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Old 09-16-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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I love mine but I do use the guard when slicing small things. I've whacked myself a couple of times before I learned to take precaution. The sharp blades made me bleed like a stuck pig.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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I've had some grisly wounds from the mandoline over the years. Think chunks of meat & fingernail!
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
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I keep my chef's knife scary sharp. Except for strong thumbnails, I'd have lost meat from my left thumb. And yes, though nothing was actuall lost, it has been sliced, and I have bled. Thumb control is something I have learned over the years. keep it tucked when striking (Kuk Sool Wan), wrapped around hand-grips when dirt-biking (hills of San Diego), and when slicing/chopping (Goodweed's Kitchen).

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Old 09-17-2009, 06:02 PM   #14
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I never use the gard or gloves and I have cut my self plenty of times, no big deal.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:05 PM   #15
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I forgot to mention that I don't let anyone else use mine. I'm always afraid they won't be as careful as I am. I just give them something else to do and I do the slicing, mincing, dicing, etc.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #16
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I'm pricing some kevlar gloves for myself from a vendor at work, and the lab is going to look around to see if they have any they are getting rid of, that I might have. I just need the right hand. The cost of an emergency visit will get you 6 pair of gloves instead.

This is the second time I've cut off part of a finger/thumb, though the last time I had the piece sewn back on and it took 5 stitches. (30 years ago).

Here's the thing, when you are slicing cucumbers, they are too long to use the guard device until you get at the end, and I wasn't thinking--"I wasn't thinking", it's the same excuse the guy that stepped out in front of the bus said. It's just embarrassing. I've become a master at making the bandage narrow enough to only hit one key at time--for work.

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:10 AM   #17
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Everytime I see this thread I think of the movie "Foul Play" with Chevy Case (I think) and Goldie Hawn. They were given the advice to "Beware the dwarf."
so....
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:08 PM   #18
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Everytime I see this thread I think of the movie "Foul Play" with Chevy Case (I think) and Goldie Hawn. They were given the advice to "Beware the dwarf."
so....
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:10 PM   #19
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Does this thread make anyone elses knees feel funny?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:23 AM   #20
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I just bought a new mandalin to replace a 5 year old dull model. The guard is a must have for slicing wafer thin apple chips. Apples soaked in syrup and placed overnight in a dehydrator, awesome!
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