USING THE ADZ
1 To use the adz, first clear the work area of branches
2 Block the timber to be worked on so it cannot slip,
slide, or roll.
3 Straddle the timber and grip the adz handle with
both hands. The right hand should be held
approximately 12 to 15 inches above the left hand.
4 Use short, choppy down strokes while keeping
the hands in approximately the same position on the
handle. The right hand does not slide toward the
left hand as in swinging the ax, because the right
hand must be in a position to keep control of the adz
head at all times. Sliding the right hand to the end
of the handle would allow the adz blade face to be
deflected toward the user.
As wood chips accumulate on the
work surface, clear them away to
prevent their causing a deflection of
the adz blade. Reverse the position
of the hands if left-handed.