TYPES AND USES - Continued
RAILROAD TRACK MAUL
The railroad track maul has a flat faced tapered head
which weighs about 10 pounds. They are used for driv-
ing railroad track spikes.
The wooden maul has a cylindrical head which is about
8 inches in diameter and about 10 inches long. It is used
to drive wooden pickets, posts and stakes.
NEVER, NEVER USE AN UNSAFE
HAMMER. BEFORE USING, CHECK
FOR A LOOSE HEAD OR A CRACKED
HANDLE. DO NOT USE HANDLE AS A
PRY BAR, OR TO KNOCK SHARP
Inspect the faces of steel hammers for wear, dents,
or chips. They can be dangerous if chips fly off.
Replace the hammer if these conditions are found.
Inspect copper, lead, plastic, or rawhide mallets for
File edges of copper, lead or plastic mallets down to
the original shape.
Trim a rawhide mallet with a knife.