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Old 04-04-2021, 02:01 PM   #1
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Honest show of hands. Who has cracked their head open with a tpost driver? My buddy did yesterday and has 5 staples to show for it. On a positive note, we were able to test McMullen County EMS response time!
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:02 PM   #2
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I knocked myself silly with one once, but didnít break the skin. I seriously got woozey and had to sit down for a bit.


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:04 PM   #3
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Yes, it’s inevitable to bonk your head if you build fence and feed pens
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:16 PM   #4
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I’ve come close. My buddy cut his finger off with one.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:16 PM   #5
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All the cool kids have done it.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:21 PM   #6
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Yep. Saw the flash and heard the 'gong', but no stitches. I watch for the silver or white paint on top end of the post now. When I see that it's getting too high.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:23 PM   #7
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:23 PM   #8
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I have seen it happen. Have never seen EMS called. . . but have seen it happen. :-)
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:28 PM   #9
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Yup. Got top of my head. Knocked me out for a few minutes, had a little blood but no stitches. Cold beer and kept going.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:30 PM   #10
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Ive done it - day before Hurricane Ike came ashore.

You only do it once, then you learn to slow down a little.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:34 PM   #11
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I have done it . Bout knocked myself out .
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:36 PM   #12
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I knocked myself out building a feeder pen
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:36 PM   #13
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Been there done that! Next thing I knew I was on one knee with blood streaming down my face. Lol. Showed me Karma is a *****! Probably a week before I watched my dad do it and after I made sure he was ok I laughed my butt off. Asked him how did he manage to do that?! Well I found out. No stitches and went back to driving posts after a cold beer.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:37 PM   #14
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I woke up with my face covered in blood and a mouth full of dirt!
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:39 PM   #15
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I've done plenty other weird stuff to harm myself............but NOT that one! LOL!
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:40 PM   #16
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I have seen it happen. Have never seen EMS called. . . but have seen it happen. :-)
Well I certainly didn't want to call them but he was pale white and close to passing out. Lost a good bit of blood. EMS was 15 minutes out, nearest hospital 40 minutes.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:40 PM   #17
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Been there done that! Next thing I knew I was on one knee with blood streaming down my face. Lol. Showed me Karma is a *****! Probably a week before I watched my dad do it and after I made sure he was ok I laughed my butt off. Asked him how did he manage to do that?! Well I found out. No stitches and went back to driving posts after a cold beer.


Ive learned to never ask ďhow the heck did you do that?Ē Because I tend to find the answer the hard way. About like you, my buddy did it, I asked how, next weekend I found out. Split me, but no stitches. Hurt like heck though.


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Old 04-04-2021, 02:43 PM   #18
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Never have. And I’ve probably built more fence than most on here.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:45 PM   #19
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Haven't yet, and my neighbor has a 2-man driver. Drop that on your head/foot and it will be an EMS call for sure.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:48 PM   #20
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Never have done it myself but saw it happen to someone else. Those who have done it how tall are you? The person I saw do it was about 5'8". He was really going high to get a good hit. For me I'm 6'3" so I don't put it as much over my head as he did.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:53 PM   #21
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Smoked my forehead this summer. My reaction was to throw it and almost hit my truck with it.

Iím shocked I didnít split my head open. The 100 degree temps didnít help.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:53 PM   #22
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Drove up on a friend laying by his feeder, face covered in blood. I thought he was dead but he just knocked himself out and split his scalp. Best to not use a T post driver by yourself in remote country. At least the buzzards hadnít got to him yet. Came close to getting myself a few times.
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Old 04-04-2021, 02:54 PM   #23
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Pulled a Jeep tow bar into my head once. Went to grab it to rock the Jeep back and forth to lock in the 4wd. Someone took my cotter pin out that locked it in place. Saw stars for sure.
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:01 PM   #24
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My T post driving days are over.................Never did it......
My "tennis" elbow, won't allow such injuries..............
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:13 PM   #25
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Ive done it - day before Hurricane Ike came ashore.

You only do it once, then you learn to slow down a little.

Yes sir, only took me once and then slow the heck down and Watch that dang post. Bang, lights butt in the dirt.


