USING A MACHINISTS COLD CHISEL
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
The following procedure is designed for
using a machinists cold chisel. However,
cutting round stock is not the only use for
this type of chisel.
With a rule and marking pencil measure desired
length and mark.
Place mark on a hard steel surface (1) (anvil, closed
vise jaws, etc.).
Place cutting edge (2) of chisel on the mark with
chisel straight up and down.
Lightly strike the chisel with a hammer (3) and check
chisel mark to be sure you are cutting on the desired
Continue striking chisel with the hammer until cut is
through the round stock. A larger diameter stock is
cut the same way except it is turned over after the
cut is about half way through the rod.