d. Heads of chisels, punches, nail sets, and other tools of the this
type should be ground down frequently to keep them in safe working
e. Handles of tools such as hammers, axes, picks or sledge hammers
should be securely fastened by wedges; if the heads can be drilled, a steel
pin placed through the head and handle will provide greater safety.
f. All files should be equipped with suitable handles.
g. Knives and similar tools should be equipped with disk-type guards at
the hilt to prevent the hand from slipping onto blade.
tools should be available in locations where sparks may cause a fire or
Inspect all gages that will be used.
a. Ammunition gages are precision measuring instruments; they are
difficult to procure and are generally expensive. Careful, intelligent use
and storage of these gages will result in longer life and reduce replacement
or extensive repairs.
b. Because ammunition gages are easily damaged and are sensitive to
dust and corrosion, they should be stored in a suitable cabinet.
c. Extremely large or heavy gages that cannot be stored in cabinets
will be kept on racks or tables; they must be covered and stored inside
d. Apply these procedures for the care and preservation of ammunition
Gages must be separated to prevent damage through contact.
Gages must not be stored in piles.
When gages are stored for short periods or overnight, each gage
must be cleaned with an approved finger print neutralizer,
rinsed with a solvent such as technical trichlorethylene (OT-
634), and covered with a light noncorrosive oil to prevent
e. Each ammunition gage is accompanied with a gage record card, DA Form
3023. (See Figure 1-6.) The DA Form 3023 contains the description of the
gage, and is used to record the number of passes made with the gage.