Ouch! those chips are hot

I painfully learned the lesson(again) tonight that blue chips are hot! I was turning down some 8620 to make threaded inserts, and a 2″ long helix flew up over my head, and landed on the back of my neck. After a quick “hot hot” dance, and a bandage I was back to making chips. Five minutes later I took a 9 to the chin that left a nice little mark.

So remember everyone, if you’re making chips that look like this, don’t let them land on bare skin.


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