Engineer soldier's handbook. Page: 11
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ENGINEER SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK
O Hand saw.
One-man crosscut saw with supplemental handle.
Two-man crosscut saw.
(2) One-man saw (fig. 9 ) .-This saw is equipped with
cutting and drag teeth and an extra handle so that, if desired,
two men (one at each end) can use it. This saw is used
on fairly heavy and rough timberwork where speed is more
important than close fits or exact measurements.
(3) Two-man crosscut saw (fig. 9 @).-This saw has two
removable handles and is used for cutting standing trees or
for heavy framing or cutting. Two men operate it by pulling
alternately. Do not push or "ride" the saw; one man's
straight pull does the work while the other man relaxes but
keeps his hand on the handle.
g. Clawhammer.-The clawhammer is used to drive and
draw nails. In driving nails, the hand should be at the level
of the nailhead at the moment of impact so that the nail is
hit squarely and the force of the blow travels directly along
the nail. (See fig. 11.) Similarly, in drawing nails, the
force should be directly along the nail, as shown in figure 11.
h. Sledge (see fig. 12).-The sledge is used for heavy driv-
ing, rock-breaking, striking rock drills, and for shop and
general construction work. It should be swung like a pick.
A full stroke gives best results.
i. Maul (see fig. 12).-The maul is a heavy, wooden driving
tool, and should be used only to drive wooden stakes and
posts. It is swung like the sledge.
j. Peavy (see fig. 13).-The peavy is a gripping and level-
action tool, used to roll, haul, or carry heavy timber. To
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United States. War Department. Engineer soldier's handbook., book, June 2, 1943; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28313/m1/17/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.