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Old 04-04-2021, 03:17 PM   #26
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Iím guilty. Knocked myself out in HS and got 5 staples. Did it on a Thursday before Friday football game. Didnít tell any coaches and wore a hat until right before I put my helmet on. Had blood running down my back and in my eyes all game. Back in early 90ís before everyone was crazy.


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Old 04-04-2021, 03:24 PM   #27
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I’ll probably jinx myself. But how do you hit yourself with the tpost driver? Getting in on the post or actually driving the post?
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:32 PM   #28
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Never have done it myself but saw it happen to someone else. Those who have done it how tall are you? The person I saw do it was about 5'8". He was really going high to get a good hit. For me I'm 6'3" so I don't put it as much over my head as he did.
Iím 6í3Ē. I cannot remember what length tpost I was driving though.
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:33 PM   #29
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I've been shot, stabbed, and set on fire. I've had knee surgury, gall bladder out, and appendix burst. 3 broken ribs, broken left wrist, and 8 teeth pulled. On top of that I had a liver transplant. Been nocked out 7 times (that I can remember).

But no, I've never actually been wacked by a T-post driver!
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:44 PM   #30
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Saw it happen. In fact we had a set up known as the “head-knocker feeder” for that very reason. The tpost driver drove that button on the top of his ball cap deep into his scalp and he was out cold for a couple minutes
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:48 PM   #31
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Not yet but I have fence to build so it could happen
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:53 PM   #32
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Not my head but I did get 16 stitches Iím my hand from one in October.


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Old 04-04-2021, 03:53 PM   #33
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Ouch
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:58 PM   #34
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Did it once about a week after watching someone do it. So, I guess I am a quick learner. It didn't split my head or knock me out but I had to sit down. I was standing on top of a truck bed trying to drive a long piece of square tubing into a rocky ground.
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:58 PM   #35
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In the Widows peak one day had to sit down made me sick
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:59 PM   #36
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Done it. Nuff said.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:07 PM   #37
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Done it. Nuff said.
Me too.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:12 PM   #38
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Yepper, cut my head open on the button on the top of my cap when it came down.

Still didn’t knock any sense in me.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:39 PM   #39
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Think I'll just throw mine in the dumpster. I've got guns that have killed fewer things than ya'lls t-post drivers!
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:46 PM   #40
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Trying to picture how it would happen...
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:48 PM   #41
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Never have. And Iíve probably built more fence than most on here.
I've built alot of fences and driven a TON of t post but that one got me! Split my wig good
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:49 PM   #42
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I knocked myself silly with one once, but didnít break the skin. I seriously got woozey and had to sit down for a bit.


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Old 04-04-2021, 04:49 PM   #43
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Interesting
Daughter did it last year.
We all heard the “bong”
Luckily no blood
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:53 PM   #44
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Trying to picture how it would happen...
As top heavy as those things are it can get away from you if you raise it too high above your head. I think fatigue is often involved - tired but taking one more stroke and you lose control
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:53 PM   #45
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Yup, hardest I’ve ever been hit.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:55 PM   #46
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I've been shot, stabbed, and set on fire. I've had knee surgury, gall bladder out, and appendix burst. 3 broken ribs, broken left wrist, and 8 teeth pulled. On top of that I had a liver transplant. Been nocked out 7 times (that I can remember).

But no, I've never actually been wacked by a T-post driver!
You’ve either made some really bad decisions or have some really bad luck

But you’ve survived. Lol.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:00 PM   #47
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yup...wasn't bad enough to draw blood, but sure spooked me. Anyone who lets that happen twice got brain damage from the first blow. Everytime I see a driver there is a flashback instantly.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:15 PM   #48
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Did it once and drew blood. Ruined my hat. Saw stars but never went down.


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Old 04-04-2021, 05:15 PM   #49
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Been lucky so far.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:19 PM   #50
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For those asking how. Getting a little too aggressive when lifting the driver and the driver gets lifted too high off the top of the post. When you come back down, the lip of the driver catches the top of the t-post. Next thing ya know you are seeing stars and picking yourself up off the ground.
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