TYPES AND USES
The saddler's sewing and stitching awl has a round
wooden handle and interchangeable blades. The awl is
used to punch holes in leather and as an aid during
sewing. Cover points when not in use.
The scratch awl has a fixed tapered blade and a wooden
handle. It is used to scribe marks or as a center punch
on soft wood and plastics. Cover points when not in
USING A SCRATCH AWL
Place material to be scribed on a flat surface. Place
a ruler or straight edge on guide marks. You will
already have measured and marked where you want
AWLS ARE VERY SHARP AND MUST
BE USED WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
Remove the protective cover (1).
Hold straight edge firmly. Hold the awl like a pencil
and scribe a line along the straight edge.
Replace protective cover (1).
CARE OF AWLS
Keep points covered when not in use and stow awls
in racks or in tool boxes.
Lightly oil metal parts before storing.