I followed the recent thread about dumb injuries. I learned almost as much from that as I have from my own incidents of idiocy.
I noticed in the thread that a lot of injuries involve power nailers. This was a bit unnerving because I’ve recently bought my first two. While reading the thread, it occurred to me that my framer does not have a trigger guard.
Which leads to the questions —
Does the nailing gun that injured you have a trigger guard?
Might a guard have prevented the injury?
Might a guard cause as many injuries as it prevents?
Please note that I have no interest in, and no intent to start some silly class action against the tool companies. But if trigger guards make these things safer, then that will become a purchase criteria for my next gun.