Tool Talk – Bill Hook

  • This is a bill hook.

  • This is the handle.

  • This is the cover.

  • I take the cover off like this.

  • This is the blade.

  • This is the cutting edge.

  • When I have finished with the bill hook I put the cover back on like this.

  • I stand with the bill hook like this.

  • I walk with the bill hook like this.

  • I pass the bill hook like this.

  • When I use the bill hook I use it two arms and a tools length away from anyone except my partner like this.

  • I use the bill hook to cleave (split) wood.

  • I have bare hands on the tool.

  • When I am not using the bill hook I put it down with the handle facing forwards and the hook and blade facing inwards.

  • When I have finished with the bill hook I put it in the designated place or in the toolbox provided.