Originally Posted by diredesire
I'm a RAGING alcoholic. No, actually I homebrew, so I collect them from the recycling "garage" whenever I recycle my cardboard. Yes, I use my mouth often. Gross, but it gets the job done, and I minimize the time the string spends on the floor... Now that you have me thinking about it, though, I'd rather not think about it.
How did you dislocate your thumb, exactly?
I pushed the lever with my thumb, and not with the butt of my palm. I have some nerve damage previously, becuase I sliced the knuckle wide open with a knife a year before. I really didn't feel it at first until I looked at it. That's one of the reasons I switched to the switch action base clamps.
Just don't put the string in your mouth after it's hit the floor, that would be real gross.