TYPES AND USES
SINGLE-BEVEL AND DOUBLE-BEVEL
The mattock is designed for digging and cutting opera-
tions. The mattock can have a single or double-beveled
head. However, the single-beveled mattock can be
combined with other digging tools to perform a variety of
functions. For example, the pick-mattock is a combi-
nation of the single-beveled mattock and pick.
When using a mattock, it is important to have a firm
Do not swing a mattock until you are sure that no
footing and correct posture to prevent the mattock
one will be endangered by the swing, a possible
from glancing and striking the feet or legs if the mark
loose head, or glancing of the tool.
USING THE MATTOCK
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
Distribute body weight equally on both feet. The
knees should be set but not tense. The feet should
be spread apart at a comfortable distance. The
body should be relaxed and free to swing and bend
from the hips.