Andrew Brassard sent this simple machinery extrication drill over. Brass said if you google “hand stuck in shredder” you will see it happens quite frequently… along with all sorts of other things. He also said that it is amazing how many dogs get there tongues and ear stuck in these.
The drill was simple, he bought a $2 paper shredder from a thrift store and then ran a foam hand into it. The guys only used disassembly techniques on it. He said any other method would have been tough without movement of the blades, so make sure you have a small set of screw drivers available.
The whole operation took about 10 minutes but it involved some good disassembly procedures. We just got ahold of another shredder and will share more pics when we drill on it.
The photos below are a sequence of the drill. The last photo is of a real incident and is graphic so make sure the kids are out of the room!
Pass it on!