USING A PUTTY KNIFE
TYPES AND USES - Continued
A draw knife is a flat-edged tool used especially on
round timber to rough-shape wood. It is used to smooth
wood after chopping with a hatchet or axe. It consists of
a single bevel blade and two round wooden handles,
one at each end and at right angles to the blade. The
handles may be adjustable or rigid.
Do not use knives which are larger than can be
handled safely to cut work.
Use knives only for the purpose for which they
Do not carry open knives in your pocket.
A putty knife is used for applying putty to window sashes
in setting panes of glass. The blade has a wide square
point and is available in different lengths and widths.
Do not leave knives in such a position that they
will cause injury to others.
Carefully put knives in a sheath or container
after use to protect the sharp cutting edges from
contacting other hard objects.
Always cut away from the body, except when
using the draw knife.
Before applying new putty, make sure that the
frame (1) is clean and all the old putty has been
Roll new putty (2) into a rope and press it into
the frame with your fingers.