USING A MACHINIST'S COLD CHISEL
The following procedure is designed
for using a machinist's cold chisel.
However, cutting round stock is not
the only use for this type of chisel.
1 With a rule and marking pencil measure desired
length and mark.
2 Place mark on a hard steel surface (1) (anvil, closed
vise jaws, etc.).
3 Place cutting edge (2) of chisel on the mark with
chisel straight up and down.
4 Lightly strike the chisel with a hammer (3) and
check chisel mark to be sure you are cutting on the
5 Continue striking chisel with the hammer until cut is
through the round stock. A larger diameter stock is
cut the same way except it is turned over after the
cut is about half way through the rod.