prevent yourself from lifting the blade above your knuckles. That also assumes you are cutting straight down. When the knife slips off to the side, it assumes an angle, which can cut into the tops of your fingers or into your nails, even when they are curled.

    I lack those motor abilities, and so I carefully place each knife stroke. Never in a hundred years would I ever achieve the knife skills of Chef Morimoto.

    it is like shooting gold. Someone told me to take a little off my swing. Well, I have to have a swing before I can adjust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Yes, curl your fingers inward. But that only works if you have the motor skills to prevent yourself from lifting the blade above your knuckles. That also assumes you are cutting straight down. When the knife slips off to the side, it assumes an angle, which can cut into the tops of your fingers or into your nails, even when they are curled.

    I lack those motor abilities, and so I carefully place each knife stroke.
    Have you tried "rocking" the knife with the tip on the cutting board, as shown in the vid? If your knuckles are touching the side of the blade, they can act as a guide to keep you from lifting the blade too high and cutting yourself.

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    Veg-O-Matic. I guess it's time to Get With the 70s. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    ...have experienced jigsaw blade canter
    Am I the only one who thinks that "Jigsaw Blade Canter" would be a great name for a band? IMO it has the kind of unforgetableness (unforgetability?) that "Death Cab For Cutie" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6uRT7PxTQ ) has.

    I will freely admit that the words "canter" and "jigsaw" have never even entered my mind at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnobuddy View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that "Jigsaw Blade Canter" would be a great name for a band? IMO it has the kind of unforgetableness (unforgetability?) that "Death Cab For Cutie" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6uRT7PxTQ ) has.

    I will freely admit that the words "canter" and "jigsaw" have never even entered my mind at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob p View Post
    Veg-O-Matic. I guess it's time to Get With the 70s. lol.
    When the Veg-O-Matic arrives, can the Super Bass-O-Matic '76 be far behind? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RLHPaZUuyc

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    I was waiting for someone to call up the Bass-O-Matic. I resisted the urge. MMMmmm. That's good bass.

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