TYPES AND USES
SINGLE-BEVEL AND DOUBLE-BEVEL
The mattock is designed for digging and cutting
operations. The mattock can have a single or double-
beveled head. However, the single-beveled mattock
can be combined with other digging tools to perform a
variety of functions. For example, the "pick-mattock" is
a combination of the single-beveled mattock and pick.
1. When using a mattock, it is important to have a firm
footing and correct posture to prevent the mattock
from glancing and striking the feet or legs if the
mark is missed.
2. Do not swing a mattock until you are sure that no
one will be endangered by the swing, a possible
loose head, or glancing of the tool.
USING THE MATTOCK
Distribute body weight equally on both feet. The
knees should be set but not tense. The feet should
be spread apart at a comfortable distance. The
body should be relaxed and free to swing and bend
from the hips.