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Phoenix man finds way to
build new hand, new life

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Michael Clancy

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 8/4/2014 6:56:22 AM

Howard Kamarata was a pipe fitter by trade, a home handyman by desire. It was the handyman work that got him in trouble. Kamarata was at home one day last October, working on an outdoor project. He had solar lights, the kind that sit atop 4-by-4 posts, and he needed extra height. He set up his miter saw — a type of saw that moves on a hinge, up and down through wood. The piece he had was short, and he wanted to cut it into 2-inch sections. Being right-handed, he guided the electric saw with that hand and held

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Thought I´d post an uplifting story. This guy doesn´t give up!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gringolite, 8/4/2014 7:35:38 AM     (No. 9952487)

Stanley/Black and Decker report record power tool sales.
Prosthetists everywhere are cheering.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jir, 8/4/2014 8:53:21 AM     (No. 9952596)

I just asked my husband to read this article. He is a woodworker and handyman. I always worry about an accident like this. Thank you for posting, it is uplifting!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/4/2014 5:51:11 PM     (No. 9953235)

I use a 12 inch DeWalt radial arm miter saw.....almost 3/4´s century and an old hag or nag (whichever fits) and have a guiding stick for smaller pieces. I know to keep my hands away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/5/2014 12:51:51 AM     (No. 9953560)

Where there is a will, there is a way.
Remember the kid recently that UCF made a prosthetic lower arm and hand on a 3 D printer ?

More troubling is this American citizen couldn´t afford to pay for real prosthetics, even with insurance, yet foreigners come to this country from all over the world for free miracle surgery.



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