Carefully inspect all tools before use. Loose fittings, cracked, bent or broken parts, dull cutting or work edges can result in down time, reduced efficiency or present a hazard to the user. These issues must be remedied prior to continued use.
All tools that depend on sharp edges or points such as dig bars, cant hooks, peavies, pike poles, pole supports and skidding tongs must be regularly inspected to assure that work edges and points do not become excessively dull. If so, sharpen or replace according to the recommendation below.