TYPES AND USES - Continued
RAILROAD TRACK MAUL
The railroad track maul has a flat faced tapered head
which weighs about 10 pounds. They are used for
driving railroad track spikes.
The wooden maul has a cylindrical head which is about
8 inches in diameter and about 10 inches long. It is
used to drive wooden pickets, posts and stakes.
Inspect the faces of steel hammers for wear,
dents, or chips. They can be dangerous if chips
Replace the hammer if these conditions are
Inspect copper, lead, plastic, or rawhide mallets
File edges of copper, lead or plastic mallets
down to the original shape.
Trim a rawhide mallet with a knife.