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close this bookChipping - Course: Technique for manual working of materials. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 15 p.)
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View the document1. Purpose of chipping
View the document2. Tools and auxiliary tools for chipping
View the document3. Protective means
View the document4. Operation and techniques of chipping
View the document5. Labour safety recommendations

1. Purpose of chipping

Chipping is working on materials by a wedge-shaped tool (the chisel) in order to separate or chip material. The cutting effect of the chisel is achieved by hammering on the head end of the chisel, which is an energy and time consuming operation.

Chipping therefore, is useful only if other mechanical working techniques cannot be applied or are not worthwhile.


Figure 1 - Chiselling