Well ladies I have officially joined the club. I didn't want to, but I guess it happens. I took a big chunk of my thumb off while slicing potatoes for dinner. I was using the guard, but like a numbnut was bracing it with my thumb off the back slightly because I always seem to be nicking the guardrails. At least I didn't do it at a show. I am afraid to after this. Husband had to superglue it because it wouldn't stop.