A useful weight is about 8 lb.
(8) Box Tongs for holding flat iron rod.
It has a taper square hole for the drills and they are fixed with a thumbscrew.
They are measured over all and the length should be stated, such as 10 in. two-hole gas pliers. Their uses are varied. The 5 in. size are called burner pliers.
Known also by their length over all. Made from 5-10 in. long.
Made from 5-10 in. long.
Made from 6-18 in. long.
Made also with curved jaws; are then known as bent snips. Made from 6-16 in. long.
Head weighs from about 4 oz. to 2 lb. A heavier make of head is called an engineer's or fitter's cross-pane hammer, and weighs up to about 3 lb.
Sometimes called a smoothing hammer. Used for smoothing or flattening sheet metal. Made in all weights up to 4 lb.
Used chiefly by chasers and embossers. Weight of head from 2-4 oz.
(10-19) Chasing Tools or RepoussePunches, and numbers (10-11) are Liners or Tracers; (12-13) are Raising or Cushion Tools; (14) is a Setting-down Tool, as the straight side is higher than the round; (15) is a Half-round or Curved Tracer; (16) is a Cup or Ring Tool; (17) is a Pearling or Ball Tool; (18) is a Flatter or Facing Tool or Planisher; (19) is a Riffler or Riffle, used for filing the hollows and shaped surfaces in modelled and cast work.
(20) Drift, used for finishing a square hole to an accurate size.
Used for knocking up and finishing beads, wired edges, etc.
Fig. 21.-Metalworker's tools.
Description of Fig. 21 (continued).
One edge is rounded off and one side is curved, but the curved edge is square. Made of wrought iron and faced with steel, hardened and polished. Must be kept polished and covered up.
The edge is of steel hardened and polished.
Made of wrought iron and polished, not steel faced.
Faced with steel, hardened and polished.
Faced with steel and hardened and polished.
Nos. (21-26) must be kept polished and well looked after, as any marks on these stakes are transferred to the metal. This also applies to Nos. (8) and (29). These are made in many sizes and weights, and are usually sold by the pound.