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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #73998 01/09/07 09:26 PM
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Good one Reno! I just may do that! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

haha


Luke Clarke
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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #73999 01/09/07 09:30 PM
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Or for that matter one side of a Raco 4sq...


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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74000 01/09/07 09:50 PM
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I like the purpose built strippers for coax too. They do a consistant job of prepping the cable for the connector. I also like a real wire stripper for THHN and Romex.
A regular razor knife is good for some other things but get a good one with solid detents for the blade exposure. The $1.99 ones are usually junk.
I do keep a baby Buck on my keychain that is pretty sharp. When I was working I kept it "scary sharp" by stropping it on a box when I was talking on the phone. Once you get a knife fairly sharp that will polish a razor edge on it. With a careful touch you could still strip wire but that would certainly be an emergency type thing where I didn't have my tools.


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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74001 01/09/07 10:16 PM
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An electrician without a knife is like a jockey without a horse.

Oh yeah, so was there a different permit for the "dull knife"?


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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74002 01/10/07 08:54 AM
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My leatherman is always kept real sharp, and is always with me, even to church. Permit or no.

When I wired airplanes, a set of flush cutting side cutters, usually off the Snap-On truck, was all I needed to strip all manner of coax wire, depending on what system I was working on. Kept sharp, they have no trouble with the foil. In the maintenance work I do now, the flush cutters are in the telephone/network tool bag. They also make really good fingernail clippers after you tore it on the edge of the radio rack.

TW

Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74003 01/10/07 04:28 PM
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The only time I had to get stitches when I was an electrician was from cutting EMT with a hack saw. I cut through the pipe to fast and punched the rough edge of it with my right indew finger...had to get 5 stitches or so.

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Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74004 01/10/07 05:12 PM
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Knife Permit, that is just silly. I wonder if people are laughing when they come up with that sort of stuff, lol. I think that they should be given a "Give Your Head A Shake Permit".

Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74005 01/10/07 05:32 PM
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What I find interesting is that an electrician may play with lethal voltages yet needs a permit for a knife.

I trust you to wire a device correctly so a building won't burn down but a knife, too scary, you might get a cut.

Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74006 01/10/07 06:04 PM
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The company I work for doesn't ban use of knives. However I have sign the following forms.
Safe use of knives, proper use of elevator, safe driving statement, take a written test on lift truck operation every year and attend lift truck training, fall arrest training, boom and scissor lift training every three years.

Re: Sharp Knife permit?? #74007 01/15/07 06:05 PM
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If they want to reduce injuries, ban ductwork. 16 1/2 years as an electrician, the only 2 times I've needed stiches was from (sloppily installed) ductwork. [Linked Image]
But the first time I got to watch the HVAC foreman REAM out the guy who installed it.

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