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Is any white finger​ problems during operation of this rotary tool

Posted on Jan. 10, 2020

Is any "white finger" problems involved due to vibration during operation of this rotary tool?

Someone maybe ask the question: what's white finger?

Vibration white finger is a term used when secondary Raynaud's has been caused by vibration. This typically happens to people who regularly use certain types of vibrating tools.

Tools and Equipment

What kinds of tools and equipment can cause ill health from vibration?

There are hundreds of different types of hand-held power tools and equipment, which can cause ill health from vibration. Some of the more common ones are:

  • ---sanders, grinders and disc cutters

  • ---hammer drills

  • ---chainsaws, hedge trimmers and power mowers

  • ---Concrete breakers/road breakers

  • ---Cut-off saws (for stone etc)

  • ---Impact wrenches

  • ---Jigsaws

  • ---Needle scalers

  • ---Pedestal grinders

  • ---Polishers

  • ---Power hammers and chisels

  • ---Powered lawn mowers

  • ---Powered sanders

  • ---Scabblers

  • ---Strimmers/brush cutters.

  • ---Hand-held grinders

Tasks and industries

Which jobs and industries are most likely to involve hand-arm vibration?

Jobs requiring regular and frequent use of vibrating tools and equipment and handling of vibrating materials are found in a wide range of industries, for example:

---Gardening with power tools

---Building and maintenance of roads and railways;


---Estate management (e.g. maintenance of grounds, parks, water courses, road and rail side verges);



---Heavy engineering;

---Manufacturing concrete products;

---Mines and quarries;

---Motor vehicle manufacture and repair;

---Public utilities (e.g. water, gas, electricity, telecommunications);

---Shipbuilding and repair.

What are the early signs and symptoms to look out for?

---Tingling and numbness in the fingers (which can cause sleep disturbance).

---Not being able to feel things with your fingers.

---Loss of strength in your hands (you may be less able to pick up or hold heavy objects).

---In the cold and wet, the tips of your fingers going white then red and become painful on recovery (vibration white finger).

If you continue to use high-vibration tools these symptoms will probably get worse, for example:

---The numbness in your hands could become permanent and you won't be able to feel things at all;

---You will have difficulty picking up small objects such as screws or nails;

---The vibration white finger could happen more frequently and affect more of your fingers

So what should we do for "white finger"?

Do you have any suggestions?

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