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Wolf, Jerry . 2009. T&D Snippets—Tools for the Field-Improving the Pulaski Sheath and Modified Belt Sander Sharpens Axes and Pulaskis. 0923 2S03. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program.

Improving the Pulaski Sheath

By Mary Ann Davies and John Smith

Sometimes having the right tool is not quite enough. The buckle on the orange plastic Pulaski sheath tends to loosen, allowing the covers to fall off the sharp ax and hoe toolheads. This tech tip explains how to keep the covers tight on the toolheads by replacing the plastic strap with 1-inch-wide nylon webbing and a double-bar metal buckle.

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Modified Belt Sander Sharpens Axes and Pulaskis

By David E. Michael and Mary Ann Davies

This tech tip explains how to build a simple bracket that attaches to a narrow belt Makita sander to help you grind a sharp beveled edge on your ax and Pulaski.

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