Mattock a Useful Tool

Information and instructions
provided to use and
sharpen your mattock.




Mattock
All Season Tool


Use of the Mattock,
a Great Tool.



Mattock, An Excellent
All Season Tool



The mattock has uses
in all seasons.

It has an axe like cutter
blade for chopping tree
roots, dirt, ice, and for
digging.

Its one piece construction
makes a perfect balance
in average strength hands.

The mattock also has a broad
chisel like blade perpendicular
to the handle making it an
effective adz for hoeing
gardens and flower patches.

The mattock is an excellent
tool for working with lawns.
When you need to peel some
lawn back to raise or lower
the dirt below, the mattock
works great.

To lift sections of grass, use
an lawn edger tool and cut
strips about 8 to 12 inches
wide and simple cut beneath
with the mattock, then simply
lift the portions up, using
the same tool.

To use this tool place both
hands comfortably onto
the handle.

Place one hand at the very
end of the handle, the other
hand goes 1/3 to 1/2 way
down the handle, grip the
handle with your thumbs
facing towards the blade,
and find the best balance
point for you.

Keep your feet spread, well
out of the way.

When the tool is properly
sharpened, light well placed
blows is all that is required.

Everyone should own one
of these marvelous tools.

In the wintertime, it is a
great tool for chopping
grooves into the ice to
guide the water from
melting snow.

It is also works very well
in breaking up melting
rotten ice on a driveway
in the Spring.

The mattock can easily
chop through 2 inch
roots.

It is an excellent tool for
trenching, such as
trenches for sprinkler
systems.

The mattock can lever
out rocks and objects
in the soil with ease.

The mattock can break
very hard soil, chop roots,
even chop through
asphalt and old concrete.


This tool can be sharpened
either with a bench grinder
or by using a file, see the
above picture.

Sharpen the axe side,
from both sides at about
25 to 30 degrees.

Sharpen the broad chisel
like blade in the same
manner as a wood chisel.
Sharpen only the one inside
edge.

The side that is towards
the handle, follow the
existing contour on the
blade.

If you have a vise, use
this to hold the handle,
while you sharpen with
a file.


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