Engineer soldier's handbook. Page: 16
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BASIC FIELD MANUAL
O Wire cutters. O Side-cutting pliers.
FIGURE 18.--Wire-cutting tools.
u. Plane (see fig. 23) .-There are several kinds of planes
used for various kinds of work, but the working principle
of all is the same. It is a smoothing tool with a fine cutting
blade. It should be used with both hands guiding the stroke.
Take long easy strokes with the grain of the wood, short
strokes against the grain. Be especially careful that the
blade is not nicked by nails or other obstructions in the
v. Chisels (see fig. 24).-(1) Wood chisels are struck with
a wooden mallet, never with a metal hammer.
(2) Cold chisels for cutting metal are struck with metal
sledges and hammers.
w. Measuring tapes (see fig. 25).-The standard engineer
measuring tape is a metallic, linen-fiber tape, rolled in a
leather case. Keep it in its case when not in use. Since the
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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/m1/22/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.