Thanks for the free air tools!

Thanks to who ever let us know about the aircompressor lawsuit. I got a free
3/8 air ratchet that's not bad (for free) and the $2.50 blowgun is now the
prized possession of my three year old!
Pedroman
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Pedro
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I hope you're not letting your three year old play with a blowgun hooked up to an air compressor. They can be very dangerous, in a number of ways.
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ATP*
But fun, if it's under _very_ close supervision.
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Tim Wescott
I turn my regulator down to about 15 psi and turn my 3-year-old loose with a blow gun all the time while I'm working in the shop. Make sure it's one with the little safety holes on the side. Dangerous? Were you never a kid or what? All the cool stuff is 'too dangerous' now.
Jason
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Jason Marshall
I don't know what 15psi feels like, but you get precisely two eyes and no more.
At work, carelessness can mean anything from a cut finger to getting crushed under 2,500 tons. These opportunities expose themselves every couple of seconds for the entire shift.
Regards,
Robin
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Robin S.
Things are different now, but kids can still have fun. Your shop must be a lot safer than mine:-)
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ATP*
Do you know the bursting strength of the tympanic membrane?
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Richard J Kinch
Quiet, Darwin is at work here............
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Bill Rude
I didn't know an eardrum was needed for reproduction.
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Dave Hinz
It might actually work against the process.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
There's other places where 15psi might be deadly.
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Bill Rude
Yeah, I've heard that story too. Compressed air seems innocuous because it's "just air". But it can be dangerous in a number of ways that might not be so obvious.
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ATP*
NEVER "goose" a co-worker with a high pressure blow gun - it becomes very nasty. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller
Actually, the average pressure required to burst human lungs is a 3 psi differential. I know. It seems low. But that's what it is. And minor damage can occur at less than 1 pound differential on ear drums. Don't know what the low limit for lungs is. Wonder how much pressure it takes to burst an eye? Betcha 15 psi coming out of an air gun has enough speed to push random dust pretty deep into an eye though. ERS
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Eric R Snow
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 16:02:04 -0800, the inscrutable Eric R Snow spake:
Wow, I'm surprised more of both aren't burst.
Don't you guys remember when WE were kids and there were no safeguards on anything? Breeding a helpless set of kids is NOT in our best interests, especially when it's they who will take care of us in our old age. Caution the kids, sure. But let them make the very same dumb mistakes we made if they must. We all healed when we got super dumb, right?
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Larry Jaques
This is a self-selecting set in that regard, Larry. The ones who didn't aren't here to answer your question.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Done properly..it only takes 10-15 pounds to pop an eyeball out of the socket at most.
Gunner
It's better to be a red person in a blue state than a blue person in a red state. As a red person, if your blue neighbors turn into a mob at least you have a gun to protect yourself. As a blue person, your only hope is to appease the red mob with herbal tea and marinated tofu.
(Phil Garding)
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Gunner
Not Married HUH ? You may not need to understand what they say but try reproducing without at least the appearance of listening ;-) Ken Cutt
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Ken Cutt
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 20:03:06 -0500, the inscrutable "Ed Huntress" spake:
Darwin at his best!
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Larry Jaques
Yeah, one friend of mine healed up fine, but his fingers didn't grow back after the saw cut 'em off. And another friend survived his broken neck but is still a quadriplegic. Oh, and there's the one who blew his fingers off with a cherry bomb. And speaking of fingers, my neighbor stuck his finger on the chain of his bicycle and lost it at the first joint. Then there's the kid who lost an eye when his brother shot him with an arrow. Seems like giving a three year old an air gun at even 15 psi is pretty stupid. Especially when his dad is gone and he gets a hold of the air hose at 90 psi. ERS
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Eric R Snow

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