USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
work, use your hand as the driving power on tang-type chisels. For rough
cuts, the bevel edge of the chisel is held against the work.
possible, other tools, such as saws and planes, should be used to remove as
much of the waste wood as possible, the chisel being used for finishing
PARING OR SHEARING CUT - WOODWORKER'S CHISEL.
(a) Basic Precautions When Using a Chisel.
1 Secure work so that it cannot move in any direction.
2 Keep both hands back of the cutting edge at all times.
3 Do not start a cut on a guideline.
Start slightly away
from it, so that there is a small amount of material to be removed by the
4 When starting a cut, always chisel away from the guideline
toward the waste wood, so that no splitting will occur at the edge.
5 Never cut towards yourself with a chisel.
6 Make the shavings thin, especially when finishing.