Yelvertoft kitchen fitter's watch saves his hand from saw

A kitchen fitter from Yelvertoft praised the manufacturers of his watch for saving his wrist from being severed by a saw.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 4:50 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:59 pm
Dan Fellows, from Yelvertoft, is thankful to Scruffs as one of their watches saved him from losing his hand. Photo: Scruffs NNL-170728-150526001

Dan Fellows, who is engaged and living with his fiancé in the Northamptonshire village, narrowly avoided slicing straight through his wrist whilst on a job installing a new kitchen.

While cutting a piece of skirting board – something he does daily – the 27-year-old noticed black splinters of debris shooting out from the chop saw he was using.

He stopped immediately, only to find a gaping hole in the face of his Scruffs watch, just centimeters from his wrist.

Dan Fellows' watch and the chop saw. Photo: Scruffs NNL-170728-150538001

Once the shock of his close call had worn off, Dan was amazed to discover that the watch was still in working order, despite severe cosmetic damage to the face.

“When I started to see the black bits flying up from the saw I had no idea what was happening,” he said.

“If I hadn’t been wearing the watch the saw would have gone clean through my wrist.

“It’s scary to think that a momentary lapse in concentration could’ve been a pretty bad accident.

Dan Fellows now has a new watch but the old one still works. Photo: Scruffs NNL-170728-150514001

“I follow Scruffs on social media so after this happened I thought I’d get in touch and let them know about my close call.

“I’ve had the watch for about two years now so I was gutted when I hacked through it – luckily Scruffs have sorted me out with a new one, along with a jacket and some boots. Happy days!”

Dan Fellows' watch and the chop saw. Photo: Scruffs NNL-170728-150538001
Dan Fellows now has a new watch but the old one still works. Photo: Scruffs NNL-170728-150514001