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Report
Brush Hook
SECTION: Tools and Equipment
ISSUED: 02-2011
REVISED: ##-####
Objectives
• To provide an understanding of the
following
– Specifications
– Use
– Maintenance
– Safety
Specifications
• Two Types
– Blood and Strap Brush
Hook
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Wood Handle
Steel Head
Length- Approx. 42”
Weight- Approx. 5 lbs
Parts
• Handle
– Butt
– Shoulder
• Head
– Cutting Edge
• Throat
• Point or Toe
• Heel
• Eye
• Strap/Bolts
• Rivets
Use
• Cut small to heavy brush
Maintenance
• Inspect tools after each use
• Head
– Check for cracks and burrs
– Check for tightness, head is not loose
– Sharpen if necessary
• Handle
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Sand if necessary
Apply Linseed oil
Check for cracks and splinters
Make sure handle is straight, not warped or twisted
Maintenance
• Sharpening
– Use file to
sharpen
– Do not
sharpen
point or toe
Safety
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Maintain 10’ spacing
Maintain footing when swinging
Carry on downhill side
Carry parallel to the ground with head
forward
• When passing tool; pass handle first
• Use gloves when using and when
sharpening.

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