USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
a. Purpose. Most knives (figure 104) are used to cut, pare, notch, and
trim wood, leather, rubber, and other materials.
Some knives, used by
glaziers, are called putty knives; these are used to apply and spread putty
TYPES OF KNIVES.
b. Type of Knives.
(1) Rubber Cutting Knives. Rubber cutting knives are made in several
Some are hollow ground with a 1 x 6, 1 x 8, or 1 1/4 x 10 inch
The handle is usually oval in shape.
Some rubber cutting knives
have a short wide blade, some taper to a blunt rounded point.
(2) Saddler's Knives.
Saddler's knives are available in three
shapes; one having a broad point on a 1 1/8 x 5 inch blade, a second having
a 5 inch round pointed blade, and a third having a 5/8 x 3 7/8 inch square
point blade. Shoe knives are similar to the saddler's knives; they have 3/4
x 3 1/4 inch blades.