USING THE ADZ
ALWAYS WEAR SUITABLE EYE
1 To use the adz, first clear the work area of branches
Use short, choppy down strokes while keeping the
hands in approximately the same position on the
handle. The right hand does not slide toward the left
hand as in swinging the ax, because the right hand
must be in a position to keep control of the adz head
at all times. Sliding the right hand to the end of the
handle would allow the adz blade face to be
deflected toward the user.
As wood chips accumulate on the work
surface, clear them away to prevent their
causing a deflection of the adz blade.
Reverse the position of the hands if left-
Block the timber to be worked on so it cannot slip,
slide, or roll.
Straddle the timber and grip the adz handle with
both hands. The right hand should be held approxi-
mately 12 to 15 inches above the left hand.