TYPES AND USES - Continued
The adz is a chopping tool used for chopping and
smoothing lumber or logs where a great deal of wood or
bark is to be removed. The adz is a form of ax where the
edge of the blade is at a right angle to the handle. It has a
curved steel head attached to a curved handle.
The timber wedge is used with a sledge, primarily to split
logs and timber. When sawing timber or thick lumber, it
may also be used to spread the cut so the saw will not
bind. The timber wedge is a steel tool resembling a
slender single-bit ax head. One end is slightly fan-
shaped and sharpened to a dull edge. The other end is
flat where a sledge can strike when driving the wedge
into a log.
Never use any tool that is defective.
Do not use a tool not designed for the job. It can be
Always wear eye protection when working where
flying particles may injure the eyes.
Before using an ax, clean the work area of material
Do not use dull or defective tools.
that might deflect the ax blade.
Before swinging a tool, be sure no one is close
Keep arms, legs, and feet out of path of ax.
enough to be injured.